The Myth of Protecting People from Suffering
When we try to shield people from pain in an effort to not break their hearts, we end up doing just the opposite.
Saving the Date for a Wedding That Will Never Take Place
I was supposed to be married on November 9, but tragedy stopped this self-proclaimed ‘Bridezilla’ in her tracks.
Are You My Papi?
As a young man, I lost my father to AIDS-related illness. Now I search for echoes of him in the men I choose to love.
Mizuko Kuyo: Japan’s Powerful Pregnancy Loss Ritual
At a Buddhist temple far from home, this ceremony provided me solace.
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.
A Year of Grief, 15 Seconds at a Time
After my dad's murder, Instagram served as both my grief counselor and a surprising professional outlet.
We Left Everything Unsaid
When my husband got sick, we focused exclusively on hope; when he died, I was consumed with regret.