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My Dead Mom Turned Me Into a Functional Hoarder
By Meg Tansey
Help! I find it impossible to give away any of the toys my mother gave my children.
A Very Brady Christmas (But Way More Complicated)
A newly engaged widow wants to know how to manage her bereaved in-laws' expectations this season. Our advice columnist weighs in.
Help! My Sister Keeps Posting Photos of Our Dead Father (and Tagging Me) on Social
Our advice columnist on what to do when your sibling keeps posting pics of your dead dad and tagging you on Facebook. #sigh
Remembering Grandma as She Really Was
Some guidelines for memorializing someone at the end of a long and debilitating illness
Grief Is a Change Agent
This Thanksgiving, don’t normalize your grief. Turn it into a catalyst.
The Grinch in Your Mailbox?
Should a holiday letter say how much pain you're in? Our advice columnist weighs in.
My parents and I aren't in a Thanksgiving mood after my brother's sudden death. Other relatives disagree. How can we can ditch the holiday in style?
When Self Care Looks Like Paying The Cable Bill
"My father-in-law suddenly died. How do I take care of them, and myself, while working full-time?" Meg's case for the little things.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Struggling after her twin brother's death, a woman wonders if she should (or even could) take time off from working at a tiny startup. Our latest advice column.
What People (Don’t) Do After Hearing About a Friend’s Loss
After a mother's death, a woman's inbox gets the cold shoulder from some valued pals. Our advice guru weighs in.
I have a terrible relationship with sister. How do I get through my dad’s memorial service without creating a scene? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Merry — Not So Much
Our advice columnist weighs in on holiday shopping for the bereaved, what to do when Christmas parties are grief triggers and more.
After Dad’s Death, Around the World or Back to School?
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.
When the Grief-Stricken Has Special Needs
In the latest installment of "Ask Modern Loss," a hospice volunteer wonders how best to help a man with Down Syndrome process the impending death of his mother.
Resenting My Mother-in-Law — Even More Than Usual
After losing her mom to cancer, one reader finds it harder to contend with her difficult mother-in-law. Our advice guru explains how to keep the peace.
Looking for Work, Trying To Grieve
Is it ok to change jobs in the first year after my partner's death? How can I help a friend in denial about her sister's prognosis? Our advice guru weighs in.
You Can’t Pick Your Relatives
What's the deal with relatives who never acknowledged my loss? How can I mindfully break up with a grieving girlfriend? Meg chimes in.
The Looming 365
What to do on that dreaded first death anniversary? Can a terminally ill man prepare his wife for life without him? Sound advice from Meg.
How do I get my grief-stricken friend out of her house? Can I expect other people to remember my loved one's birthday? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Facebook Wall as Condolence Note?
So your friend or colleague posts on social media about a death in the family. How should you respond? Our advice guru weighs in on that question and more in her latest column.
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