Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
How a Psychic Medium Broke Through My June Gloom
By Zibby Owens
An unexpected exchange reconnected me with my vivacious friend years after her 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.
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.
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.
The Good Work of Providing Good Food for Solace
By Janet Reich Elsbach
Some delicious and nourishing ways to lift the burden of cooking from a grieving person's shoulders.
How I’m Dealing with Climate Grief
By Ruby Dutcher
Sometimes I'm grateful my mom is dead—she gets to avoid witnessing the devastation on Earth. Getting involved in climate justice has given me hope.
Why I Didn’t Post About Grandma’s Death on Facebook
By Jasmine Cole-Marrow
It felt like something that I was supposed to do, but it wasn’t something I wanted to do.
The Show Must Go On
By Rachel Levy Lesser
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
I had a five star ride -- but not for the reasons I'd expected.
My Guide to Finding Love After Loss
By John Duberstein
A totally conventional and easily followed roadmap to emotional transition, by the widower of "The Bright Hour" author.
The Museum of ‘Before’
By Magdalena Cychowski
My mother's Facebook profile has become a small souvenir of life (and her) before she got sick.
My BFF Makes ‘Your Mom’ Jokes About My Dead Mom — and I Love Her for It
By Theodora Blanchfield
And I love her for it.
This Funeral Changed How I Feel About Weddings
By Elizabeth Felicetti
Many clergy will admit they would rather perform a funeral than a wedding. I used to be one of them.
When Love Feels Too Risky
By Marisa Renee Lee
I didn’t realize how my mom’s cancer death would affect my love life — until I met the man I wanted to marry.
Life’s Too Short to Wear Beige
By Heidi Blum
I was a closeted gay woman surrounded by white-hued walls and yearning for my own colorful world. My sister's death changed everything.
Yes, You Should Binge-Watch Netflix Alone on Mother’s Day
By Nora McInerny
Cut yourself a break on Mother's Day — with or without a dead partner.
I Hate That Mother’s Day Rips Me Apart with Sadness and Guilt
By Nicole Belanger
I know it's cliché, but the holiday still knocks me off my axis.
My Ectopic Pregnancy Nearly Killed Me
By Jessica Barraco
I’d dreamed of having a baby since my mother died. Then my body betrayed me.
The Best Things in My Life Came From My Brother’s Death
By Natasha Noman
The best things in my life really did come out of my brother's death.
As My Wife’s Due Date Approached, My Mother Was Defying Death
By Michael Bahler
I told myself she was holding on to meet the baby. My father and sister had other explanations.
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