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Grief: There's No Comparison
By Becky A. Benson
We may try size up our grief to justify the depth of our pain, or to remind ourselves that it could be worse. But trying to determine a hierarchy does no one any good.
‘I Am A Widower’
By Michael Flamini
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage on what would have been my 28th anniversary with my partner. Though we were never able to marry, I consider myself a widower.
The Art of the Public Deathbed
By Ruby Dutcher
With her powerful presence on social media, writer, musician and cult celebrity Amanda Palmer offers a poignant lesson on grieving in front of an audience.
The Future, Without Me
By Magnolia Ripkin
I am a happily married mother of two young children and I have terminal lung cancer. These days, I’m consumed with curiosity — and worry — about what my husband’s and children’s lives will look like after I’m gone.
A 'Lasting Totem'
By Brian Stelter
The writer David Carr thought of me like a son. When he died, he left me with a trove of fatherly wisdom, courtesy of Gmail.
The Guilt I Carry
By Eric Meyer
In the year since cancer took my little girl's life, I find myself saying 'I'm sorry.' For not being able to save her, for surviving her death, and for simply being 'sorrowful.'
Lose Your Father, Date Your Papi
By Mathew Rodriguez
As a young man, I lost my father to AIDS-related illness. Now I search for echoes of him in the men I choose to love.
Say This, Not That
By Dr. Jessica Zucker and Ryan Alexander-Tanner
Ever wish there were an illustrated guide on supporting someone who has had a miscarriage? Now there is.
By Laura Kiesel
Uncle Billy, the father figure in my life, came back from prison broken and distant. And before long, he was dead — leaving me to wrestle with his complicated legacy.
Forever a Stranger
By Anastasia Selby
For 16 years I had no relationship with my father, a devoted Scientologist. When he died, I realized just how little I knew about him — and he about me.
Mourning Option A
By Sheryl Sandberg
Thirty days after her husband's sudden death, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares a transparent portrait of grief -- and her determination to make the best of what's next.
Where The Eff Are My Friends?
By Meg Tansey
After a mother's death, a woman's inbox gets the cold shoulder from some valued pals. Our advice guru weighs in.
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