I lost my beloved husband 8 wks ago and the hurting is so bad. He passed away in hospital where he never wanted to be, that’s another story. We had been married 30 yrs, second time around for both of us. He retired early at the same time so we could travel, which we did. I feel like he’s taken half of me with him. The loneliness is terrible. I cry morning and night. I’ve been seeing a counsellor for 4 weeks. Not sure if it’s helping me. The thought of a “new” life without him I just can’t envisage.

Dear @Florida

I apologise for the delay in not responding sooner. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband.

One of the most difficult parts of a bereavement can be the feelings of loneliness that comes with it, nothing can prepare you for it.

Sue Ryder has a Grief Guide that contains useful information to help you understand and cope with your bereavement and grief, explore your emotions and feelings and hear from others experiencing grief. When you are ready, it would be worth taking a look at.

Cruse Bereavement have advice on how to cope with the Loneliness . It would be worth having a read to see how it can help you.

If you type in the search bar Loneliness you can connect with members here who have experienced and been in the same position as yourself. You are not alone, we are all here to support you.

I do hope the above will be of help to you. Please continue to reach out and take care of yourself.