Life as a Widower

A young widowed father opening up about living with loss

crashing waves

A friend emailed me this morning after reading something he thought I might like to see. ‘Now in my defence,’ he began, ‘I never send you stuff like this, but I stumbled … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 15 Comments

blue eyes

This is a guest post by Michael Hand and is the fourth in this blog’s Inspiring Friends series.  The morning after I first met Desreen I came home and told my flat mates I’d met … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 9 Comments

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 · 7 Comments

desreen dress

This is a guest post by James New and Jessica Richard, and the second in this blog’s Inspiring Friends series.  My wife loved fashion. It was not only what she spent most of her … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

our desreen

This poem is a guest post by Gareth Williams and the first in this blog’s Inspiring Friends series.  When I first met Desreen nine years ago I lived in a shared flat … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · 7 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

best friends

This is a guest post by Anya Hayes Anya first got in touch with me after seeing my son in the park with his grandmother. She recognised him from his … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 7 Comments