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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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
‘Call Me a Mother’
By Talia Haykin
After two miscarriages, I feel like a parent — even though I've never held my babies or pushed them in a stroller. I want you to respect that.
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.
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