Like a PP mentioned, I might be concerned that they are being taken advantage of in an extremely vulnerable state, or I might worry that they are avoiding their grief and choosing denial instead by jumping quickly into a new relationship. Co-Authored By:. How did I get here? Thank you for taking the time to respond so quickly, and as fully as you did. And being a caretaker for someone with dementia is very stressful. Concentrate on that. If you have never lost someone in this manner, it is sometimes difficult to understand.
All these feelings are normal.
How soon is too soon?
I lost the one person I was supposed to grow old with, spend my golden years with, share my deepest thoughts and dreams with for the rest of my life. An aneurysm in the middle of the night. Instead, they often overlap: Much of what you wrote has been on my mind, including the perception of others, ranging from the friends we had together, to the reaction of family, This morning on the way to work I was actually even thinking that perhaps a good time to start pursuing dating is right after vacation in July, which will include the scattering of ashes where we were engaged and at another spot special to us. And remember to stay positive: Learn More. Sympathetic with where you might be, and then offers reasonable encouragement to get moving, but taking it slow at first.