On September 1, 2014, at 12: 25 a.m., I lost my husband, friend, and partner of 46 years. He was also a great dad to our daughter for 45 of those years. He was 69 years old and had enjoyed many years of retirement while I continued working. During this time, our roles shifted, and he took over the household tasks: doing the dishes, clothes washing, bed making, banking, and was the financial manager and cheerleader for me and my daughter.
We reminisced about the good times and the memories. We cried sometimes and used up many tissues. Other times, we shared smiles and laughter.
I followed, a week later, to join Bonnie and Fred. We had a great time as usual. Bonnie and I didn’t think we’d return so soon and under such sad circumstances. After a week away from home, taking care of this sad business, we returned to our new reality: two, rather than three of us. The next week we spent comforting each other, doing routine chores and lots of paperwork resulting from the loss of a spouse.
Douglas Winslow Cooper, PhD
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