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My Boyfriend Died — and There’s No Word for My Loss
By Rachel Bartkowiak
He was the man I had hoped to marry, but others see our relationship in more ambiguous terms.
GRIEF BACON: That Time I Smelled Like Booze and Old Cake
By Leslie Gray Streeter
After my husband's sudden death, I ate, drank and sobbed my way through entirely unstable territory.
It’s The Worst Wonderful Time of The Year
By Holly Stayton
I'm heading into my first 'festive' seasonal stretch after my husband's death and have no clue what I'll do. Weirdly, that's ok.
I Am a ‘Tragedy Trust Funder’
By Jen Parsons
A modest surprise inheritance from my late husband allows me to raise my two young kids without having to go to work. So why do I feel so guilty about it?
We Left Everything Unsaid
By Elaine Roth
When my husband got sick, we focused exclusively on hope; when he died, I was consumed with regret.
21 Things I Hate — and Love — About Being a Widow
By Karen Paul
Few things in life are black and white, especially in the wake of a death.
It’s All ‘Grief Yoga’
By Alison Manheim
After my husband died, I brought a towel to exercise class to mop tears — not sweat.
To the Widowed Dad on Father’s Day
By Justin Yopp and Donald Rosenstein
Being a ‘good enough’ parent is precisely what your grieving children need.
Grief Looks a Lot Like ‘Crazy’
By Julia Cho
And other things the Netflix series 'Dead to Me' gets right about young widowhood. (No spoilers here.)
The Journey Cake
By Tembi Locke
The memory of a pastry my husband and I carried from Italy to L.A. carries me through my grief over his death.
My Hard, Lonely and Strangely Magical Trip through Young Widowhood
By Katie Hawkins-Gaar
Two years after my husband's death, good days have finally returned — and so have bad dreams.
Grief Bacon: Pressuring Myself
By Lauren Mauldin
My husband's hands were the cool compress that soothed my migraines. After his opiate overdose, I'm struggling to replace his healing touch with my own.
How to Widow
By Chanel Reynolds
16 steps to start navigating the winding path of life with a dead partner
The Surviving Spouse’s Guide to Surviving a Hallmark Holiday
By RoseAnna Cyr
4 ways to give yourself what you deserve on Valentine’s Day — and every day — when you’re missing a dead partner.
‘Smad’ and Other Words Born of Grief
By Fernanda Santos
In the year since my husband died, there have been many lessons — and a few new vocabulary words.
Cable News (Support) Network
By Karen Conner
The year after my husband died, Mika, Rachel and Lawrence kept me company.
We All Have ‘That Ex.’ Mine Died.
By Emily Michele Warchot
What it means to lose somebody who isn’t your somebody anymore.
Saving the Date for a Wedding That Will Never Take Place
By Gabrielle Brazeau
I was supposed to be married on November 9, but tragedy stopped this self-proclaimed ‘Bridezilla’ in her tracks.
Why I Told Anne Lamott My Husband Died
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.
When My Husband Died, Facebook Became My Boyfriend
By Lauren Jones
Some people see social media as a trigger during times of great suffering. But after my husband died, it helped me stay afloat amid my grief.
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