My husband is 66 - 20 years older than me, and in prison for a white collar crime. He got 3 years which is very, very harsh. The psychologists report and the probation report did not recommend a custodial sentence. There were many mitigating circumstances and many glowing references. The Judge was not interested. He did not wish to see them and gave my husband the maximum he could. There is to be an appeal against the harshness of the sentence.
My husband is my entire life. We dont have children together, but we both have children and grand children. We have been together 14years. We were magic together and enjoyed each others company. Our love is stronger than ever, but I am so depressed and lonely for him. I live for his calls. Nothing else, not even my grandson, seems to matter to me, at the moment. I dont know how to get through this. We spent all our time together and the hole left is so deep.
I write every day, visit as often as I am able ( I dont drive and he is one and a half hours away),I email him too. He is a category D prisoner and should be moved to an open prison. I realise this could take months. Everything takes months with the system!
I feel as though this is a bereavement, only he is still there but not with me.
His chair is vacant and everything has become unreal. The world still goes on, but it is no longer the world I know.
The one day at a time thing isnt working for me at the moment. So much easier said than done.
If anyone is going through anything similar, I would love to hear from you.