Dating a widow with young children
Try talking to her about it and if you can't, see if there is a close friend of hers, you can talk to about it.Every bereaved person, no matter how short a time she may have been married, needs to go through the grieving process in order to open up to newer possibilities in life and relationships.
She may want to draw back for some time for no apparent reason.
Understand that she is not playing hard-to-get like other women but merely taking time to start feeling normal again and get on with her life.
Also use words with care around her, for instance don’t talk of the “baggage” she brings to the relationship.
This is likely to be the result of mixed feelings on her part.
As a woman she may want to seek out your company but as a former spouse, she may still be battling feelings of guilt over dating other men.