In this episode of True Love Knots, Maria talks about returning to the dating world as a widow or widower. She will also share her thoughts and observations on the difference between men and women in terms of love and relationship. Stay tuned to learn more!
● “When you get into a relationship, know what you want. And you need to make sure you have been healing from your past relationship. “
● “When you get back there in the dating world, and you are a widow, realize that you might not find the same type of relationship you had before. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have that. It just means it takes a little time to build up that trust, build up that commitment, and feel secure so that the other person feels secure as well.”
● “When you’re in a relationship, married, or living with somebody, you live longer because you’re healthier and you’re happier.”
● “Wherever you’re at in life, we’re all going to find somebody. We don’t have to rush.”
● “The best thing in the world is having somebody who can help you look at situations objectively instead of subjectively.”
● “Still always memorialize that person that was in your life. It doesn’t mean that when you find a new partner, you’re replacing them.”
● Building a relationship takes time, especially in the later stage of life.
● Take time to build trust and commitment.
● The definition of love is different between men and women.
● Because you have lived life, you also know that when you make a commitment to somebody, married or not, you need to be there for them.
● You need to define what you’re looking for in a relationship.
● Take the time to assess what worked in your past relationship before going forward.
● For men, you need to do work on yourself first and take the time to heal.
[00:16] Are you happy with your life?
[0:44] How to Get Back in the dating world being a Widow or widower?
[2:46] Maria’s experience coming back to the dating world
[5:26] Women’s viewpoint of relationships
[8:08] Building trust and commitment
[9:40] Benefits of having a romantic relationship
[10:35] Find a therapist to help you
[11:15] Men getting back into the dating world
[13:25] Take your time, and don’t rush
[15:21] What are you looking for in a relationship?
[16:50] Maria’s recommended therapist
[17:25] Memorialize your past partner in life