Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Mourning the Dad Who Walked Out on Me
By Laura La Sala
My dad walked out on me when I was nine. All grown up, I decided to find him — only to find out he was dead. Here's how I mourned.
Those Final Moments
By Jennifer Richler
When I think about my mom, much of the time I recall not her life, but her horrific death while on an island vacation.
A Race Against Time
By Suzanne Leigh
Throughout my daughter's illness — and in the aftermath of her death — my treadmill has been a loyal companion.
From My Inbox, a Grim Reminder
By Becky A. Benson
The school district emailed to remind me about kindergarten registration. The thing is, my younger daughter died two years ago.
Gold Star Widow
By Artis Henderson
At my first Memorial Day conference for military families, I found kindred spirits among the brokenhearted.
Forever ‘The Girls’
By Niva Dorell Smith
After my husband died, my best girlfriends didn’t know what to say to me. But their presence that Memorial Day was more important than their words.
A Card Game Tackles ‘Living and Dying Well’
By Modern Loss
Action Mill's new card game about 'living and dying well' prompts players to discuss the tough stuff.
Mayday on a May Day
By Kaili Joy Gray
Approaching the fourth anniversary of my husband’s death, my one constant was not knowing exactly how I’d get through it.
Last Call in the ‘Land of What If’
By Cori MacDonald
After the man I was falling in love with died by suicide, I spent a year dating a ghost.
Among Motherless Daughters
By Marisa Bardach Ramel
Each year, scores of women whose mothers have died unpack their loss at the Motherless Daughters conference. This year I was one of them.
The Duo Behind “The (Dead Mothers) Club”
By Eliza Berman
"The (Dead Mothers) Club" filmmakers Carlye Rubin and Katie Green discuss their partnership and activism, and how technology is opening up conversations around death.
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
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.
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