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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.
Don’t Make Them Eat Cake
By Ruby Dutcher
Endless comfort food can be the opposite of comforting to someone dealing with loss. Here are 5 gifts to show you care –without the added sugar.
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.
When Everything Scared Me
By Stevan Schwartzenberger Brown
After my parents died in a plane crash, there was grief, pain and loneliness. But above all, there was fear — until there wasn’t.
Older Than She Was
By Amy Barr
I’ve officially lived longer than my mother did. Only now, on the other side, have I come to understand the life she lived.
How Much Information Is Too Much Information?
By Jennifer Richler
I have so many questions about my mother's tragic accident. But will the details of her death provide me with relief or will it traumatize me all over again? Weighing the pros and cons of fact-finding.
Labor Day Love and Loss on Lake George
By Rebecca Soffer
I tell my son about my idyllic summers on Lake George — just not about the Labor Day tragedy that followed one of them.
After my mom's death, my dorm room was an embarrassing place for grief.
Remembering Parents Lost to AIDS
By Modern Loss
Hundreds of thousands have died of AIDS in this country. Now, two women are building a community of those who lost parents to the disease.
The Looming 365
By Meg Tansey
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.
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