Truthfully, I really don't have anything to say about the first articles. There really are not words to describe the reaction to hearing stories like hers. Recently in my life, I have been helping my best friend through the horrible and sudden loss of her mother and father, and it reinforces the thought that there are not words. I am often at a loss for what to say to her and for good reason. Without having lost someone so close to me, I feel like I almost do not have the right to talk about how it might feel. It is something I cannot even imagine.
The article about broken heart syndrome was interesting, although was difficult to read after the heartbreaking intensity of the first one. To me, it sounds like shock is more of a factor than the relationship possibly? This may be my cynical outlook on this article because numerous times they said that doctors are still looking into the causes and who is most susceptible but I don't know that I personally would see this as dying of a broken heart but rather as dying or suffering from medical conditions brought on by shock.