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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.
21 Things I Hate — and Love — About Being a Widow
By Karen Paul
Few things in life are black and white, especially in the wake of a death.
Returning to School After My Stillbirth
By Kelsey Francis
My students were witness to my very public loss.
Searching for Signs
By Zoe Fishman
The ninja squirrel in my kitchen wasn't my late husband saying 'hello.' It was a reminder of my new, unwanted role: single mother.
10 Lessons I Learned from My Friend’s 9/11 Death
By Zibby Owens
My best friend vanished without a trace that day. But the mark she made on my life has been indelible.
My Grief Made Me A Warrior
By Glynnis MacNicol
Single and childless, I was used to doing things on my own. But the aftermath of my mother's death brought my loneliness to a whole new level.
It’s All ‘Grief Yoga’
By Alison Manheim
After my husband died, I brought a towel to exercise class to mop tears — not sweat.
We Held a Fake Wedding So My Dying Dad Could Be There
By Sarah Levy
Bridal magazines don’t really cover these unglamorous issues.
In the Face of Death, We Laughed
By Laura Gentle
As AIDS ravaged my friend's body, levity carried us through the end.
My Mom’s Final Gift to My Girlfriend and Me
By Sierra Strattner
She pushed me away when I came out to her at 30. Right before she died, she pulled me back in.
How a Psychic Medium Broke Through My June Gloom
An unexpected exchange reconnected me with my vivacious friend years after her death.
Becoming My Father — For My Son
By Geoffrey W. Melada
I cannot rescue my dad, but I can mentor my child.
Forgiveness, Father’s Day and Finding a Way Though
By Erin Lee Carr
I screwed up my dad's birthday a long time ago. His reaction continues to teach me lessons years after his death.
Laundry, Before and After
By Jacqueline Dooley
I used to resent the endless sorting, washing and folding. Then my daughter got sick — and everything changed.
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