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My Friend Helped Me Survive the Death of My Son; Then She Died Too

“After someone dies” doesn’t mean “completely absent from your life.”

Penobscot River, Maine. Photo by the author.

There is no manual for how to grieve the loss of a loved one. There are no words; there is no fixing it. We can’t wish it away or explain the loss adequately, no matter how hard we try.

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Carrie Thompson

Carrie Thompson

A mother, a wife, a high school English teacher, and a suicide loss survivor on a quest for understanding and healing.