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‘Was She Sick?’
By Jen Simon
Depression killed my innately joyful sister. When people ask how she died, this is how I respond.
How My Dying Mom and I Learned to Meditate
By Jamie Kolnick
Ironically, a practice we'd always joked about brought us even closer together.
My Therapist Is No Longer a Phone Call Away
By Wendy Cowen-Smith
She counseled me through my young husband's death, through raising children, blending families, and so much more. Now she's gone.
Losing My ‘Naming Rights’
By Katherine Austin-Evelyn
A cousin named her daughter after my mom before I could.
My Father’s Death Changed the Way I Think About Time
By Michelle Chikaonda
I was always running minutes, even hours, behind. Not anymore.
‘At Least You’re Not Having Twins’
By Nicole Minutti
As a mother of twins, responses to my latest pregnancy announcement are all over the map. But amid a private loss, one remark cuts to the bone.
2020: The Year Mom Didn’t Live To See
By Cate Honzl
We made it past Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now comes everything after.
My Bizarre Childhood Wish Showed Up in My Mom’s Cremains
By Shelby Forsythia
I found the one piece of her that didn't get scattered.
The Neverending Battle of Fall and Winter
By JoAnn Bacon
Charlotte, my daughter, was murdered at Sandy Hook. Here is how I cope during 'anniversary season.'
Are You There Dad? It’s Me, Samantha.
By Samantha Klein
Two years after my father's mysterious death, I'm finally embracing his life lessons as a way to live mine.
It’s The Worst Wonderful Time of The Year
By Holly Stayton
I'm heading into my first 'festive' seasonal stretch after my husband's death and have no clue what I'll do. Weirdly, that's ok.
Animal Husbandry for Dragons
By Kate Inglis
What if we try caring for our pain, instead of trying to control it?
A Missing Gravestone in the ‘Garden of Fairies’
By Shirin Ali
We went to the cemetery to visit dad — only to find out what wasn’t there.
I Am a ‘Tragedy Trust Funder’
By Jen Parsons
A modest surprise inheritance from my late husband allows me to raise my two young kids without having to go to work. So why do I feel so guilty about it?
Dogs Can Tell Time
By Lynne Greene
When our dog walker died by suicide, my pups missed her. So did I.
The 5 Stages of Grief: Horror Movie Edition
By Mubina Schroeder
My son's and mother's deaths sent me through a bizarre trajectory. I finally found my comfort in my beloved gruesome films.
That Time I Had A Pre-Funeral Beauty Supply Store Meltdown
By Rebecca Emily Darling
I went in for waterproof mascara but came out with so much more.
We Left Everything Unsaid
By Elaine Roth
When my husband got sick, we focused exclusively on hope; when he died, I was consumed with regret.
On Teaching Writing Through Grief
By Debbie Leaman
I teach others how to tell their saddest stories. But when it came to my own brother’s loss, the words wouldn’t come — until they did.
I Came Out to My Family While Planning My Mother’s Funeral
By Saeed Jones
Reeling in brand-new grief, I felt more like my true self than ever before.
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