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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.
‘Daddy, Daddy, Where Are You?’
By Lisa Paterson
After 9/11 my son asked for his father dozens of times a day, everyday — for nine years.
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.
By Emily Kaiser
Just over a year after my mom died, my boyfriend of three years walked out — carrying his deodorant and phone charger. And then, I was grieving all over again.
Sharing My Boyfriend’s Songs After His Suicide
By Kristen Gwynne
I'm still making sense of things after my boyfriend ended his life. But one thing is clear: The need to share the music he never got to play for the world.
By Sally Abrams
15 years after my father died suddenly, had he finally come to say goodbye?
By Alyssa Limperis
After my dad's death, now it just feels like a house.
How To: Write a Sympathy Note
The author of "How To Say It" explains how to offer words of comfort people actually want to receive.
Giving Birth at the Age Mom Died
By Anna Whiston-Donaldson
I had my children young, keeping in mind that my own mother died 46. Now I’m 46, missing my mother, grieving my 12-year-old son, and also happily, unexpectedly pregnant.
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