Dating after the death of a girlfriend
I changed my relationship status on Facebook to “Engaged”.
My mom and I were very close before she got sick and got even closer during her illness, so this feels like a violation to me in so many ways. I am waiting for the proverbial poop to hit the fan. They can simply spy through the blinds across the street or stalk her house at all hours of the night pretending they were “just stopping by to say hi”. I sit back down, slide my laptop over, hit refresh. In a world of social media and worldwide gossip, neighbours no longer need to walk three miles to gossip about the love life of the local widow.Ever since we lost Mom, I have felt like I no longer belong in my family, and this just makes it worse.How do I deal with my father’s need to include his new girlfriend in all of our family activities?