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I lost my husband Neil 2 yrs ago, he was my world,my soulmate and mentor. we had been together 24 yrs, been on a recovery addiction program for the same time and we both had experienced mental heal issues. our love was so deep,that when Neil had his first hear attack in 98, I refused […]
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I am not a professional writer.i just came across the blog.i do still very luckily have my dear darling husband.how ever i have lost an 8 year old a few years back in a horrific incident and was looking to find some solace reading your blogs.many thanks
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This Saturday, 23rd April 2016 will be the third anniversary of the death of my brother, aged 47. We didn’t often speak, usually once or twice a month very late at night when he was blind drunk. Unusually I spoke with him that morning, 8.20am. He was stone cold sober, but I was “too busy” […]
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I am 6months into my grief I lost Paul to a cardiac arrest at home on September 27 2015 at 8am in the morning I tried to give him cpr so did my daughter what seemed like hours was only minutes the paramedics got his Herat beating again Paul was taken into icu where his […]
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Firstly Dear Helen wherever you are I hope you are at peace. I have only just found the website and wish (rather selfishly) that you could read this. on 11 October 2015 my husband Juan died in Paradise. Well that was the name of the beach in Malta. I had said goodbye to him at […]
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My darling wife Tina lost her battle with cancer in March 2014. It devastated me, and despite the efforts of friends, family, and bereavement counsellors I remain in that terrible state of sadness. Since that dread day I have struggled to understand my fluctuating emotions, understand and deal with in truth, and turned to the […]
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There are many readers of Planet Grief who have been bereaved by suicide: some have written privately to me and some I have met in ‘real life’. My late husband’s first wife, Kay, died from complications after a suicide attempt. I cannot comprehend the complexity of emotions that suicide brings, I only know that at […]
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Grief makes us incredibly selfish. I think that it is part of the grieving process to feel as if everything revolves around us, around our pain and our loss. Grief makes us insular, inward looking, so I was particularly struck by Bridget’s story, because despite her grief – her husband, Alex, died suddenly whilst abroad only six […]
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In the many emails and messages I have received since my book When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis was published, some people have taken me to task over the promise I make in the opening paragraph, which is: If you are reading this book because you have suffered loss, there is only one thing I want you […]
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Many who read Planet Grief have lost a loved one to suicide and whilst I have spoken personally and in depth to some of them, I can’t pretend to have any true insight into the complexity of feelings which surround someone taking their own life, although as I have written about in my book (and skimmed over […]
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