The Time Traveler's Wife explores the many ways in which death can impact the lives of those close to the deceased. Some characters in this particular account continue to live as they come to accept the death that just occurred, while others essentially die along with their loved ones. Henry's father, for example, loses his will to live after his wife passes away. And Clare's mother actually tries to commit suicide after the death of her baby. On the other hand, characters like Mrs. Kim, who lost her daughter and her husband, muster the strength to accept death as part of life and move on.