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  • The proper (grieving) or mourning time for widow is up to that individual. It can take several months or a few years depending on how close she was to her husband. One cannot rush the grieving process, but, after a year the widow should start getting out with friends and back into the dating circuit if they so choose. If a young woman is mourning her husband, but lonely then 6 - 8 months is generally considered (if anything) etiquette to mourn the one you love. The days of walking around somber in black clothing has long past, but respect for the deceased husband should always be there. Life does go on after our loved ones pass on.
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