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My Dead Husband, the Serial Adulterer
By Robyn Woodman
My loss was complicated by news that the man I loved had cheated.
‘Sit Still and Uncover your Eyes’
By Elizabeth Brady
After my 9-year-old son's sudden death, I am forced to choose life — sometimes several times a day.
A Word for My Loss
By Michael Flamini
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage on what would have been my 28th anniversary with my partner. Though we were never able to marry, I consider myself a widower.
Thanksgiving After Jack
By Anna Whiston-Donaldson
A few weeks before Thanksgiving, my 12-year-old son went out to play in the rain and never came home. That year, everything about the holiday just felt wrong.
After My Daughter’s Death, On Guilt and Apologies
By Eric Meyer
In the year since cancer took my little girl's life, I find myself saying 'I'm sorry.' For not being able to save her, for surviving her death, and for simply being 'sorrowful.'
Could Everybody Stop Trying to Pretty Up Death? It’s Not Working.
By Melanie Brooks
Language that denies the mess of death also denies the grieving the chance to be messy.
Meet Patricia, Aunt Esther’s Amazon Alter Ego
By Joey Chernila
It was only after my aunt's death that I really got to know her -- through hundreds of Amazon.com product reviews.
The Death Doula
By Mara Altman
Hear the word "doula" and you're likely to think of a birth coach. But some doulas are trained to help the dying. I was one of them.
6 Grief Books That Actually Helped
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
After my husband died, people gave me a lot of books about loss. Most didn’t speak to me. These did.
Complicated Grief: How It’s Different
By Modern Loss
When the intense pain lingers, it may be 'complicated grief.' Here's how to recognize it, and where to find help.
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