Life as a Widower

A young widowed father opening up about living with loss

helping parents

An article appeared in today’s Daily Telegraph about an issue that has been making headlines for several weeks – government plans to reform Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA). Currently the allowance is made … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 20 Comments

feeling guilty

This is a guest post by Jeff Brazier  Jeff and I first met at the This Morning studios in February when we were invited onto the show to discuss child bereavement. Like my … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

inverted commas

Five months ago this week I set up this blog with just one intention. I wanted to help other young widowers find someone who could relate to the hell they … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 21 Comments

saying sorry

This is a guest post by John Crace John Crace is a staff feature writer for the Guardian, where he is best known for the literary pastiche ‘Digested Read’. He has … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

ignoring grief

Grief is not an easy business to be in. It pays terribly, it’s totally unrewarding, there’s no opportunity to go part time, and it’s both mentally and physically draining. Mentally … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 15 Comments

old habits

I went back to work yesterday. You may feel like you’ve read these words from me before, but last time it was just too soon. I wasn’t in a good … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 13 Comments

time heals

I was asked an interesting question about the blog in a tweet yesterday. ‘Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn’t already? If so, who?’ At first I … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 32 Comments

new words

Many widows and widowers speak of the uncomfortable ‘widowy’ moments they’ve experienced since losing their spouse. Like when they realised a friend had crossed the road to avoid them just … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 18 Comments