Listening Project

Sharon talks to her ex-husband, John, who died in 2004 about their relationship and how she now needs to 'unmarry' him to move on with her life.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:21:54

  • Shelf mark

    C1500/1055

  • Recording date

    2015-08-14

  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC New Broadcasting House, London

  • Interviewees

    Morrison, Sharon, 1956- (female)

  • Producers

    BBC London

  • Recordist

    Pepper, Louise

  • Abstract

    Sharon met John as a 19 year old and describes it as a 'coup de foudre'. They were together for 24 years until she divorced him because of his alcoholism. She and the children remained in the family home while he moved up the road and remained close to them all. In 2004, while Sharon was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, John had a heart attack and died in hospital with Sharon at his side. She says she still feels like she is married to John and wanted to have a conversation with him in order to 'unmarry' him and move on with her life.

  • Description

    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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    Photograph of participants

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