Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
‘You Are Only as Good as the People You Surround Yourself With’
By Jamie Kolnick
I was desperate to be wild in grief and my coke-snorting bestie was my ticket to fun.
Young Widowhood in the Time of Corona
By Mira Simone Etlin-Stein
While we’re 'all in this together,' my experience is very much my own. Here's how I am learning to navigate the space between personal and collective grief.
A Sacred, Unlikely Friendship, Maintained Through Terrifying Times
By Mira Ptacin
At 87, my friend Ned narrowly escaped Covid-19's invasion of his nursing home. Here's what it made me realize.
What It Feels Like to Be Older Than My Father
By Tullan Holmqvist
I've never stopped crying for all that he has missed. But as I passed the age at which he died, something changed.
How I’m Making Mother’s Day My Bitch
By Kate Spencer
I've spent years wallowing on this Hallmark holiday, missing my dead mom. This time, though, I'm making it my own.
My Mother’s Day Trifecta
By Elizabeth Felicetti
I lost my mom, my stepmom, and my dream of mothering a child of my own. On Mother’s Day, people say the darndest things to me.
Chronicles of a Former Crier
By Nora Zelevansky
We never know who we’ll be in grief. In mine, the disappearance of my go-to tears was a shock.
The Vaccine Wasn’t Ready in Time to Save Mom
By Erica Lyons
In the minutes after getting my jab, it was hard not to think about time. If my mother had fallen now instead of then, she likely would have already received her COVID shots.
The Rules of Grief Do Not Apply
By Juliet Simmons
My father died during the Covid-19 lockdown in London. The absence of support felt so surreal that I wondered if I could pretend his death never really happened.
What Is ‘Sexual Bereavement’?
By Alice Radosh
We don't talk about it enough.
Missing the Goodbye
By Affad Shaikh
For immigrant families like mine, loss can mean mourning from a great distance.
Dear President Biden, It’s Time for a National Bereavement Leave Policy
By Rebecca Soffer
If the pandemic has proven anything, it's that we all need security in times of loss.
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.
Could Everybody Stop Trying to Pretty Up Death? It’s Not Working.
By Melanie Brooks
Language that denies the mess of death also denies the grieving the chance to be messy.
7 Tips for Speaking with a Bereaved Mother
By Monica Wesolowska
How do you support someone going through the unimaginable? To begin with, don't say you can't imagine what they're going through.
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.
Can Technology Help Us Talk to the Dead? (Spoiler: Yes)
By Joanna Stern
It may not be exactly like Amazon's 'Upload,' but the future of preserving our stories is here.
When Your Pet is Your Lifeline
By Gary Virginia
My HIV condition progressed to full-blown AIDS, along with anxiety and depression. Adopting my dog forced me to focus on living.
The Undeniable Magic of Being Truly Noticed
By Emily Rapp Black
I was shattered near the end of my young son's life. An extension of true compassion was an act of grace like no other.
I’m an Urgent Care Doctor. A Year into the Pandemic, I’m Running on Empty.
By Thresia Sebastian
And yearning to regain a foundation of wellness amidst the relentless, endless layers of my grief.
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