Dating a female widower
Simply ask your questions respectfully, so it is not regarded as prying but as a genuine interest in the deceased spouse and their relationship.
If you pay close attention, you actually may learn many interesting things about your new partner, for example: how he/she views the world; how he/she treats a partner; likes and dislikes, etc.
TALKING ABOUT A LATE SPOUSE: SHOULD YOU ASK QUESTIONS? If a couple were married at a young age, married a long time, or have children/grandchildren, it is going to be very difficult to talk about his/her life without mentioning a late spouse.
She didn’t take it beyond that, but it was something she craved at the time.Also, I wonder if she is really as ready as she thinks she is to have this relationship. There is so much good and natural about us being together, I'd hate to step away just out of fear and insecurity (if that's what this is).