brilliantbreakfast February 28, 2018 Share February 28, 2018 I've long thought that a season of this show featuring widows and widowers would be interesting. We're seeing a very shallow version of this with Jaclyn in the current (as of this writing) season. But as a widow myself who has met a lot of people who have lost their spouses, this situation has some interesting dynamics, for example: 1) Men tend to be less able to cope and want to replace much more quickly (but with someone usually younger and hotter than they are). 2) Women seem to fall into one of four camps: "I already had perfection and no one else can live up to him", "I need someone to love", "No way would I do that again", or "I'm OK on my own but would be open to the possibility even though I can't imagine it." 3) Most new marriages between widows and widowers are like a marriage of four people and you have to be able to deal with that without feeling you're competing with a ghost. 4) For older new couples there is the issue of adult or teenage children and how the new person integrates into the family. Most reality shows are not interested in people who are getting older and/or saggy, but young widows and widowers have a much different perspective than older ones do. 2 Link to comment
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