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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.
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.
Tears and Tequila in Tinseltown
By Ruby Dutcher
A novel imagines a safe haven for young widows and widowers in the City of Angels.
The Half Life of Love
By Megan Devine
Our first real date was on Valentine’s Day 10 years ago. Many times in the five years since my partner died, I’ve flashed back to that day when we became, officially, more than just friends.
A Day for Lovers, Without Mine
By Mark Liebenow
On my first Valentine’s Day without Evelyn, I spent hours paging through old photographs. Those pictures speak to our love and her resolve, but they don’t tell the whole story.
Looking Up at El Capitan
Dying while doing what we love is how we’d all like to go out. But as I watched my friends risk everything for the thrill of the climb, I felt compelled to remind them of the difference between challenge and folly.
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.
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.
Between Death and Goodbye
Before my wife's body was taken away — and her final organs harvested — I was able to spend a few precious moments with the woman I loved.
Gold Star Widow
By Artis Henderson
At my first Memorial Day conference for military families, I found kindred spirits among the brokenhearted.
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.
On New Year’s, Clawing My Way Back
The year my partner drowned, I bought a supermarket lobster — and set it free.
’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?
My Dead Husband, the Serial Adulterer
By Robyn Woodman
My loss was complicated by news that the man I loved had cheated.
Finding Our Tribe
In her "Mourning, Noon and Night" column, the author explains why she left propriety curbside in favor of more unconventional ways to mourn.
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