What No One Wants to Hear

“Hello, may I please speak to Robert Moll?” the woman on the phone asks.“I’m sorry. He is deceased. How can I help you?” I reply.  My line is practiced, and I can say it now without choking up on the phone. He is deceased. I’ve said those words to strangers over and over again theseContinue reading “What No One Wants to Hear”

When I Tell You

When I tell you my husband has died, please don’t … … Tell me you’ve recently lost a pet. Rob was a faithful companion, but he was no Golden Retriever.This makes my loss feel trivial. … Launch into a detailed discussion of your distant relative’s terminal illness. I’ve endured more graphic content about dying thanContinue reading “When I Tell You”