Your story really resonates with my current situation. I just recently lost my mother and being the cheerful person that I always am, I told my partner “I’m fine” whenever he inquired. He somehow read through me and asked me to please share with him my sadness. I did and it was the best thing I could have done to show him how much I love and appreciate him in my life.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful story.

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