Remarriage as a Widow
After the death of a spouse, it is natural that a widow may experience mixed feelings. They may feel guilty and they are cheating on the deceased spouse. Think of remarrying as starting a new life and beginning with your new spouse. Marrying again after the death of a spouse is not a sin. There is no reason why you cannot remarry and no law stating that it can’t be done. Both the bride and groom have the right to start a new life together.
Things to Keep in Mind When Remarrying:
- Remarriage after the loss of a spouse is not easy. Several things to consider before getting married again include but are not limited to: financial status, your ages, the age of children if any and the attitude of other family members.
- Before marrying a widow, if children are involved you must consider how they feel. Take time to build trust between you and the children. Get to know them and make sure they know you are not trying to take their dad’s place. By doing these things they will play a big role in making your marriage successful.
- Together you must decide where you will live. It can be either home, or you may decide to purchase a new home. Support each other when it comes to living arrangements.
- It is optional if you need a prenuptial agreement, but this should be done before marriage. There are different opinions regarding prenuptial agreements. If there are adult children involved, they may insist on this type of agreement especially if their parent is wealthy. They want to know the parent is financially secure and they will be after the death of their parent.
- You might experience negative attitudes from your in-laws. They may or may not care for you, but you have to be patient with them and try to understand their concerns and respect their feelings.