"Getting away, even for an hour or so, gives room to breathe. Sometimes this can be a thing as simple as a coffee or a meal in good company. Time spent with people who are open, honest, understanding and non-judgmental is a huge help.
"The grief might still be there when you get home and open the front door, but your shoulders are a little broader to bear it."
In the third installment of his blog series about coping with the death of his wife, our blogger Richard writes about accepting that grief takes time and letting go of the impatience for things to go back to normal.