To address her own need and that of millions of other widows like her, Fleet launched Widows Wear Stilettos, a nonprofit organization and website, in 2006. Foster a place where widows could find the help and support they needed.In the new book , she shares thousands of questions and answers from her site, addressing everything from dealing with grief, to handling the holidays, to finances, to dating. I’ve fallen in love with a man who is kind, considerate, respectful, loving, caring and so passionate and supportive about me being me. We spent a night with his mom and step-dad, his brother and his sister-in-law and his niece and nephews.
After he died and I was eventually open to finding love again, I felt like a female Rip van Winkle: The world had changed a lot since the last time I was looking for new romance, but it seemed that I had not.
Told him flat out that I didn’t want to date him, and that I was happy to be friends but for a number of reasons (the fight being one of them) I didn’t want to date him.
He traveled six hours to take a chance that perhaps we might have a real connection.
Yet intimacy is a necessary and fundamental part of the human condition, a need that never really goes away.
Not with time, not with age, and certainly not because of widowhood.