OH, in answer to your question, it was a few months. He doesn't do alone well, that is something I have learned.
From what his friends have told me, divorce was imminent if she had not died, but he has never really been alone for any length of time. I, on the other hand, took a long break after my divorce in 1989. I didn't even date for 7 years, so for a 2nd marriage to fail would mean I'm officially done. No more captivity for me, thanks.
I'm old, I'm tired, I'm sick, and it just isn't worth the aggravation or the expectations any more, I'm afraid.
I do readings for people nearly every day, and it's funny, everyone wants to find someone to love. That's it. They think that is going to solve all their problems. For me, it just brings new ones I never could have imagined.