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    Hello my name is Paul. I have lost my partner to battle to cancer, she was 26years old. We have a 13 old month baby boy. I don’t know what to do. I’m scared I miss her so much. She was the best mummy to our son. I’ll be taking a career break from work to look after him till he at least goes to school. I’m scared of not able to provide him and not being able to replace his mummy. I will try my best to let him know how amazing his mummy was in her journey of fighting cancer. But I’m a lost at the moment. Just wanted to share with everyone and maybe some advice from anyone who has gone to similar situation. Thank you.


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    Hey Paul hang in there bud one day at a time we are all here to support you. Where are you based my friend?

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    Hey, I’m from Berkshire. My partner and I were waiting to move into a new flat through housing association, but there were delays. I found the day when I can collect the keys on the day she passed away. If she was here longer she would have been so happy. One day I’m okay and the next I can’t get out thr bed. She was my best friend.

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    Oh Paul, I’m so sorry. I’ve literally just posted about something else and feel like I need to put it into perspective, you are going through so much at the moment. It is as MrDad has said – one day at a time.

    It is so hard to see or know but your son will be raised by a father who loves him so much. You are absolutely right to keep the memory of his mother alive and you should tell him all about her every day for the rest of his life if that’ll help you and it will give your son some memories or an idea of what she was like.

    If it helps, do come back on this forum and post what you’re thinking, feeling or if you want to share anything about your son. Sometimes just airing things is helpful.

    I’m so sorry again.



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    Hi Paulius

    Thankyou for posting on our forum.  I’m glad other parents have reached out to you here.  Please be aware that I’ll be sending you a private message with some signposting options.

    Kind regards, Justine

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