This Is Us

The Questions That Haunt Grieving Siblings

With my brother gone, am I still a sister?

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Do you have any siblings?

I don’t feel the warm rush of panic flood my chest when I’m asked this question anymore, though I’ve never quite gotten used to it. As a middle-aged mom, I don’t actually hear it as much anymore. When I’m getting to know…