Even adult children may need time to adjust to the idea of their widowed father dating again after the loss of their mother. Psychologist Phyllis Silverman suggests that the idea of mourning is not an illness from which someone can recover -- and may be a process that impacts individuals for the rest of their lives.
Let your partner know that he can talk about his deceased spouse and his feelings concerning her passing. Strive to fill a new role in the lives of your partner and his children instead of attempting to replace the wife and mother that they lost.
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Anthony Oster is a licensed professional counselor who earned his Master of Science in counseling psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi.
He has served as a writer and lead video editor for a small, South Louisiana-based video production company since 2007.
If you have a check list of attributes you seek in a potential partner and one of them is that they be child-free, you’re denying yourself access to a pool of wonderful men for no good reason.
All it requires to successfully date a dad is to follow a few simple protocols and have a bit of patience.