Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Modern Loss at the Movies
By Rebecca Soffer
Join us in NYC October 29 for a screening of the indie comedy “The Widowers” and a Q&A with the filmmakers. As always, there will be drinks.
Closure, There's No Such Thing
By Jordan Rosenfeld
I didn’t see my ailing godmother during the final years of her life — thanks to my difficult relationship with her husband. In the aftermath of her death, I was overwhelmed by guilt.
Goodbye, Dear Peeps
By Karen Iris Tucker
My 13-pound Bichon Frisé was my best friend, my loyal companion and my professional buoy. So why isn’t there a blueprint for mourning a pet who loved me as much as any human did?
‘Call Me a Mother’
By Talia Haykin
After two miscarriages, I feel like a parent — even though I’ve never held my babies or pushed them in a stroller. I want you to respect that.
‘Wish You Were Here’
By Andrea Meyer
My daughter, Nina, died five weeks before she was due to be born. Years on, I am surprised by the depth of pain her absence brings me.
5 Ways To Reframe Pregnancy Loss
By Dr. Jessica Zucker
Letting go of self-blame, avoiding comparisons and other tips from a psychologist who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health.
By Jennifer Richler
I have so many questions about my mother's tragic accident. But will the details of her death provide me with relief or will it traumatize me all over again? Weighing the pros and cons of fact-finding.
Around the World or Back to School?
By Meg Tansey
A young woman mourning her father wonders whether she should finish college — despite major financial hurdles — or travel to clear her head. Our advice guru weighs in.
Marathons, Memoirs & More
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist introduces us to 6 people who channeled their grief to achieve the extraordinary.
From Joe to San Jose
By Lisbeth Garassino
I hadn't planned on pursuing a life 3,000 miles from family and friends. But that was before my brother (and best friend) died at 29.
Parenting After Loss
By Ellen Friedrichs
It can be hard to know if my children are reacting to their father's death — or if they're just acting their age.
By Stephen Miller
After escaping the World Trade Center on 9/11, I left Wall Street to become a professional obituary writer. I never looked back.
'There Are No Words'
By The Jed Foundation
But that doesn't mean you can't help a friend who has lost a loved one to suicide. In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, the Jed Foundation explains how.
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