Question: Whats the difference between a widow and a widower?

You say that a woman is a widow when her husband has died and she has not married again. You say that a man is a widower when his wife has died and he has not married again. Hes a widower in his late forties. When a woman has died, you can refer to her husband as her widower.

Are you still a MRS after your husband dies?

Although there are no legal, grammatical, or lexicographical rules governing what courtesy title is correct for a widow, in general, when a womans husband dies, she retains the title of Mrs. So-and-so.

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