There are more than 655,555 widowed men and women in the UK under the age of 55 When I was ready to start dating again after being widowed, I made it clear that I didn't want to speak about my late husband. Even just saying it would make me cry for some time. I couldn't control that. [My partner] accepted it, although he acknowledged it made him feel as though I didn't let him into my life. Thanks to his patience, after about two years I finally felt ready to open up in very small doses. This person has been, and probably still is, going through a really tough time. You shouldn't be intimidated by it, simply accept and understand it. Try to put yourself in their place.
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