Dating advice for young widows

27 Oct

I'd been my husband George's caregiver as he'd succumbed to cancer. If you'd asked me then, I would have said that I'm fifty, I have 32 years of memories, I'm not interested in sex. I thought I might get a cat, once I was ready to take care of anything again.

What I got instead was an unlikely best friend who'd helped me look after George.

My current boyfriend was shocked when, after we first made love, I told him that all I wanted in a relationship (at the time) was a "friends with benefits" situation. After he died in 2013, I figured I was done with sex.

A few months earlier Wendy lost her husband of 10 years when she was 37 leaving her with two young children, then ten months and four and a half years.The site has more than 30 million members and sees over 13.5 million visitors a month.Here, you’ll find more people who can relate to and/or understand what you’ve been through than on any other dating site.I do not condemn my mother's decision, particularly as her generation believed there was a shame in not having a man.Also, her house was twice broken into after she was widowed, making her fear of being alone even more understandable.