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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.
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Stuck in My Throat
By Amy McElroy
I don’t have many regrets. But not thanking the man so influential in my early adulthood is a big one.
Mourning with Miso
By Alana Chernila
When someone is cracked wide open from grief, I bring over a briny soup to help replenish the tears they've lost. Here's my recipe.
By Lisa Schamess
In the aftermath of my husband's death, my friends bought me potted plants. I promptly returned them — unable to contemplate caring for another living thing. Fourteen years on, what would it mean to use my credit at the florist?
Ask ML: No Thanks(giving)
By Meg Tansey
My parents and I aren't in a Thanksgiving mood after my brother's sudden death. Other relatives disagree. How can we can ditch the holiday in style?
Resenting My Mother-in-Law — Even More Than Usual
After losing her mom to cancer, one reader finds it harder to contend with her difficult mother-in-law. Our advice guru explains how to keep the peace.
Reclaiming Mother’s Day
By Rebecca Soffer
Modern Loss' founder opens up about celebrating Mother's Day for the first time in eight years, and compiles some the site's most moving pieces about losing a mother, and losing a child.
When Your New Home Has a Sad History
By Beth Taylor
When you buy a home, you want to imagine yourself living there — not the former owner dying there.
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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