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My Father Is My Grief Mentor
By Debbie Weiss
Dad raised me on his own after Mom died. So when I, too, lost my spouse young, he showed me how to find happiness again.
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.
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.
‘Daddy, Daddy, Where Are You?’
By Lisa Paterson
After 9/11 my son asked for his father dozens of times a day, everyday — for nine years.
Yes, You Should Binge-Watch Netflix Alone on Mother’s Day
By Nora McInerny Purmort
Cut yourself a break on Mother's Day — with or without a dead partner.
Fiction: I Am the Widow
By Leslie Pietrzyk
Modern Loss' first foray into fiction is from a new book of short stories from the trenches of young widowhood.
He’s Dead, But He’s No Saint
By Robyn Woodman
My husband cheated on me again and again — but people give him a pass because he died in a tragic Thanksgiving Day scuba accident.
The Pain of the Mundane
By Melissa Gould
A young widow has some advice for going back to work ... and facing 4 other toughies after losing a spouse.
Mourning Option A
By Sheryl Sandberg
Thirty days after her husband's sudden death, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares a transparent portrait of grief -- and her determination to make the best of what's next.
What I Thought About When I Heard About Sheryl Sandberg’s Loss
By Deborah Copaken
The Facebook exec befriended me four years ago. Her husband's sudden death had me considering my friend's broken heart — and my own damaged one.
Saying I Do, and Saying Farewell
By Niva Dorell Smith
Eleven days after marrying the love of my life, I stared at his lifeless body and said goodbye.
Forever ‘The Girls’
After my husband died, my best girlfriends didn’t know what to say to me. But their presence that Memorial Day was more important than their words.
Mayday on a May Day
By Kaili Joy Gray
Approaching the fourth anniversary of my husband’s death, my one constant was not knowing exactly how I’d get through it.
Widowed With Children
By Lauren Jones
My husband died when I was 7-months pregnant with my second child. A year on, I’m again looking for a mate — this time with an infant and a toddler in tow.
The 9 Things No One Tells You About Scattering Ashes
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Nine things no one tells you about scattering ashes.
A Word for My Loss
By Michael Flamini
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage on what would have been my 28th anniversary with my partner. Though we were never able to marry, I consider myself a widower.
5 Ideas for Facing Deathiversaries
As our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist marks five years since her husband's death, here are her tips for getting through those 'deathiversaries.'
’Twas the Fight Before Christmas
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?
Grieving and Purging
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?
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