Grief is an enduring emotion that will be a part of your relationship together for years to come.
My mother died over 25 years ago, and there are certain days and anniversaries that get to my father as if it was just yesterday.
Most of all, be grateful that you are alive together and that you know how important it is to not take any moment for granted.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
By not needing him to be different than who he was, I got to show him that I loved him completely, no matter what he called me (within reason, of course).
You may want to acknowledge and own the fact that you’re getting confused by his continued connection with his dead wife, and that you’d like to understand what it is like for him to be present, loving you, while missing her and loving her.
Perhaps you caught your partner by surprise and she couldn’t think quickly enough how to answer.
And although there may be times where one could say that jumping into a new relationship is “too soon,” there really is no 100% right way to go about the next step.
What’s important is that you are comfortable and take as long as necessary to start dating.
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?