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The things that still burn 4 years after my husband’s suicide

Every time I walk past Pronovias (a Spanish wedding dress designer) because I got married in a Pronovias wedding dress.  I think it burns because it reminds me of how perfect my wedding day was, yet my marriage only lasted for 2.5 years.  The more time that passes, the more surreal it feels to think…

A widowed millenial’s reflections on love – four years out

“Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world…

How to survive losing everything

“When you left, I lost a part of me It’s still so hard to believe Come back, baby, please ‘Cause we belong together Who else am I gonna lean on when times get rough? Who’s gonna talk to me on the phone ’til the sun comes up? Who’s gonna take your place? There ain’t nobody…

I wish you knew…

As promised, please find below my short film of my poem “I wish you knew” created by the wonderful and insanely talented Carlos Hernandez. The beauty of this film is entirely due to his magic. Just to give you some background on the creation of the film. This film was originally created to be a…

A Suicide Survivor’s perspective on Suicide Prevention Month

I should stress at the outset that, by Suicide Survivor I mean a person who has had to survive the suicide of a loved one, not a person who has survived a suicide attempt. September is Suicide Prevention Month.  I am relieved that it is over.  I have lost count of the amount of viral…

I’ll go back to black – The End

“You went back to what you knew So far removed from all that we went through And I tread a troubled track My odds are stacked I’ll go back to black” It was Friday 24 March 2017.  A horrible, grey, bleak day.  The girl didn’t sleep well, neither did the boy.  The boy had hurt…

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