I Am the Wife of a Widower

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    Dating Best Friend's Step-dad Who Is Recently Widowed

    I know, it sounds like a Jerry Springer topic, but it is my life at this point in time. Frankly in love most of it probably sounds like a Jerry Springer show to those I try to relay it to. :P So I guess lets get on with the story. First let me tell you my age. I'm 29. I'm...
    KalipsoRed KalipsoRed
    Nov 30, 2010

    Married Less Than 6 Months To Widower Having Problems

    I met a widower about 5 months after his wife died.  I had waited a very long time to remarry.  He swept me off my feet.  He was anxious to get married and didn't want to wait.  We married 3 months later.  He assured me that he was over the grief.  I question it as he...
    GrandmaCS GrandmaCS
    1 Response May 16, 2012


    I met my husband 8 months after his wife died. We fell in love right away and almost from the moment we meet, I felt I was supposed to be with him for the rest of my life. We got engaged 10 months later and that's when I noticed a change in him. He was quick to...
    saltysparrows saltysparrows
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 27, 2013

    Second Chances???

    my story is probably quite differnt from the usual widower's wife's story i met my husband in 2005, this was even before he was married to his first wife (now deceased). we dated for some months before i actually found out that he had been cheating on me throughout our...
    Chaza Chaza
    Dec 11, 2012

    I Felt Like the Caretaker of a Well Kept Grave.

    I married a man whose wife past away just over three years ago(about six months before we started dating) from breast cancer.  He has four children 22,19,18 and 11.  My three kids are 20, 17 and 15.  We've had a really rough three years but...
    wd40 wd40
    5 Responses Jan 21, 2009

    So I have been with my husband

    for three years. We started dating only six months after his wife and mother of his two children died • we were friends and I was only there to be supportive through his loss but I was in the middle of a nasty divorce and somehow we just fell in love. But things are not at all...
    emilymbh emilymbh
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    I'm excited to soon be the wife of a widower.

    I have been with my widower for 4 long joyous years. Don't get me wrong it has had its trying and hurtful times. How am I to feel when he calls his belated wife's family in laws? His belated wife has been gone for almost 10 years it leaves me to wonder where does my family stand...
    lettiebaby79 lettiebaby79
    36-40, F
    Feb 1, 2016

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    Heart2sizes2Big Heart2sizes2Big
    41-45, F
    Jan 7, 2013

    A Recent Widower

    My boyfriend and I have known each other for nearly 20 years. Ifell in love with him when I was in my early 20s and he was 19. I was scared of how much I loved him so I ran away! He was in love with me too and was heartbroken when I couldn't do it. He then met his wife. They...
    loucbwright loucbwright
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2013

    My situation is much different then most others

    in this situation. Let me clarify, I am the wife of a widower and let me start from the beginning. When we were dating it was told to me that he married his first wife because he felt sorry for her. I thought this is great, because our first marriages were similar. There wasn't...
    ss2002 ss2002
    31-35, F
    Feb 6, 2016

    Help Me Move On

    My husband and I have been together for four years. I am his second wife. His first wife was killed in a car accident in 2005. They had no kids, were only married for a year and a half and out of that time they were only living together for 5 months. He was deployed for a...
    ss2002 ss2002
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2013

    I met my man 30 yrs ago.

    Lost touch with my friends from back then until my divorce. I started dating him 6 months after his wife died. His wife took her own life. We have been together for 10 mths. I moved in two months ago. Everything was bliss until the blending of two families started. My things are...
    2findmyfit 2findmyfit
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    Lonely At Times

    I met Jim six months after his wife had died. It was a chance meeting, fate we called it, and Jim was a great believer that Liz had made this happen. Within 2 months I had given up my high powered job, sold my home, said goodbye to my friends and moved to remote Scotland to be...
    Dadsnewwife Dadsnewwife
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2012

    Something Is Wrong With Me!

    I met the love of my life 10 years ago while we were both still married. I did not know he was the love of my life yet. I could always tell that he had a spark for me but at the time it wasn't the same for me, I found him attractive but never thought much about it. 10 years...
    robin1577 robin1577
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 14, 2013

    I, Too, Married A Widower....

    I met him when his wife was dying of cancer. He was friends with my best friend. When his wife passed, she wanted me to date him. I said no. He ended up in another relationship for about a year before becoming single again. Again, my friend tried to set us up. This time I...
    nunajane nunajane
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2013

    Will He Ever Accept Me Or Our Relationship?

    I have been with this man for 5 years and I am about to explode because I can't deal with him being a widower! When it was all new I could deal with the grieving and mood swings and pictures. But here we are 5 years later with our own family now and nothing has changed! I am so...
    almostdone1 almostdone1
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jun 8, 2013

    Fatigued By The Heartache

    Hello to all..... I knew and loved my husband's first wife. I was with her, states away from our homes, when she learned that she had stage IV Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She faught for 3 years and died in late 2006. I moved to the UK for three years and lost touch with her...
    Heart2sizes2Big Heart2sizes2Big
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2013

    Trying To Get A Handle On This

    My husband and I have been together for 4 years. He lost his wife about 6 months before we met. There are times when it is tough being married to some one who has lost their spouse and today is one of those days. Her birthday is coming up and today he went to her grave and put 2...
    andipandi1 andipandi1
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

    Living In The Shadows

    I am 38 and she is 50. We are a lesbian couple. Both professionals and Christians with a strong belief system. Please stop reading here if you have a dislike for same sex couples. I will respect you if you will extend me the same. We met online briefly through a match site. We...
    Shadowedflower Shadowedflower
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2013
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