Floppy relationship triangles are essentially unstable and the outcomes are not only unpredictable, but often dire.
There are many factors that can affect these triangulated relationships, and how they are combined can affect the outcome in different ways.
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.
Time Elapsed A new separation is clearly more undefined.
Committed couples often hit major snags in a relationship and lose each other for a period of time.
Sometimes, he’d ask me first — something I found thrilling.
No one is perfect, so sometimes the person you want to be with happens to have this illness.
You already know there is much more to the person than their depression or you probably wouldn’t want to be with them.
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.