My husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2010

He was so brave ,rarely moaning or complaining

I not so brave or accepting

This last year has been so difficult for him and us who shared his struggles

He died Nov 8 th

Im so empty

Saturday, 26 November 2022 07:09
Ali Peters

“Just take a moment to forget about everything and hold the ones you love. If you are not with them, contact them. You never know what or how quickly something can happen and then you have lost them. Its too easy for us to get absorbed by our everyday life. Desires and obsessions, arguments and decisions, possessions or even future plans mean nothing if you don’t have the person you love to share it with. Love can be powerful, wonderful and immensely painful at times, but it is still love. Just take a moment to do this, you’ll never regret doing it and you will always regret not doing it.”
“tis better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all” I used to question it, I now know it to be true. I would rather have had him for the time I did then never to have had him at all. Use my pain for something positive in your life.

Sunday, 21 February 2021 19:54

Haven't been in this site for a while since my father died .

Today my ex father in law died , I feel so lost I had so  many memories with him ! The sad part is  for my daughters as they were so close to him and I don't know what to say to them !

Monday, 08 February 2021 16:11
Christine Holmes


Two years today since you were taken from me Steve. 

I love you and miss you every day xx

Saturday, 11 April 2020 14:33
Sandra Schott

Hi My husband and soulmate died last July.

We had been married for nearly 48 years and together for 50 .

He was my strong healthy man until November 2017 when he started showing various symptoms.

He was diagnosed In  dec 2017 with mds, a form of blood cancer.

He died 7 months later and I struggle to cope without him.



Friday, 03 May 2019 12:26

My husband died just over 3 weeks ago of an inoperable and aggressive malignant tumour on the brain. There were no symptoms before I noticed a change in his behaviour in the second eek of February. He died 8 weeks later.

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 14:41

My Dad passed away on 14th January 2017.He had been ill with chest infections and copd but I never actually thought he was that ill,I thought he would be in my life forever.I found him on the sofa,he looked like he'd just fallen asleep.My world has been turned upside down,I'm heartbroken and think about him 24/7...the regrets,guilt and constantly thinking about the last 48 hours and what I could or should have done.He had been in hospital with a chest infection,was discharged and four days later died from pneumonia.The pain and sorrow is overwhelming me,I miss him phoning every day and our little chats. I'm a broken man.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:46
Margaret Kerton

I have just found this site whilst looking for somewhere I could post one of my poems as I find it cathartic to write poetry.

I am having a very bad day today hence I have written the poem below. 

My Loss So Raw

A year has passed so quickly, but little seems to have changed,

I still feel so incredibly sad, although the tears don’t fall as often

because the pills dull my senses to stop me becoming deranged

obliged to face the world bravely, but memories not forgotten

The smiling eyes and wonderful smile, his kindness knew no bounds

I cannot accept he has gone for good and still wait for his return

I just need to feel him close at hand and to know he is around

The bond we shared, the love for each other, this I really yearn

Struggling to find the inner strength to carry on without my man

Although people are impressed at how well I appear to cope alone

But when that door closes, as darkness falls, there is no coping plan

The awful heartache returns, more painful than I’ve ever known.

I was once a feisty headstrong woman with strong ideas and principles

Never afraid to speak my mind and take responsibility when needed

But that person has now gone forever, I no longer feel invincible

Just sad and jaded, an invisible no one, my wishes going unheeded



Thursday, 18 January 2018 15:28

I am heartbroken and really don't want to continue living without my beloved man who died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack after 18 years together. We had argued previously and I said we were over. Now I will never get the chance to tell him I never meant it and he is my life. The pain is unbearable. 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 18:16

Hi I lost my partner of 13 years 7 weeks ago.we were laughing and joking one minute the he was gone the next,he died of a blood clot that led to heart life feels hopeless.he was my love and my soul mate.we did everything together,I just can't stop thinking about him.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 21:26

Hello, my name is Gail.  My husband, to whom I had been married for over 42 years, died on 23rd November 2017.  I miss him so very much.  Two years ago I was told that he only had a year to live, so the extra time was a real bonus.  He died, in hospital, of kidney failure.  I would not wish this death on anyone.  I feel so grateful that I knew him and that we had all those happy years together.  I have not received any post death support from any organisation - only from my family to whom I am eternally grateful.

Saturday, 30 December 2017 16:12

Hello. My name is Trevor and I lost my wife of more than 30 years just 11 weeks ago. She died after a courageous battle with cancer. I love her and miss her so much. She died here at home in her bed and it was not at all peaceful or "slipping away" as the old cliches go. Since her death, I visit her room every day, pull up a chair and talk to her just like I did before she died. Every time I do this, I cry. So, it's a little like self harming in many ways but I cannot stop. I don't want to stop. I feel there is no point in anything any more without her. Not that I think I would do anything to harm myself but everything here in the home and our plans for the future are all pointless now. The promises of support from the cancer groups has never materialised and I try and stay strong when my famiy visit. But when I am alone, it feels like I am sinking into some black hole. I am hoping that Bereavement UK might be a link back to the world.

Saturday, 30 December 2017 13:25

So many of the messages reflect the utter hopelessness that I feel. We had been together for fifty years when my husband died. We had been living in the depths of the country in Brittany since our retirement and did everything together. We were never bored although we lived a very simple life. We were enough for each other. Now I feel hollow and drag myself through each day. I don't think the pain will ever go away

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 14:55

Hi my name is Sam, just under 2months ago my sister gave birth to a beautiful little girl called Fraya-Mae weighing 2lb born at 26wks.... I was my sisters birthing partner, my beautiful baby niece was born sleeping and even though I got to hold her and tell her I loved her more than anything she would never hear it. It’s very hard to come to terms with something so tragic but I know my baby Fraya-mae is watching me from up above. This is for you baby girl aunty sam loves you so so much may you rest in peace ?

Saturday, 28 October 2017 22:59

My name is chelsea am 27 years old I lost my mam on July 23rd this year.I am really struggling to cope and I have 2 young girls aged 9&5 years old they to were close my my mam they have been absolutely amazing handling it and they keep me going. I am currently doing a bereavement course and am just wondering if any one else has or is going through the same or another brevevment xx thanks xx 

Friday, 20 October 2017 17:16

My dear brother Norm, so courageous after being told you only had 6 months left, how do you even deal with that?  My brother was like my other twin we were very much alike and I miss him so much, it's only been 16 months but it feels like yesterday, people don't really talk about him anymore or even ask me how I'm feeling, why not?  I always tell him out loud that I love him and tell him to stay with us always until we all meet again one day.  A great comforting site thank you I'm glad I found it.

Friday, 20 October 2017 08:15
Hon Au

How do you handle a situation when your partner's siblings feel this way to you by sending this message? My partner's name is Marc. I told them I need time to go through my partner's personal folders before I can give whatever they want. The folders are kept in the loft where I have not found courage to enter on my own and look through them, less I just break down just looking through.


No, I am sorry I do not understand. You have had nearly two and a half years and we now need the return of our family possessions. They are not yours, nor were they Marc's personal items. Marc was the family custodian only and it is now time for that responsibility to be passed on to one of us. It is more important to foster young minds than to have these folders and items sitting unused in a loft.
You have your own memories and mementos of your short time with Marc, which we have no intention of intruding upon or disturbing. 
Thank you.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:59

i lost my husband 2 months ago and I just can't pull myself together,I'm 46 and was my husbands full time carer,this thing called grieving is completely overwhelming me

Friday, 22 September 2017 20:43
Tina Sellers

I lost my mother nearly 11 weeks ago and l just feel so sad my father died when l was 2years old .so she was the only parent l knew. Never felt so lost.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 19:40
Lorraine Dormer

Just discovered this site.  I am feeling very alone and lost right now.  My only son died in tragic circumstances almost two years ago.  My daughter lives a long way from me so I'm finding life difficult.  The grief is just so painful.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 22:45

My son and i lost his wonderful dad and my true soulmate Simon on the 19th of July 2017 .

His death was sudden and unexpected, he suffered a massive heart attack as we were getting ready to take Finn our 11 yr old son to school .

we had no idea he had the condition that took him from us so cruelly, he was only 45 yrs old .

There are no words to describe the pain i feel, we spent 26 years by each others side and i am utterly lost. 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:34

I lost my beautiful husband on 11th June 2017.

Today just over a week after his funeral.  I feel that there is no point to my existence. I'm disabled and house bound. I thought i was invisible before. Now I know I am invisible.

I'm trying to hold on, I tell myself this is just a moment in time.  Things/life holds no surprises for me. Its not hard to see where this leads to. 

Saturday, 15 July 2017 15:00


I lost my beloved partner in June 2016 and somehow I am still here. On the outside I seem OK but the days seem to be getting longer and more pointless than before...

Does it ever get any better?

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 19:21
Raymond Hughes

I lost my wife of 41 years, to cancer, in April of this year. She was a wonderful, lively, positive and loving lady and I miss her so, so, much. I would like to join your group for the support it provides.

Saturday, 01 July 2017 09:02

I would like to join your group, my son committed suicide 14 weeks ago.  please help me.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:04

Just click on the BUK support forums link Lyn and join the forum where you will get the support you need.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:50
Natalie Mandy Bleau

Hi i lost my Father in February to cancer. I am also suffering with Bipolar Affective Disorder. it feels like i am lost and want to give up on life.

Monday, 19 June 2017 15:09
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