Blog

Anatomy of a Condolence Text

Anatomy of a Condolence Text

Helpful facts: My older sister, Alison, died unexpectedly on August 9, 2017. On the morning of August 10th, I sent an email and made a social ...
Sympathy by Proxy

Sympathy by Proxy

When it comes to couples and immediate families, there’s usually one person who gets designated the role “Public Representative for All Corresponde...
Our dog died....and why you shouldn't judge grief (but it's hard not to)

Our dog died....and why you shouldn't judge grief (but it's hard not to)

On Wednesday, January 31, we had to euthanize our dog Abe.  The date lies exactly six days after the anniversary of my husband's mother's death (1/...