When a Spouse Passes


Start Making New Friends Again

For a person who has lost a lifelong partner, the world can suddenly seem to be a lonely place. All the plans they had as...


Feeling Guilty

People often feel guilty when enjoying their life after a spouse has passed. This is a normal feeling, but sometimes it becomes overwhelming. Learning to...


Not Yet Ready to Date Again

When a spouse passes away from a sudden illness or accident, the remaining spouse finds life difficult. They often must deal with survivor's guilt. They...


Getting Back Into Dating

When people have children, it is their job to raise them to cope with the world. Part of that is raising them to date good...


Recreating a Social Life

When a long term partner is gone, the remaining person often finds it is difficult to socialize outside of their circle. Staying within their circle...


Avoiding Mention of a Former Spouse

When a spouse dies at any time, it can be a wrenching experience for the loved one they have left behind. Many people are supportive...


Avoiding Relationship Comparisons

It can be difficult to move through the grieving process and back into life again when a spouse of many decades has passed away. The...


Learning to Live Again

When a spouse is gone, the grieving process can be long and difficult for the person left behind. Friends and family will do a great...

Being married is a commitment to build a life together. People that successfully find the right partner are often married for many decades. When their partner passes away, it can throw their entire world into confusion. Many take at least a year to mourn the passing of their partner. After that, they face a life alone unless they find someone new. This is often difficult when people have been married for a long time.

Friends and family will often encourage a person to begin dating again. After spending years with a partner they know, this is difficult for many. They need to find someone that understands their loss and can cope with their complex feelings. Their hope is often that they will be lucky enough to find another partner. This is not a person to replace their previous spouse, but another person they can continue to build their life with over time.