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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.
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?
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?
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.
The Lucy Van Pelt of Loss
By Donna Schwartz
Here's how I became the go-to person for guiding friends through grief.
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.
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.
The Writing Life
By Joanna Chen
My friend allowed me no excuses for unfinished work. When she died, I thought I’d never put pen to paper again.
My Sister, The Fly
By Julissa Catalan
The most persistent house fly entered my world the same day my sister left it. But what I didn’t realize was that my sister hadn’t actually left.
‘I Don’t Wait’
By Modern Loss
It's hard being patient when you're living with a fatal illness. Emily Kramer-Golinkoff is channeling her impatience into changing how Cystic Fibrosis research is done.
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