Having said that, the prose is fluid and beautiful, the story touching.
"Not long after the funeral you and your husband separate. Something about death has made the absence of life in your marriage apparent, indeed achingly obvious. And with your baby gone and your oldest about to be married, your motherly duties seem abruptly over and your family exploded. Your husband agrees. He is hollow and gray with sorrow, too weak perhaps to disagree."Revealing the son’s death in the first sentence was absolutely the right choice here and while the conclusion feels a bit too expected, at least the reader doesn’t feel manipulated along the way.