Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Will I Be All Right Again in 2021?
By Cate Honzl
In 2019 my mom died. In 2020 we had a family suicide, a botched burial, and a catastrophic pandemic. Now, I’m looking ahead to 2021 — with (gasp!) hope.
The Power of Public Mourning
By Katie Bishop
Listeners of the 'Death, Sex & Money' podcast were invited to hold space for their 2020 losses. Here's what happened.
‘Tis the Season for Hot Widower Movie Dads
By Leslie Gray Streeter
Apparently, sad dads are sexy and sad moms are a burden. But who am I to complain? Here are my top four.
A Gift Guide for Grievers (and Those Who Love Them)
By Rebecca Soffer
From ego-boosting apparel to frame-worthy puzzles to an instant community, these gifts say ‘I know the holidays are rough, and I'm here for you.'
‘Don’t Forget This Happened’
By Melanie Brooks
A COVID-era plea on World AIDS Day
A Person Is a World
By Beth Ain
My mother’s death was followed closely by the pandemic — creating this strange and still and endless space in which everyone is grieving something.
How the Modern Loss Holiday Gift Swap Sparked a Powerful Friendship
By Amy Henderson Riley and Joanne Zerdy
We were complete strangers who disentangled our lonely and complex feelings about grief together.
You Don’t Have to Be Festive if You Don’t Want to Be
As a young widow, I'm used to the holidays sucking. I'm here to encourage you to fly whatever flag you need to get through this season.
It’s Time to Build Your Self-Care Routine
Grief gives us little control over ourselves, so it’s vital to control what we can by nourishing our needs. Here are some ideas.
Countdown to Forever
By Lauren DePino
Sydney, the dog my ex and I share, is dying. How do I say goodbye?
I Had a Miscarriage After IVF
By Chrissy Stephens
A year later, I still can't bring myself to try the process again.
How Day of the Dead Gave Me Life
By Madison Carrasco
Embracing the Mexican tradition helped me deal with my anger after my mom's death.
What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Grieving Self
By Sarah Chauncey
45 years after my mom died, I finally know the impact of loss across time.
Saying Kaddish Into the Screen
By Daniela Gerson
After my father died, a weekly memorial gathering connected me to community when I needed it most. Then came COVID.
The GOP Won’t Stop Texting My Dead Dad
By Kat Spada
My father died before the pandemic and the election season's fever pitch. Now, every political ping reminds me of the first time we were truly divided.
Hoe Ik Het Rouwvocabulaire Maak Dat Mist in Onze Taal
By Babet te Winkel
Sterkte. Dat is wat we in het Nederlands zeggen om elkaar kracht te wensen als er iets moeilijks is gebeurd. We wensen elkaar nooit zachtheid of de openheid om het allemaal te kunnen ervaren.
How I’m Creating the Grief Vocabulary My Language Doesn’t Have
The Dutch wish each other strength to move through tough times. But in loss, we need different words of support.
My Little Fictions Legacy
By Sara Faith Alterman
Dad applied his gifts for narrative to everything from pornography to children's stories. One of those brought my son and him together after he died.
‘Call It Grief and Then See if it Changes How You View it’
By Nishta J. Mehra
Grief can have a clarifying effect, a way of lasering away the mundane. Here's how you can apply some lessons from loss to this year's surreal new world.
How I Found an Unexpected Gift in the Berkshire Hills
By Michael Flamini
My New York City apartment ceased being a happy place after my partner died. Over the years, and especially during this pandemic, my second home became my salvation.
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