What is wrong with you? I don't intend to be negative, but your partner doesn't have to be your spouse. Have you ever heard of anything called a boyfriend or a girlfriend? Sure, she might have lost a person, but that doesn't mean that she was married. I'm not sure how old you are, but if you are saying that you need to be at least 26 years old (which, by the way, depends on your country), then you should know that it requires a divorce to separate. "MC" never said anything about being married. Being "single" just means that you are without a partner.