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My Summer of Few Words
By Sam Sabin
In the quiet of my solitude after loss and abuse, I noticed a voice I hadn't heard before -- mine.
Dad’s Dead. LOL?
By Emily Mongeau
I used to joke that I wanted to die before my dad. The order didn't work out -- but I found I could still laugh.
My Dad Died From Cancer — So I Made a Movie About It
By Rebecca Weaver
Thing is, expressing loss through art didn't heal my wound. It just exposed it to everyone, in feature-length format.
With the Swish of a Skirt, “La La Land” Triggered My Grief
By Paul Starke
With the swish of a skirt, the musical suddenly triggered my grief.
Making My Dad A Searchable Term
By Tamiko Nimura
My dad died before the Internet. When I put his name out into the digital world, I couldn't have anticipated what would come back to me.
The Year After My Dad’s Death Was the Best of My Life
By Alyssa Limperis
Assuming I was promised a century, I never worried about throwing away a decade. Watching my father die changed that -- for the better.
When Love Feels Too Risky
By Marisa Renee Lee
I didn’t realize how my mom’s cancer death would affect my love life — until I met the man I wanted to marry.
In Mourning, with Broadway and Carne Guisada
By Christopher Gonzalez
How musicals like "In the Heights" helped after losing my abuela.
Sautéing My Way Through Grief
By Dallas Woodburn
When my best friend died in a car accident, I felt compelled to take up cooking. Here are three recipes that helped me through.
By Christina Lewis Halpern
We always had too many of my late father’s iconic dress shirts — until the Smithsonian wanted one, and we realized we had none.
By Jane Larkworthy
Maia and I only spent a few minutes together. It was only after her death that I finally got to know her.
Ilana and Aaron are celebrating 9 years of friendship on Facebook!
By Ilana Sichel
Thing is, Aaron is dead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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