So I've written a story and a little bit past the start my main character finds out his wife has died after returning home from war (medieval setting). I did include a few memories about her during the story that my main character thinks about to help flesh her out and a character description, however a comment I've had after giving it to someone to read was that they didn't really know that much about her and found it hard to care about her passing away. Now I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do. Her passing wasn't meant to majorly pull on any reader's emotions. You can't really feel that way without investing some time into reading about a character I know. The point was how my main character felt about her passing. The reader should care that he cares. I'm not sure what to do now. DO I need to give this character more exposition?