Commonly found among the partners of consultants and salespeople, a state of "temporary widowhood" caused by the work or work travel schedule of a significant other. A woman, married or in a relationship, who is often left alone on a regular basis for significant periods of time (multiple days), enough to seem to be single or without companionship.
Male version: Work Widower
With her husband's work schedule only allowing him to visit every other weekend, she was often know to refer to herself as a 'work widow'.
An individual who leaves his/her native country and moves to a foreign land for the primary purpose of being near, or living with, their lover, partner, spouse, fiance or significant other.
David's main motivation for moving abroad from New York to Paris was to be with his girlfriend, Jean. Regardless of whether he finds work or other reasons to stay, David is first and foremost a love immigrant.
A woman, married or in a relationship, who is left alone on a weekend. Often caused by the work or work travel schedule of a significant other, this state of "temporary widowhood" occurs on weekends, when most couples normally expect to have the opportunity to be together.
Male version: Weekend Widower
With her husband's work schedule taking him out of town Friday through Sunday, Mary's weekend widowhood allowed her to catch up on her nights out with the girls.