3 Ways to Help a Friend Through a Difficult Anniversary

3 Ways to Help a Friend Through a Difficult Anniversary

By Mary Cail
First published on mariashriver.com
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. . . On Wayne’s birthday, the year he died, my friend Suzanne and I bought cupcakes and candles, and hiked to an outcropping of boulders in the Rockies. We found a crevice between two rocks, where we lit the candles, cupping our hands against the cold April wind. I couldn’t speak. Suzanne stood up, slight and small against the huge backdrop of open sky and valley. . .

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How to Handle a Friend's Tears

How to Handle a Friend's Tears

By Mary Cail
First published on mariashriver.com
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. . .My eyes filled with tears that I couldn’t stop. I was horrified—I was crying into my potato soup. The more desperately I tried to blink those tears away, the worse it got. “I’m sorry,” I finally said, and expected the man to glance around, trying to attract the attention of a waiter. . .

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