Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
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
By Modern Loss
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.
Why I Didn’t Post About Grandma’s Death on Facebook
By Jasmine Cole-Marrow
It felt like something that I was supposed to do, but it wasn’t something I wanted to do.
Traveling the World With My Daughter’s Ashes in Tow
By Becky Livingston
In Ireland, alongside an empathic stranger, I watched Rachel's cremains scatter with the wind.
Had My Dog Come Back as a Squirrel?
By Carrie Friedman
My beloved beagle died, but he still seemed to inhabit our yard.
The Pittsburgh of My Dreams
By Geoffrey W. Melada
By day, I am aware that 23 years have passed since my father’s death. When I close my eyes, it’s a different story.
We All Have ‘That Ex.’ Mine Died.
By Emily Michele Warchot
What it means to lose somebody who isn’t your somebody anymore.
Screening Calls for My Dead Son
By Casey Mulligan Walsh
‘Sorry, he’s not here.’ You have no idea how sorry I am Eric’s not here.
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.
Meet My ‘Dead Mom Friends’
By Andrea I. Stagg
I’ve found kinship (but no judgment or pity) among my friends — and even acquaintances — who have also experienced a loss of a parent.
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.
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.
What I Still Can’t Do
By Kellyn Shoecraft
Ten months after my sister’s death, I can laugh and smile. I can sometimes care about other people’s problems. I can’t listen to voicemails or write thank you notes or stop waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Built for Two, But Minus One
By Mark Gunther
Grief is one of the deep intimacies of our marriage. Our tandem riding reflects that.
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.
How I Rediscovered My Professional Drive After a Stillbirth
By Katie Irish
For “The Americans” costume designer, returning to work turned out to mean more than just punching the clock
How I Make Real Mom Friends After My Baby’s Death
By Katie Colt
Bitching about parenthood anchors me to the present — and tests the waters for true connection.
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