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Leaning In, My Way
By Shannon Sarna
I dove into back into work after my daughter was born. As a motherless mother, I soon realized I'd made the wrong choice.
How I’m Making Mother’s Day My Bitch
By Kate Spencer
I've spent years wallowing on this Hallmark holiday, missing my dead mom. This time, though, I'm making it my own.
My Dead Husband, the Serial Adulterer
By Robyn Woodman
My loss was complicated by news that the man I loved had cheated.
The Future, Without Me
By Magnolia Ripkin
I am a happily married mother of two young children and I have terminal lung cancer. These days, I’m consumed with curiosity — and worry — about what my husband’s and children’s lives will look like after I’m gone.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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