My mother in law passed away suddenly in February. The experience has brought more questions than answers and situations I was not prepared to handle for myself and especially not with a two year old. One of them was my father in law dating.
A couple of weeks after her passing he started hinting around to my husband that he could not be single forever, he made sure to giggle like a school girl and use words like we when he would talk about his weekend plans and send Kurt pictures to make sure he was fully aware he was dating. I had never given much thought to the possibility that either of our parents would start dating again. Luckily he does not live locally so we had some time to prepare for it.
The day has finally come and he told Kurt he is coming with his girlfriend is coming with him to Bailey’s birthday party. They met on eHarmony, which he joined two months after his wife of 40+ years passing. I cannot imagine the grief that comes with losing your partner. It is a reality I don’t want to think about.
So now I have a little over 2 months to prepare to meet his girlfriend. I am left wondering how long should you wait to date after your spouse passes?
Would love your thoughts and any advice.