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You Don’t Have to Be Festive if You Don’t Want to Be
By Leslie Gray Streeter
As a young widow, I'm used to the holidays sucking. I'm here to encourage you to fly whatever flag you need to get through this season.
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.
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.
GRIEF BACON: That Time I Smelled Like Booze and Old Cake
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.
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.
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.
Our Double-Widowed ‘I Love You’
By Lisa Kolb
Goodbye used to mean until later that day. But for my fiancé and me, respective tragedies have rewired our brains.
‘Holy Shit, I’m Single Again’
By Teresa Shimogawa
When the fog of my grief lifted and I began to think about dating, my old insecurities returned in a big way.
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.
What Is ‘Sexual Bereavement’?
By Alice Radosh
We don't talk about it enough.
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.
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