The strange grief of losing someone to prison

Families do time too

Photo by Tim Hüfner on Unsplash

Over a decade ago when my son was a toddler his father -my now ex-partner -went to prison. It was the most shocking thing that had ever happened to me at that point in my life.

There had been significant events leading up to his arrest — clearly he’d been breaking the law — and as I’ve now come to realise, can’t seem to stop screwing up…