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By Judy Bolton-Fasman
My father was scary to me except on Valentine’s Day. When he died, those treacly annual expressions of fatherly love went with him.
Letters To My Dead Mother
By Gina Rich
I’d imagined these words, penned on the anniversary of Mom’s death, as an emotional storage unit for my grief — only to realize there’s no such thing.
What People (Don’t) Do After Hearing About a Friend’s Loss
By Meg Tansey
After a mother's death, a woman's inbox gets the cold shoulder from some valued pals. Our advice guru weighs in.
How To: Acknowledge a Sympathy Note
By Modern Loss
In the aftermath of your loved one’s death, you'll likely be overwhelmed by sympathy cards, emails and, yes, texts. But how to respond?
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