The guilt is hard enough when you know your spouse would want you to date, it must be unbearable to carry the burden of knowing they wouldn’t want you to. Please.) And (with a couple exceptions**) the truth is Paul’s family and friends donfind it disrespectful of me to do so.
Anyone who truly cared for Paul would want me to be happy.
In some cases it come from people who’ve stated out-right that they would not want their spouse to date again if the unthinkable were to happen; they’d rather think of their spouse as too upset to even look at someone else.
And I can promise you, I will want me to find someone new to share my life with.And I know that he will accept that Paul will always be with me—and he will be secure enough to know that my heart has the capacity for both.And that my life experiences—Paul included—is what made me who I am today.Yes, I’m sure that there are moments of sadness for them (as there are for me!) because my dating serves as a reminder that Paul is gone, but they want me to be happy because they know that’s what Paul would want.