eartfelt, compassionate advice about how to approach loving after loss - or, if you are looking for a new connection then get started with Elite Singles today to meet your matches.
Dating a widower or widow can oftentimes require extra sensitivity.
As psychotherapist Hilda Burke explains, everyone's experience is different and there are no hard rules about when to move on.
It's important to remember, though, that moving on is not about ‘replacing’ or ‘forgetting’ about your loved one – it's about allowing yourself room for both treasured memories and new happiness.
In that sense, it can hold an ‘eternal’ quality in our hearts and minds, with our dead partner being elevated to the position of a ‘martyr’.
Yet, to really see the rewards of this, it is important to remember two things: you musn't compare (try not to think about how someone new is similar to your previous partner) and you musn't contrast (likewise, try not to focus on how the person you are dating is different to your ex.) The danger with comparing and contrasting is that anyone new will be measured according to an unachievable ideal.Your next step is to find a dating platform that can truly cater for your needs and help you meet others on the same wavelength.If you're ready to start a new chapter with someone who understands your situtation then Elite Singles might be the dating site for you.Upon successful registration we will email you a confirmation with the event details.For questions about the Event email Matt, your Seattle Pre-Dating Speed Dating Coordinator or to register by phone call 360-850-1885.