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It is a 'memory when doors close'.
A memorial at the children's school paid tribute to the 'amazing mother'.
It’s inevitable, so why are we so scared to discuss it?
A crime scene was established on Tuesday afternoon.
Get ready for some hard -- but important -- conversations.
I was 18, fresh out of school and having the time of my life travelling through Europe one hangover at a time when I got the early morning call. My dad had died.
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I have tried my best to ignore the social media posts, the seemingly endless email spam and even the harmless sales assistants reminding me of their Father's Day sale. But it is a day that's hard to escape.
I had a different close friend with me for each child who helped me hold and soothe them one at a time. I doubted I was strong enough to help them through the pain. Those dear friends held them tight and enveloped them with love and friendship while I sat paralysed with shock and grief.
It's been 10 years, Mum, but I'm starting to feel like maybe, just maybe I can hear your voice again, or echoes of it. It's ever-so quiet, but I'm trying. Sometimes that's all you can do.
In among life's big-ticket items, I have learnt the value of the moments that make up the long stretches between them.
The woman is believed to be in her 20s.
Do you remember the first time you realised that one day you were going to die? Death, with all its finality, and the fact that with each passing day we are all getting inexorably closer to our own ultimate passing, is a biggie. And one we rarely discuss... let alone think too much about.
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