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Closing My Eyes, Seeing My Father
By Mattea Kramer
I refused to look at my dad in the morgue — a decision I came to second-guess. Then my father showed up in my dreams.
Speak for Your Self
By Janet Reich Elsbach
My sister had a right to be stubborn in facing terminal cancer — even if the rest of us disagreed with her choices.
Revisiting the Track after My Father’s Death
By Kristine Hansen
I'd abandoned the 440-yard loop long ago. Returning to it allowed me to begin grieving my father's death.
Tears and Tequila in Tinseltown
By Ruby Dutcher
A novel imagines a safe haven for young widows and widowers in the City of Angels.
Joan Rivers and Her ‘Screw You!’ to Suicide
By Julie Satow
Joan's insistence on yanking the word 'suicide' out of the shadows endeared her to many survivors -- especially me.
The Grinch in Your Mailbox?
By Meg Tansey
Should a holiday letter say how much pain you're in? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Older Than She Was
By Amy Barr
I’ve officially lived longer than my mother did. Only now, on the other side, have I come to understand the life she lived.
Close to the Clouds
By Sarah Kilch Gaffney
My husband's ashes in tow, I summited the mountain we'd loved to bring him 'home'. I found my own solace there, amongst the trees and solid rock.
The Lucy Van Pelt of Loss
By Donna Schwartz
Here's how I became the go-to person for guiding friends through grief.
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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