Dating after the death of your spouse
Take it slow and try out places where you'll find someone who has mutual interests.
It's OK if you aren't yet open to the idea of intimacy with a new partner. We talked about the future, the possible treatments and his potential death. He was stoic, rubbing my neck though he could barely move from the anesthesia. I could appreciate that he was handsome, in the way that I could recognize beautiful people in a painting. “Even when Shawn was alive, there were times that I could see some other man and think that he was hot,” I said. They couldn’t understand what it felt like to be so hollow. I wish I could say that I recoiled from him after this moment, but I didn’t. He went home to his life in another city, and I to mine. He loved me so much that he wanted me to be happy, even if that meant being happy without him. One day, some of my girlfriends were talking about a man whom they all found particularly attractive. I didn’t want to date, but it was strange to feel nothing toward any man, especially such an attractive one.