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Thank You, Sherman Alexie, for Going Public with Your Pain
By Melanie Brooks
By suspending his book tour to deal with grief over losing his mother, Sherman Alexie is challenging a culture that admires stoic resilience.
By Stefanie Turner
It is fundamentally heartbreaking to meet the love of your life so soon after losing the person who was most fanatically committed to your happiness.
With the Swish of a Skirt, “La La Land” Triggered My Grief
By Paul Starke
With the swish of a skirt, the musical suddenly triggered my grief.
The Upside of Anger
By Ilina Dimovska
After my mom’s death, I learned to use my all-encompassing anger as a force for good.
When Love Feels Too Risky
By Marisa Renee Lee
I didn’t realize how my mom’s cancer death would affect my love life — until I met the man I wanted to marry.
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.
I’m Not Okay with Being a Motherless Mother
By Stephanie Noll
Turns out, I'm not ok with being a motherless mother.
Loss Squared In the City of Love
By Rachel Ricketts
After my mother's death, I departed for Paris with her ashes -- the same week of the tragic terror attacks.
I Hate That Mother’s Day Rips Me Apart with Sadness and Guilt
By Nicole Belanger
I know it's cliché, but the holiday still knocks me off my axis.
My Ectopic Pregnancy Nearly Killed Me
By Jessica Barraco
I’d dreamed of having a baby since my mother died. Then my body betrayed me.
As My Wife’s Due Date Approached, My Mother Was Defying Death
By Michael Bahler
I told myself she was holding on to meet the baby. My father and sister had other explanations.
And Visions of Baseball Danced in My Head
By Jennifer Dunsmore
My mom found healing watching the Kansas City Royals. After she died, so did I.
By Emily Page Hatch
There was something about my first days as a mother that reminded me of my final moments with my own mother. Neither my newborn nor my mother could talk back. But could they understand me?
Scarlett O’Hara, Grief Counselor
By Hilarie Ashton
The "Gone with the Wind" character taught me a powerful coping mechanism for dealing with my mother's loss.
A Cancer Battle, Then a Miscarriage
By Gabrielle Schafer
After my mother died of cancer, the hope of bringing a new life into this world kept me afloat. Then I got some very bad news.
Cleaning a Home after Loss with Avoidance and Humor
By Rebecca Soffer
After my mother died, I could barely bring myself to go through her belongings. Here's how I got through it.
Lost, Not Found
By Jamaica Glenn
After entering foster care, I got used to losing physical things. But my mother's death isn't a loss -- it's an event, an experience that defies language.
Signs Of Life
By Deana Cairo
I'm an EMT volunteer who knew the paramedics 'working my mother.' Finally reboarding an ambulance a year after her death, I discovered a new dimension to my service.
By Carole Newton McManus
My mother lay dying mere weeks after my husband's death. But this time, I had some control over how my family experienced the loss.
Grief Bacon: Mourning My Mom, and My Figure
By Ruby Dutcher
The term is a thing (just ask the Germans). Our series on the impact grief has on our bodies.
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