As the numbers of emails increased, Abel started writing his own dating a widower advice column.
In Dating a Widower Abel shares the knowledge he�s learned from his own experience and the most common issues he�s seen from hundreds of emails from women dating widowers.
If the widower you’re dating has one or more of the red flags below, don’t take it to mean that the relationship is doomed or that that issues can’t be resolved.
However, keep your eyes open to potential problems before giving too much of your heart to him.
Hi Michele, It would be helpful to know from what his wife died and how long she suffered. Your new relationship will have unique challenges you won’t find when dating single or divorced men.For it to work, the widower will have to put his feelings for his late wife to the side and focus on you.At the age of 26, Abel Keogh unexpectedly found himself a young widower.When he decided to starting dating again he looked in vain for resources that could help him guide him through the dating waters and open his heart to someone else. As he began blogging about his experiences, women dating widowers began emailing him asking for his thought on their situations.Relationships with widowers can be tempestuous, but if he is truly ready for a new relationship, you may find that the widower can be the partner that you need -- and more.Widowed men are prone to jumping into new relationships too quickly, says widower Abel Keogh, in the first chapter of his book "Dating a Widower." Widowers may be seeking companionship, sex or a feeling of normalcy after the death of a spouse -- and will be less discriminating in who they choose to spend time with. By choice or by chance -- you have found yourself dating a man who is grieving the loss of his wife.Take things slow, have personal boundaries, realize that grief is an individual process, and prepare for the cold shoulder from friends and family.Life can be crazy and unpredictable in amazing ways.Jessica and Jordan experienced tragic losses and found love again.