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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.
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 Alyssa Limperis
After my dad's death, now it just feels like a house.
By Laura Coward
On my 8th fatherless Father's Day, my dad found a way to send me a handwritten message from the grave.
Had I Sealed My Father’s Fate?
By Michelle Adelman
I'm a novelist and killed off the father character early in my first book. When my dad died unexpectedly soon after, I was wracked with guilt.
Why I Like Funerals More Than Weddings
By Rachel Amondson
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"? I'd rather watch "Four Funerals and a Wedding."
Dad’s Voice in the ‘Tower of Song’
By Erin Lyndal Martin
The last time I spoke to my father, the subject was, of all things, Leonard Cohen — the musician my dad believed brought 'punctuation to experience.'
Exercise in Avoidance
By Ellen Friedrichs
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.
Closure Is a Unicorn
By Dan Halioua
My father and I struggled to understand each other. His death was what made me realize I can both love him and being angry with him.
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.
When Self Care Looks Like Paying The Cable Bill
By Meg Tansey
"My father-in-law suddenly died. How do I take care of them, and myself, while working full-time?" Meg's case for the little things.
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.
This Side of Paradise
By Nanea Hoffman
Hawaiian cemetery picnics have long been a family tradition, but one I have resisted since my father died.
David Carr’s ‘Lasting Totem’
By Brian Stelter
The writer David Carr thought of me like a son. When he died, he left me with a trove of fatherly wisdom, courtesy of Gmail.
Are You My Papi?
By Mathew Rodriguez
As a young man, I lost my father to AIDS-related illness. Now I search for echoes of him in the men I choose to love.
My Dad, Forever a Stranger
By Anastasia Selby
For 16 years I had no relationship with my father, a devoted Scientologist. When he died, I realized just how little I knew about him — and he about me.
My Two Dads
By Ryan Murdock
When a motorcycle accident turned my father into a man we — and he — no longer recognized, I contemplated helping him die.
By Laura Kiesel
Uncle Billy, the father figure in my life, came back from prison broken and distant. And before long, he was dead — leaving me to wrestle with his complicated legacy.
25 Things I Learned from My Dad
By Kate Hudson
Life lessons, in chronological order, from a recently deceased parent.
By Asha Rajan
One moment, I was planning a long-awaited trip to East Africa. The next, I was facing down two life-or-death decisions.
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