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The Good China That Will Outlive Us All
By Gina Luongo and Rebecca Soffer
After my mom’s death and my sister’s suicide, the dishes they left behind are newly sentimental.
Painting With the Children of Newtown
By Roger Hutchison
The experience I had in Sandy Hook changed me at a cellular level.
A Year of Grief, 15 Seconds at a Time
By Ryan Langer
After my dad's murder, Instagram served as both my grief counselor and a surprising professional outlet.
‘Smad’ and Other Words Born of Grief
By Fernanda Santos
In the year since my husband died, there have been many lessons — and a few new vocabulary words.
A Therapist Says Goodbye
By Pat Blumenthal
We are not ‘friends’ with those we treat. But many of our patients make a very deep and lasting impression on us.
The Modern Loss Holiday Gift Guide — 2018
By Modern Loss
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.’
Cable News (Support) Network
By Karen Conner
The year after my husband died, Mika, Rachel and Lawrence kept me company.
By Alica Forneret and Rebecca Soffer
From lapel pins to cremains jewelry, these accessories can help honor loss with something beautiful.
Why Michelle Obama’s Miscarriage Revelation Matters
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.
Grief Bacon: Breastfeeding Through My Grief
By Jesse Anna Bornemann and Rebecca Soffer
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 and Rebecca Soffer
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 and Rebecca Soffer
My beloved beagle died, but he still seemed to inhabit our yard.
The Pittsburgh of My Dreams
By Geoffrey W. Melada and Rebecca Soffer
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 and Rebecca Soffer
What it means to lose somebody who isn’t your somebody anymore.
Screening Calls for My Dead Son
By Casey Mulligan Walsh and Rebecca Soffer
‘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 and Rebecca Soffer
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 and Rebecca Soffer
I’ve found kinship (but no judgment or pity) among my friends — and even acquaintances — who have also experienced a loss of a parent.
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