"Mary, this is the first time I've seen a comment that echoes my own sadness. I, too, have a daughter who's been angry at me from shortly before her father died (cancer.) We had always been so, so close (I thought) and yet she…"
"Apparently in Victorian times a widow just disappeared into her home, never to be heard from again; and that was to be expected. In those genteel times, I suppose widows had the "decency" not to impose their condition on the world…"