Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
As a Gay Southern Christian, Rachel Held Evans Was My Lifeline
By Sheldon Rogers
The Church has never understood my existence. But Rachel did, and my grief over her death runs deep.
Important Guidelines for Large Adult Orphans
By Megan Neuringer
On the one hand, you must become both parent and child; on the other, you may request to to be flown to Rome for a pasta dinner.
My Mom Wore a Sari So That I Could Run for Congress
By Saira Rao
Memories of her valor, grace, and sense of self spurred me on during a campaign filled with racism and sexism.
Five Short Years, Five Whole Years
By Julie Sugar
Since my daughter was born, time has somersaulted, raced, oozed — giving me new perspective on the few years I had with my own mother.
Seeing My Daughter in Other People
By Muriel Schofield
After she died, I was captivated by those who looked like her.
I Watched ‘The Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ in the Same Week
By Molly Canty
It was both masochism and meaningful, in the throes of grief over my mother's death.
‘My Death Stories Are My Birth Stories’
By Emily Ziff Griffin
That precious, precarious, otherworldly state of giving birth reminded me of something else: grief.
The Motherless Mother I’ve Become
By Molly Flinn
Life with loss has a new dimension that informs the joy — complicating it and sweetening it, too.
When Twinning is Losing
By April Rinne
With my aunt's death earlier this year, I lost a loving and uncanny living link to my dead mother - her identical twin.
My Complex Organ Donation Decision
By Hannah Van Sickle
I declined to donate my daughter's organs before her death. But I can't help imagining saying yes to an act powerful enough to save another mother’s child.
My Hard, Lonely and Strangely Magical Trip through Young Widowhood
By Katie Hawkins-Gaar
Two years after my husband's death, good days have finally returned — and so have bad dreams.
Grief Bacon: Pressuring Myself
By Lauren Mauldin
My husband's hands were the cool compress that soothed my migraines. After his opiate overdose, I'm struggling to replace his healing touch with my own.
Grief Bacon: The Masks I Wear
By Melanie Gruenwald
My child's cancer diagnosis abruptly halted reflection on my own post-cancer body and soul. But after he died, it came roaring back.
A Heartthrob Dies, and a Generation Mourns
By Mara Reinstein
Luke Perry suddenly vanished, and we’re left behind to face our own mortality.
5 Ways to Empower Children with Financial Responsibility
Kids can start learning earlier than you think. The childhood lessons my parents taught me served as a powerful, lifelong legacy in the wake of their untimely and sudden deaths.
When You’re Everyone’s Favorite Grief Doula
By Nishta J. Mehra
The first of my friends to lose a parent, I stand at the ready welcoming others into the club no one wants to join.
A Surviving Partner’s Guide to Surviving a Pandemic Hallmark Holiday
By RoseAnna Cyr
5 ways to give yourself what you deserve on Valentine’s Day — and every day — when you’re missing a dead partner.
By Judy Bolton-Fasman
My father was scary to me except on Valentine’s Day. When he died, those treacly annual expressions of fatherly love went with him.
His Sister Was Dying as We Were Falling in Love
By Katharine Herrup
I learned of her illness shortly after our first date. Her absence remains a presence still.
My Big Black Sunglasses
By Cynthia Whipple
I bought a pair to shield myself during my mother's demise. Little did I know they'd lovingly do so through all types of loss.
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