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Happy Mother’s Day: 7 Tips for Speaking with a Bereaved Mother
By Monica Wesolowska
How do you support someone going through the unimaginable? To begin with, don't say you can't imagine what they're going through.
What To Say (or Not) to Someone Who Has Had a Miscarriage
By Dr. Jessica Zucker and Ryan Alexander-Tanner
Ever wish there were an illustrated guide on supporting someone who has had a miscarriage? Now there is.
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.
An Ice Cream Truck at the Funeral
By Sarah Troop
And 6 other meaningful ways to incorporate food — and cocktails — into a memorial.
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.
‘Sit Still and Uncover your Eyes’
By Elizabeth Brady
After my 9-year-old son's sudden death, I am forced to choose life — sometimes several times a day.
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.'
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.
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.
When Your Loved One’s Last Wish Was ‘No Funeral’
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our columnist offers 7 alternatives for memorializing the dead.
Mourning Option A
By Sheryl Sandberg
Thirty days after her husband's sudden death, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares a transparent portrait of grief -- and her determination to make the best of what's next.
Riding and Hiding in My Griefmobile
By Sarah Kravits
No matter how intense my feelings, my car always comes to the rescue, with available music, clean tissues, and much-needed privacy.
Why I’m Eating French Fries on Mother’s Day
By Camille Brown
My mom loved fresh vegetables, until she became too sick to eat them. Towards the end, all she — and I — could stomach was french fries.
Six Reasons Why You Should Focus on a Grieving Child
By Dr. Robin F. Goodman
The director of child and family grief support organization A Caring Hand offers simple ways to make a huge difference.
Coming Out of the Grief Closet
By Erica Goldblatt Hyatt
I'm a bereavement 'expert' who publicly hid my feelings after going from pregnant to grieving in a matter of hours. Until now.
Grief: There’s No Comparison
By Becky A. Benson
We may try size up our grief to justify the depth of our pain, or to remind ourselves that it could be worse. But trying to determine a hierarchy does no one any good.
David Carr’s ‘Lasting Totem’
By Brian Stelter
The writer David Carr thought of me like a son. When he died, he left me with a trove of fatherly wisdom, courtesy of Gmail.
Grief Bacon: Mourning My Mom, and My Figure
By Ruby Dutcher
The term is a thing (just ask the Germans). Our series on the impact grief has on our bodies.
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.
6 Grief Books That Actually Helped
After my husband died, people gave me a lot of books about loss. Most didn’t speak to me. These did.
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