Know what to expect on anniversaries, birthdays and other days that were special to your new partner and his/her late spouse.
Being aware and understanding about another person's feelings allows you to be gracious and sensitive to your new partner.
From what they tell me, dating a widower isn’t easy. They might also feel worried about other people’s perceptions.
’ There are both physical and emotional challenges.
Physical reminders–mementos, personal effects, wedding pictures are difficult to see around the house.
Simply ask your questions respectfully, so it is not regarded as prying but as a genuine interest in the deceased spouse and their relationship.
If you pay close attention, you actually may learn many interesting things about your new partner, for example: how he/she views the world; how he/she treats a partner; likes and dislikes, etc.