A – Z of widowhood – Birthdays

Their birthday


Think ahead and have a plan so that you don’t feel guilty for doing something last minute, particularly if you have children around
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A-Z of widowhood – Acquaintances

Jean Paul Sartre was big on the difficulties of having to deal with how other people see us. His famous quote, “hell is other people” is a good description of coping with the pity that acquaintances heap on us after a bereavement.
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A-Z of widowhood – Advice

As a menace of an advice-giver I have sympathies on both sides here. I’ve bristled at having people trying to force their suggestions onto me and have despaired at people for not taking up my of course eminently sensible and sensitively delivered ideas.
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A-Z of widowhood – Ageing

My husband and I were thirty or forty years younger than the other dying people and their partners on the ward but because we spent all our time with them, they became our new tribe. Continue reading “A-Z of widowhood – Ageing”