While we’ve all experienced the end of a romantic union, in one form or the other, it is imperative to be aware of the unique challenges facing a widow/widower.
Regardless if it was a two month or twenty year union, sensitivity is a must. Actively listen and be open to sharing your new found relationship with the memory of his or her deceased partner. If children are involved be aware that you may initially be viewed as an interloper. Trying to “compete” is the ultimate saboteur. Nothing is more unattractive than insecurity, especially when it is due to circumstances beyond your potential partners control.
The ability to love and commit has most likely been proven on their part. Speaks volumes. Embrace the possibilities.