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Or she may feel she needs to tolerate more due to his assumed fragility. Yet society assumes that the poor widowed man must have had a wonderful marriage and he must really be a terrific person.

When the woman who will later date this men believes the widower myth, hardships may arise when she learns of the man's true nature.

In the past, I attended a luncheon sponsored by a local funeral home and partner of the LIFT Program.

I wanted to see firsthand what they have to offer for widows/widowers.

He seems to be a lost, tragic figure who will never smile again because the "love of his life" has been lost. He does need to grieve before he moves on to a new relationship or the next phase of his life; that is essential. An examination of the ways of nature tells us this. The widower should not be held hostage to the role society expects him to play for all time.

Hollywood loves this storyline, as does country music, and popular fiction. And the widower is human and has faults, just like anyone else.

Widower's House: A Study in Bereavement, or How Margot and Mella Forced Me to Flee My Home A memoir by John Bayley, who lost his wife to Alzheimer's disease.

While immersing himself in the widower role, he begins to confront the myths he'd created about his life with his late wife, and learns to love again.

I am updating this post since it was originally published with new ideas on how to gain support from women and men who are walking the widows journey.

The LIFT program is a social support program that provides monthly luncheons and various other outings and activities.

It’s a really good way for widows and widowers to connect with people who understand what they are going through.

The man is viewed as being virtually without faults because his relationship ended by chance, and not by anything of his own doing. A woman who dates a widower encounters these assumptions frequently.

Her partner is viewed by the world with a sad, long face, even when he clearly is in love again.

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