Competing While Grieving

Is There Really A Winner?

Melissa Gould
The Memoirist
Published in
4 min readAug 5, 2023

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I was at a friend’s dinner party recently. I met a woman there who had just lost her mother a few days earlier. She was clearly upset, in the thick of those early days of grief. I offered her my condolences saying, “I’m so sorry for your loss. I understand.” She looked at me through her tears, “You’ve lost a parent, too?”

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Melissa Gould
The Memoirist

Author of Widowish, A Memoir, an @Amazon bestseller 🎉 Named a Best Grief Book of All Time🎉 A @goodreads Top Book of 2021 🎉 More at MelissaGouldAuthor.com