Re: My deceased husbands family won't let me go
I had the exact same issue. My first husband passed away at 26 and I remarried a year later. I simply attended the events I could and offered my regrets for the ones I couldn't. I don't think you "need" to explain anything to them. Just tell them the truth - you've fallen in love with someone (not someone "else") and that you plan to marry him when he returns. Act with them as you would with any other friends/family. If they can't act appropriately, that is their problem - not yours. Life does go on and this most likely isn't the first time in their family that someone has remarried after being widowed. Just because you are young doesn't really make it any different.