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What People (Don’t) Do After Hearing About a Friend’s Loss
By Meg Tansey
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.
Resenting My Mother-in-Law — Even More Than Usual
After losing her mom to cancer, one reader finds it harder to contend with her difficult mother-in-law. Our advice guru explains how to keep the peace.
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.
You Can’t Pick Your Relatives
What's the deal with relatives who never acknowledged my loss? How can I mindfully break up with a grieving girlfriend? Meg chimes in.
The Looming 365
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.
How do I get my grief-stricken friend out of her house? Can I expect other people to remember my loved one's birthday? Our advice columnist weighs in.
Facebook Wall as Condolence Note?
So your friend or colleague posts on social media about a death in the family. How should you respond? Our advice guru weighs in on that question and more in her latest column.
A Bro in Need
Extreme exercise only masked one man's grief over his mother's death. Our advice guru has some suggestions for seeking out more lasting help.
Tiptoeing Around My Inheritance
Your friends are struggling to pay their rent. You've just come into a small fortune, amid the haze of grief. Our advice guru explains how to make things less awkward.
Excusing Myself at Weddings
A reader struggles to get through weddings without breaking down; another is consumed with guilt about the last argument he had with his late friend.
Talking Loss at Work
A primer on talking about death in the workplace (fun!), and what to do when you're battling your siblings over the estate.
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