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Merry — Not So Much
By Meg Tansey
Our advice columnist weighs in on holiday shopping for the bereaved, what to do when Christmas parties are grief triggers and more.
Death Becomes Us: It’s Time to Reinvent Mourning Attire
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
A museum exhibit and a feature film provided a challenge to our columnist — and to the unorthodox focus group she convened: How to modernize grief garb.
The Things We Do for Grief: Marathons, Memoirs & More
Our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist introduces us to 6 people who channeled their grief to achieve the extraordinary.
Parenting After Loss
By Ellen Friedrichs
It can be hard to know if my children are reacting to their father's death — or if they're just acting their age.
Saying I Do, and Saying Farewell
By Niva Dorell Smith
Eleven days after marrying the love of my life, I stared at his lifeless body and said goodbye.
Between Death and Goodbye
By Mark Liebenow
Before my wife's body was taken away — and her final organs harvested — I was able to spend a few precious moments with the woman I loved.
Game-Planning Your Grief: 5 Tips for Returning to Work
The funeral’s over and you’re expected back in the office. Our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist offers suggestions for avoiding the awkwardness.
Gold Star Widow
By Artis Henderson
At my first Memorial Day conference for military families, I found kindred spirits among the brokenhearted.
Forever ‘The Girls’
After my husband died, my best girlfriends didn’t know what to say to me. But their presence that Memorial Day was more important than their words.
Mayday on a May Day
By Kaili Joy Gray
Approaching the fourth anniversary of my husband’s death, my one constant was not knowing exactly how I’d get through it.
Widowed With Children
By Lauren Jones
My husband died when I was 7-months pregnant with my second child. A year on, I’m again looking for a mate — this time with an infant and a toddler in tow.
The 9 Things No One Tells You About Scattering Ashes
Nine things no one tells you about scattering ashes.
A Word for My Loss
By Michael Flamini
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage on what would have been my 28th anniversary with my partner. Though we were never able to marry, I consider myself a widower.
5 Ideas for Facing Deathiversaries
As our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist marks five years since her husband's death, here are her tips for getting through those 'deathiversaries.'
Feet, Pain, Love
By Sarah Fox
After my boyfriend succumbed to cystic fibrosis, I found relief in a grueling 500-mile pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago.
On New Year’s, Clawing My Way Back
By Megan Devine
The year my partner drowned, I bought a supermarket lobster — and set it free.
’Twas the Fight Before Christmas
When it came to decorating the tree, my late husband and I didn’t exactly see eye-to eye.
A Bro in Need
Extreme exercise only masked one man's grief over his mother's death. Our advice guru has some suggestions for seeking out more lasting help.
Putting the Satan Back in Christmas
By Carole Newton McManus
The holiday season may bring up all kinds of memories when you’re grieving. But what if your loved one was more Scrooge than Santa?
My Dead Husband, the Serial Adulterer
By Robyn Woodman
My loss was complicated by news that the man I loved had cheated.
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