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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.
Does Moving Away Mitigate Grief?
By Melanie Takefman
Thousands of miles now separate me from the landmarks of my memories with Dad. Here's what the distance has changed — and what it hasn't.
By Kathryn Frey-Balter
I heard about Justice Scalia’s death at one of my last dinners with my beloved, if complicated, father. Months on, as the justice’s seat sat unfilled, so did Dad’s.
What to Keep When Someone Dies
By Shira Gill
Banish guilt, set concrete limits, and other rules for figuring out what to save, store, and donate.
DNA and Middle C
By Rebecca Odes
My son's resemblance to my father was always striking. But after my dad died, it took on new meaning.
Random Acts of Dadness
By Rob Kutner
From rejecting perfectly good restaurant food to donating to worthy causes, I'm spending the first Father's Day after my dad's death trying to emulate his character.
What My Dad’s Suicide Taught Me About Resilience
By Annie Robinson
A wellness coach offers practical advice for finding your center amid complicated grief.
‘I Have Some Very Bad News’
By Holly West
Tasked with making and fielding calls to let people know Dad had died felt like collateral damage.
My Father’s Death Reminded Me I Married a Good Man
By Jo Piazza
My dad, on the other hand, was a cherished friend and a terrible husband.
My Dad Died From Cancer — So I Made a Movie About It
By Rebecca Weaver
Thing is, expressing loss through art didn't heal my wound. It just exposed it to everyone, in feature-length format.
My Summer of Few Words
By Sam Sabin
In the quiet of my solitude after loss and abuse, I noticed a voice I hadn't heard before -- mine.
Dad’s Dead. LOL?
By Emily Mongeau
I used to joke that I wanted to die before my dad. The order didn't work out -- but I found I could still laugh.
Making My Dad A Searchable Term
By Tamiko Nimura
My dad died before the Internet. When I put his name out into the digital world, I couldn't have anticipated what would come back to me.
The Year After My Dad’s Death Was the Best of My Life
By Alyssa Limperis
Assuming I was promised a century, I never worried about throwing away a decade. Watching my father die changed that -- for the better.
By Christina Lewis Halpern
We always had too many of my late father’s iconic dress shirts — until the Smithsonian wanted one, and we realized we had none.
Both Parents Are Gone. But I Miss Only One of Them.
By Debra Nussbaum Cohen
When I long to pick up the phone — and share my joys and my struggles — I only want to speak to Mom.
‘Daddy, Daddy, Where Are You?’
By Lisa Paterson
After 9/11 my son asked for his father dozens of times a day, everyday — for nine years.
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