En español | In the course of my work as a sex and relationship educator, I frequently run workshops about dating after age 50.
My audiences are people who are motivated enough to show up at such an event — but scared silly about diving into a dating world they hadn't even thought about for decades!
Once you find someone to date you can address the emotions that come along with starting to date following the loss of a spouse.
You may experience guilt as you enter into new relationships but with time, guilt will dissipate, because your spouse would want you to be happy.
In his March 2012 article for "Psychology Today," emotions expert Professor Aaron Ben-Zeév, cautions widows and widowers that as a survivor, your love did not die with the spouse.
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It is wonderful to want to find love again after the death of your spouse.
It's my job not only to teach them some new skills about dating, but to calm their fears.
I reassure them by saying that taking that first step is the hardest part.