Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Paying Tribute to My Peeps
By Karen Iris Tucker
My 13-pound Bichon Frisé was my best friend, my loyal companion and my professional buoy. So why isn't there a blueprint for mourning a pet who loved me as much as any human did?
Et Tu, Betty?
By Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer
The Modern Loss TV club, a.k.a. Rebecca and Gabi, dissects the big 'Mad Men' news, and looks ahead to the series finale.
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.
The Words We Couldn’t Say
By Megan Birch-McMichael
As my daughter grew inside of me, my best friend's pregnancy ended in stillbirth. Comforting her felt impossible.
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.
The Lucy Van Pelt of Loss
By Donna Schwartz
Here's how I became the go-to person for guiding friends through grief.
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.
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.
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