An Obituary for My Dead Ex-Boyfriend

I had already grieved our relationship. Now I was grieving his life.

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I was sitting on the kitchen floor when I got the text.

“Ashley, this is Sean’s father. We’re sorry to tell you Sean passed away in his sleep last night.”

I stood up, pulled on my boyfriend’s arm, and showed him the text. Sean was a name…