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Quotations about Advice and the Dead

What are some good quotations involving the phrase "the dead" or the word "advice?" [more inside]
posted by avoision on Jun 19, 2010 - 11 answers

All the people who taught her card tricks are dying..

The woman I am romantically interested in has had an extremely taxing couple of years. Her long term boyfriend disappeared and committed suicide last year, and now her chief support/best friend/roommate has been given only 2 months to live. Both of her pets have cancer and will die soon. And me.. well, I'm moving out of country for at least 4 months in about a week >< Her family is all living overseas until mid summer. She says she doesn't think she can handle the pain and doesn't think she can live after the impending death of her friend. She basically has no one to turn to and I want to be a support for her without trying to replace her past. The question: How can I show my care for her without coming off as a looter during a vulnerable time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 - 19 answers

What can I say when my boyfriend gets scared about his Dad dying?

What can I say when my boyfriend gets scared about his Dad dying? [more inside]
posted by trampesque on Feb 9, 2009 - 12 answers

What would you like your epitaph to read? If you prefer not to be buried, what shall become of your mortal remains?

What would you like your epitaph to read? If you prefer not to be buried, what shall become of your mortal remains?
posted by baphomet on Nov 27, 2004 - 56 answers

Car Accident Tragedy

Someone in my immediate family was involved in a car accident today on a highway, and he was in the wrong (though no alcohol or drugs were involved). Not only that, but the other driver was killed, and he is probably going to be charged. He is traumatized, extremely distressed, in a bad state mentally. My question is for advice from anyone who has dealt with this kind of situation.
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2004 - 15 answers

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