My father-in-law recently passed away in another city. While there for the funeral, we heard from a handful of people by email and only very few called to express their condolences. I had emailed everyone I could think of to let them know what was going on. A few wives emailed me back but none of their husbands (our friends not just my friends) reached out to my husband.
My husband and I came home from the funeral expecting phone calls from the people who had emailed and even phonecalls from those who hadn't.
We haven't heard from any. My question is : is an email to the wife of the spouse considered enough these days? I feel it is impersonal in such matters.
Thank you for your time.