Wi­d­ow­ers cou­ple up

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

IT is a grim re­al­ity haunt­ing aged care com­mu­ni­ties: why do griev­ing men find love much quicker than wi­d­ows? A study found two-thirds of wi­d­ow­ers were in a new re­la­tion­ship within 25 months, in con­trast to less than 20 per cent of wi­d­ows. Decca Aitken­head, who wrote the bi­og­ra­phy of foot­ball leg­end Rio Fer­di­nand who has found new love af­ter the 2015 death of his wife, says it is the frag­ile male ego. She says men can­not ac­cept the in­dig­nity of a re­la­tion­ship with a widow still in love with a lost part­ner, whereas women can.

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