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Classes About Death Lend Meaning to Life

Posted by Susan Soper on July 30, 2014 at 10:30am 1 Comment

In yet another example of how death is…


Expert Advice for Offering Condolences in Messy Situations

Posted by Florence Isaacs on July 28, 2014 at 2:25pm 0 Comments

Q. My co-worker was in the middle of a messy divorce when her soon-to-be ex-husband died of a sudden heart attack. She has a 4-year-old son. My…


Don't Avoid Calling the Bereaved

Posted by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 23, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

It happens every time I call the…


When a Former Spouse Dies

Posted by Susan Soper on July 15, 2014 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

I recently received an email from a friend with a link to an obituary. As an obit writer with a deep-but- not-dark interest in both people – dead and alive – and death (until it happens to me), I get these emails all the…


Begin With a Sympathy Note

Posted by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 8, 2014 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Sympathy notes are not easy to write; it’s difficult to know…

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Mistresses not welcome

A recent Ethicist column in New York Times Magazine caught our attention: “The Mistress at the Funeral.” In it, a reader explains that he recently lost a good friend. In his final weeks of life, the friend told him that … Continue reading

The Boy Batman

At we often tell the stories of people who spent decades working to improve the world. Sometimes, though, we find special people for whom making the world a better place just seems to come naturally. One of those special … Continue reading

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Losing a parent

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