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How the Modern Loss Holiday Gift Swap Sparked a Powerful Friendship
By Amy Henderson Riley and Joanne Zerdy
We were complete strangers who disentangled our lonely and complex feelings about grief together.
How I’m Creating the Grief Vocabulary My Language Doesn’t Have
By Babet te Winkel
The Dutch wish each other strength to move through tough times. But in loss, we need different words of support.
Processing My Friend’s Death in the Sound Studio
By Mallory Kasdan
My podcast helped me work through who I am - and who I want to be - when I was questioning everything.
10 Lessons I Learned from My Friend’s 9/11 Death
By Zibby Owens
My best friend vanished without a trace that day. But the mark she made on my life has been indelible.
In the Face of Death, We Laughed
By Laura Gentle
As AIDS ravaged my friend's body, levity carried us through the end.
How a Psychic Medium Broke Through My June Gloom
An unexpected exchange reconnected me with my vivacious friend years after her death.
Don’t Talk About How ‘It Gets Better’
By Suchandrika Chakrabarti
This is what I wish my friends knew when my parents died.
A Therapist Says Goodbye
By Pat Blumenthal
We are not ‘friends’ with those we treat. But many of our patients make a very deep and lasting impression on us.
Traveling the World With My Daughter’s Ashes in Tow
By Becky Livingston and Rebecca Soffer
In Ireland, alongside an empathic stranger, I watched Rachel's cremains scatter with the wind.
Meet My ‘Dead Mom Friends’
By Andrea I. Stagg and Rebecca Soffer
I’ve found kinship (but no judgment or pity) among my friends — and even acquaintances — who have also experienced a loss of a parent.
How I Make Real Mom Friends After My Baby’s Death
By Katie Colt and Rebecca Soffer
Bitching about parenthood anchors me to the present — and tests the waters for true connection.
Take a Chance On Me
By Sativa Peterson and Rebecca Soffer
Two days after my mom’s funeral, her friend Velma told me she had a surprise for me — and OMG, did she ever.
The Lights and Lessons of Toro Nagashi, the Japanese Candle Boat Ceremony
By Deborah Ager
I missed a lifelong friend’s funeral. But I honored him all the same.
My BFF Makes ‘Your Mom’ Jokes About My Dead Mom — and I Love Her for It
By Theodora Blanchfield
And I love her for it.
11 People You Meet in Hell
By Erin Donovan
Minimizers, vultures, happy morons, competitors at the Sad Olympics and other people you’re bound to encounter on your grief journey.
That Would Have Been a Great Story
By Stacy Feintuch
My high school boyfriend and I lost our respective spouses just months apart — and reconnected over our grief. I would like to be able to say that we fell back in love and lived happily ever after. Something else unfolded.
A Widow and her Galentines
By Debbie Weiss
After my husband died, I stumbled about looking for my tribe. Counterintuitive to my nature, I found it in yoga class.
Dead in Real Life, Alive on Twitter
By Kate Essig
How a post-mortem scrapbook project kept teaching me about my friend.
Ned and I
By Mira Ptacin
I'm 36. One of my best friends is 84. I try to live in the moment, knowing our relationship might be a fleeting one.
Why I Like Funerals More Than Weddings
By Rachel Amondson
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"? I'd rather watch "Four Funerals and a Wedding."
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