After dating death spouse
I have had a more rewarding and fruitful life than I probably deserve, for which I am grateful.
But the day I die, my last thoughts will be regret that I shall leave her alone.
Men in biblical times, just as now, had shorter life spans on average than their wives. The second reason was the fact that women rarely had any means of supporting themselves and their children in biblical times (2 Kings 4:1-7).
Are we supposed to be actively looking for a spouse?Abby, is there a rule of thumb about how long the widow or widower should wait after the death of the spouse to begin pursuing another relationship? DEAR LONELY: There was a time when it was considered scandalous for a widow or widower to date before a year of mourning had passed.However, today the grieving spouse may begin to date whenever he or she feels ready to do so.The letter you remember was signed "'Mac' in Oregon," and it bears repeating.Read on: DEAR ABBY: Thank you for supporting the widow who started dating three months after her husband died.