Looking for Love

friendsfirst’s essential guidebook for widows and widowers…..

‘ Looking for love the second time round’

a guide to making new friends and relationships

for widows and widowers’

This 52 page humorously illustrated guide book is written specifically to help widows and widowers through many of the issues that they are likely to be facing when they are looking for love the second time round. Compiled from the feedback of widows and widowers themselves, it’s a sensitive and practical guide to moving on and making the most of new relationships. It provides valuable advice on a whole range of information and topics such as:-

  • Putting yourself across in the best possible way
  • Common issues, concerns and feelings
  • Finding out if you are ready for a new relationship
  • Getting going and moving on
  • Beginning to go out
  • Knowing what you are looking for
  • More common feelings at this stage
  • Making new friends
  • Finding someone special
  • Meeting other widows/ers
  • Marriage and moving in together

It’s an invaluable read if you are:-

  • stepping out into the world of meeting new people,
  • thinking about moving on
  • coming back to the ‘dating’ scene ‘the second time round’
  • feeling nervous and unsure how to go about it all

Cost: £10.00 Plus P&P

Format: Published book

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Readers reviews

“Thank you for sending the ‘Looking for Love the Second time round’ book. In fact it was the information in it that decided me to join your organisation.” (Noel, 66 – Retired)

“I have enjoyed reading the widows guide and I think you are going to help a lot of people with it.” (Brian – Somerset)

“I have enjoyed reading the widows guide and I think you are going to help a lot of people with it.”(Bernard)

“Though I have been happily married for 9 months now (Jan 07); I have found this book very helpful and informative. Reading it reminded me of the struggles I had faced, and I realized I hadn’t gone through some of the issues written about until I’d read the book. It was helpful to know that others had faced similar issues and were prepared to share them.

Reading about comparing potential partners with one’s deceased spouse reminded me of when I’d written my profile for friendsfirst. I was so conscious of not wanting to replace my first husband that I went too far the other way. I made the description of who I wanted to meet so different, and I set my expectations so high that it was possibly quite off putting for some people reading it. In fact this is what happened Brian read my profile and although he was initially interested he was also put off by some things I’d said. It was only because I rang him and we had a few conversations, and then met and got to know each other, that we both realized we were compatible. We then realized what each of us were looking for, and the rest is history as they say.

However after marriage I have found myself comparing him to my first husband, without realizing it, and reading this book has reminded me of the dangers of doing this.It is true that a person doesn’t have to have been through the same life experiences in order for a relationship to work. In my case I’d often told Brian, in the early stages of our relationship, that I didn’t see how it could work out, as he had never been married, bereaved or had children as I had, so could never understand me. However to his credit he persevered, replying that he didn’t believe this, and wanted a chance to try to understand, by asking questions and listening, which he did, and still continues to do. His willingness and success in doing this has been greatly responsible for the success of our relationship. Living in a new partner’s house, I believe, is a difficult one as the books mentions.”(Sheila, Foster Carer)

“I found the widows guide to be really well put together and the added sense of humour is brilliant – one needs that!!”(John – Financial Advisor)

Looking for Love the Second Time around

A must have book for all widows and widowers considering another relationship

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