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What Are *You* Frightened Of?

In this Monday's edition of The Times, the BBC economics editor Robert Peston writes movingly about the profound effect the death of his wife (at the comparatively young age of 51) has had on him.

He goes on to describe the way in which some colleagues – notably male ones – found it difficult to know how to deal with the situation on his return to work.

And there, I think, lies the problem. Because of the perceived 'rules of engagement' in the workplace, difficult (even taboo) subjects such as bereavement are dealt with as 'situations'.

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