Some friends and acquaintances in our social circle criticized my friend for going out to dinner with an old acquaintance from high school, who happened to be male.
Of course, I didn't tell my friend what people said because I didn't want to hurt her feelings and I encouraged her to go out for dinner with her high school acquaintance.
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When it happened to me more than two decades ago... My recovery was via immersing myself in work, enormous volumes of exercise, support groups, and dear friends.
It was exhausting because if not actively engaged in a project or effort, my mind would snap back to her.
Time indeed does help to heal all wounds and I eventually returned to dating without any special fanfare.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. A close friend of mine who just turned 31 lost her spouse in a motor vehicle accident this year.
The title of this thread is exactly the question that I would like to put forth to all of you POF people who enjoy responding to the forums. He was also the father of her 2 little boys that she is raising on her own now.
The question is..........would it be appropriate for her to start dating now, but nothing too serious, except if someone really special came her way?
Should she wait 6 months after his death, 1 year or 2 years, etc.? Your friend can make her decision based on a number of variables: her grieving process, the needs of her children, her spiritual/social/cultural context, and the availability of dating prospect in her current social context. Her response will be based on her unique situation.
How long should she wait before shedding all the black and in mouring clothing? There is a LOT of kinds of "dating." Until you spell out details, my answer will be along the lines that "everyone should start socially interacting instantly with other people after a major event." And, "don't make any deep or long term commitments while under the stress of heavy emotional disruptions of ANY kind." We humans are emotionally frail beings.
Telling someone else how to go about their healing process, unless they ask, is rude, in my opinion.