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DNA and Middle C
By Rebecca Odes
My son's resemblance to my father was always striking. But after my dad died, it took on new meaning.
Don’t Call Sheryl Sandberg a Widow
By Rebecca Soffer
Modern Loss speaks with the Facebook COO about micro-stepping her way through grief, 'Option B,' and how she approaches those painful trigger holidays.
Trying to Get Pregnant After the Death of a Child
By Chanel Brenner
After losing my six-year-old son, I was determined to give my youngest child another sibling.
The Sitcom Widow
By Alison Lowenstein
Sizing myself up to DJ Tanner, Carol Brady and Nancy Botwin
After My Miscarriage, I Was Still Pregnant
By Caryn Berardi
We were expecting triplets. So why does everyone insist on calling it a 'blessing in disguise' that only two of our babies made it to term?
Two Truths and a Lie
By Kelly Kittel
My daughter's class exercise reminded me that kids carry their loss everywhere, even to school.
Close to the Clouds
By Sarah Kilch Gaffney
My husband's ashes in tow, I summited the mountain we'd loved to bring him 'home'. I found my own solace there, amongst the trees and solid rock.
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.'
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.
Leaning In, My Way
By Shannon Sarna
I dove into back into work after my daughter was born. As a motherless mother, I soon realized I'd made the wrong choice.
By Lisa Schamess
In the aftermath of my husband's death, my friends bought me potted plants. I promptly returned them — unable to contemplate caring for another living thing. Fourteen years on, what would it mean to use my credit at the florist?
By Kelly Haramis
At my daughters' concerts and school performances, I see all the happy grandparents, snapping photos and bearing flowers. That's when I feel my own mother's loss most acutely.
Parenting After Loss
By Ellen Kate
It can be hard to know if my children are reacting to their father's death — or if they're just acting their age.
My Father, My Daughters
By Adina Kay-Gross
My twins were just 18 months old when my father died. Desperate for my girls to know him, I talk about him constantly. But should I?
Parentless Parents: A Primer
By Claire Bidwell Smith
Without mom or dad there to witness the milestone, the transition to parenthood can be fraught — but also healing.
Modern Loss’ Grief Reads
By Modern Loss
Some Modern Loss-approved essays, articles, radio shows and multimedia features taking on loss and grief of all kinds.
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