My husband died after getting Covid from me and I can't forgive myself

DEAR DEIDRE: MY husband died after getting Covid from me and I can’t forgive myself.

We were both really careful and hardly socialised over the past two years. I’m 42 and he was 51.


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But this summer I got sick with Covid after going back to work. A week later he was coughing constantly and had a high temperature.

He took to his bed and never got better. He died in hospital soon after.

I can’t help but relive that day and go over what happened to him.

I can’t think of any happy memories – only that all of this is my fault.

I close up the house at night and know he’s not coming back. It’s heartbreaking.

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.

It is normal for the bereaved to feel guilty when someone they love dies, but this was not your fault. Be kind to yourself.

It would definitely be worth considering some bereavement counselling to help you as you learn to live with your loss.

My Bereavement support pack shows where to find help.

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