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    Stay Classy

    By Meg Tansey

    I have a terrible relationship with sister. How do I get through my dad’s memorial service without creating a scene? Our advice columnist weighs in.

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    The Dead Dads Club

    By Ruby Dutcher

    A new show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater draws comedy from grief.

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    Store Credit

    By Lisa Schamess

    In the aftermath of my husband’s death, my friends bought me potted plants. I promptly returned them — unable to contemplate caring for another living thing. Fourteen years on, what would it mean to use my credit at the florist?

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    Recital Envy

    By Kelly Haramis

    At my daughters’ concerts and school performances, I see all the happy grandparents, snapping photos and bearing flowers. That’s when I feel my own mother’s loss most acutely.

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    Divorce as Primer

    By Miriam Gottfried

    I became a divorcée at 29. Months later, my mother suddenly died. The isolation I felt after my marriage ended gave me the tools to deal with her loss.

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