My name is Kate Vaughan and I am a widow. I am 36.

I primarily identify myself as a friend to all those who I encounter. Hence the name of this blog.

I live in Sydney, Australia. It’s beautiful. I love my life. But the love of my life is no longer here to share it. Michael was killed in a skydiving accident in March 2015. He was 45.

I am yet to find a grief support group where the average age is less than 67. And there is so much to say about losing one’s partner earlier in life. So here we are.