In the end, the final decision rests with the surviving spouse and what they feel most comfortable with.
Expert: Amanda Gamble - 5/3/2007 Question How long should a woman wait after her husband dies of a long illness? This should be ignored if you have found someone with whom you enjoy spending time. I will be happy to give friendly non-judgmental advice on any situation.
But there are those who wait out the so-called year deadline of propriety too, and others who buy wholeheartedly into the notion that they must “work at their grieving” to get it all out of their system before trying to move on in any aspect of their lives, dating included. In my opinion, and experience, when thinking about it begins to more of a logistical “how will I do it” rather than a daydream to chase away sadness, you are probably ready to look into it at the very least.
Average time frame for widowers who remarry is about two – three years while for widows, it’s three to five years.
The best answer I ever heard was something along the lines of And it is. Stereotypes say that men date sooner and remarry more quickly than women do, and there is statistical validity in this.
If you do feel that you are able to remove your ring, you may not want to remove it completely.
Wearing it around your neck on a chain is a common way to symbolic keep your spouse close.
In this trying time, we hope the article will be a comfort and help for yourself or someone else you know in need of a little direction.