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Maybe someday the season won’t feel like someone is taking a melon baller to my heart, but for now getting through it is about knowing what to avoid and what to embrace.
What Is ‘Sexual Bereavement’?
by Alice Radosh
We don't talk about it enough.
Thanksgiving After Jack
by Anna Whiston-Donaldson
A few weeks before Thanksgiving, my 12-year-old son went out to play in the rain and never came home. That year, everything about the holiday just felt wrong.
by Anna Davies
For years, I swore off Thanksgiving. Then my mom died, and I found myself longing to go home again.
by Jennifer Dunsmore
We never had any holiday traditions, like the ones you see on TV. But in my mom's absence — and in her honor — I'm creating some.
11 People You Meet in Hell
by Erin Donovan
Minimizers, vultures, happy morons, competitors at the Sad Olympics and other people you’re bound to encounter on your grief journey.
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Grieving and Purging
by Tré Miller Rodríguez
A will usually dictates the fate of homes, cars and jewelry. But what should you do with your loved one's lip balm, bicycle or hoodies?
Meet the Widex
by Stacey Freed
Eight years after we divorced, my sons’ father was dead — and I went from the ex to something more complicated.
What My Dad’s Suicide Taught Me About Resilience
by Annie Robinson
A wellness coach offers practical advice for finding your center amid complicated grief.
‘I Have Some Very Bad News’
by Holly West
Tasked with making and fielding calls to let people know Dad had died felt like collateral damage.
That Would Have Been a Great Story
by Stacy Feintuch
My high school boyfriend and I lost our respective spouses just months apart — and reconnected over our grief. I would like to be able to say that we fell back in love and lived happily ever after. Something else unfolded.
Don’t Call Sheryl Sandberg a Widow
by Rebecca Soffer
Modern Loss speaks with the Facebook COO about micro-stepping her way through grief, 'Option B,' and how she approaches those painful trigger holidays.
A Miscarriage Saved My Marriage
by Courtney Maum
I didn’t wish for this loss. But it happened, and brought uncommon gifts.
The Modern Loss Mother’s Day Gift Swap
Missing someone special on the Hallmark holiday? Sign up to send a gift to (and receive one from!) someone else who is, too.
by Alexandra Umlas
Grandpa was totally dead. In his honor, I decided to bring my mostly dead orchids back to life.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Soledad O’Brien and Allison Gilbert on Remembering and Resilience
by Ralph White
A special May 1 panel at New York Open Center's Art of Dying conference.
My Father’s Death Reminded Me I Married a Good Man
by Jo Piazza
My dad, on the other hand, was a cherished friend and a terrible husband.
Bring Soup, Not Salad
by Caryn Anthony
And other rules for feeding mourners from a pair of foodies who’ve been there.
‘Grief Is Something You Live in and Then Eventually It Lives in You’
by Allison Yarrow
Writer Ariel Levy on her son's birth, death and what she considers grief's most valuable lesson.
Losing My Son’s ‘First Mommy’
by Lisa Pierce Flores
When the troubled woman who gave birth to my little boy died at age 31, I realized just how much I’d been riding on her imagined recovery.
When the Grim Reaper Visited My High School
by Elana Rabinowitz
Decades later, a favorite teacher’s death resonates still.
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