Crash Widow Lady Mary of Downton Abbey has an emotional scene at Matthew’s grave. “I will always love you,” she vows.
The inevitable questions persist: Would they approve? Would they be happy for us? If circumstances were reversed, would they do the same?
Like many widows who have had the good fortune to meet someone, Lady Mary declares: “The truth is I love him.”
Love after death can be fraught with complications, but letting your heart be your guide is perhaps the best way to move on and love again.