A young widowed father opening up about living with loss
When I started this blog in January 2013, my wife had only been dead for two months. Looking back I was still deep in shock. In the aftermath of her death I searched for guidance from men in similar situations, but it appeared that young widowed didn’t talk. Yet still I knew that I couldn’t be alone. I felt like I desperately needed to create both an outlet for my grief and a way to find other bereaved men to talk to; launching this blog helped me to achieve both goals.
I soon realised, however, that the act of opening up about my grief resonated with all sorts of different people, not just widowed men. So despite the blog’s name I began publishing guest posts from all sorts of different people about all sorts of different loss. At the time, in February 2013, I’d only been grieving my wife’s death for 11 weeks. My grief was raw, my experiences new and I found my feelings changing constantly. I also realised that I was only able to offer one perspective; opening up the blog as a channel for people to share their own stories, however, provided readers with many different insights and lessons learned about grief from people from all different walks of life. A selection of these posts can be found by clicking this link.
If you would like to pen a guest post, please contact me directly either via email, Facebook or Twitter. All details can be found on the home page. Please note that I don’t publish commercial guest posts, linked ads or branded content on behalf of agency clients. I also only publish posts about the issues and insights surrounding bereavement and grief.