Life as a Widower

A young widowed father opening up about living with loss

mindful happiness

Since starting this blog almost a year ago, I’ve been pretty outspoken about my distaste for many of the clichés and platitudes so often offered as comfort to the bereaved. And … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 11 Comments

truly privileged

I took on a train journey with my son yesterday. It sounds like a simple, everyday kind of thing to do and it was once. But some things that used … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

nelson’s journey

This is a very inspiring and moving guest post by Ryan Doubleday, a child bereavement support worker at the charity Nelson’s Journey.  I am sitting at my desk, reading probably the … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 10 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

missing myself

A few weeks again someone posted a comment on my blog asking me if any part of me missed or mourned the person I used to be before my wife … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 19 Comments

enraged writer

This is a guest post by Virginia Ironside  Virginia Ironside is a British writer, an agony aunt, columnist and author. She currently writes a weekly column for The Independent entitled ‘Virginia … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 7 Comments