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    My partner passed away 12 January in a Palliative Care Unit. I knew that he was terminally ill with cancer but when it happened it seemed a shock and so final. Like he had disappeared into thin air
    He was 70 years old. I am grateful for the support I have had but still have times of feeling lonely and sad.
    for some reason it seems to be in the afternoons so I am trying to build structure into the week.

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    VM-The Old Oak Tree

    Hi Foxie,

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Of course this is still very early on in your grief journey as you mentioned that your partner died only on the 12th of January. It is normal for feelings of loneliness and sadness to become more troublesome at certain times of the day. So its understandable that you are feeling it more in the afternoons.

    Please feel free to call our caring Helpline on 1300 845 745 between the hours of 8am – 8pm (AEDT), 7 days per week. During these conversations, you are able to be supported while you explore how you feel. Also, you can find resources such as articles about Grief and Loss, and related topics within Griefline’s resources hub. Here is the link

    Also, please know that you are not alone. We are here for you. Please feel free to continue to post and add comments within our online forum. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 4 weeks ago by VM-The Old Oak Tree.

    Thanks very much.

    This is very reassuring.


    Hi Foxie,

    I lost my wife on May31st 2023 and the journey of learning how to cope continues. I have had some awful times but there are bright points in my future, as I am sure there are in yours. My best advice apart from that given above is to keep in contact with people, friends, family, even strangers when the opportunities come along. If you are alone a lot think of joining a community group like bowling, tennis, an Op shop, dance group or choir; but somewhere where you will get to talk and laugh with other participants – rather than a big club where you are just a face in a crowd.

    I wish you the very best for the future.



    Hi @foxie

    Just reaching out to ask, how you have been doing these past few months? I hope you are coping okay in this new phase of life. Grief is a bittersweet journey.

    If your feelings of loneliness still linger, that is okay. Please take your time navigating through your loss, and know that we are here for you. I wish all the best to you, take care.

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