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*Names have been changed to protect identities En español She wrote him first. In the summer, when the trees leafed out, you couldn't even see the road or the neighbors. She'd grown up here, in a conservative pocket of Virginia. When it came to meeting new people, however, her choices were limited. The holidays were coming, and she didn't want to face them alone.
It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.
She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.
I would love to get to know you as you sound like a very interesting person plus you are beautiful. In fact it would be my pleasure if you wrote me at my email as I hardly come on here often. Some of the other men she'd met on Match had also quickly offered personal email addresses, so Amy didn't sense anything unusual when she wrote back to the Yahoo address from her own account.
The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.
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Maybe you just broke up with a long-term partner or your love passed on.
Later, when she puzzled over their relationship, she'd remember this. That had been a fateful move; it made everything easier for him. After the funeral, a grief counselor told her to make no sudden changes in her life for at least a year, and she followed that advice.
Two sharp blows that had left her alone in her late 50s. His cancer took him swiftly, before she had time to process what was happening.