Dating someone dealing with grief
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.
And, if it helps you to grieve the loss of your mother to not meet this woman right now, I think you are entitled to that and should not have to meet her yet. But again, in my opinion I believe in order for you to grieve as you need to, then you do not have to meet this woman right now. And so none of us can say your father is doing it the right or wrong way - he has to do it his own way.
Especially, who is to know if this relationship will even go anywhere yet? As a grieving widow, I've seen how so many of us handle things differently. I just hope he is doing it in a way that is fair to himself and the woman he is seeing...
my mom passed away from cancer at age 52 in late April 2014.