A mated female becomes a lone female person for one of two reasons: decease or divorce. The earlier is an noble state, the latter is not.
When a adult female loses her hubby to passing the neighbours all muster bulblike and present meals and any aid they can bestow with respect to house repairs or improvement or anything that is requisite. They are lief to give comfort and a shoulder to cry on. They are accessible for the widow and they take in her in their activities, consciousness bad for her that she is now so alone.