However, widowers who aren't serious about starting over with you can only fake these relationships for so long.
Sooner or later, the doubts that have been nagging them since they first became serious with you will overwhelm their desire for companionship.
We were friends before I was married to Krista, and after her death, we reconnected.
When we were together, I couldn't see myself marrying or having a family with her.
In the months following her death, I found myself wanting to date again. I thought there was something wrong with me; perhaps I was angry at Krista about taking her own life, and as a result, I was trying to get even with her.
But the desire to date again grew stronger with each passing day.
Once they reach that point, those widowers who still have a shred of manliness in them will tell you the relationship isn't working out and end it.
Soon after I started dating, I became serious with a woman I'll call Jennifer.