Losing a spouse is one of the most difficult things a person can experience. But if the widowed person is able to move on and find love again, and start a brand-new chapter in their life should they keep the deceased mate's picture hanging on the wall or on the nightstand. This should not be a surprise for whomever decides to moves into the house. The widow or widower who later finds a new spouse should opened up about what they still feel about their late husband or wife's pictures being around the house for memories...and determine how their current partner feels about it. Not how they feel about you thinking about them because that is a natural occurance but whether to take the deceased mate's pictures down. If the deceased mate's image is with other family members like children than it should stay but if it is a picture of you both you should consider taken it down upon discussion.

When a widow or widower is prepared to go into the dating market and a romance develops, the pictures of a deceased mate should still remain in their places on the walls or nightstand but once a commitment is established only than should a discussion take place for the existence of the pictures staying visible. If they the new love cannot handle it, the situation is with you to handle. That marriage was yours to remember and not the new mate. They need not accept it.

Whether the pictures are on the wall or in your purse or wallet it is the thoughts that matter regardless of where they are located for you.