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People Say The Strangest Things


I used to keep a list of the most outrageous things people said to me regarding my husband’s death. At some point I stopped, realizing that it was not exactly the kind of collection I coveted. People say stupid things. I know I have...


My late wife killed herself by a GSW to the chest. She struggled for years with mental illness and her friends cared about her deeply and supported her any way they could.

After the funeral, one of her BFFs and I were talking about how hard she fought her illness and her buddy said to me "Well, she gave it her best shot."

She, of course, was horrified but we then both just laughed that embarrassed, nervous laughter. She meant well.

What are you gonna do?



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