Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
What Triggers Me Isn’t What You Think It Is
By John Ptacek
Old photos and anniversaries don’t do me in the way one sitcom theme song does.
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?
A Very Brady Christmas (But Way More Complicated)
By Meg Tansey
A newly engaged widow wants to know how to manage her bereaved in-laws' expectations this season. Our advice columnist weighs in.
Unpacking That Last Box — Once and For All
By Li Yin
After my boyfriend died, I clung to his things as a way to stay close to him. Eventually, I realized I didn’t need to.
I Forgot the Anniversary of My Mom’s Death
By Ellen Friedrichs
But there's one deathiversary that I can never put behind me.
What Is ‘Sexual Bereavement’?
By Alice Radosh
We don't talk about it enough.
Meet the Widex
By Stacey Freed
Eight years after we divorced, my sons’ father was dead — and I went from the ex to something more complicated.
That Would Have Been a Great Story
By Stacy Feintuch
My high school boyfriend and I lost our respective spouses just months apart — and reconnected over our grief. I would like to be able to say that we fell back in love and lived happily ever after. Something else unfolded.
Don’t Call Sheryl Sandberg a Widow
By Rebecca Soffer
Modern Loss speaks with the Facebook COO about micro-stepping her way through grief, 'Option B,' and how she approaches those painful trigger holidays.
A Widow and her Galentines
By Debbie Weiss
After my husband died, I stumbled about looking for my tribe. Counterintuitive to my nature, I found it in yoga class.
The Sitcom Widow
By Alison Lowenstein
Sizing myself up to DJ Tanner, Carol Brady and Nancy Botwin
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.
Exercise in Avoidance
The walk home from school was long — like four-hours long the way we did it. But it kept us out of an apartment full of grief triggers.
Fiction: I Am the Widow
By Leslie Pietrzyk
Modern Loss' first foray into fiction is from a new book of short stories from the trenches of young widowhood.
He’s Dead, But He’s No Saint
By Robyn Woodman
My husband cheated on me again and again — but people give him a pass because he died in a tragic Thanksgiving Day scuba accident.
The End of My Self-Pity Party
By Michael Cohen
Life with my partner felt like finally being invited to the ball. Since his death, I've spent too long insistent on feeling devalued.
The Pain of the Mundane
By Melissa Gould
A young widow has some advice for going back to work ... and facing 4 other toughies after losing a spouse.
Close to the Clouds
By Sarah Kilch Gaffney
My husband's ashes in tow, I summited the mountain we'd loved to bring him 'home'. I found my own solace there, amongst the trees and solid rock.
Not Set in Stone
By Kate Bigam
It’s been 10 years since my boyfriend died, but his grave bears no headstone with his name on it. He deserves better.
Tears and Tequila in Tinseltown
By Ruby Dutcher
A novel imagines a safe haven for young widows and widowers in the City of Angels.
Tweets by @ModernLoss