Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Don’t Call Sheryl Sandberg a Widow
By Rebecca Soffer
Modern Loss speaks with the Facebook COO about micro-stepping her way through grief, 'Option B,' and how she approaches those painful trigger holidays.
Deleting My Mother
By Esther D. Kustanowitz
When Gmail kept prompting me to email my dead mother, drastic action was necessary.
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.
By Stefanie Turner
It is fundamentally heartbreaking to meet the love of your life so soon after losing the person who was most fanatically committed to your happiness.
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.
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.
Happy Birthday, Modern Loss!
By Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner
Modern Loss' co-founders look back on the site's first year — and share their goals for Year Two.
Reclaiming Mother’s Day
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.
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?
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