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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?
Should she wait 6 months after his death, 1 year or 2 years, etc.? Your friend can make her decision based on a number of variables: her grieving process, the needs of her children, her spiritual/social/cultural context, and the availability of dating prospect in her current social context. Her response will be based on her unique situation.
Whether it happens by a prolonged illness, an accident, or a sudden fatal stroke, there is still the desire for more time.
I'm sure this happens, as well as, a relationship that wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
Yanno, I'm sure the question about "how long" is pretty basic, and has been done before in an old deleted widow/er thread.
Yet, there's always new posters (albeit not many) who possibly have had this happen to them, and are wondering what is the right thing to do.
Of course, I didn't tell my friend what people said because I didn't want to hurt her feelings and I encouraged her to go out for dinner with her high school acquaintance.
Time indeed does help to heal all wounds and I eventually returned to dating without any special fanfare.
Your friend can be comforted by the notion that there is not a "correct" period as everyone is different. It must make you happy seeing the "old" her when she is joyful.
How long should she wait before shedding all the black and in mouring clothing? There is a LOT of kinds of "dating." Until you spell out details, my answer will be along the lines that "everyone should start socially interacting instantly with other people after a major event." And, "don't make any deep or long term commitments while under the stress of heavy emotional disruptions of ANY kind." We humans are emotionally frail beings.
Telling someone else how to go about their healing process, unless they ask, is rude, in my opinion.
I was looking for friends only A woman emailed me with no photo.