Dating a widower with a young child
Reassure them The parent that the child has loved from birth can never be replaced by another person.
Explain to your kid that you understand this perfectly and are not trying to bring a substitute for Mum or Dad who is no more.
The practical parts of being solely responsible for the life of another person is sometimes crushing and requires huge sacrifice, but that’s not the hardest part of being a widowed parent.
The hardest part is the realization that no one will ever share my child with me on a cellular level.
Young children for instance are more afraid of abandonment than anything else.
The loss of a parent has already created a great hollow in the lives because of which they still feel alone and scared even.
At these times, it is up to you to reassure them that as your children, they will always remain your number one priority.
If you are a widow or widower, you may have faced this scenario more than once.
Here is what you can do when your children disapprove of your dating again.
And just like their adult children cannot be expected to leave their families and careers to be with elderly parents all the time, the latter too are completely within their rights to look for companionship where they like.
Address inheritance issues Very often, disapproval by grown up children of their parent’s dating again stems from a far from mundane source and that is the fear of getting a smaller slice of the inheritance pie.