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Dahleen Glanton: A widow cannot bear life alone. Is it possible to love someone too much?

Charlye Kate Davenport, my godmother, passed away on Easter Sunday. But life ended for her eight years ago.

That's when Kate's beloved husband, Leo, died.

It has been found that the romantic bond between two people can be so intense that once broken, it can kill. Over the years, researchers have documented many cases of husbands and wives, and parents and their children dying shortly after one another.

In Kate's mind, death could not come fast enough. Her debilitating grief lasted for

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