Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
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.
Why I Told Anne Lamott My Husband Died
By Julia Cho
I promised myself I wouldn’t, but then I opened up to a writer I’ve long admired about the most surreal, unbelievable thing that has ever happened to me.
When My Husband Died, Facebook Became My Boyfriend
By Lauren Jones
Some people see social media as a trigger during times of great suffering. But after my husband died, it helped me stay afloat amid my grief.
What I Still Can’t Do
By Kellyn Shoecraft
Ten months after my sister’s death, I can laugh and smile. I can sometimes care about other people’s problems. I can’t listen to voicemails or write thank you notes or stop waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Grieving in a Broken Body
By Aimee-Claire Smith and Rebecca Soffer
I was badly injured in the accident that killed my mother. Never was I more at peace with her death than in those six months between the funeral and when I started walking again.
Built for Two, But Minus One
By Mark Gunther and Rebecca Soffer
Grief is one of the deep intimacies of our marriage. Our tandem riding reflects that.
By Noa Silver and Rebecca Soffer
I shared our pregnancy news early — asserting that I wanted my community with me in joy, but also in potential sorrow. Now that I had miscarried, there were so many calls to make.
How I Rediscovered My Professional Drive After a Stillbirth
By Katie Irish and Rebecca Soffer
For “The Americans” costume designer, returning to work turned out to mean more than just punching the clock
How I Make Real Mom Friends After My Baby’s Death
By Katie Colt and Rebecca Soffer
Bitching about parenthood anchors me to the present — and tests the waters for true connection.
Dude, Where’s My Grief?
By Dan Wolfson and Rebecca Soffer
One guy’s journey through the murky territory of loss, and the map it has left behind.
My Childhood’s Signature Scent
By Elise Seyfried
The smell of tobacco brings my late father — and his favorite vice — back into my airspace.
The Clenching Curse
By Jessica Barraco and Rebecca Soffer
Those hips don't lie. Even in grief.
That Could Have Been Us
By Marjorie Brimley and Rebecca Soffer
It can be painful to see people so obviously in love when I’m breaking inside, but it’s not other young couples that make me fall apart.
My Grief is F*cking Funny
By Emily Rapp Black and Rebecca Soffer
Why I never pass up a chance to laugh my ass off. Especially when I'm grieving.
I Was the One Who Made It
By Abigail Rasminsky
My mom lost two babies before I was born. Sometimes it felt like I was living for all three of us.
The Ugliest Side of Grief
By Dalit Kaplan and Rebecca Soffer
Jealousy is already a tough emotion to grapple with. Pairing it with a stillbirth brings out a whole new monster.
Take a Chance On Me
By Sativa Peterson and Rebecca Soffer
Two days after my mom’s funeral, her friend Velma told me she had a surprise for me — and OMG, did she ever.
The Show Must Go On
By Rachel Levy Lesser and Rebecca Soffer
My mom’s life went dark after cancer won out. But it didn’t mean my beloved theater-going had to as well.
Mother Loss and My Lyft Driver
By Carmel Breathnach and Rebecca Soffer
I had a five star ride -- but not for the reasons I'd expected.
It’s Hard To Rattle the Dead, But I’m Trying
By Alana Joblin Ain
Aunt Sherrie died by suicide, leaving me her best leather boots and a Barbie collection for the ages. If only she could see those things now.
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