I lost my partner to cancer just before lockdown and I'm struggling without her

DEAR DEIDRE:  I LOST my partner to a rare form of cancer just before the coronavirus outbreak and I’m finding it so tough without her.

We didn’t live together but spent a lot of time at one another’s houses.

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She was very popular and there were 200-plus people at her funeral. She was 60 and I’m a man of 63. The clothes I wear she chose for me.

I have countless photographs of us during happy times on holiday. I now have her dog living with me.

The dog is company but a constant reminder of the love I lost.

I contemplate suicide at times but know I won’t go through with it. Will I ever feel any better?

DEIDRE SAYS: You will get better but it might take a long time. Lockdown has felt especially tough to those who have found themselves newly and sadly alone.

The reminders of her will become less painful and more of a comfort as time goes on. Reach out to family and friends and plan contact into every day.

And Cruse offers bereavement support (cruse.org.uk, 0808 808 1677).

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