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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
By Meg Tansey
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
By Jennifer Richler
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.
Call of the Riled
By Chanel Dubofsky
Devastating news has twice come in the form of a call. Now whenever the phone rings, I fear the worst.
Deleting My Mother
By Esther D. Kustanowitz
When Gmail kept prompting me to email my dead mother, drastic action was necessary.
On Thanksgiving, Longing to Go Home Again
By Anna Davies
For years, I swore off Thanksgiving. Then my mom died, and I found myself longing to go home again.
The Reverse Midas Touch
By Abby Sher
After losing my father, two aunts and stepfather in quick succession, I became convinced I was cursed.
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