Yes, it is okay to remarry after the death of a spouse. Some individuals find that they are ready to start dating again and pursue a new relationship shortly after losing their spouse. Others find themselves needing years to grieve the loss they have experienced or decide not to remarry- and that is okay as well.
How long should someone wait to date after losing a spouse?
If you need to make important decisions, you should wait for at least one to two years following such a significant loss. This will give you sufficient time to process the death, go through the stages of grief, and regain some of your diminished cognitive capacities.
What do I do after spouse dies?
To Do Immediately After Someone DiesGet a legal pronouncement of death. Tell friends and family. Find out about existing funeral and burial plans. Make funeral, burial or cremation arrangements. Secure the property. Provide care for pets. Forward mail. Notify your family members employer.More items •Jun 11, 2020
Are widows allowed to remarry?
If a widow(er) remarries before age 60, she or he forfeits the benefit and, therefore, faces a marriage penalty. Under current law, there is no penalty if the remarriage occurs at 60 years of age or later. Only since 1979 have widow(er)s been allow to marry at or after age 60 and not face reductions in benefit amounts.