From that experience, she created a grief support group and wrote a book about the grieving process called "Heart-Broken Open." Although dating is not the reason her readers visit the site or buy her book, it is a topic of discussion that comes up and is addressed, and Carlson, who is grandmother to two young boys, does have a lot to say about it.
As a widow myself, I know it’s not an easy transition to make.
She felt lonely and wanted the companionship, so she let it be that.
“Don’t be too hasty to jump into a real relationship,” she says.
And you may even be encouraged enough to change your wardrobe to something a bit more younger, not slutty, but try adding new accessories or even wearing dresses instead of jeans, yoga pants or slacks when meeting for a date.