Problem

Death of a spouse

Other Names:
Widows
Widowers
Loss of a partner
Nature:

Few events in life are as traumatic as the death of a spouse, yet few societies deal with it adequately.

Social and family pressures push the surviving spouse to continue as normal, yet there are no set limits to mourning. While many other subjects have ceased to be taboo, grief and widowhood remain awkward topics.

Broader Problems:
Human death
Bereavement
Related Problems:
Honour killing
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Subject(s):
Life Death
Society Marriage
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
10.07.2019 – 19:24 CEST