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The Best Show for Your Grieving Child (and You)
By Ruby Dutcher
"Steven Universe" might just be the most nuanced, realistic portrayal of grief on television.
A Physical Place to Mourn a Virtual Friendship
By Christina Wallace
My friend and I encountered each other over social media and business travel. So it was complicated when he died, but my daily routine didn't change.
Don’t Say Nothing
By Magnolia Ripkin
And 7 other things to remember when a loved one reveals they are terminally ill.
Guess Who’s (Not) Coming to Dinner?
By Rebecca Shaloff
A menu of six ways to navigate the social chit chat minefield while living with loss.
He’s Dead, But He’s No Saint
By Robyn Woodman
My husband cheated on me again and again — but people give him a pass because he died in a tragic Thanksgiving Day scuba accident.
By Alyssa Limperis
After my dad's death, now it just feels like a house.
The Wills Party
By Shmuly Yanklowitz
My wife and I thought finalizing our wills was a good reason to have a party. Here’s why.
By Annie Robinson
Narrative practice has helped me navigate grief. Here's how it could help you, too.
My Sudden-Onset Only Child Syndrome
By Sarah Kravits
I always defined myself as an older sister to a younger brother. But after his sudden death in our 40s, I'm struggling to identify as an only child.
The ‘Funeral Clothes Project’
By Spencer Merolla
How (and why) I'm turning old funeral frocks into fine art.
Chicken Chow Found
By Jerusha Klemperer
I've spent years attempting to rebuild my dad's favorite recipe. And with a simple wok, I've connected our family with him anew.
A Father’s Day Sale for the Recently Deceased Dad
By Alison Zeidman
I keep getting emails from Bed Bath & Beyond reminding me that “It’s Not Too Late To Find the Perfect Father’s Day Gift!” But in this case, it kind of is.
Exercise in Avoidance
By Ellen Kate
The walk home from school was long — like four-hours long the way we did it. But it kept us out of an apartment full of grief triggers.
By Mindy Stricke
As an artist, it's an intimate and risky exchange to make something based on someone else’s grief. But I’d rather attempt to connect and engage than to turn away.
By Carole Newton McManus
My mother lay dying mere weeks after my husband's death. But this time, I had some control over how my family experienced the loss.
Will I Still Be Funny?
By Jessica Frith
My family thrived on potty humor, but after my dad died I wondered if we'd ever again laugh with abandon.
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.
Close to the Clouds
By Sarah Kilch Gaffney
My husband's ashes in tow, I summited the mountain we'd loved to bring him 'home'. I found my own solace there, amongst the trees and solid rock.
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.
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