Do I Talk About Grief on a First Date?

There are so many ways for it to come up.

He asks about my tattoo- what it says, what it means. He asks why I moved to Nashville. He asks what I do for work, or what I dream to do one day. He asks about my family. He casually text “How are you doing today?” on the anniversary of my mom’s death. (This really happened!) It all leads back to my mom. And what if I’m not ready to tell this story? To a stranger, no less?

I’m talking first dates, loves. Dating in the midst of the grieving process can be SO HARD. Continue reading “Do I Talk About Grief on a First Date?”