I lost my wife one week ago.We would have been married 59 years on 24 August.i just don’t know how I will ever get over is.I am truly devastated.


Hi Bill,

I am so sorry that your wife has died and I can understand your devastation. You were together such a long time and it is still so raw. Try to take comfort and help from friends and family as you will need their support. Reading your profile it looks like you had a very fruitful life together traveling the world. Try and hold onto those memories although that may be hard right now.

Take care of yourself.x


Hi @Hatari

I’m Kate and am part of the Online Community team. I can see that you are new to the community - I’d like to thank you for bravely starting this thread and sharing how you are feeling.

I’m so sorry to hear about your wife and how you are feeling. Most community members have sadly experienced the death of a loved one and so will understand some of what you are going through.

There is lots of other support out there, and I would really encourage you to reach out and speak to someone about how you are feeling. You can make an appointment with your GP and ask to be referred to counselling or other support services in your area.

You may also find the following Sue Ryder resources helpful:

Our recently launched Grief Self-Help Service which provides articles and interactive tools to help you cope with grief

I really hope you find the community helpful and a good source of support and I also hope you feel you can access more support should you need it.

Thank you again for sharing – please do keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.

Take good care,


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Thank you very much and I will take your advice
Bill Hatari Burgesz

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