Tomorrow will be a very sad day for me. Sadder, than I ever imagined it would be, even though I had long known it might happen eventually. Two weeks ago I had a call from Caroline, the long term partner of Brian Murray, and mother of his three children.
Brian, who was only 74, had died. I was shocked and deeply upset at the news and surprised to find tears streaming down my face. Grieving the death of a former husband is strange. Particularly if you are happily remarried with a family of your own as I am.
There’s no ‘correct’ way to react. Some people may not give two hoots for past loves; others, like myself, are often surprised at the depth of feeling that exists — even decades after a marriage is over, even if, as Brian and I, you never had children together. The fact remains that you once loved this person and they were an important part of your life. And now they no longer will be.
Jenni Murray (pictured) said the…