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My Childhood’s Signature Scent
By Elise Seyfried
The smell of tobacco brings my late father — and his favorite vice — back into my airspace.
ASK MODERN LOSS: Do My Kids Need a New Male Role Model?
By Meg Tansey
A single mom by choice asks our advice columnist what to do now that her brother and father are gone.
Disrupting the Funeral: 7 Innovations You Should Know About
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
From cremains pressed into vinyl records to photo-wrapped coffins, our columnist finds 7 suprisingly cool products no one wants to search for.
My Dead Mom Turned Me Into a Functional Hoarder
Help! I find it impossible to give away any of the toys my mother gave my children.
‘Resilient’ Is Not a Four Letter Word
By Adam Grant
Our guest 'Ask ML' columnist and 'Option B' coauthor Adam Grant on bite-sized — and big — ways to embrace post-traumatic growth.
A Very Brady Christmas (But Way More Complicated)
A newly engaged widow wants to know how to manage her bereaved in-laws' expectations this season. Our advice columnist weighs in.
Help! My Sister Keeps Posting Photos of Our Dead Father (and Tagging Me) on Social
Our advice columnist on what to do when your sibling keeps posting pics of your dead dad and tagging you on Facebook. #sigh
Remembering Grandma as She Really Was
Some guidelines for memorializing someone at the end of a long and debilitating illness
Grief Is a Change Agent
This Thanksgiving, don’t normalize your grief. Turn it into a catalyst.
The Grinch in Your Mailbox?
Should a holiday letter say how much pain you're in? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Six Reasons Why You Should Focus on a Grieving Child
By Dr. Robin F. Goodman
The director of child and family grief support organization A Caring Hand offers simple ways to make a huge difference.
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?
When Self Care Looks Like Paying The Cable Bill
"My father-in-law suddenly died. How do I take care of them, and myself, while working full-time?" Meg's case for the little things.
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.
What To Say (or Not) to Someone Who Has Had a Miscarriage
By Dr. Jessica Zucker and Ryan Alexander-Tanner
Ever wish there were an illustrated guide on supporting someone who has had a miscarriage? Now there is.
What People (Don’t) Do After Hearing About a Friend’s Loss
After a mother's death, a woman's inbox gets the cold shoulder from some valued pals. Our advice guru weighs in.
I have a terrible relationship with sister. How do I get through my dad’s memorial service without creating a scene? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Merry — Not So Much
Our advice columnist weighs in on holiday shopping for the bereaved, what to do when Christmas parties are grief triggers and more.
After Dad’s Death, Around the World or Back to School?
A young woman mourning her father wonders whether she should finish college — despite major financial hurdles — or travel to clear her head. Our advice guru weighs in.
When the Grief-Stricken Has Special Needs
In the latest installment of "Ask Modern Loss," a hospice volunteer wonders how best to help a man with Down Syndrome process the impending death of his mother.
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