Widows have a 29.2 percent chance of living longer than the widowers, once seventeen years has passed since their spouses died. The outliers for the female dying first indicate that two men lived for 34 years after their wives.
Do widowers die sooner?
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Public Health found that people whose spouses had just died have a whopping 66% increased chance of dying within the first three months following their spouses death. 2 Prior studies had placed the increased chances of death for the surviving spouse even higher at up to 90%.
When your spouse dies Do you still have in laws?
Technically, your in-laws are no longer in-laws after your spouse dies. Your spouses family becomes your former in-laws. Although the relationship between the parties remains the same, the legal terms to describe those connections often do change on top of the legal consequences or legal meaning of the relationship.