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‘I Have Some Very Bad News’
By Holly West
Tasked with making and fielding calls to let people know Dad had died felt like collateral damage.
That Would Have Been a Great Story
By Stacy Feintuch
My high school boyfriend and I lost our respective spouses just months apart — and reconnected over our grief. I would like to be able to say that we fell back in love and lived happily ever after. Something else unfolded.
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.
A Miscarriage Saved My Marriage
By Courtney Maum
I didn’t wish for this loss. But it happened, and brought uncommon gifts.
By Alexandra Umlas
Grandpa was totally dead. In his honor, I decided to bring my mostly dead orchids back to life.
My Father’s Death Reminded Me I Married a Good Man
By Jo Piazza
My dad, on the other hand, was a cherished friend and a terrible husband.
Bring Soup, Not Salad
By Caryn Anthony
And other rules for feeding mourners from a pair of foodies who’ve been there.
‘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.
Losing My Son’s ‘First Mommy’
By Lisa Pierce Flores
When the troubled woman who gave birth to my little boy died at age 31, I realized just how much I’d been riding on her imagined recovery.
When the Grim Reaper Visited My High School
By Elana Rabinowitz
Decades later, a favorite teacher’s death resonates still.
By Stefanie Turner
It is fundamentally heartbreaking to meet the love of your life so soon after losing the person who was most fanatically committed to your happiness.
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.
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.
It’s Katie Fisher Day!
By Matt Fisher
Starting a cookie-baking social media memorial holiday would have been a strange move for anyone, but perhaps stranger for me than most.
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.
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.
In Mourning, with Broadway and Carne Guisada
By Christopher Gonzalez
How musicals like "In the Heights" helped after losing my abuela.
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.
A Widow and her Galentines
By Debbie Weiss
After my husband died, I stumbled about looking for my tribe. Counterintuitive to my nature, I found it in yoga class.
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