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How I’m Dealing with Climate Grief
By Ruby Dutcher
Sometimes I'm grateful my mom is dead—she gets to avoid witnessing the devastation on Earth. Getting involved in climate justice has given me hope.
The Perverse Pleasure of Grief
By Sarah McColl
I was repeatedly told to 'get over' my double losses. Instead, I reveled in their depths and heights.
Twitter for Eternity
By Lara Ziobro
I wish I had more letters from my mother, more time with her, more everything. What I do have, though, is her 16.7K tweets.
Our Most-Read Stories of 2018
By Modern Loss
Here are the Modern Loss pieces you loved.
New Year’s Resolutions for The Emotionally Infirm, The Crushed, and The Weary
By Kate Inglis
4 ways (and more) for grieving souls to cut themselves a break in 2019
By Andrea Syrtash
I never ‘met’ the babies I lost, but I love them.
My Brother’s Christmas-Themed Funeral
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
Alan lived with a rare genetic disorder that made him unpredictable, child-like and full of wonder. When he died at age 43, his memorial service was unique as he was.
The Christmas Anthem I Needed To Hear
By Diane Shipley
I spent years avoiding the favorite song a friend lost to suicide. But last December, I listened anew.
The Good China That Will Outlive Us All
By Gina Luongo
After my mom’s death and my sister’s suicide, the dishes they left behind are newly sentimental.
Painting With the Children of Newtown
By Roger Hutchison
The experience I had in Sandy Hook changed me at a cellular level.
A Year of Grief, 15 Seconds at a Time
By Ryan Langer
After my dad's murder, Instagram served as both my grief counselor and a surprising professional outlet.
‘Smad’ and Other Words Born of Grief
By Fernanda Santos
In the year since my husband died, there have been many lessons — and a few new vocabulary words.
A Therapist Says Goodbye
By Pat Blumenthal
We are not ‘friends’ with those we treat. But many of our patients make a very deep and lasting impression on us.
The Modern Loss Holiday Gift Guide — 2018
From scalp whisks to s’mores to soups that arrive at your doorstep, these gifts for the grieving say ‘the holidays are rough, but I love you.’
Cable News (Support) Network
By Karen Conner
The year after my husband died, Mika, Rachel and Lawrence kept me company.
By Alica Forneret
From lapel pins to cremains jewelry, these accessories can help honor loss with something beautiful.
Why Michelle Obama’s Miscarriage Revelation Matters
The former First Lady could change the conversation around pregnancy loss and infertility.
Letters To My Dead Mother
By Gina Rich
I’d imagined these words, penned on the anniversary of Mom’s death, as an emotional storage unit for my grief — only to realize there’s no such thing.
Breastfeeding Through My Grief
By Jesse Anna Bornemann
After Dad died, my body felt numb, but my breasts soldiered on.
Finding New Meaning in My ‘Tree of Life’ Necklace
By Sara Beth Berman
After my fiancé died, I took off my favorite pendant. After Pittsburgh, after Jeffersontown, I put it back on.
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