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’Twas the Fight Before Christmas
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
When it came to decorating the tree, my late husband and I didn’t exactly see eye-to eye.
Guilt: My Constant Companion
By Sara Nachlis
After my father died of ALS, my grief has come in waves; my guilt, however, never seems to subside.
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?
The Yoga Dialogues
By Jennifer Pastiloff
After a close friend's sudden death, even a yoga teacher has trouble quieting her mind.
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.
Call of the Riled
By Chanel Dubofsky
Devastating news has twice come in the form of a call. Now whenever the phone rings, I fear the worst.
Deleting My Mother
By Esther D. Kustanowitz
When Gmail kept prompting me to email my dead mother, drastic action was necessary.
Grieving and Purging
A will usually dictates the fate of homes, cars and jewelry. But what should you do with your loved one's lip balm, bicycle or hoodies?
On Thanksgiving, Longing to Go Home Again
By Anna Davies
For years, I swore off Thanksgiving. Then my mom died, and I found myself longing to go home again.
Mourning Tina, the Nanny Who Raised Me
By Catie Lazarus
When strangers ask me if my necklace is a family heirloom, the answer is not so easy as yes or no.
Giving Voice to the ‘Silent Sorrow’
By Melissa Lafsky Wall
It’s as if a family member just died and you had a major medical problem all at the same time. So why aren't you supposed to tell anyone?
The Reverse Midas Touch
By Abby Sher
After losing my father, two aunts and stepfather in quick succession, I became convinced I was cursed.
5 Things That Help Me Cope
By Emily Rapp Black
Facing a lifetime of missing my child, here's what gets me through — and lifts me up.
My Dead Husband, the Serial Adulterer
By Robyn Woodman
My loss was complicated by news that the man I loved had cheated.
By Lisa Kenner Grissom
Losing a pet is a peculiar experience. Animal lovers get it, but others don't. They ask when you're getting a new one. Like you’re replacing a broken toy.
Beyond the Casserole
By Lisa Rogak
Even mourners gotta eat: recipes from around the world — from South African Funeral Rice to Swedish Funeral Glogg.
By Sarah Seltzer
I thought the tragic death of a young friend would temper the pain of losing a loved one to old age; I was wrong.
What’s in a Namesake?
By David Sax
After my wife's father died, all eyes were on our baby to lighten the burden of our grief.
5 Kids Books That Go There
By Marjorie Ingall
Talking to children about death doesn't have to be awkward. Our picks, in order of awesomeness, for reads that may help.
Finding Our Tribe
In her "Mourning, Noon and Night" column, the author explains why she left propriety curbside in favor of more unconventional ways to mourn.
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