My mother was murdered by a serial killer about 16 years ago.
Whenever the subject of parents comes up at work,
I don't know what to tell people when they ask about my mom.
I am 26. Once in a while, they will ask me about what happened to her,
but when I open my mouth to say something, I get nervous and start blushing.
This might be because I know people get uncomfortable when you talk about stuff like this.
I also feel weird telling them that my mother was a prostitute and that's how she was murdered.
Sometimes I say she was in an "accident" -- but that's a lie.
Can you give me any advice on the proper way to discuss this in the office
without it being weird for me or the other person?
-- MOTHERLESS DAUGHTER IN WASHINGTON