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It’s Katie Fisher Day!
By Matt Fisher
Starting a cookie-baking social media memorial holiday would have been a strange move for anyone, but perhaps stranger for me than most.
Ilana and Aaron are celebrating 9 years of friendship on Facebook!
By Ilana Sichel
Thing is, Aaron is dead.
The Stoic’s Guide to the Holidays
An emotional clam wishes he could take his own advice for enduring the festivities with loss.
Life’s Too Short to Wear Beige
By Heidi Blum
I was a closeted gay woman surrounded by white-hued walls and yearning for my own colorful world. My sister's death changed everything.
The Best Things in My Life Came From My Brother’s Death
By Natasha Noman
The best things in my life really did come out of my brother's death.
Riding and Hiding in My Griefmobile
By Sarah Kravits
No matter how intense my feelings, my car always comes to the rescue, with available music, clean tissues, and much-needed privacy.
My Sister, The Fly
By Julissa Catalan
The most persistent house fly entered my world the same day my sister left it. But what I didn’t realize was that my sister hadn’t actually left.
Take a Breather
By Dr. Jude Black
And 4 other grief therapist-approved tips for surviving Christmas after a loss.
Ask ML: No Thanks(giving)
By Meg Tansey
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?
Speak for Your Self
By Janet Reich Elsbach
My sister had a right to be stubborn in facing terminal cancer — even if the rest of us disagreed with her choices.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Struggling after her twin brother's death, a woman wonders if she should (or even could) take time off from working at a tiny startup. Our latest advice column.
How My Brother’s Death Saved My Life
By Amanda Borschel-Dan
After watching Nick die of skin cancer at age 22, I was determined to clean up my act.
My Sudden-Onset Only Child Syndrome
I always defined myself as an older sister to a younger brother. But after his sudden death in our 40s, I'm struggling to identify as an only child.
These Are Your Lungs on Grief
By Vanessa Mártir
My asthma had always been under control. Then my brother died from drug use, and I struggled to breathe.
By Lisbeth Garassino
I hadn't planned on pursuing a life 3,000 miles from family and friends. But that was before my brother (and best friend) died at 29.
Joan Rivers and Her ‘Screw You!’ to Suicide
By Julie Satow
Joan's insistence on yanking the word 'suicide' out of the shadows endeared her to many survivors -- especially me.
Home, Not Home
By Nikki Reimer
After my brother died suddenly, everything about my hometown felt all wrong — until it didn't.
Not So ‘Crazy,’ After All
How my sister’s cancer death changed the way I approach my own health care choices.
From a Distance
Sixteen years after my brother’s suicide, keeping his memory alive finally feels less a burden — and more a privilege.
Looking for Work, Trying To Grieve
Is it ok to change jobs in the first year after my partner's death? How can I help a friend in denial about her sister's prognosis? Our advice guru weighs in.
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