One of the most read stories on Motto this week was the news that Beau Biden’s widow Hallie is now in a relationship with Beau’s brother, Hunter.
The story broke with tabloid breathlessness, but I like to think that the reason people wanted to know more was not about sordid drama, but because they were considering the emotional heart of the story: how two people came together during deep grief.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s statement of support for his son and his daughter-in-law said as much: “We are all lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness.”
Grief and its fractal effects are something we’ve always explored on TIME and Motto and of course will continue to. If you want to share a personal story, I would love to hear it, and you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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