Widows and widowers

P. J. Clayton, P. E. Bornstein

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Among the many adjustments a widow or widower must make, the problem of dating, sex, and remarriage represent major ones. Although approximately 60% of men and women intend to remain unmarried, it is clear that by at least 12 to 14 months after the loss of a spouse all men and women recently widowed are willing to discuss the idea of remarriage and seem to appreciate being questioned about it. Most widows after the end of the first year of bereavement did reintegrate a new sexual relationship, either remarrying or establishing a stable relationship with a man they considered a boyfried.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-53
Number of pages28
JournalMedical Aspects of Human Sexuality
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976


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