About

Widows and Widowers magazine is written by and for widowed people. It is produced by a tiny independent publisher in the Highlands of Scotland and appears quarterly through its app in Google Play and Apple’s iTunes.

Our editor is a Labrador at heart – she just wants to find stuff and bring it to you.
Our design is deliberately simple and uncluttered because we know bereaved minds can get easily overwhelmed.

We don’t have any particular theories about grief so we ask lots of different experts to share their views and sometimes answer common questions.

We are indebted to support groups, memoirs, blogs, campaigners and countless other resources. We report on some of these to save you having to hunt them down and also to let you know the variety of support and information that is available because most of us have had no reason to go looking for this stuff before.

To us, a magazine is a community without some of the risks and with more flexibility than a real community. You can pick it up and put it down. It’s there at 3am. It’s not offended if you don’t bother with it for a while or even a long while. It doesn’t make you feel awkward for being new and it’s not going to have a bad day and start an argument with you. You don’t have to deal with it. It’s just there, if you want. And as a digital magazine, you can download us to your phone and keep us in your pocket. If you like.

We’re not experts or therapists, we’re just creating the thing that we wanted to find.

If you’d like to get in touch with us you can contact our editor, Vari, via editor@widawid.co.uk