Wife Hospitalized with Covid Comes Home to Find Husband Dead from Virus

Wife Hospitalized with Covid Comes Home to Find Husband Dead from Virus

This poor lady. Condolences to her.

One reason I am posting this is to highlight that there are no guarantees in life – getting married is not some kind of magic spell that will make you immune to heartache or loneliness.

I’ve seen marriage-pushing conservatives, both secular and Christian, promote marriage by creating podcasts or blog posts trying to “scare” single adult into getting married by saying things like “If you don’t marry, you’ll die alone!”

After Covid became a thing, marriage-idolater Brad Wilcox, of the National Marriage Project and Institute for Family Studies, began publishing anti-singles hit pieces, saying how married people were doing better in the pandemic (no, they are not. See links at the end of this post).

You can get married but still end up alone – for one, if your spouse dies from Covid.

If the virus were a sentient being, it wouldn’t pause when it comes to you and think, “Well, I’m not going to get into this person’s respiratory system, because they’re married!”

You can be married all live long day and still end up dying – or your spouse could die before you do, leaving you single once more.

Time for Christians to stop marketing marriage as some kind of cure-all for everything that could ail a person.

(Link): Wife Hospitalized with Covid Comes Home to Find Husband Dead from Virus

by Jackie Salo
August 26, 2021

A Florida woman says she returned home from battling COVID-19 in the hospital to a “nightmare” scene with her husband dead after also contracting the virus.

Lisa Steadman, 58, said she was horrified to walk in Wednesday to discover her 55-year-old husband Ron’s body in the bedroom of their home in Winter Haven, Fox13 News reported.

“It was like walking into a horror film, and I wish I had never seen him like that because I can’t get that picture out of my head,” she told the news station.

Steadman said neither of them had been vaccinated before they both tested positive for the virus.

After she developed symptoms that caused her to pass out, she brought herself to the emergency room at Winter Haven Hospital.

….While in the hospital for eight days, Steadman struggled to stay in contact with her husband, who was having problems with his phone, she said.

….When she couldn’t reach him the following day, she assumed it was phone issues again.

But when she returned home Wednesday, she discovered the tragic scene.

“It’s just been a nightmare. Just a nightmare,” she told news station WFLA.

Steadman said doctors told her that he died of COVID-related complications.

“He was a humble, friendliest, willing-to-help-anyone, God-fearing family man,” she said.
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And there you have it – you can be married, and yet, your spouse can die before you do – which leaves you all alone.
And apparently, this guy in this news article DIED ALONE.
(I’m assuming. The article didn’t mention there being anyone else in the home with him when he died.)

I have more posts on my blogs, with links to more news articles, about married people who die alone (their spouse is not with them when they pass), and/or of news stories where one or both of a couple die on the way to their wedding, or they die within minutes or hours or days of (or after) their wedding.

There is nothing magical about marriage that will keep you from dying from a car crash or from acquiring a virus and dying.

Related Posts:

(Link): No Surprise There: Bradford Wilcox Deems Married People Better Off During Pandemic Than Single Adults – Rebuttals

(Link): Parents Die Within Four Weeks of Each Other, Leaving Behind Their Two Young Children: Husband Dies of Ruptured Stomach Ulcer While Spending Night in Hospital With His Dying Wife

(Link): Couple Die of Covid, Leaving Behind Newborn and Five Children

(Link):  Even If You’re Married You Can Die Alone – Elderly Married Couple Found Dead

(Link): Coronavirus: Even Married People With Children Die All Alone

(Link): Husband Dies of Covid-19 Only 48 Hours After Wife Gives Birth to Premature Baby

(Link): Marriage Won’t Keep You From Contracting Covid and Dying (this may come as a shock to Al Mohler and Brad Wilcox and those like them)

(Link): Covid Singles Are Supposedly Lonely and Miserable. But Some Of Us Are Thriving Instead, by B. DePaulo

(Link): I Married Young. I Was Widowed Young. I Never Want A Long-Term Partner Again by R. Woolf

(Link): Being Single Was Just a Part of Their Lives Before the Pandemic. Then It Became the Defining One by B. Luscombe

(Link): Japan’s Prisons Are a Haven for Elderly Women (Who Are Very Lonely)

(Link): Man Who Lost His Wife Puts Sign in Window Asking for Friends: ‘It’s My Last Resort’

(Link):   Why We Thought Marriage Made Us Healthier, and Why We Were Wrong by Bella DePaulo

(Link): Married People Who Find Themselves Single Again – Spouses With Dementia / Married People Who Are Lonely

(Link):  Getting Married Is Not an Accomplishment by N. Brooke

(Link): Sick, Dying, and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes

(Link): Why I’d Rather Die Alone Than Date Online by B. Hallberg

(Link):  Ingrid Lyne, 40 Year Old, Murdered and Decapitated by Man She Met on Dating Site

(Link): Stop Telling Your Single Friends to Try Dating Sites – Please.

(Link):  Necrophiliac Gets Prison For Killing Teacher on First Date Whom He Met Using Dating Site

(Link): Beware of Rapists on Christian Dating Sites

(Link): Widower to Advice Columnist Talks about Being Stereotyped by Married Couples or Ignored by Other Marrieds Since His Wife has Died

(Link): Widows and Childless and Childfree Have Better Well Being Than Married Couples and Parents says new study

(Link): Bride Battling Cancer Dies 18 Hours After Exchanging Vows

(Link): Christian Couple Dies in Helicopter Crash Hours After ‘Fairytale’ Wedding

(Link): What You Lose When You Gain a Spouse – What if marriage is not the social good that so many believe and want it to be? by M. Catron 

(Link): When You’re Married and Lonely by J. Slattery

(Link): Woman Says She is Lonely in Marriage to Husband Who Ignores Her in Favor of His Job, Watching TV, etc.

(Link):  Marriage & Divorce Amid Pandemic: Couples’ Challenges Abound by D. Crary

(Link): Divorce Rates Will Rocket This Year as Further Lockdowns and Financial Pressures Push Already Strained Relationships To The Brink, Lawyers Have Said

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