_____[142]

aaaaaa[142] – n. the song that you sing when the deal gets so bad:

When she heard the_____ [39] discuss his _____ [142], she wished that she had one to comfort her. There were songs that brought up _____[184], and others that _____ [12]ed her but none that rallied her spirits the way he described.

_____[184]

_____[184]– n. cherished memory you fear will change if you play it too often:

He feared that the memory of first morning that they woke in their house would rapidly become a _____ [157] . Consequently, he would only let his mind savor this _____[184] on _____[58]s.

_____[55]

_____[55]– n. tragedy that inspires people to get divorced:

Becoming a _____[49] is very frequently a _____[55].

_____[71]

_____[71] v. to lose track of who is alive and who is dead

Each morning when she woke up alone, she would _____[71] and begin the day sobbing as she tried to remember who was still alive in her family.

_____[207]

_____[207] – n. season of an indeterminate length where mental fogginess overwhelms and undermines a person in the aftermath of trauma:

During the _____[207] the _____[39] often forgot to shower or eat. Instead of _____[136]ing when he began to mention his husband, he would just drift out of the conversation.

_____[28]

_____[28] n. someone who has been resuscitated multiple times:

The _____ [28] has lost track of how many times he has overdosed. Several of his family members reluctantly admit that they have already begun to _____ [171] for him. 

_____[171]

_____[171]– v. to pre-grieve or to experience anticipatory grief:

When she attended the funeral for a friend’s father, she noticed that she was imagining her own life as a semi_____[74]. Was this empathy or was she _____[171]ing her own father as a way to mitigate anticipated pain?

_____[67]

_____[67] – n. morbid curiosity about the person who killed someone that you knew:

On nights when she could not sleep, her _____[67] would prompt her to google the name of the person who killed her parents.

_____[8]

_____[8] – n. an uninformative or vague obituary often about a younger person who died in a mass tragedy:

Mass shootings, bombings, and other disasters must be overwhelming for obituary writers especially when children are involved. Our templates for tributes are designed for adults and to develop something beyond an _____[8] takes significantly more time and creativity.

_____[143]

_____ [143] – v. to pre-record or write a message to be shared after your death:

Her mother _____ [143] ed multiple videos to be played on _____ [114] s during the first year after her death and at_____[58]_____ that she wished she could attend. She played the one for her wedding for all the guests at the end of the traditional toasts.