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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.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. If you are on the other side of the conversation – NO WORRIES! Here are some of the things I’ve learned from dating a divorcee for the past 2.5 years. I love reflecting on my journey and appreciate the chance to do that on this topic. I do not have an ex-husband, nor am I a single parent. At dinner I was talking about “my husband” and the lady across from me stopped me and said, “You mean your ex-husband? That’s both understandable and disheartening at the same time!
However, keep your eyes open to potential problems before giving too much of your heart to him.
My research showed that 2.6% of 40-something women are widowed, 1.8% not remarried.
Slightly over 1% of men the same age are widowers with less than 1% not remarried.
In my work with grieving families, much of the coaching I do is to help young grieving parents communicate their needs to their friends/relatives so that those close to them, who may not have any previous experience with perinatal death, can be supportive and nurturing rather than adding to the burdens of the grieving.
Then, in my own life I became a rare statistic, one of the 1.8% of women in their 40\’s living as widows.