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Resenting My Mother-in-Law — Even More Than Usual
By Meg Tansey
After losing her mom to cancer, one reader finds it harder to contend with her difficult mother-in-law. Our advice guru explains how to keep the peace.
By Ruby Dutcher
After my mom's death, my dorm room was an embarrassing place for grief.
What Mom Would Have Thought of the Kardashian Clan
By Kate Spencer
I missed my mother at my wedding, and at the birth of my children. But the real reason I wish she was still here is to discuss reality TV with me.
Modern Loss — Live in NYC
By Rebecca Soffer
Join us June 18 for a special screening of HBO's 'The (Dead Mothers) Club' and a Q&A with the filmmakers. There will be drinks.
Those Final Moments
By Jennifer Richler
When I think about my mom, much of the time I recall not her life, but her horrific death while on an island vacation.
The Duo Behind “The (Dead Mothers) Club”
By Eliza Berman
"The (Dead Mothers) Club" filmmakers Carlye Rubin and Katie Green discuss their partnership and activism, and how technology is opening up conversations around death.
Reclaiming Mother’s Day
Modern Loss' founder opens up about celebrating Mother's Day for the first time in eight years, and compiles some the site's most moving pieces about losing a mother, and losing a child.
To Be a Motherless Mother on Mother’s Day
By Sarah Rasheed
Five years after my mom’s sudden death, the birth of my son returned to me something I had been missing.
How To: Talk To Your Kids About Your (Late) Parents
Five tips for talking to your kids about your late parents.
‘(Dead Mothers) Club’ To Premiere on HBO
By Gabrielle Birkner
A new documentary from executive producer Rosie O'Donnell centers on three women who lost their mothers during adolescence, and the lasting impact of the loss.
The Night My Nightmare Came True
By Susan McPherson
I couldn't fathom my recurring childhood nightmare would come true. But I also couldn't imagine I'd emerge from its destruction.
My Roaring, Immature Twenties
By Caroline McCarthy
Untethered after my mother's death, I found myself suspended in adolescence as age 30 approached.
Babe in Prison-land
By Deborah Jiang-Stein
Born to an incarcerated convict and taken from her as an infant, I mourned a mother I can't remember.
The Looming 365
What to do on that dreaded first death anniversary? Can a terminally ill man prepare his wife for life without him? Sound advice from Meg.
A Case for Old-Fashioned Condolences
Facebook is encouraging laziness in face of grief. Let’s turn the corner.
Revolution to Reality
By Lisa Goldman
Despite years of witnessing political violence, I had no personal experience with death — until Mom got sick, and I headed home to help her die.
Year Two: It’s Not Over
By Jessie Boatright
Everyone told me the first year after Mom’s death would be the hardest. But 12 months in, I wasn’t just mourning my mother. I was also mourning the fact that she hadn’t just died.
By Sarah Tuttle-Singer
My dead mother communicates with me through fortune cookies. Really, she does.
By Annie Stamell
In the moments after my mother died, I recorded an episode of “Friends” — a decision that still confounds me a decade on.
A Bro in Need
Extreme exercise only masked one man's grief over his mother's death. Our advice guru has some suggestions for seeking out more lasting help.
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