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Grieving

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What to say — and, just as importantly, what not to say — when someone you love is grieving

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It was all a stark difference from three years prior, when I suffered another devastating loss: I terminated a much-wanted pregnancy at 13 weeks after discovering that the fetus was nonviable. A handful of people helped me through it, but overall, I was floored by the collective ignorance about this profound grief…

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