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Still fairly recently-widowed (16 months when module began) I felt worse than in the first year after my husband's death ...
on 28 August 2015
I came across this book whilst studying a module with the Open University, K260 Death and Dying. Still fairly recently-widowed (16 months when module began) I felt worse than in the first year after my husband's death and was convinced I was going quietly mad. This book showed me I was perfectly normal, that issues which had complicated my loss (particularly financial and lack of family/friends to support me) had made the grieving harder and - I had contributed by pushing myself too hard, mainly because it is what society expects, nay, demands, that we be 'back to normal' as soon as possible. Further evidence for the survival of my sanity was found, later in 2011, when I joined Way Up,a group online for widowed over-50s but that's another story!