A wed female becomes a only female person for one of two reasons: decease or separation. The former is an honourable state, the latter is not.
When a female loses her married man to change the neighbours all muster globose and provide meals and any facilitate they can offer next to detail to family repairs or cleanup or thing that is required. They are compliant to offer solace and a shoulder to cry on. They are accessible for the widow and they reckon her in their activities, psychological feature repentant for her that she is now so unsocial.