Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
In the Face of Death, We Laughed
By Laura Gentle
As AIDS ravaged my friend's body, levity carried us through the end.
How Can You Be Happy at a Time Like This?
By Katie Rich
What it's like to have your mother die the week Trump was elected.
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.
Springing Into Grief
By Kristen Forbes
How to appreciate those gerberas when someone you love may actually be pushing them up
A Day in the Life of My Grief — Illustrated
By Kellyn Shoecraft
In which I wonder, 'How can all 19 Duggars be alive and I lost my only sister?'
My Grief is F*cking Funny
By Emily Rapp Black
Why I never pass up a chance to laugh my ass off. Especially when I'm grieving.
Bereavement Group Dropout
By Teresa Strasser
Around a table full of widow-baked cookies, I absorbed the most profound of all death clichés, and I was done.
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.
6 Ways to Use Improv Comedy While Grieving
By Emma Rogers
You can find a joke in any situation. (And there's a lot more to it than 'Yes, and.')
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.
Executive Producing Your Own Goodbye
By Jane Condon
My father-in-law was a planner his entire life. The end was no exception.
Will I Still Be Funny?
By Jessica Frith
My family thrived on potty humor, but after my dad died I wondered if we'd ever again laugh with abandon.
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