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By Michael Bahler
As my wife’s due date approached, my mother was defying death. I told myself she was holding on to meet the baby. My father and sister had other explanations.
By Emily Page Hatch
There was something about my first days as a mother that reminded me of my final moments with my own mother. Neither my newborn nor my mother could talk back. But could they understand me?
The Best Things in My Life Came From My Brother’s Death
By Natasha Noman
The best things in my life really did come out of my brother's death.
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?
Video Game Review: ‘That Dragon, Cancer’
By Eric Meyer
A new experience on gaming and grief, created by a couple inspired by the loss of their young son.
Why I Like Funerals More Than Weddings
By Rachel Amondson
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"? I'd rather watch "Four Funerals and a Wedding."
Take a Breather
By Dr. Jude Black
And 4 other grief therapist-approved tips for surviving Christmas after a loss.
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?
Don’t Make Them Eat Cake
By Ruby Dutcher
Endless comfort food can be the opposite of comforting to someone dealing with loss. Here are 5 gifts to show you care –without the added sugar.
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.
The End of My Self-Pity Party
By Michael Cohen
Life with my partner felt like finally being invited to the ball. Since his death, I've spent too long insistent on feeling devalued.
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.
Scarlett O’Hara, Grief Counselor
By Hilarie Ashton
The "Gone with the Wind" character taught me a powerful coping mechanism for dealing with my mother's loss.
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.
‘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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