Loss is a soul-shaking sensation. And coping is its unpredictable cousin. The two often travel inseparably, one looming in the shadow of the other – an all-consuming barrier on your path – making it near impossible to predict how they’ll manifest themselves within you when they strike, or which direction they’ll shoot you off in as a result.
My best friend and I both recently had our hearts broken. I’m talking one of those unexpected, completely one-sided, open mouth crying, searching for answers and getting none kind of breakups – x2.
When it comes to unforgettable moments, Oliver Samuals is an expert. He remembers the August of 2013, and the months that followed, as if they were yesterday. It was the part of his life when time stopped, but his determination and strength never did. Becky Lancashire speaks to him about his epic journey: from sufferer to survivor.