Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
My Sister, The Fly
By Julissa Catalan
The most persistent house fly entered my world the same day my sister left it. But what I didn’t realize was that my sister hadn’t actually left.
Take a Breather
By Dr. Jude Black
And 4 other grief therapist-approved tips for surviving Christmas after a loss.
By Meg Tansey
My parents and I aren't in a Thanksgiving mood after my brother's sudden death. Other relatives disagree. How can we can ditch the holiday in style?
Speak for Your Self
By Janet Reich Elsbach
My sister had a right to be stubborn in facing terminal cancer — even if the rest of us disagreed with her choices.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Struggling after her twin brother's death, a woman wonders if she should (or even could) take time off from working at a tiny startup. Our latest advice column.
How My Brother’s Death Saved My Life
By Amanda Borschel-Dan
After watching Nick die of skin cancer at age 22, I was determined to clean up my act.
My Sudden-Onset Only Child Syndrome
By Sarah Kravits
I always defined myself as an older sister to a younger brother. But after his sudden death in our 40s, I'm struggling to identify as an only child.
GRIEF BACON: These Are Your Lungs on Grief
By Vanessa Mártir
My asthma had always been under control. Then my brother died from drug use, and I struggled to breathe.
By Lisbeth Garassino
I hadn't planned on pursuing a life 3,000 miles from family and friends. But that was before my brother (and best friend) died at 29.
Joan Rivers and Her ‘Screw You!’ to Suicide
By Julie Satow
Joan's insistence on yanking the word 'suicide' out of the shadows endeared her to many survivors -- especially me.
Home, Not Home
By Nikki Reimer
After my brother died suddenly, everything about my hometown felt all wrong — until it didn't.
Not So ‘Crazy,’ After All
How my sister’s cancer death changed the way I approach my own health care choices.
From a Distance
Sixteen years after my brother’s suicide, keeping his memory alive finally feels less a burden — and more a privilege.
Looking for Work, Trying To Grieve
Is it ok to change jobs in the first year after my partner's death? How can I help a friend in denial about her sister's prognosis? Our advice guru weighs in.
You Can’t Pick Your Relatives
What's the deal with relatives who never acknowledged my loss? How can I mindfully break up with a grieving girlfriend? Meg chimes in.
By Malina Saval
Ever since my brother-in-law’s accidental death, the kitchen utensil he sold us evokes a torrent of memories — and questions.
5 Ideas for Facing Deathiversaries
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
As our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist marks five years since her husband's death, here are her tips for getting through those 'deathiversaries.'
March 12 is Katie Fisher Day
By Matt Fisher
Left spinning after his sister's sudden death, a comedian harnessed social media to create a holiday in her memory.
If My Sister Were Alive…
By Mélanie Berliet
Here’s what we would watch, eat and laugh about. Here’s what I would apologize for, forgive her for, attempt to explain and keep to myself.
Modern Loss’ Grief Reads
By Modern Loss
Some Modern Loss-approved essays, articles, radio shows and multimedia features taking on loss and grief of all kinds.
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