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My Little Fictions Legacy
By Sara Faith Alterman
Dad applied his gifts for narrative to everything from pornography to children's stories. One of those brought my son and him together after he died.
‘The Only Way Out Is Through’
By Shelly Bhalla
I was 18 when my dad died and not one member of my supportive South Asian network recommended therapy. Here's why they should have.
‘Your Papa Is Right Here’
By Marc Sorensen Leandro
After my husband died, an old friend asked me what he could offer me, beyond words. I thought of something that our young sons could treasure.
My Father’s Death Changed the Way I Think About Time
By Michelle Chikaonda
I was always running minutes, even hours, behind. Not anymore.
Are You There Dad? It’s Me, Samantha.
By Samantha Klein
Two years after my father's mysterious death, I'm finally embracing his life lessons as a way to live mine.
A Missing Gravestone in the ‘Garden of Fairies’
By Shirin Ali
We went to the cemetery to visit dad — only to find out what wasn’t there.
What My Grief Feels Like: An Illustrated Guide
By Kellyn Shoecraft
It changes your body, sometimes in ways you can see and always in ways you can't.
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.
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