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‘Girls’ on Grief
By Annie Stamell
When it comes to loss and the 20-something, the HBO hit gets it right, says our resident TV guru.
‘Are You Sitting Down?’
By Cindy Augustine
It doesn’t really matter. There’s no good time or place or way to hear bad news.
Revolution to Reality
By Lisa Goldman
Despite years of witnessing political violence, I had no personal experience with death — until Mom got sick, and I headed home to help her die.
If My Sister Were Alive…
By Mélanie Berliet
Here’s what we would watch, eat and laugh about. Here’s what I would apologize for, forgive her for, attempt to explain and keep to myself.
Year Two: It’s Not Over
By Jessie Boatright
Everyone told me the first year after Mom’s death would be the hardest. But 12 months in, I wasn’t just mourning my mother. I was also mourning the fact that she hadn’t just died.
Mourning the Father I Never Knew
By Cara Paiuk
My dad is dead. But when a friend loses a parent, I can’t honestly say that I understand what he’s going through. Here's why.
How the World Says Goodbye
By Modern Loss
From a festive graveside picnic in Mexico to an elaborate gift-giving ceremony in India, check Modern Loss' interactive map featuring memorial rituals from around the world.
By Sarah Tuttle-Singer
My dead mother communicates with me through fortune cookies. Really, she does.
In the moments after my mother died, I recorded an episode of “Friends” — a decision that still confounds me a decade on.
Visiting Dad on Google Street View
By Bill Frankel
Before Dad died, Google cameras captured him — healthy and happy — tending his yard. For years after his death, I visited him frequently in cyberspace.
Feet, Pain, Love
By Sarah Fox
After my boyfriend succumbed to cystic fibrosis, I found relief in a grueling 500-mile pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago.
On New Year’s, Clawing My Way Back
By Megan Devine
The year my partner drowned, I bought a supermarket lobster — and set it free.
Grief Is Forever (and That’s OK)
By Emily Rapp Black
At a fancy spa, I found myself missing my son and learning to embrace my eternal sadness.
’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
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.
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