death

You can learn to live with the pain, you can move on as I have after over a decade of self-reflection and hard work, but you never, ever get over it.

Why I’ll Never, Ever Get Over My Girlfriend’s Murder

You can learn to live with the pain, you can move on as I have after over a decade of self-reflection and hard work, but you never, ever get over it. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   01.23.19   |   SHARE
Voices
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Eulogies For The Living

A eulogy is an expression of love through grief. I wrote my eulogies in direct address — they are love letters for a love story that isn’t over yet. Read...
Molly Harris    |   10.31.18   |   SHARE
Voices
I had retrieved at least one constant in my mother’s life: her love of puzzles and word games.

Finding My Unsolvable Mother In Her Left-Behind Crossword Puzzles​

Looking at her left-behind crossword puzzles, I had retrieved at least one constant in my mother’s life: her love of puzzles and word games. Read...
Marnie Goodfriend    |   08.28.18   |   SHARE
Minds
My kid, who turned three the day after Mary the duckling died, wasn’t old enough to get any of it.

Talking To Toddlers About Death And Poultry Is Unnerving

My kid, who turned three the day after Mary the duckling died, wasn’t old enough to get any of it. Yet talking to toddlers about death is part of Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   08.21.18   |   SHARE
Families
Photo by Steve Shreve on Unsplash

Getting Through My First Year Without A Dad

Last April, my dad died two days before his 58 birthday after struggling with Huntington's Disease for over a decade. This is my first year without a Read...
Emily Rekstis    |   06.13.18   |   SHARE
Families
Use these tips to prepare your children for the precious time left they have with loved ones in hospice care.

How To Bring Your Children To Visit Someone In Hospice Care

Use these tips to prepare your children for the precious time left they have with loved ones in hospice care. Read...
Scott Huntington of The Good Men Project    |   05.9.18   |   SHARE
Families
As a mother, I do my best to avoid thinking about death, while failing spectacularly by frequently thinking about it.

I Don’t Have A Plan If I Die 

I don’t have a plan if I die. Who could I possibly choose to replace me? No one can replace me. I'm one of a kind. I am a mother. Read...
Sam Milam    |   04.5.18   |   SHARE
Families
I’d pay twice as much to move the party next door, so I could be alone, in peace, to cry.

The Heartbreaking Reason I Dread My Daughter’s Birthday

When everyone left, and the kids were asleep, I fell into bed exhausted. I stared at the ceiling thinking about why I hate this birthday. Read...
Allison Langer    |   03.22.18   |   SHARE