Dating a widow with young children
DEALING WITH CHILDREN OF A NEW PARTNER This is probably one of the toughest issues to overcome.
Daughters tend to cling to Dad and sons are big on being the man around the house for their moms.
Take pause and ask yourself if you would rather your new partner didn't care about his/her late spouse.
Another alternative, of which I learned from a woman who was dating a widower is that she intended to have two walls of pictures in their new home.
Simply ask your questions respectfully, so it is not regarded as prying but as a genuine interest in the deceased spouse and their relationship.
If you pay close attention, you actually may learn many interesting things about your new partner, for example: how he/she views the world; how he/she treats a partner; likes and dislikes, etc.
Keep in mind that the heart is a very accommodating organ.
It can expand to let new people in without kicking out the old residents.
You can gently drop some hints about the pictures, especially if they are on the bed stand table.