He says he started grieving his loss of her before she even died since she’d been bed-ridden for two years, and he knew he’d be saying goodbye.
Widowers are survivors, and as such, most come through the grief process much stronger, more resilient, and embrace life with more gusto.
Those are big changes for any person, but it would appear that for the widower, this growth is marked not by the passage of time but by how he handles the cards that are dealt to him.
~ Julie Donner Andersen I’m at the very beginning of a potential relationship with a guy who I’ve reconnected with after many years (we knew each other in high school).
His spouse of 27+ years passed away four months ago, after a very long (21 years) battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Everyone grieves differently according to their age, gender, personality, culture, value system, past experience with loss, and available support.