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What Is ‘Sexual Bereavement’?
By Alice Radosh
We don't talk about it enough.
Complicated Grief: How It’s Different
By Modern Loss
When the intense pain lingers, it may be 'complicated grief.' Here's how to recognize it, and where to find help.
Riding and Hiding in My Griefmobile
By Sarah Kravits
No matter how intense my feelings, my car always comes to the rescue, with available music, clean tissues, and much-needed privacy.
He’s Dead, But He’s No Saint
By Robyn Woodman
My husband cheated on me again and again — but people give him a pass because he died in a tragic Thanksgiving Day scuba accident.
How to Handle and Help with Workplace Grief
By Sloane Davidson
A guide for managers and coworkers on navigating the tough transitions stemming from loss.
An Ice Cream Truck at the Funeral
By Sarah Troop
And 6 other meaningful ways to incorporate food — and cocktails — into a memorial.
Grief: There’s No Comparison
By Becky A. Benson
We may try size up our grief to justify the depth of our pain, or to remind ourselves that it could be worse. But trying to determine a hierarchy does no one any good.
The Voicemail Afterlife
By Sara Goldfarb
My grandma called daily and, I sometimes sent her to voicemail — rationalizing that I was just too busy to pick up. In the wake of her death, I cherish those recordings.
Facebook Wall as Condolence Note?
By Meg Tansey
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.
11 People You Meet in Hell
By Erin Donovan
Minimizers, vultures, happy morons, competitors at the Sad Olympics and other people you’re bound to encounter on your grief journey.
When Your Loved One’s Last Wish Was ‘No Funeral’
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our columnist offers 7 alternatives for memorializing the dead.
By Annie Robinson
Narrative practice has helped me navigate grief. Here's how it could help you, too.
How To: Write a Sympathy Note
The author of "How To Say It" explains how to offer words of comfort people actually want to receive.
Giving Birth at the Age Mom Died
By Anna Whiston-Donaldson
I had my children young, keeping in mind that my own mother died 46. Now I’m 46, missing my mother, grieving my 12-year-old son, and also happily, unexpectedly pregnant.
The Future, Without Me
By Magnolia Ripkin
I am a happily married mother of two young children and I have terminal lung cancer. These days, I’m consumed with curiosity — and worry — about what my husband’s and children’s lives will look like after I’m gone.
The 9 Things No One Tells You About Scattering Ashes
Nine things no one tells you about scattering ashes.
Don’t Call Sheryl Sandberg a Widow
By Rebecca Soffer
Modern Loss speaks with the Facebook COO about micro-stepping her way through grief, 'Option B,' and how she approaches those painful trigger holidays.
‘Grief Is Something You Live in and Then Eventually It Lives in You’
By Allison Yarrow
Writer Ariel Levy on her son's birth, death and what she considers grief's most valuable lesson.
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.
Why I Like Funerals More Than Weddings
By Rachel Amondson
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"? I'd rather watch "Four Funerals and a Wedding."
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