Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
My First Real World AIDS Day
By Whitney Joiner
My father died of AIDS 22 years ago. For more than two decades, I avoided World AIDS Day. This year, I'm owning my history. Here's why.
Small Screen Refuge
By Linda Perkins
To distract ourselves from Dad's fatal diagnosis, my brother and I planted ourselves in front of the TV — inhaling a steady diet of "The Jetsons" and "The Dating Game."
Closing My Eyes, Seeing My Father
By Mattea Kramer
I refused to look at my dad in the morgue — a decision I came to second-guess. Then my father showed up in my dreams.
Around the World, Ashes in Tow
By Nadia Redel
After watching cancer kill my father, I booked a one-way 'tribute trip' overseas. I don't know when I'll be ready to return.
Hurricane Sandy’s Human Toll
By Gretchen Sword
Don't tell me hard it was to get to work during "superstorm" Sandy, or how long you lived without power. The hurricane killed my father right before my eyes.
It’s Halloween: Trigger Treat
By Marita Anderson
Halloween imagery takes on new meaning in the wake of my father’s suicide.
After Dad’s Death, Around the World or Back to School?
By Meg Tansey
A young woman mourning her father wonders whether she should finish college — despite major financial hurdles — or travel to clear her head. Our advice guru weighs in.
Labor Day Love and Loss on Lake George
By Rebecca Soffer
I tell my son about my idyllic summers on Lake George — just not about the Labor Day tragedy that followed one of them.
Letter of Last Resort
By Judy Bolton-Fasman
Had I unknowingly destroyed my father's suicide note all those years ago?
Father’s Day Without Dad, Vol. 10
By Gabrielle Birkner
My rational side tells me that the third Sunday in June is just another day. But when that day rolls around, I feel my dad's absence more intensely.
My Father, Myself
By Sloane Davidson
On the anniversary of Dad’s death, I honored him by spending a leisurely day, uncharacteristically, alone.
Mourning the Dad Who Walked Out on Me
By Laura La Sala
My dad walked out on me when I was nine. All grown up, I decided to find him — only to find out he was dead. Here's how I mourned.
How To: Talk To Your Kids About Your (Late) Parents
By Jennifer Richler
Five tips for talking to your kids about your late parents.
News of Dad’s Death, Spread on Facebook
By Amanda MacGregor
Thanks to social media, my father's death was old news by the time I found out about it.
You Can’t Pick Your Relatives
What's the deal with relatives who never acknowledged my loss? How can I mindfully break up with a grieving girlfriend? Meg chimes in.
My Father, My Daughters
By Adina Kay-Gross
My twins were just 18 months old when my father died. Desperate for my girls to know him, I talk about him constantly. But should I?
No Unfinished Business?
By Angie Dalfen
I’ll never know what my father would have thought about my life choices — the ones I would have asked his opinion about and the ones I wouldn’t have.
‘Are You Sitting Down?’
By Cindy Augustine
It doesn’t really matter. There’s no good time or place or way to hear bad news.
Mourning the Father I Never Knew
By Cara Paiuk
My dad is dead. But when a friend loses a parent, I can’t honestly say that I understand what he’s going through. Here's why.
Visiting Dad on Google Street View
By Bill Frankel
Before Dad died, Google cameras captured him — healthy and happy — tending his yard. For years after his death, I visited him frequently in cyberspace.
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