When is it okay to start dating again
My Mom was widowed after 30 years and it took her about 3 years to be ready to date again. He told me he wanted only something casual, and so we kind of decided to go our seperate ways, but the problem is that we do like each other, so I kind of threw out there “if u want we can hang out as friends” but whether that is realistic (and whether he is interested in that at all) is another story.It would have been a shame if she truly had to wait 15 years, right? For me something casual would be painful, cause its kind of a false distance that you have to know how to manage and maintain.
He met her when he was around 19 years of age went off to the military for 6 years got meet me and we had been together for 18 years and married for 16 years.
It's also important to consider other circumstances such as the death of a spouse after a long illness versus the sudden death of a mate through an accident, for example.
If someone has had a long time to integrate that an end will take place, she will be able to move on sooner that someone who couldn't.
Was the divorce amicable and are both parties on good terms?
Are you actively involved in each others’ lives as “friends”? How long was the relationship failing before you broke up?