Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
‘The Only Way Out Is Through’
By Shelly Bhalla
I was 18 when my dad died and not one member of my supportive South Asian network recommended therapy. Here's why they should have.
‘Your Papa Is Right Here’
By Marc Sorensen Leandro
After my husband died, an old friend asked me what he could offer me, beyond words. I thought of something that our young sons could treasure.
My Relationship With My Dad Changed After My Mom Died
By Paris Rosenthal
Here's what I learned about embracing a new dynamic with a surviving parent.
12 Diverse YA Books That Taught Me About Grief
By Alica Forneret
I turned to the genre for a distraction and got so much more.
Zoey’s Extraordinarily Misguided Playlist
By Esther D. Kustanowitz
How the musical TV show could have struck the right notes but didn't
He Told Me to Get On With My Life — and Now, I Have
By Kaili Joy Gray
10 years after my husband's suicide and a slew of shockingly unexpected struggles, I am finally living in the here and now.
After a Mother’s Death, Drawing All The Things
By Modern Loss
Art speaks volumes when words fail, and especially in 'The Imaginary Library.'
A Widowed Mother’s Day à la COVID-19
By RoseAnna Cyr
In the midst of a global pandemic, this day might actually feel a bit more aligned with what I want it to be.
Mom’s Minivan: A Cartoon
By Paige Smith-Hogan
My childhood minivan was layers of disgusting. It was also a place where I spent a ton of time with my mom when she was alive. This is the story of both of those things.
The Grief Cliché of the COVID Era
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
My late brother would have been extremely susceptible to the virus that has upended our lives. But don’t tell me to be grateful that he’s gone.
Surviving the Agony of Anticipation
By Carla Steckman
As I see the world sink into the abyss amid the coronavirus pandemic, I recall the first days after my daughter Talia’s terminal diagnosis.
What Siblings Day Means to Someone with a Dead Sister
By Kellyn Shoecraft
This didn't actually begin as an Instagram holiday, you know.
A Rabbi’s Reluctant Lesson in Grief
By Karen R. Perolman
I paid a painful price to become a better leader for my congregation.
Why I’m Working to Send 10,000 Tablets to COVID-19 Hospital Units and Hospices
By Kristina Libby
Death rituals are an integral part of our grieving process. Here's how you can help COVID-19 hospice patients separated from their loved ones say goodbye.
I Lost My Racial Identity When My Mother Died
By Anna Haines
Grieving as a mixed race person made me confront my imposter syndrome.
The Gifts of ‘Grief Brain’
By Clarissa Moll
Even as life propelled me forward, I was no longer the same person I had been before Rob’s death. More specifically: My thinking had changed.
What If We Treated Death Like Birth?
By Jane Whitlock
We would play shower games like 'I will remember you every time I …' We would prepare a death 'nursery.' There'd be a great playlist.
His Beautiful Death
By Mira Simone Etlin-Stein
As my love lay dying beside me, I transformed our cold hospital room into a sacred space.
My Boyfriend Died — and There’s No Word for My Loss
By Rachel Bartkowiak
He was the man I had hoped to marry, but others see our relationship in more ambiguous terms.
GRIEF BACON: That Time I Smelled Like Booze and Old Cake
By Leslie Gray Streeter
After my husband's sudden death, I ate, drank and sobbed my way through entirely unstable territory.
Tweets by @ModernLoss
Welcome to Modern Loss, your destination for candid conversation about grief.
No judgments. Our spam-free email is a great way to receive our latest pieces and learn about upcoming events.