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Just Talk About It: Don't Carry The Burden Of Grief Alone

A major loss doesn't have to ruin your life. Shortly before my mother died last spring, she made a comment that brought me up short: "I wish we'd talked about it more," she said. That was all. "It" was a defining event in all our lives -- the death of my 16-year-old son in a car accident. Concerned about the toll it was taking on my parents, my husband and I tried to keep the depths of our pain hidden from them.
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