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Grief Bacon: Mourning My Mom, and My Figure
By Ruby Dutcher
The term is a thing (just ask the Germans). Our series on the impact grief has on our bodies.
This Side of Paradise
By Nanea Hoffman
Hawaiian cemetery picnics have long been a family tradition, but one I have resisted since my father died.
Had I Sealed My Father’s Fate?
By Michelle Adelman
I'm a novelist and killed off the father character early in my first book. When my dad died unexpectedly soon after, I was wracked with guilt.
By Gail Dosik
Word to the wise: a modern house of mourning requires copious amounts of chocolate. Bake these cookies the next time you need to show your love.
Wishing My High School Classmate Had Made It to College
By Kaustubh Deo
I didn't actually share some deep emotional bond with my high school classmate that warranted being so broken up about her suicide. But I was anyway.
Close to Death
By Abby Sher
I had just given birth to my third child and was training for a half-marathon when I had a heart attack. And as I lay in my hospital bed, I could hear the woman in the next room dying.
What Cindy Stowell’s Inspiring ‘Jeopardy’ Win Teaches Us
By Gabrielle Birkner
It's obvious, but too often overlooked.
By Kelly Haramis
At my daughters' concerts and school performances, I see all the happy grandparents, snapping photos and bearing flowers. That's when I feel my own mother's loss most acutely.
The Sitcom Widow
By Alison Lowenstein
Sizing myself up to DJ Tanner, Carol Brady and Nancy Botwin
The Grinch in Your Mailbox?
By Meg Tansey
Should a holiday letter say how much pain you're in? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Putting the Satan Back in Christmas
By Carole Newton McManus
The holiday season may bring up all kinds of memories when you’re grieving. But what if your loved one was more Scrooge than Santa?
Both Parents Are Gone. But I Miss Only One of Them.
By Debra Nussbaum Cohen
When I long to pick up the phone — and share my joys and my struggles — I only want to speak to Mom.
Trying to Get Pregnant After the Death of a Child
By Chanel Brenner
After losing my six-year-old son, I was determined to give my youngest child another sibling.
5 Inspiring Tribute Tattoos
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
From words conjured in a dream to ashes mixed into ink, our columnist presents her annual feature on these forever memorials.
Grief Revisted: Election 2016 Post-Mortem
By Rebecca Soffer
The loss I've been feeling this week is real. Same goes for yours.
’Twas the Fight Before Christmas
When it came to decorating the tree, my late husband and I didn’t exactly see eye-to eye.
Dad’s Voice in the ‘Tower of Song’
By Erin Lyndal Martin
The last time I spoke to my father, the subject was, of all things, Leonard Cohen — the musician my dad believed brought 'punctuation to experience.'
How To: Write Your Story
By Jessica Handler
The author of a guide on writing through grief helps you get started on the essay or memoir that's stuck in your head.
It’s Your Funeral: 10 Ways to Hack the Planning
By Caleb Wilde
A funeral director guides you through what you can control about the process (hint: a lot more than you think!) and what you can’t.
6 Grief Books That Actually Helped
After my husband died, people gave me a lot of books about loss. Most didn’t speak to me. These did.
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