Mostly don't miss the video at the end: an interview with Alex, a man who has lost his wife of 57 years.
Depressing? Not so much as you'd think.
First of all it's a wonderful story about how they kept growing, but growing together rather than apart, during their long marriage. Second it's a story of how he honors his wife by not staying home and not fading away and not giving up.
We're used to hearing stories about devoted couples where one spouse dies and the other follows soon after. But this post and story describe a different kind of devotion.
Since I know two women in their 30s who have lost their husbands in the last coupleof months I'm glad to hear it! And glad that they don't have to believe that continuing their lives is a sign of lack of devotion, love or grief.