I won't shed a tear for my father when he goes, and I doubt my mom would even go looking; if she goes first, I don't give a rat's ass what he does after that.) (Looking at the OP's previous posts, it appears he is talking about someone else, not himself as either the parent or child. He dated after she died, and 4 years later married a woman who is the only grandmother I know and recognize. My grandfather died a couple of years ago, and about 6 months later, my grandmother renewed the friendship she had with a childhood friend, and eventually he asked her to marry her.She was 82 while he was 80, and their wedding was beautiful. She was married and in love all those years, she shouldn't be sad and lonely at the end of her life!Perhaps my original wording could be tweaked a bit, but I don't see any problem with the sentiment.I would think that once you've been (presumably happily) married for 35 years, it would be mighty hard to go back to being single, especially in an empty nest.
That had nothing to do with how much she had loved my dad. A friend lost her mother to a cancer a couple of years ago. Now this lady (who's 45) has ovarian cancer I feel so bad for that poor man.
That way, as long as you followed the rules, you wouldn't have to explain yourself or worry what other people would think. Anxiety about parents dating are often rooted in a sense that you've lost one parent and here the other one is going off and forming a new family that you won't ever really have a place in the way you had a place in the old family--and that's TRUE, that is what happens.
, there would have been precise rules, dictated by Etiquette, to answer just such a question. If it were my mom less than a year in the ground, I honestly think "I need the release of mindless sex" would be more comforting to me than "I want to love someone else as much as I loved your mom" would be.
Before the wedding, they went to the cemetery and talked with their respective deceased spouses. My grandfather had mentioned that he thought marrying after the spouse died was a better way to honor the deceased partner than not doing so. I think each person is entitled to live their life as they see fit after the loss of a spouse.
We had an instance in our family where the widow was pregnant and married in six months following the death.