What It’s Like to Marry After Your Spouse Dies

Mar 3, 2017 at 4:38 pm |

Life after death...

The loss of a loved one is extremely hard to deal with, but the loss of a spouse? That’s a whole other ballgame. I’m not married, but I’ve watched people close to me go through the pain and agony of laying their significant other to rest. I can’t even imagine what that feels like. I love hard; I go through it during a breakup so I can only assume that I’d be up sh*t’s creek if my spouse died. Like, what do you do? How do you cope? Do you remarry? And when you do remarry, do you love your second spouse more or less than your first? Or do you never get over your lost love?

A Reddit user posed similar questions: “People who’s spouses have died and are happily remarried, what’s it like? Do you still think about them? How does your partner feel about it?” A few widows and widowers gathered in a Reddit forum and explained how they coped with the loss of their significant other.

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Grab a tissue, things are about to get real intense.

Grab a tissue, things are about to get real intense