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How To Bury a War
By Merissa Nathan Gerson
It begins at a New Jersey diner, and ends as the last Holocaust survivor in our family was lowered into the ground.
Was My Dead Ex Talking to Me From Inside the TV?
By Molly Tolsky
Was my dead ex talking to me from inside the TV?
My 6 Years of Anticipatory Grief
By Hannah Barrett
My daughter died after an unsuccessful heart transplant. But I've lived very real stages of loss since even before she entered the world.
In 2015, These Events Changed How We Talk About Grief
By Gabrielle Birkner
From #JeSuisCharlie and #BlackLivesMatter to Sheryl Sandberg's meditation on loss, the past year has transformed the conversation around death and dying.
20 Things You Probably Don’t Know About My Dead Dad
He never met my children, but they will know him through the photos, scrapbooks and stories of those who knew and loved him best. Through me.
Why I’m Jealous of Grieving People
By Nicole Ferraro
Dad died when I was 6, and life went on seemingly undeterred. All these years later, I find myself envious of those who have the chance to mourn.
By Laura Coward
On my 8th fatherless Father's Day, my dad found a way to send me a handwritten message from the grave.
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.
Wishing My High School Classmate Had Made It to College
By Kaustubh Deo
I didn't actually share some deep emotional bond with my high school classmate that warranted being so broken up about her suicide. But I was anyway.
And Visions of Baseball Danced in My Head
By Jennifer Dunsmore
My mom found healing watching the Kansas City Royals. After she died, so did I.
Loss Squared In the City of Love
By Rachel Ricketts
After my mother's death, I departed for Paris with her ashes -- the same week of the tragic terror attacks.
My Ectopic Pregnancy Nearly Killed Me
By Jessica Barraco
How my body betrayed me with an ectopic pregnancy.
Executive Producing Your Own Goodbye
By Jane Condon
My father-in-law was a planner his entire life. The end was no exception.
The Grinch in Your Mailbox?
By Meg Tansey
Should a holiday letter say how much pain you're in? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Dad’s Voice in the ‘Tower of Song’
By Erin Lyndal Martin
The last time I spoke to my father, the subject was, of all things, Leonard Cohen — the musician my dad believed brought 'punctuation to experience.'
Had I Sealed My Father’s Fate?
By Michelle Adelman
I'm a novelist and killed off the father character early in my first book. When my dad died unexpectedly soon after, I was wracked with guilt.
After My Miscarriage, I Was Still Pregnant
By Caryn Berardi
We were expecting triplets. So why does everyone insist on calling it a 'blessing in disguise' that only two of our babies made it to term?
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.
By Sally Abrams
15 years after my father died suddenly, had he finally come to say goodbye?
Sleeping Through Grandma’s Death
By Amy Oestreicher
When I finally came to after a months-long coma, my beloved grandmother was gone.
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