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humptydumptybits wrote: »
It is interesting about bereavement. I've never thought about it like that but I suppose when my husband became disabled it was a sort of bereavement. I had two at school, a toddler and was pregnant but we didn't realise at that stage that it was permanent, we got that news when the baby was a few days old. So life changed, instead of a big strong husband I had a husband who couldn't do anything physical and couldn't work so I put on my various hats, the carer, the mother, the wife, the breadwinner. I can remember days when I cried with tiredness and despair.
Here we are nearly 30 years later and it just goes on except the children are gone and I'm retired. I'm older and it isn't easy caring for someone who is 8 inches taller and nearly double your weight.
It is my life but not the life I ever thought I'd have.
pinknsparkly wrote: »
lessonlearned - I'm also a big theatre fan and have recently discovered National Theatre Live (http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/), where theatre productions are screened live into cinemas. They cost around £15ish a ticket and also the views are so much better than you'll get from being in the theatre as the cameras are right up close to the actors. I was very very impressed. Keep an eye on your local cinema screenings (and look at different brands too - Vue and Odeon are the major ones, sometimes the productions are only screened in one of these, not both!) as it seems to becoming a bigger thing, with more organisations joining in. So far I've seen Hamlet, Warhorse and Frankenstein's Monster (all National Theatre productions) and they were all incredible. I've recently seen the King and I advertised (https://www.kingandimusicalcinema.com/) and the next one I'd like to go and see is the Nutcracker as I've never seen a live ballet (https://www.roh.org.uk/showings/the-nutcracker-live-2018).
mrsmac10 wrote: »
When did patrons start woo-hooing at the ballet. :eek: It was the Russian Ballet company
Spendless wrote: »
That was helpful about bereavement. Currently going through a bit of a family issue and I haven't been able to clarify why I'm so upset about it and it's affecting me so much, realisation that it's 'mourning the loss of future plans' has made it clearer.
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