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‘Call It Grief and Then See if it Changes How You View it’
By Nishta J. Mehra
Grief can have a clarifying effect, a way of lasering away the mundane. Here's how you can apply some lessons from loss to this year's surreal new world.
He Told Me to Get On With My Life — and Now, I Have
By Kaili Joy Gray
10 years after my husband's suicide and a slew of shockingly unexpected struggles, I am finally living in the here and now.
21 Things I Hate — and Love — About Being a Widow
By Karen Paul
Few things in life are black and white, especially in the wake of a death.
10 Lessons I Learned from My Friend’s 9/11 Death
By Zibby Owens
My best friend vanished without a trace that day. But the mark she made on my life has been indelible.
My Grief Made Me A Warrior
By Glynnis MacNicol
Single and childless, I was used to doing things on my own. But the aftermath of my mother's death brought my loneliness to a whole new level.
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.
My Hard, Lonely and Strangely Magical Trip through Young Widowhood
By Katie Hawkins-Gaar
Two years after my husband's death, good days have finally returned — and so have bad dreams.
How I’m Dealing with Climate Grief
By Ruby Dutcher
Sometimes I'm grateful my mom is dead—she gets to avoid witnessing the devastation on Earth. Getting involved in climate justice has given me hope.
How I Rediscovered My Professional Drive After a Stillbirth
By Katie Irish
For “The Americans” costume designer, returning to work turned out to mean more than just punching the clock
‘Resilient’ Is Not a Four Letter Word
By Adam Grant
Our guest 'Ask ML' columnist and 'Option B' coauthor Adam Grant on bite-sized — and big — ways to embrace post-traumatic growth.
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.
When Everything Scared Me
By Stevan Schwartzenberger Brown
After my parents died in a plane crash, there was grief, pain and loneliness. But above all, there was fear — until there wasn’t.
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.
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