Before adding: 'I'm going to miss looking at that face of his'.
'If he sounds like a prince and our relationship seems like a fairy tale, it's not too far off, except for all of the regular stuff that comes from two and a half decades of playing house together,' she wrote. Blech.' Despite feeling weak, she said she had to write the essay while she still could, because she wanted him to fall in love again after she was gone.'He is a sharp dresser,' Rosenthal wrote.
She described him as an 'absolutely wonderful father' to their three children Justin, 24, Miles, 22, and Paris, 19.
This is a phenomenon that refers to the increased mortality rate after the death of a spouse.
It is “strongest during the first three months after a spouse's death, when they had a 66-percent increased chance of dying”.
The tendency for women generally to outlive men can compound this, since men in many societies marry women younger than themselves.
In some patriarchal societies, widows may maintain economic independence.