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How I Found an Unexpected Gift in the Berkshire Hills
By Michael Flamini
My New York City apartment ceased being a happy place after my partner died. Over the years, and especially during this pandemic, my second home became my salvation.
‘Your Papa Is Right Here’
By Marc Sorensen Leandro
After my husband died, an old friend asked me what he could offer me, beyond words. I thought of something that our young sons could treasure.
He Told Me to Get On With My Life — and Now, I Have
By Kaili Joy Gray
10 years after my husband's suicide and a slew of shockingly unexpected struggles, I am finally living in the here and now.
A Widowed Mother’s Day à la COVID-19
By RoseAnna Cyr
In the midst of a global pandemic, this day might actually feel a bit more aligned with what I want it to be.
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.
His Beautiful Death
As my love lay dying beside me, I transformed our cold hospital room into a sacred space.
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
4 ways to give yourself what you deserve on Valentine’s Day — and every day — when you’re missing a dead partner.
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