Loss of my partner 6 weeks ago. He gave up. Back at work. Which i find helps. But have a week off which I booked for his respite. On my own i struggle. My mum says i will get through it. Old school. She is 84!! Lost my dad at 15.


Hello @Lindacos62,

I’m part of the Online Community team and 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 partner. Most community members have sadly experienced the death of a loved one and so will understand some of what you are going through.

I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to share a few Sue Ryder resources with you that might be helpful.

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 keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.

Take care,


hi @Lindacos62 im so sorry for your loss and i would say welcome here but it’s not the place you want to be is it? i lost my husband 10 weeks ago, everyone telling me “your amazing, strong, doing so well”
that’s really not the case when every single minute of the day feels harder, more painful, and i am now absolutely petrified of the future. when less than 4 months ago i was the happiest person in the world loving our life together, shaun just turned 40, we have 3 children 9,16,19 and now our whole world has been ripped to pieces :broken_heart: i hope
you manage to find some comfort in this group? i know i have and there are some truly amazing people here, who understand exactly what the other says/feels…
here if you need to talk xx

Thanks so much. My Tony had a stroke in April and i cared for him for 6 months. He went to sleep and never woke. I think he gave up. I feel angry as well as i feel he didn’t want to get better. Your husband was so young. Whatever we do it doesn’t change anything. My mother is still here but she is very old school. Just get on with it. I don’t have any support from his family. I am back at work so that helps. Wishing you all thr best. X