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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.
Grief Is a Change Agent
By Meg Tansey
This Thanksgiving, don’t normalize your grief. Turn it into a catalyst.
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?
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.
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.
On Thanksgiving, Hitting the ‘Reset’ Button
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.
Death, Valentines and the YA Section
By Renata Sancken
When my best friend died, I was through with Valentine's Day (aka her birthday). I found solace in the library, surrounded by teen angst.
’Twas the Fight Before Christmas
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
When it came to decorating the tree, my late husband and I didn’t exactly see eye-to eye.
Putting the Satan Back in Christmas
By Carole Newton McManus
The holiday season may bring up all kinds of memories when you’re grieving. But what if your loved one was more Scrooge than Santa?
On Thanksgiving, Longing to Go Home Again
By Anna Davies
For years, I swore off Thanksgiving. Then my mom died, and I found myself longing to go home again.
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