For instance, if you always disagreed on whose family to spend holidays with or the way discipline should be handled with your kids, this is the time to hammer out those differences.
Talk about what issues are no longer issues because circumstances have changed, and how you will deal with elements that are still issues.
The widow(er) will make this decision for themselves, but the important thing is that you are about to discuss, respect and be comfortable with the amount of time they’ll need.
Is it common for widow(er)s to compare new dates to their former spouse?
Kathy Gleason is a freelance writer living in rural northern New Jersey who has been writing professionally since 2010.
She is a graduate of The Institute for Therapeutic Massage in Pompton Lakes, N. Before leaving her massage therapy career to start a family, Gleason specialized in Swedish style, pregnancy and sports massage.