Life as a Widower

A young widowed father opening up about living with loss

poster girl

This is a guest post by Nancy Linihan and is the third in this blog’s Inspiring Friends series.  At my wife’s funeral I gave a eulogy entitled Being Desreen. Throughout the tribute I invited the congregation … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

inspiring friends

A few days after my wife died I opened up a new email account and asked people to send me their memories of her. At the time the messages I … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 7 Comments

conflicted year

This time last year my wife had been dead for just seven weeks. Although a number of friends had invited me to spend New Year’s Eve with them, I decided … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 5 Comments

birthday beats

Today’s my 34th birthday. This means I’m now what I said I feared most when I gave my wife’s eulogy – older than she ever got chance to be – … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 31 Comments

comfortably numb

“I can’t explain. You would not understand. This is not how I am. I have become comfortably numb.” – Pink Floyd I’ve half-written lots of posts this week that haven’t made it onto … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 7 Comments

marginalised grief

By the time my grandma passed away this week she had come to terms with her death. She had been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, a scarring of the lung, which made … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 7 Comments

feeling nothing

I used to crave constant praise from Desreen, which is perhaps why she offered it sparingly and only when she really meant it. She was big on self-improvement and probably … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · 14 Comments
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