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As psychotherapist Hilda Burke explains, everyone's experience is different and there are no hard rules about when to move on.
Wall Street Journal article It just depends on the person.
Also, just because our spouses died, does not mean that we idealize them.
When you can think of your partner that has died and imagine that they would be happy for you to move on with your life then you have probably reached the level of acceptance needed.
Try looking at online profiles, or even writing one yourself, and see how it makes you feel.
Losing a partner through bereavement is different from any other kind of separation.