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To Be a Motherless Mother on Mother’s Day
By Sarah Rasheed
Five years after my mom’s sudden death, the birth of my son returned to me something I had been missing.
Widowed With Children
By Lauren Jones
My husband died when I was 7-months pregnant with my second child. A year on, I’m again looking for a mate — this time with an infant and a toddler in tow.
My ‘Recovery Cat’ Would Never Recover
By Carla Zanoni
When Kali died, she took with her 16 years of secrets.
News of Dad’s Death, Spread on Facebook
By Amanda MacGregor
Thanks to social media, my father's death was old news by the time I found out about it.
Rites of Passage
By Modern Loss
Rituals of all kinds — from daily prayers to playing pop songs — can help mitigate grief after loss, a new study out of Harvard shows.
A Word for My Loss
By Michael Flamini
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage on what would have been my 28th anniversary with my partner. Though we were never able to marry, I consider myself a widower.
Festival of Freedom
By Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Following my miscarriage, the symbolism of the Passover holiday is particularly resonant.
Why Grandmothers Rock
By Kara DeFrias
My grandmother died more than five years ago. But to this day when I need a pick-me-up, I channel the positive energy she put into her work, her beloved Phillies and me.
Remembering Parents Lost to AIDS
Hundreds of thousands have died of AIDS in this country. Now, two women are building a community of those who lost parents to the disease.
On the Road
By Elea Acheson
After my 6-year-old son died, I was determined to grieve on my own terms. So I sold all my belongings and set off on my bicycle.
Small Screen, Big Loss
By Sarah Seltzer
‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘The Good Wife’ finales portray loss through two lenses.
By Malina Saval
Ever since my brother-in-law’s accidental death, the kitchen utensil he sold us evokes a torrent of memories — and questions.
The Night My Nightmare Came True
By Susan McPherson
I couldn't fathom my recurring childhood nightmare would come true. But I also couldn't imagine I'd emerge from its destruction.
Stilled and Beating Hearts
By Courtney Maum
Pregnant with our first child, I felt my baby's kicks grow stronger as our beloved feline's heart slowly failed.
My Roaring, Immature Twenties
By Caroline McCarthy
Untethered after my mother's death, I found myself suspended in adolescence as age 30 approached.
A Class on Death Yields a Fuller Life
By Erika Hayasaki
A popular college class is changing students' perspectives on death — and transforming their lives in the process.
Babe in Prison-land
By Deborah Jiang-Stein
Born to an incarcerated convict and taken from her as an infant, I mourned a mother I can't remember.
By Gail Dosik
Word to the wise: a modern house of mourning requires copious amounts of chocolate. Bake these cookies the next time you need to show your love.
March 12 is Katie Fisher Day
By Matt Fisher
Left spinning after his sister's sudden death, a comedian harnessed social media to create a holiday in her memory.
Death, Valentines and the YA Section
By Renata Sancken
When my best friend died, I was through with Valentine's Day (aka her birthday). I found solace in the library, surrounded by teen angst.
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