Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
His Beautiful Death
By Mira Simone Etlin-Stein
As my love lay dying beside me, I transformed our cold hospital room into a sacred space.
His Sister Was Dying as We Were Falling in Love
By Katharine Herrup
I learned of her illness shortly after our first date. Her absence remains a presence still.
That Could Have Been Us
By Marjorie Brimley and Rebecca Soffer
It can be painful to see people so obviously in love when I’m breaking inside, but it’s not other young couples that make me fall apart.
Our Double-Widowed ‘I Love You’
By Lisa Kolb
Goodbye used to mean until later that day. But for my fiancé and me, respective tragedies have rewired our brains.
‘Holy Shit, I’m Single Again’
By Teresa Shimogawa
When the fog of my grief lifted and I began to think about dating, my old insecurities returned in a big way.
That Would Have Been a Great Story
By Stacy Feintuch
My high school boyfriend and I lost our respective spouses just months apart — and reconnected over our grief. I would like to be able to say that we fell back in love and lived happily ever after. Something else unfolded.
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.
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