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aaaaaaa[11]  – n. mourning ritual where a person does not throw away anything that belonged to the deceased: 

Even though the house is filled with objects, photos, and smells thataaaaaaa[12], both siblings were adhering to their family’s unspokenaaaaaaaa[11].


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aaaaaaa[279]  – n. feeling of isolation or disconnection caused by wanting to be with other mourners but being unable to travel to memorial services because of finances, work, school, immigration status, imprisonment, etc:

A few months after his sister’s death, the aaaaaaaaa[41]‘s father died but he could not afford to fly back to South America again. Intense waves of aaaaaaa[279] overwhelmed him until he was able to visit his father’s grave.


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aaaaaaaaaa[54]  – v. to comfort a dying stranger: 

The  aaaaaaaa[39] ’s guilt about her partner dying alone prompted her to volunteer to  aaaaaaaaaa[54] at a local hospital.


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aaaaaa[70] – v. to lose a fundamental part or parts of your identity:

aaaaaaaa [49]s of an only child aaaaaaa [70] that many people do not acknowledge or understand. 


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

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


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aaaaaaaaaa[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 aaaaaaaaaa[157] Consequently, he would only let his mind savor thisaaaaaaaaaa[184]on aaaaaaa[58]s.


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

Becoming a aaaaaaaa[49] is very frequently a aaaaaaa[55].


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

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


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

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


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

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