Ask Amy: Is it wrong to pursue love after loss?
I am writing to seek your advice on a delicate matter. A few months ago, my close friend passed away unexpectedly, leaving behind his grieving wife and three young children. We were all devastated by this loss, as he was a beloved member of our community.
In the midst of this difficult time, I have found myself growing closer to his wife. We have spent a lot of time together, supporting each other through our shared grief. Lately, I have started to develop romantic feelings for her.
I am torn about whether it is appropriate to pursue a relationship with her. On one hand, I feel guilty, as if I am betraying my late friend’s memory. On the other hand, we have found solace in each other’s company and have a genuine connection.
I have not discussed my feelings with her yet, as I wanted to seek your advice first. Is it wrong for me to consider dating my late friend’s wife? I want to make sure I am making the right decision and not causing any further pain to anyone involved.
Thank you for your guidance.