Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
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.
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.
Tweets by @ModernLoss
Welcome to Modern Loss, your destination for candid conversation about grief.
No judgments. Our spam-free email is a great way to receive our latest pieces and learn about upcoming events.