I am married to Camila from Riverwood, and I realised I would prefer being married to someone who acts as a follower.

I don't want to get a bounty or be confronted the guards of Whiterun whatsoever, so how do I kill her discreetly? I'm not going to slaughter her in public.

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    Just a warning: you might not be able to remarry if your wife dies. See here.
    – Mana
    Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 18:37
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    @Mana I'm pretty sure, short of using some console commands, there's no might about it - you will not be able to marry if your wife dies.
    – Iszi
    Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 18:39
  • @Iszi I actually only put might there because of the whole console command-type deal.
    – Mana
    Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 18:43
  • the ebony blade allows you to attack people without it being considered an assault
    – l I
    Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 19:56
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    Also, welcome to all manner of government watchlists :)
    – MrLemon
    Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 12:15

2 Answers 2


It sounds to me like the easiest way to do it discreetly would be to move to her house and do it there, as long as nobody else lives there. Alternately: Go to one of your houses, ask your Housecarl there to follow you. Take the Housecarl outside of the house and ask them to wait there. Then, go back to your house and kill your wife.

However, as @Mana has mentioned, you will not be able to remarry after your wife has died. The only way to possibly get around this would be with some console commands on the PC.


You can always tame a dragon and get them to attack your wife. Works perfectly.

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    this is not possible in the base game - meaning, this isn't an answer.
    – treyBake
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 9:47

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