Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
By Yassir Lester
Death brings up so many feelings and conversations. Plans to be made. Legacies to cement. I had none of that.
Meet Patricia, Aunt Esther’s Amazon Alter Ego
By Joey Chernila
It was only after my aunt's death that I really got to know her -- through hundreds of Amazon.com product reviews.
Are You My Papi?
By Mathew Rodriguez
As a young man, I lost my father to AIDS-related illness. Now I search for echoes of him in the men I choose to love.
My Instagram Therapy
By Domenique Osborne
With @textsforjohn, I can still walk through the world looking for things to share with my brother — even though he’s no longer here.
The 9 Things No One Tells You About Scattering Ashes
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Nine things no one tells you about scattering ashes.
Why I Told Anne Lamott My Husband Died
By Julia Cho
I promised myself I wouldn’t, but then I opened up to a writer I’ve long admired about the most surreal, unbelievable thing that has ever happened to me.
Mizuko Kuyo: Japan’s Powerful Pregnancy Loss Ritual
By Erica Goss
At a Buddhist temple far from home, this ceremony provided me solace.
When My Husband Died, Facebook Became My Boyfriend
By Lauren Jones
Some people see social media as a trigger during times of great suffering. But after my husband died, it helped me stay afloat amid my grief.
Saving the Date for a Wedding That Will Never Take Place
By Gabrielle Brazeau
I was supposed to be married on November 9, but tragedy stopped this self-proclaimed ‘Bridezilla’ in her tracks.
4 Ways to Take Charge of Funeral Planning
By Josh Slocum
No need to be passive about it; you've got more options than you might think.
It’s Hard To Rattle the Dead, But I’m Trying
By Alana Joblin Ain
Aunt Sherrie died by suicide, leaving me her best leather boots and a Barbie collection for the ages. If only she could see those things now.
By Noa Silver
I shared our pregnancy news early — asserting that I wanted my community with me in joy, but also in potential sorrow. Now that I had miscarried, there were so many calls to make.
6 Tips for Talking to Kids About Death
By Michelle DuBarry
We can’t gloss over the topic without denying a fundamental part of our lives and our family. Here’s how we navigate the conversation.
10 Ways to Overcome Grief-Related Anxiety
By Claire Bidwell Smith
The author of a new book offers her step-by-step guide to managing the monster sibling of grief.
How To Write an Obituary: A Primer
By Jule Banville
The tips you need for crafting a compelling true-life story (plus: examples of obits that got it right).
The Myth of Protecting People from Suffering
By Jennifer Pastiloff
When we try to shield people from pain in an effort to not break their hearts, we end up doing just the opposite.
We Left Everything Unsaid
By Elaine Roth
When my husband got sick, we focused exclusively on hope; when he died, I was consumed with regret.
Tips For Getting Through the Holidays When You’re Totally Sad
By Erin Donovan
Maybe someday the season won’t feel like someone is taking a melon baller to my heart, but for now getting through it is about knowing what to avoid and what to embrace.
‘Daddy, Daddy, Where Are You?’
By Lisa Paterson
After 9/11 my son asked for his father dozens of times a day, everyday — for nine years.
Yes, You Should Binge-Watch Netflix Alone on Mother’s Day
By Nora McInerny
Cut yourself a break on Mother's Day — with or without a dead partner.
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