Greenbelt veteran Judy Reith is a writer and life coach. Her last book was co-written with her husband Adrian about the art of growing older.
Judy and Adrian had mapped out their hopes for ageing together where Adrian carried on making their morning tea, and they both coached people wanting to make the most of their later lives. Maybe grandchildren would come along. But cancer came along instead, ending Adrian’s life in just a few months.
Judy (62) finds the greatest comfort in widowhood is from being with others whose life partners have died. She runs a group in Cambridge for women widowed in their 50s and 60s.
The Greenbelt session is for anyone who needs understanding and ideas about dealing with the death of a life partner.