Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
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.
Cleanup in the Produce Aisle
By Deborah Greene
I was in Whole Foods when learned of my father's suicide. Going grocery shopping has never been the same.
By Sally Abrams
15 years after my father died suddenly, had he finally come to say goodbye?
21 Things You Probably Don’t Know About My Dead Dad
By Rebecca Soffer
No. 9: If he loved you, he'd write you an insanely clever poem for every birthday, milestone or minor holiday.
20 Things You Probably Don’t Know About My Dead Dad
By Gabrielle Birkner
He never met my children, but they will know him through the photos, scrapbooks and stories of those who knew and loved him best. Through me.
A Father’s Day Sale for the Recently Deceased Dad
By Alison Zeidman
I keep getting emails from Bed Bath & Beyond reminding me that “It’s Not Too Late To Find the Perfect Father’s Day Gift!” But in this case, it kind of is.
Why I’m Jealous of Grieving People
By Nicole Ferraro
Dad died when I was 6, and life went on seemingly undeterred. All these years later, I find myself envious of those who have the chance to mourn.
After my dad's death, now it just feels like a house.
By Laura Coward
On my 8th fatherless Father's Day, my dad found a way to send me a handwritten message from the grave.
Had I Sealed My Father’s Fate?
By Michelle Adelman
I'm a novelist and killed off the father character early in my first book. When my dad died unexpectedly soon after, I was wracked with guilt.
Why I Like Funerals More Than Weddings
By Rachel Amondson
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"? I'd rather watch "Four Funerals and a Wedding."
Dad’s Voice in the ‘Tower of Song’
By Erin Lyndal Martin
The last time I spoke to my father, the subject was, of all things, Leonard Cohen — the musician my dad believed brought 'punctuation to experience.'
Exercise in Avoidance
By Ellen Friedrichs
The walk home from school was long — like four-hours long the way we did it. But it kept us out of an apartment full of grief triggers.
Closure Is a Unicorn
By Dan Halioua
My father and I struggled to understand each other. His death was what made me realize I can both love him and being angry with him.
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