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Deciding What to Do with "Things" After a Loved One Dies

After someone dies, people often desperately want to hang on to everything they can: memories, possessions, pictures. The shoes left in the doorway can become sacred. Read More

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Nancy Berns, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Drake University and the author of Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us.

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