What is the term to call yourself when your ex-husband dies? I feel like a widow, but I’m not legally a widow. That’s what it feels like, and another friend of mine said that she felt that way when her ex-husband died, too, even though they had been divorced for 2 years rather than 6 months. So, I guess that makes me an ex’s widow, or a widowed ex-wife, or just a full-time mom by Little Guy’s daddy’s choice.
Moreover, why do we feel a need to define relationships?!? Why bother trying to define a relationship with a dead person?
While in the early, non-committed stages of my relationship with Y&H, he would ask me to define our relationship. Are we dating, seeing each other, etc.? We decided that we had a monogamous, non-committed relationship. It made us laugh. Now we’re each other’s lobsters, as in, dating, seeing each other, monogamous and committed to each other.