Dating after being a young widow

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I often wondered if my husband might consider the priesthood if I were to die while he was young enough for that to be an option.As much as I respect this option, I want to focus on those of us who continue to consider ourselves as marriage-minded after spousal death.It’s better to know what to look for and bail out early then waste years of your life with a widower who’s not ready to make you the center of his universe.

A safe general rule in grief is to let the griever set the tone for interactions.Before I go any further, please let me recognize that (especially in Catholic life and tradition) there are those of all ages who choose to maintain devotion to their marriage and/or experience an evolution in vocation towards consecrated life in (or out of) a community after the death of a spouse.My own grandmother chose to consider herself a married woman after 47 years with my grandfather and scoffed at any suggestions to the contrary.Over the last few years I've received hundreds of emails from women dating widowers.From them I’ve noticed some patterns of behavior that indicate the widower isn’t ready for a serious relationship and just using the woman to temporarily fill the void created by the death of his late wife.

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