If you are recently widowed or divorced, you’re heart might be breaking as you ache to be in another relationship.
However, you really do want to wait at least a year to give yourself the space to grieve, heal your heart and get yourself emotionally ready to be with a new mature mate.
"That means there’s a partner and close source of support readily available." On the other hand, says psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, of NYU Langone Medical Center, people who are alone and unhappy may run the risk of social isolation.
That can lead to depression and neglecting one’s health. UCLA psychologist Theodore Robles, Ph D, says, "Your spouse is a large force of influence in your own behavior.
If you are seriously dating someone, how long should it be before you pop the question?