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So, the part I don’t understand: Why does it take a celebrity to draw attention to being a widow or widower? (Image Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

Patton Oswalt's Engagement: What Should Grief Look Like? (And Who Are We To Decide?)

The rancor over Patton Oswalt’s engagement fifteen months after his wife’s death drives home the fact that only the grieving can decide how to grieve Read...
Debbie Weiss    |   07.12.17   |   SHARE
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Loneliness was the hardest thing I faced when I lost my husband. The people who reached out to me when I was newly widowed probably saved my life.

What I Want You To Know About Widowhood

More importantly, when we lose our spouses, even if we’re at our worst, our friends and family need to come closer, not leave us to ourselves. Try Read...
Debbie Weiss    |   06.29.17   |   SHARE
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It didn’t always look like a clear path while I was in it.

Trusting Life Amid Pain And Confusion

Nothing is ever a mistake. Read...
Jonathan Hermida of The Good Men Project    |   06.5.17   |   SHARE
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I was going to be left behind while everyone chatted about diapers and boppies and bonded over shared maternal experiences.

Navigating The Grief Of Miscarriage When Your Friends Have Babies

Miscarriage steals your ability to prepare for the future, to trust your body, your mind, and your support system. Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   05.30.17   |   SHARE
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What If You Never Hold Your Baby? Are You Still A Mother?

He told me there was nothing we could have done. He told me it happens sometimes. But it had never happened to me, so none of that mattered. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.25.17   |   SHARE
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How Do Memoirists Survive Telling Their Hard Stories? 

"Writing about trauma or difficult experiences doesn’t repair that trauma,” said Melanie. “It doesn’t make it go away. But I kept hearing what a Read...
Alaina Leary    |   05.18.17   |   SHARE
"I have a lifetime of momless moments ahead of me, but I’ve prepared for those since her death. What I hadn’t prepared for was that I’d have to celebrate one of those milestones on a day that I typically spend in mourning."

My Graduation Is On Mother’s Day, But My Mom Won’t Be There

I have a lifetime of momless moments ahead of me, but I’ve prepared for those since her death. What I hadn’t prepared for was that I’d have to Read...
Alaina Leary    |   05.3.17   |   SHARE
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It’s been ten years, and I’m still reckoning with his death

Reckoning With Grief In The Wake Of A Suicide

Death, we know because it’s drilled into us from an early age, is a natural part of life. We’re gently assured that the best and worst of us pass Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   02.20.17   |   SHARE
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