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The Big Question and the Perfect Answer
By Anna Brand
It isn't easy asking a dying person what they believe comes next. But my philosopher dad knew just what to say.
What This Mother Told Her Dying Son
By Laura Gilkey
Her words were perfect.
The Autopsy Report Should Have Been Anticlimactic. It Was Anything But.
By Margaret Feike
My beloved husband died, leaving me with three children and another on the way. But it was a letter from the coroner’s office that did me in.
As My Wife’s Due Date Approached, My Mother Was Defying Death
By Michael Bahler
I told myself she was holding on to meet the baby. My father and sister had other explanations.
My Wedding Gown’s Last Dance
By Lucy Kalanithi
In an excerpt from the new Modern Loss book, Lucy Kalanithi, the widow of "When Breath Becomes Air" memoirist Paul Kalanithi, describes leaving her bridal gown behind — in the most unconventional of settings.
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.’
By Kathryn Frey-Balter
I heard about Justice Scalia’s death at one of my last dinners with my beloved, if complicated, father. Months on, as the justice’s seat sat unfilled, so did Dad’s.
Bereavement Group Dropout
By Teresa Strasser
Around a table full of widow-baked cookies, I absorbed the most profound of all death clichés, and I was done.
Is There Sex After Death?
By Colin Campbell
Burying your two children shrivels your dick up like a motherf*cker, but my wife and I found our way back to each other.
How to Brush Your Teeth While Grieving in a Pandemic
By Mel Zee
I'm an ex-addict grieving my partner's sudden death. Thanks to COVID-19 isolation, all my comfort must come from within.
I Had a Miscarriage After IVF
By Chrissy Stephens
A year later, I still can't bring myself to try the process again.
What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Grieving Self
By Sarah Chauncey
45 years after my mom died, I finally know the impact of loss across time.
Ilana and Aaron are celebrating 9 years of friendship on Facebook!
By Ilana Sichel
Thing is, Aaron is dead.
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