Dating feelings widower
The father needs to be clear with his grieving children that the mother’s memory will always be honored and she is not being “erased.” In Marianne’s case -we don’t know how long the mother has been deceased.
We do know that the couple are dating for two years and despite the entire family being on board with the relationship, one adult married child is firmly holding out- seemingly asking his father to “choose” either a relationship with a significant other or with himself.
Does this mean they are not ‘ready’ to see their parent remarry or they aren’t ‘ready’ to see their parent date?
Does it mean that seeing the parent happy somehow defiles the memory of the deceased parent?
He can still be in adult relationship yet recognize and respect that their grief time line may be different.
Without knowing the details, it does seem in Babs’ case, patience is paramount if there is to be any hope of a future relationship between Babs and her new partner’s children.
We have a very nice, comfortable, trusting relationship.
One of his two adult married children has fully accepted me, as have all his friends and other family members, which include the entire family of his late wife.
As I agree with your comments…I question how long should one wait for the children to be ready to meet me?
Their mom passed 15 months ago and I am dating the father 7 months.