Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
We Held a Fake Wedding So My Dying Dad Could Be There
By Sarah Levy
Bridal magazines don’t really cover these unglamorous issues.
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.
The Myth of Protecting People from Suffering
By Jennifer Pastiloff
When we try to shield people from pain in an effort to not break their hearts, we end up doing just the opposite.
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 Death Stories Are My Birth Stories’
By Emily Ziff Griffin
That precious, precarious, otherworldly state of giving birth reminded me of something else: grief.
Don’t Talk About How ‘It Gets Better’
By Suchandrika Chakrabarti
This is what I wish my friends knew when my parents died.
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.
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.
Welcome to New York
By Brooke Siem
Suddenly worth half a million dollars through the dumb luck of my dad's death, I rooted myself to a new and unfamiliar home.
A Year of Grief, 15 Seconds at a Time
By Ryan Langer
After my dad's murder, Instagram served as both my grief counselor and a surprising professional outlet.
Grief Bacon: Breastfeeding Through My Grief
By Jesse Anna Bornemann
After Dad died, my body felt numb, but my breasts soldiered on.
The Pittsburgh of My Dreams
By Geoffrey W. Melada
By day, I am aware that 23 years have passed since my father’s death. When I close my eyes, it’s a different story.
My Childhood’s Signature Scent
By Elise Seyfried
The smell of tobacco brings my late father — and his favorite vice — back into my airspace.
Just Sit (and Other Simple Steps to Meditate Your Way Through Grief)
By Sukey Novogratz
My dad's meditation advice helped me to cope with his death -- and more. Here's how it can help you, too.
My Dad Was Dying While I Was Divorcing
By Molly Rosen Guy
I vowed never to speak with my ex-husband again. Then my father was diagnosed with leukemia.
On Father’s Day, Grief Tastes Like Berry Cobbler
By Shannon Casey
When Dad was here, we made olallieberry jam on Father’s Day. Now that he’s gone, our sweet tradition has evolved.
The Big Question and the Perfect Answer
By Anna Brand
It isn't easy asking a dying person what they believe comes next. But my philosopher dad knew just what to say.
By Yassir Lester
Death brings up so many feelings and conversations. Plans to be made. Legacies to cement. I had none of that.
Time Machine in a Timepiece
By Dani Klein Modisett
In telling me he wanted me to have his beloved watch, Dad was also letting me know his days were numbered.
Purple Rain on Father’s Day
By Janine Annett
My dad and the rock star Prince had everything and nothing in common. This is the time of year I feel their absence most acutely.
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