Life as a Widower

A young widowed father opening up about living with loss

twelve days

A few weeks ago I launched a rather scathing attack on Christmas in a post I published on this blog. I was feeling exceptionally low at the time, and perhaps … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 7 Comments

wishing peace

People often write to me to explaining that they have also lost a loved one; I mostly hear from other widows and widowers who are reaching out to say that … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 10 Comments

nativity play

One of the things I really struggle with as a widowed dad raising a toddler alone is that I find myself constantly questioning what my son’s behaviour would be like … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

christmas angel

This week I decided to give Christmas a go. This time last year my wife had only been buried a week, and yet somehow I felt more determined to try … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 18 Comments

educating educators

This is a guest post by Zainab AbdulAziz In a week when the British media covered the issue of educating young children about death, I wanted to add another voice … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

eating out

Without even realising it, I’ve taken to eating out alone. I’ve just been on my second lunch date with myself in a week. The first time I was entirely alone, … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 6 Comments