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After My Daughter’s Death, On Guilt and Apologies
By Eric Meyer
In the year since cancer took my little girl's life, I find myself saying 'I'm sorry.' For not being able to save her, for surviving her death, and for simply being 'sorrowful.'
7 Tips for Speaking with a Bereaved Mother
By Monica Wesolowska
How do you support someone going through the unimaginable? To begin with, don't say you can't imagine what they're going through.
My Wife and I Had a Twinless Twin
By Jeremy Cotter
Welcoming our healthy daughter meant grieving her identical sister.
Coming to Terms
By Emily Rapp Black
The simple phrase suggests contracts and litigation. For me, it's a complex, daily practice in grieving my son's death from Tay-Sachs.
No Man’s Land
By Kerri Padgett
Between the time we decided to stop treatment and the time my baby son died, I felt desperately alone — pulled between my ‘cancer family’ still fighting to save their children and the bereaved families on the other side of this battle.
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.
Learning To Quiet My Mind
By Karen Lang
After my young son's death, yoga and meditation changed the shape of my grief.
‘Wish You Were Here’
By Andrea Meyer
My daughter, Nina, died five weeks before she was due to be born. Years on, I am surprised by the depth of pain her absence brings me.
A Video Network All Their Own
By Gabrielle Birkner
A veteran producer's new website uses television-quality video to reach parents of terminally ill children.
A Race Against Time
By Suzanne Leigh
Throughout my daughter's illness — and in the aftermath of her death — my treadmill has been a loyal companion.
From My Inbox, a Grim Reminder
By Becky A. Benson
The school district emailed to remind me about kindergarten registration. The thing is, my younger daughter died two years ago.
On the Road
By Elea Acheson
After my 6-year-old son died, I was determined to grieve on my own terms. So I sold all my belongings and set off on my bicycle.
Luisa Street, One Year Later
On a thoroughfare marked by personal tragedy, I find myself embracing possibility once again.
Facebook Wall as Condolence Note?
By Meg Tansey
So your friend or colleague posts on social media about a death in the family. How should you respond? Our advice guru weighs in on that question and more in her latest column.
Grief Is Forever (and That’s OK)
At a fancy spa, I found myself missing my son and learning to embrace my eternal sadness.
For Newtown Parents, a Forever Grief
Over the past year, Sandy Hook parents have opened up about the children they lost, and the pain that is their constant companion.
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5 Things That Help Me Cope
Facing a lifetime of missing my child, here's what gets me through — and lifts me up.
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