Title sums it up: can you remarry if your spouse is dead?

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    Are you planning to kill your spouse...?
    – Wipqozn
    Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 22:28
  • meybe ;) hahaha
    – aryaXstark
    Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 22:30
  • only if it's with Pamela Anderson
    – gcb
    Commented Nov 22, 2011 at 3:34
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    Maybe you can make it look like an accident.. I don't know.. :) Commented Nov 25, 2011 at 1:49
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    – Nick T
    Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 18:26

2 Answers 2


Yes you can: source from the Elder scrolls wikia

The above suggests you need to use some console commands too, but most people are reporting that you just need to put her down and remarry.

Update: I just found this on UESP

Murdering your spouse may result in not being able to remarry (confirmed on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3)

So it seems very hit and miss.

  • I can see people thinking up many inventive ways to kill their spouses to test if it will allow them to remarry.
    – AnnanFay
    Commented Dec 12, 2011 at 12:58
  • In order to level up my ebony blade I repeatedly killed and console resurrected my wife, Lydia. Now she doesn't have spouse options. Is she counted as dead so I can remarry?
    – Crubleigh
    Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 16:26

No you can not remarry, to my knowledge, if you kill your wife in-game.


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