Category: Dating

  • Am I Cheating?

    Am I Cheating?

    There is a feeling of fall in the air. Depending on where you live, you may have noticed the nights are feeling a little cooler, and the morning air is feeling a little brisker. Where I live, I have also seen the leaves on the trees are starting to lose their spring/summer green color. One […]

  • Permission to Change

    Permission to Change

    My wife and I slept in a king-size bed in the final years of her life. After her death, I continued to sleep in that massive bed, but always on my side, not hers. It was a comfortable bed, but I found I was swimming all over it at night, and it was hard to […]

  • How to get over a breakup

    How to get over a breakup

    Navigating Painful Breakups without losing yourself You found him! You’re so happy! Everything in life feels brighter and better.   You talk for hours. There’s a huge connection and chemistry between you. You feel like a teenager again! You start to think there might be a future with this relationship. And then… it ends. This […]

  • Dear Abby Style Article #1

    Dear Abby Style Article #1

    PUBLISEHD 3-19-20  WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch A few minutes with Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner Just about every day, I’m in communication with widowers.  Not only is it what I do as a dating and relationship coach, it also comes from being involved in several widow Facebook groups. I’m so grateful for all these […]

  • Settling into Singleness

    Settling into Singleness

    When not having the privilege of submitting articles to this outstanding group of men, I enjoy reading the exceptional content provided by other writers as well as reading your questions and thoughts. One of the common issues that seem to foster many conversations is dating and new relationships as a widower. Last week I experienced […]

  • Love Languages

    Love Languages

    WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch A few minutes with Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner Several years after Tony’s death – as the fog of widowhood started lifting – I found myself wondering, “what’s next.” I wanted to be open to inspiration and possibilities. I knew they were out there somewhere if I could just learn […]

  • One Mississippi, Two Mississippi

    One Mississippi, Two Mississippi

    Since your wife died, how often have you been thoroughly confused by the kindness of women towards you? How often have you, even though you know it is wrong, thought there might be something there? I am not embarrassed to tell you that I had many such instances. For example, within a few months of […]

  • Dating as a Widow: The Fear of Loneliness

    Dating as a Widow: The Fear of Loneliness

    (Gents: Pay close attention.  Great lessons to follow) The fear of loneliness is what compels people to seek relationships.  A neonate cries out loud upon waking up from a nap but is comforted immediately upon seeing a smiling face loom over the crib.  A toddler wants to be tucked in bed; it is not the […]

  • HOW TO HONOR YOUR LATE SPOUSE AND A NEW LOVE AT THE SAME TIME

    HOW TO HONOR YOUR LATE SPOUSE AND A NEW LOVE AT THE SAME TIME

    HOW TO HONOR YOUR LATE SPOUSE AND A NEW LOVE AT THE SAME TIME Are you getting ready to think about dating? Alternatively, maybe you’ve already put your toe in the water? Many widowers feel quite divided at this point – between the life they had with their late spouse and the new life they’re […]

  • Living In-Between?

    Living In-Between?

    Many of us have a natural inclination to do the things that we feel we do well. I, in many ways, have found aspects of widowhood very much like that. Last week I experienced what would have been my 19th wedding anniversary and the celebration of 25 years together with my late wife. Periodically I […]