Chapter 4: Am I ready to start a new relationship?

Section summary

When life starts to get better

  • When you start to feel better, you will see many changes in yourself. While you may feel guilty about these changes, they are signs that you are moving forward with your life.
  • Your relationship with someone does not have to end when they die. It can continue, for example, as a symbolic relationship inside yourself. This type of internal relationship is still real and can be very important. If a relationship was problematic, it may be advisable to find ways to let it go.
  • You might have to take on some of the roles and responsibilities of the person who died. This can be difficult but also very rewarding.
  • In time, you may be ready to embark on a new relationship. Be prepared that your family may have difficulty adjusting.