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Remembering Grandma as She Really Was
By Meg Tansey
Some guidelines for memorializing someone at the end of a long and debilitating illness
The Stoic’s Guide to the Holidays
By Matt Fisher
An emotional clam wishes he could take his own advice for enduring the festivities with loss.
Take a Breather
By Dr. Jude Black
And 4 other grief therapist-approved tips for surviving Christmas after a loss.
The Grinch in Your Mailbox?
Should a holiday letter say how much pain you're in? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Ask ML: No Thanks(giving)
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?
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Struggling after her twin brother's death, a woman wonders if she should (or even could) take time off from working at a tiny startup. Our latest advice column.
When Your Loved One’s Last Wish Was ‘No Funeral’
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our columnist offers 7 alternatives for memorializing the dead.
Don’t Say Nothing
By Magnolia Ripkin
And 7 other things to remember when a loved one reveals they are terminally ill.
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.
What People (Don’t) Do After Hearing About a Friend’s Loss
After a mother's death, a woman's inbox gets the cold shoulder from some valued pals. Our advice guru weighs in.
It’s Your Funeral: 10 Ways to Hack the Planning
By Caleb Wilde
A funeral director guides you through what you can control about the process (hint: a lot more than you think!) and what you can’t.
I have a terrible relationship with sister. How do I get through my dad’s memorial service without creating a scene? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Merry — Not So Much
Our advice columnist weighs in on holiday shopping for the bereaved, what to do when Christmas parties are grief triggers and more.
After Dad’s Death, Around the World or Back to School?
A young woman mourning her father wonders whether she should finish college — despite major financial hurdles — or travel to clear her head. Our advice guru weighs in.
When the Grief-Stricken Has Special Needs
In the latest installment of "Ask Modern Loss," a hospice volunteer wonders how best to help a man with Down Syndrome process the impending death of his mother.
Resenting My Mother-in-Law — Even More Than Usual
After losing her mom to cancer, one reader finds it harder to contend with her difficult mother-in-law. Our advice guru explains how to keep the peace.
The Lucy Van Pelt of Loss
By Donna Schwartz
Here's how I became the go-to person for guiding friends through grief.
You Can’t Pick Your Relatives
What's the deal with relatives who never acknowledged my loss? How can I mindfully break up with a grieving girlfriend? Meg chimes in.
The Looming 365
What to do on that dreaded first death anniversary? Can a terminally ill man prepare his wife for life without him? Sound advice from Meg.
Funeral Planning: What You Need To Know
By Modern Loss
Modern Loss' tips for an event you never wanted to plan or pay for (but may need to).
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