Diary of a widower: “Death is an event that we can record. But grief is a moving target’

A month after my wife died, one of my boys came into my room one Saturday morning and said, “Dad, Captain Nemo is dead.” Captain Nemo was one of his fish. He said it soberly. Serious, not sad.

Oh no,” I said half-heartedly from under the covers. “Are you alright?” He was. We had a brief discussion on the life and death of fish and whether they make good pets. His six-year-old twin brothers joined. Then they went downstairs and had me ask if my kids had gotten good at dealing with death and trauma in a short amount of time.

https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/a-widowers-diary-death-is-an-event-we-can-pin-down-but-grief-is-a-moving-target-41998618.html Diary of a widower: “Death is an event that we can record. But grief is a moving target’

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