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Christmas is a difficult time of year for many of us, and whilst I don’t want to get in to one of those “My situation is worse than your situation ” competitions which some bereaved (and non-bereaved – dare I mention especially divorcees?) excel at, I will stick my neck out and say that for those […]
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I love cookery books, but I find sticking to a recipe incredibly hard. Poor JS used to complain that we rarely got the same meal twice (unless it was from M&S) because I was always tweaking this and changing that, so that even if something was delicious, after a few sherries at the stove I […]
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JS and I were together for more than two decades, and in all that time we rarely had a proper argument. We never ever had a real humdinger of a row. There will be those reading this who think that either I am: A: Telling lies. or B: Since my husband’s death, I have rewritten the past and […]
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A discussion of what I have always suspected to be the case, which is that the original Kubler-Ross five stages of grief concept is flawed. Konisberg argues that grieving should not be a strictly regimented process, a stance I agree with. The Truth About Grief: The Myth Of It’s Five Stages And The New Science […]
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I want you to know that I am so glad I found your blog; and that I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your dear husband. I am a widow of nearly 8 mos. last may I found my husband of nearly 46 years next to me in our bed with no pulse, […]
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Thirty years ago, having just turned eighteen the month before, I left my Northumberland village for a new life in London. I intended to go to Sheffield University to study physiology, but abysmal A-level results kiboshed that plan. The university promised to keep my place open for a year on condition that I re-sat one […]
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Recently, I’ve been thinking of what I’ve lost since the 27th February, 2011. Along with the bleedin’ obvious (ie, my husband), I’ve lost the ability to sleep at regular times; any desire to cook; a ridiculous amount of money on legal and accountancy fees; the motivation to re-start my writing career; peace of mind; my […]
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