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How To: Avoid Family Conflict When There’s No Estate Plan
By Amanda Clayman
What do to when a loved one dies with no estate plan? A financial therapist offers six ways to work with your family and remain sane -- and harmonious.
5 Ways To Reframe Pregnancy Loss
By Dr. Jessica Zucker
Letting go of self-blame, avoiding comparisons and other tips from a psychologist who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health.
How Much Information Is Too Much Information?
By Jennifer Richler
I have so many questions about my mother's tragic accident. But will the details of her death provide me with relief or will it traumatize me all over again? Weighing the pros and cons of fact-finding.
The Hungry Mourner
By Sarah Troop
From funeral biscuits to cemetery picnics to parsley crowns, here's how the world marks death with food.
How Do You Want To Die?
By Modern Loss
When it comes to discussing the end of life, 'it's always too soon, until it's too late.' The Conversation Project explains how to start that dreaded talk with loved ones.
By Ruby Dutcher
After my mom's death, my dorm room was an embarrassing place for grief.
How To: Cultivate Self-Compassion
Learning to treat our grieving selves with greater kindness — and why it matters
How To: Approach a Windfall
Financial therapist Amanda Clayman weighs in on the complex dynamics of inheritance — and how to approach a windfall in a healthy way.
How To: Write the Tough Stuff
By Jessica Handler
Here are five tips for those worried that their writing on grief will alienate readers — or loved ones.
By Robin Epstein and Amy E. Feldman
Left out of someone’s will? Our legal eagles explain whether or not you have recourse. (Hint: the "I'm sure I just slipped his mind" rationale won't fly.)
The Legal Top 10
By Michael L. Landsman, Esq. and Jennifer Kouzi, Esq.
Be careful what you sign, assemble an advisory team and other lawyerly dos and don'ts for the grieving.
How the World Says Goodbye
From a festive graveside picnic in Mexico to an elaborate gift-giving ceremony in India, check Modern Loss' interactive map featuring memorial rituals from around the world.
Your (Almost) Last Wishes
By Amy E. Feldman and Robin Epstein
How do you create a living will? Wait, what's a living will — and why do you need one? Our legal eagles explain all.
Complicated Grief: How It’s Different
When the intense pain lingers, it may be 'complicated grief.' Here's how to recognize it, and where to find help.
Looking to connect with others who have suffered a similar loss? There are support services for just about every kind of grief.
Parentless Parents: A Primer
By Claire Bidwell Smith
Without mom or dad there to witness the milestone, the transition to parenthood can be fraught — but also healing.
A Quotable Grief
By Rosalie Maggio
Our choices for the best things ever said about loss and grief. And they may come in handy when writing eulogies or sympathy cards.
Beyond the Casserole
By Lisa Rogak
Even mourners gotta eat: recipes from around the world — from South African Funeral Rice to Swedish Funeral Glogg.
Funeral Planning: What You Need To Know
Modern Loss' tips for an event you never wanted to plan or pay for (but may need to).
5 Kids Books That Go There
By Marjorie Ingall
Talking to children about death doesn't have to be awkward. Our picks, in order of awesomeness, for reads that may help.
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