Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
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.
That Could Have Been Us
By Marjorie Brimley
It can be painful to see people so obviously in love when I’m breaking inside, but it’s not other young couples that make me fall apart.
Into the Unknown
By Sara Beth Berman
My dead fiancé loved Anthony Bourdain. When I heard the beloved chef and TV personality had died, I imagined the two of them, finally, breaking bread.
What I Did With My Husband’s Life Insurance Money
By Leslie Gray Streeter
During the rawest moments of my grief, what I bought helped me breathe easier.
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.
The Bread I Still Can’t Bear To Bake
By Lisa Kolb
Some people say grief is bitter, but I say it is nutty whole-wheat flavored, slightly sweet with molasses.
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.
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