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My Father, the Pandemic, and Thoughts on Abandonment
By Emily Halpern
For nearly a year we were ignored by the people charged with our safety. From personal experience, I know the psychological toll will be significant.
What a Pandemic Funeral Taught Me About Family
By Raj Tawney
I spent years distancing myself from relatives. When my uncle died, I found something that had been deeply missing in my quarantined life.
Will I Be All Right Again in 2021?
By Cate Honzl
In 2019 my mom died. In 2020 we had a family suicide, a botched burial, and a catastrophic pandemic. Now, I’m looking ahead to 2021 — with (gasp!) hope.
He Blinded Me With Zients
By Rachel Zients Schinderman
My family came to America to escape conscription in the Czar’s army. Today, my cousin, the Covid Czar, is trying to help save America.
The Power of Public Mourning
By Katie Bishop
Listeners of the 'Death, Sex & Money' podcast were invited to hold space for their 2020 losses. Here's what happened.
Settling Into the Unknown
By Christopher Noxon
A year after the death of my son and stepmom, I found new understanding while selecting a memorial tree.
The Virus Before and The One That Came After
By Melissa Gould
Time has helped ease my grief over my husband's death, but my grieving hasn’t stopped. The world, it seems, has caught up with me.
Why I Told Anne Lamott My Husband Died
By Julia Cho
I promised myself I wouldn’t, but then I opened up to a writer I’ve long admired about the most surreal, unbelievable thing that has ever happened to me.
The Myth of Protecting People from Suffering
By Jennifer Pastiloff
When we try to shield people from pain in an effort to not break their hearts, we end up doing just the opposite.
A Surviving Partner’s Guide to Surviving a Pandemic Hallmark Holiday
By RoseAnna Cyr
5 ways to give yourself what you deserve on Valentine’s Day — and every day — when you’re missing a dead partner.
New Year’s Resolutions for the Emotionally Infirm, the Crushed, and the Weary
By Kate Inglis
4 ways (and more) for grieving souls to cut themselves a break in the new year.
A Gift Guide for Grievers (and Those Who Love Them)
By Rebecca Soffer
From ego-boosting apparel to frame-worthy puzzles to an instant community, these gifts say ‘I know the holidays are rough, and I'm here for you.'
How to Support a Grieving Child During a Year That Makes No Sense
By Brie Overton
We're all trying to figure out life as we move through COVID-19. That includes kids living with loss.
Our Christmas Décor Became a Metaphor for My Grief
By Sarah Vallely
What is the protocol for embroidering a Christmas story that stops abruptly in the second chapter?
You Don’t Have to Be Festive if You Don’t Want to Be
By Leslie Gray Streeter
As a young widow, I'm used to the holidays sucking. I'm here to encourage you to fly whatever flag you need to get through this season.
How the Modern Loss Holiday Gift Swap Sparked a Powerful Friendship
By Amy Henderson Riley and Joanne Zerdy
We were complete strangers who disentangled our lonely and complex feelings about grief together.
Rapid Cycling Through the Stages of Grief on Amazon
By Ricky Michiels
I went online to buy an urn and made a surprisingly meaningful connection.
Thanksgiving After Jack
By Anna Whiston-Donaldson
A few weeks before Thanksgiving, my 12-year-old son went out to play in the rain and never came home. That year, everything about the holiday just felt wrong.
Saying Kaddish Into the Screen
By Daniela Gerson
After my father died, a weekly memorial gathering connected me to community when I needed it most. Then came COVID.
7 Tips for Reducing Feelings of Isolation
By Modern Loss
Loneliness is an every day thing, and not just in the age of ‘social distancing.' Here are some ways to care for your physical and mental wellbeing
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