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Are You Still A Mrs After Husband Dies?

Are You Still A Mrs After Husband Dies?

Whether a person is still referred to as “Mrs.” after their husband’s death depends on personal preference. Some widows may continue using their husbands’ last names, while others may revert to maiden names.

The title of “Mrs.” traditionally refers to a married woman, so after a husband passes away, it is not typically appropriate for the widow to continue using that title. Instead, she may use the title of “Ms.” or “Miss” (if she is unmarried) followed by her first and last name.

However, it’s worth noting that titles and forms of address can be a matter of personal preference, and some widows may choose to continue using the title of “Mrs.” after their husband’s death. Ultimately, the choice of how to be addressed is up to the individual and should be respected by others.