I saw a male in his home recently who is actively dying due to metastatic renal cell cancer.
I spent some time with his 84 y/o wife and wanted to make sure she was doing OK.
"I'll get through it. He'll be the 5th husband I've buried."
Her response took me by surprise and I didn't ask any follow-up questions.
It was great to have had someone to share everything with and to divide and conquer all of life's many, often daily, challenges.
I'm just so stunned at the thought of this woman having done so 5x's.