Losing a loved one is devastating, but if you become widowed at a young age the impact of a partner's death can be earth shattering.
In 2016, over 100,000 men and women in England and Wales were widowed under the age of 54.
Sian Morgan, from Glynneath, was just 30-years-old when her husband Jonathan died from Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, leaving her a single parent to their 7-year-old twin boys.
"It's just such a unique loss in the way of how it affects so much. None of your life stays the same", said Sian. "Obviously people went back to their normal lives, even though they are still very supportive, but life goes on for people. And to suddenly turn around and think 'this is it now, it's me and the boys'... it's still something that overwhelms me sometimes".
Sian says talking about Jonathan keeps his memory alive, and helps her to grieve. But although family and close friends have been very supportive, she says her openness can leave some people feeling uncomfortable.
"Just, you know, if it's a funny story, laugh, roll your eyes, just like normal. Because I think that's a real gift to people who have lost anyone, just to talk about them and still relate to them all the time. You know, I'm very grateful when people do that".
A few days after Jonathan died, Sian joined the peer support group Widowed and Young (WAY). It's the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner has died. Members can meet up in person or simply talk online.
The charity's founder, Caroline Sarll, says that although society is becoming more open to talking about death and bereavement, there is still a way to go.
"I do think there's still a tendency for people to feel uncomfortable around bereaved people", said Caroline. "From my own experience people could say ridiculous things after a week like 'are you over that yet?' No, you never get over it - you just have to learn to live with it".
Sian says the support she's received from other members of WAY has been "nothing short of a lifeline".
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