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Do you have any siblings?

This seemingly harmless query is one I’ve spent years struggling to answer

Christopher Muther and his sister Christopher Muther (left) with his sister in the 1970s. (Photo courtesy of Christopher Muther)
By Christopher Muther
Globe Staff / August 26, 2010

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For years, the question has popped up in casual conversations with new acquaintances. It rears its head at parties with people who are innocently making polite small talk, and when I was actively dating, it was the question that always led me to stop, put down my mojito, and take a deep breath. (Full article: 733 words)

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