Dating for widows with children
You can gently drop some hints about the pictures, especially if they are on the bed stand table.
If there are children and some of the pictures are family pictures, it is probably unrealistic to think that every picture will be put away.
If this ends in a non-stop crying jag each time the name is mentioned, this will also be a good tip-off that your new partner is really not ready to recouple.
If there is only some lingering grief, try to figure out together how to move forward - how to create new memories so the old ones can be tucked away and only revisited when fondly remembering a late spouse on a birthday or another special moment or day.
They also may be concerned that they might have less access to their grandchildren.
LEARN ALL ABOUT GRIEF Do some research about grief, read books and talk to others in similar situations.A late spouse was most probably a very big part of your new partner's life and to get upset every time his/her name is mentioned makes for a very uncomfortable situation - for both of you.It is important, especially at the beginning of a relationship, to allow the widow/er to talk freely about his or her late spouse.DEALING WITH CHILDREN OF A NEW PARTNER This is probably one of the toughest issues to overcome.Daughters tend to cling to Dad and sons are big on being the man around the house for their moms.