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What I Tell My Kids About Their Brother Who Died Before They Were Born
By Michelle DuBarry
Even in Seamus' absence, our four-person household continues to feel to us like a family of five.
The Billy Joel Concert That Saved Me
By Ruth Tepler Roth
By taking me to that show, what remained of my family in the aftermath of my son’s suicide was telling me, ‘Please come back to us. We still need you.’
DNA and Middle C
By Rebecca Odes
My son's resemblance to my father was always striking. But after my dad died, it took on new meaning.
My Father Is My Grief Mentor
By Debbie Weiss
Dad raised me on his own after Mom died. So when I, too, lost my spouse young, he showed me how to find happiness again.
Meet the Widex
By Stacey Freed
Eight years after we divorced, my sons’ father was dead — and I went from the ex to something more complicated.
Don’t Call Sheryl Sandberg a Widow
By Rebecca Soffer
Modern Loss speaks with the Facebook COO about micro-stepping her way through grief, 'Option B,' and how she approaches those painful trigger holidays.
A Miscarriage Saved My Marriage
By Courtney Maum
I didn’t wish for this loss. But it happened, and brought uncommon gifts.
Losing My Son’s ‘First Mommy’
By Lisa Pierce Flores
When the troubled woman who gave birth to my little boy died at age 31, I realized just how much I’d been riding on her imagined recovery.
Trying to Get Pregnant After the Death of a Child
By Chanel Brenner
After losing my six-year-old son, I was determined to give my youngest child another sibling.
The Sitcom Widow
By Alison Lowenstein
Sizing myself up to DJ Tanner, Carol Brady and Nancy Botwin
I’m Not Okay with Being a Motherless Mother
By Stephanie Noll
Turns out, I'm not ok with being a motherless mother.
Yes, You Should Binge-Watch Netflix Alone on Mother’s Day
By Nora McInerny
Cut yourself a break on Mother's Day — with or without a dead partner.
After My Miscarriage, I Was Still Pregnant
By Caryn Berardi
We were expecting triplets. So why does everyone insist on calling it a 'blessing in disguise' that only two of our babies made it to term?
Two Truths and a Lie
By Kelly Kittel
My daughter's class exercise reminded me that kids carry their loss everywhere, even to school.
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.
Close to the Clouds
By Sarah Kilch Gaffney
My husband's ashes in tow, I summited the mountain we'd loved to bring him 'home'. I found my own solace there, amongst the trees and solid rock.
The Future, Without Me
By Magnolia Ripkin
I am a happily married mother of two young children and I have terminal lung cancer. These days, I’m consumed with curiosity — and worry — about what my husband’s and children’s lives will look like after I’m gone.
After My Daughter’s Death, On Guilt and Apologies
By Eric Meyer
In the year since cancer took my little girl's life, I find myself saying 'I'm sorry.' For not being able to save her, for surviving her death, and for simply being 'sorrowful.'
My Wife and I Had a Twinless Twin
By Jeremy Cotter
Welcoming our healthy daughter meant grieving her identical sister.
Coming to Terms
By Emily Rapp Black
The simple phrase suggests contracts and litigation. For me, it's a complex, daily practice in grieving my son's death from Tay-Sachs.
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