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Meghan Daum

Species of Grief

My father died. Then my dog died. I’m not sure which variety of grief is worse.

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Two weeks ago, just a few days after the long-planned memorial service for my father, I had to put my dog down.

My father had died six months earlier after a relatively brief illness. The grief felt like a slow, steady trickle, a…

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Meghan Daum

Meghan Daum

Weekly blogger for Medium. Host of @TheUnspeakPod. Author of six books, including The Problem With Everything. www.theunspeakablepodcast.com www.meghandaum.com

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