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What You Taught Us in 2019
By Gabrielle Birkner
You all are so wise. Here are your 7 loss lessons from the year that was.
What My Grief Feels Like: An Illustrated Guide
By Kellyn Shoecraft
It changes your body, sometimes in ways you can see and always in ways you can't.
Having a Dead Sibling Is Full of Contradictions
By Anne Pinkerton
It’s been a decade since my brother died. His death has shaped me and it has confounded me — with its curses and blessings, too.
To the Widowed Dad on Father’s Day
By Justin Yopp and Donald Rosenstein
Being a ‘good enough’ parent is precisely what your grieving children need.
Writing a Book With My Mom Kept Her Memory Alive
By Marisa Bardach Ramel
Now it's time to say goodbye (again).
Springing Into Grief
By Kristen Forbes
How to appreciate those gerberas when someone you love may actually be pushing them up
‘Take Ownership of What You’ve Discovered’
By Rebecca Soffer
Writer Dani Shapiro opens up about secrets, healing through exploring, and the thrill of of the word “million.”
This Podcast Begins at the End
'Julie' — a new miniseries about dying — is surprisingly hopeful.
A Day in the Life of My Grief — Illustrated
In which I wonder, 'How can all 19 Duggars be alive and I lost my only sister?'
Our Most-Read Stories of 2018
By Modern Loss
Here are the Modern Loss pieces you loved.
Painting With the Children of Newtown
By Roger Hutchison
The experience I had in Sandy Hook changed me at a cellular level.
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.’
Why Michelle Obama’s Miscarriage Revelation Matters
The former First Lady could change the conversation around pregnancy loss and infertility.
A Very Brady Christmas (But Way More Complicated)
By Meg Tansey
A newly engaged widow wants to know how to manage her bereaved in-laws' expectations this season. Our advice columnist weighs in.
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.
11 People You Meet in Hell
Minimizers, vultures, happy morons, competitors at the Sad Olympics and other people you’re bound to encounter on your grief journey.
What Is ‘Sexual Bereavement’?
By Alice Radosh
We don't talk about it enough.
5 Ways Grieving Kids Changed My Own Relationship with Loss
By Alexandra Zaslow
As a volunteer counselor for Experience Camps, I was tasked with helping kids to address their grief; yet it's the kids who ended up helping me to do the same.
Everything I Didn’t Want to Know About Miscarriages*
By Chari Pere
My bold foray into documenting my loss in full color.
Don’t Call Sheryl Sandberg a Widow
Modern Loss speaks with the Facebook COO about micro-stepping her way through grief, 'Option B,' and how she approaches those painful trigger holidays.
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