• ‘I went on a walk and returned to find my husband dead'

    3 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    After her husband's suicide, Kate Harding was overwhelmed by guilt and shame I have been a widow for 11 weeks. It seems surreal to be writing that sentence and yet it is true. I was there; I know. Richard killed himself at home while I was walking the dog with my daughter, while my son was lying metres away in his bedroom. As a consultant anaesthetist and intensivist (a specialist in the care of critically ill patients), Richard knew exactly what to do. He was 47. I can report that a state of calm really does descend in such extreme circumstances, even in someone who fears emergencies as...
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