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Read & Listen Our interview with Alec founder of Wid...

Read & Listen Our interview with Alec founder of Widower After AFE

About Widower After AFE I was widowed in March 2013 at the age of 40. My wife was 39. I had taken her to hospital on a Monday morning at around 10am. Our second son was born just after 7pm that evening. Within an hour of his birth my wife was rushed to theatre and […]

Read :WAY Widowed and Young

Read :WAY  Widowed and Young

WAY Widowed and Young – helping young widows & widowers cope with life after death   Georgia Elms’ life was turned upside down when her husband Jon died suddenly from meningitis at the age of just 38. “Jon went to bed feeling unwell, and woke in the middle of the night a lot worse, so […]

The Owl at the Window Book Review

The Owl at the Window Book Review

                   by Carl Gorham ‘She is dead. She was here just now and she was alive. How can she suddenly be dead? People in history are dead. Old people are dead. Grandparents are dead. Other people are dead. Not people like me. Not this person. The person […]

I Don’t Feel Like That

With focus on death of a partner or spouse I think it’s important to add that we are all different and we all have our own thoughts and feelings that are unique to us. Some people find it easy to talk and share feelings whilst for others it just isn’t something they feel able to […]

Read Grieving Children

Read Grieving Children

Being Seen and not heard. What about the children? AlexJames (c) The dilemma for many families who may be facing the death of a close loved one or for whom a loved one has died.  Should they involve the children and if so to what extent?  What information should be given and how? I recently […]

Being Mum and Dad Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad Massive, massive respect to Rio Ferdinand – and to anyone else who has been through times like these.BBC One, 9pm, Tuesday. Posted by Match of the Day on Monday, 27 March 2017              

From We to ME

From We to ME

When A Partner or Spouse Dies Living With Bereavement  Alex James From We to Me  The relationship between two people is unique and the death of a person within that relationship and the feelings experienced by the remaining partner are as individual as the relationship itself. We all hide our true feelings beneath a shell, […]

Single Parenting Children

Single Parenting Children

When a Partner or Spouse Dies Living with Bereavement  Alex James Single Parenting Children  “I am trying so hard to keep things together; I try not to get upset in front of the children. At first I just kept busy but now I’m finding hard to get motivated. Sometimes I feel angry with her for […]

Rio: My children ‘shut me down’ after my wife’s death Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has told BBC 5 live that his children wouldn’t talk about the death of their mother, after she died of cancer in 2015. Speaking to BBC 5 live’s Emma Barnett, he said his children would “shut me down” when he […]

Death Of A Partner or Spouse

Death Of A Partner or Spouse

During April we’ll be featuring articles support and information for those who are bereaved through death of their life partner or spouse . We’ll be talking to organisations and individuals and we’d like to invite you to share your experience with us.  We’ll also be reviewing some new books and films  please get in touch […]