Here’s what not to say when someone dies

November 19, 2013

My mom died three weeks ago.

We were very close, and I feel like a part of my soul has died as well.

Kathleen R. Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen R. Merrill
Press managing editor

We went to college together, we held hands when we went places, we talked on the phone more than once a week, and we sent each other packages and letters on a regular basis. My mom was my lighthouse, my sounding board, my biggest champion and my greatest friend.

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