Dealing with grief
This may seem a strange departure, which it is, other than it’s a fact we are all going to deal with grief and loss at some point in our lives but rarely talk about it. That’s not healthy and should change.
Therefore let’s start talking openly about death, loss and grief.
Many of us struggle to know how to talk to somebody who has suffered the death of a loved one.
Should we mention it?
Merely touch on the subject and then steer the conversation onto safer ground?
Avoid the topic altogether as we don’t want to upset them and bring the matter up?
What do we do if they get upset and start crying?
It’s been a little while now, so best not to talk about it as they seem to be getting ‘better’.
It can be confusing, but we acknowledge that talking about deeply emotional issues is ultimately healthy and makes us human.
That’s why I wanted to share Steve’s story, as he’s brave enough to lay himself emotionally bare by talking about the completely overwhelming sense of grief he feels following the death of his wife Jackie. Together for 51 years, his sense of loss consumes him.
In these podcasts we explore his feelings, his friendships and what life is like for him now and the huge range of emotions he feels.
Our hope is by explaining and exploring the subject, it will help us all cope with the inevitability of death.
Dealing with grief over Christmas and other key dates
We catch up with Steve as the anniversary of Jackie's death looms large, plus how he coped over Christmas. Never an easy time of year without loved ones. As ever, Steve is brutally honest and frank in his engaging podcast series. [spreaker type=player...
Steve’s progress three weeks on…
It's been three weeks since our last recording, and although Steve's been busy, lockdown inevitably gets in the way. Plus we have Christmas approaching, which brings its own set of challenges too. As ever, Steve is completely open and frank in this recording, as we...
As the year end approaches, it’s tough going
Despite a very enjoyable break in Cornwall, the grief Steve feels is never far below the surface. Here we talk about the importance of being outside and connecting with nature, how memories can hit you without warning and the impending anniversaries that are going to...
A better week for Steve
It has been a fortnight since Steve's last podcast, where we could hear the heartfelt pain and grief that overwhelms him. But today and indeed this last week, he's in a better place. Here we explore what has helped him over these last few days, the importance of being...
A personal perspective on grief
Steve’s wife died in January, and after 51 years together, he talks about the overwhelming sense of grief and loss he feels