I am helping your mum (or your dad) to deal with the traumatic experience of losing your parent. Please respect me as a member of the family'." There's no saying how they will react to this: it is totally dependant on the individual circumstances and the ages of the children.
"If your date asks you clearly about certain things, they are actually communicating their needs to you and if you can respect that, you have a chance to have a beautiful and lasting relationship together with more respect and love for one another." Not just of them, but of also of their family – including their late spouse's parents.
If you want this relationship to work, then you're going to have to be understanding of their situation and what they are going through."Unlike in other relationships, your date's late partner remains very much a part of their lives.
You shouldn't be intimidated by it, simply accept and understand it.
If everything is out on the table, then you'll be in a better situation to move on.
Whilst openness does not necessarily mean a 'clean slate' (they will not and should not have to forget their last partner), it will allow you to begin a 'new chapter'.
Since the launch of just over 20 years ago, online sites and mobile apps for dating have gained freight train-like momentum, providing millions of singletons worldwide with an easy way to connect with new potential love interests.