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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.
When Love Feels Too Risky
By Marisa Renee Lee
I didn’t realize how my mom’s cancer death would affect my love life — until I met the man I wanted to marry.
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.
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.
Dead in Real Life, Alive on Twitter
By Kate Essig
How a post-mortem scrapbook project kept teaching me about my friend.
In Defense of Magic
By Eric Meyer
The winter holiday rituals have soothed our grieving souls. So has our son's belief in Santa.
I’m Done Hanging Stockings for Dead People
By Madeleine Deliee
For the past 7 years, holiday decorations reminded me only of who was missing. This year, I said ‘enough.’
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.
Ned and I
By Mira Ptacin
I'm 36. One of my best friends is 84. I try to live in the moment, knowing our relationship might be a fleeting one.
The Sitcom Widow
By Alison Lowenstein
Sizing myself up to DJ Tanner, Carol Brady and Nancy Botwin
When Grandma Got Mean, I Got Angry
By Mattea Kramer
When my spirited grandmother declined, then died, I was as pissed off as I was utterly bereft.
I’m Not Okay with Being a Motherless Mother
By Stephanie Noll
Turns out, I'm not ok with being a motherless mother.
9 Funerals and a Wedding
By Kelly Haramis
We had so much fun watching our wedding video, until we realized that so many of the people who toasted us that day are dead.
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.
‘Daddy, Daddy, Where Are You?’
By Lisa Paterson
After 9/11 my son asked for his father dozens of times a day, everyday — for nine years.
Cleanup in the Produce Aisle
By Deborah Greene
I was in Whole Foods when learned of my father's suicide. Going grocery shopping has never been the same.
By Sally Abrams
15 years after my father died suddenly, had he finally come to say goodbye?
Loss Squared In the City of Love
By Rachel Ricketts
After my mother's death, I departed for Paris with her ashes -- the same week of the tragic terror attacks.
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