But blending a family after the death of a spouse is not easy, especially when it comes to parenting. Suddenly, Rayna wasn't the fun friend who would show up to carve pumpkins and eat ice cream.
Now she was asking them to go to bed and clean up their rooms.
When you feel like you're ready to start dating again, go for it.
This will take time, but once you feel like your heart is open to loving again, ease back into the dating scene.
While it's normal to feel lonely after a spouse's death, it's also important to take steps to avoid isolation and reclaim your happiness.
After going through the grieving process and coping with the loss of a life partner, many widows and widowers experience intense loneliness.
Men can’t be forced into loving someone For some reason women have this idea they can charm a man into loving them.
For families brought together after the death of a spouse, this can be a tricky tightrope to walk.
To help the kids remember Cyndi even as they embraced Rayna, we decided it would be good for them to keep pictures of Cyndi.
This doesn't mean you're trying to replace your loved one.
It just means you're ready to open your heart back up to someone new.
One of the most positive ways to cope with the loss of a spouse is to do things to help others.