I feel like Jason Bourne – I can’t recall daily life with my wife

I’m suffering from grief amnesia – but shedding some memories is helping me to deal with my bereavement

“It’s like you’re Jason Bourne, only older and not so buff!” shrieks Jeannie as we sit comparing notes and news on our loss. She’s a friend, met through Way (Widowed & Young) whose partner died at a similar time to Helen and we’ve swapped stories in person and online for months.

Her mocking response to my offloading on to her would seem disrespectful from anyone other than a fellow traveller. However, Jeannie’s back story is even harder than mine: her husband’s death was sudden and self-inflicted. So we laugh, comrades in adversity sharing memories.

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