Most widows want their loss acknowledged, not glossed over, and the name of their dead husband spoken, not avoided. They would like to tell callers not to bother if they are going to talk about the weather or how terribly funny their new poodle puppy is.
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Source Notes: To Live Again: Rebuilding Your Life After You've Become a Widow ("The Dumb Things People Say") (1987).
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