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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
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How The Brutal Murder of My Father-in-Law Saved My Husband's Life

There were 1,958 murders in New York that year, and my husband's father was one of them. It was a brutal homicide. My husband was only seven at the Read...
Misha V.    |   02.15.18   |   SHARE
My family still couldn't talk about her death out loud, but I needed a reminder she was really gone.

A Stranger Answered My Aunt's Disconnected Number; Here's What He Taught Me About Grief

I touched “Aunt Kelly” on the screen and waited for a robotic voice to say, “this number has been disconnected.” This is how I met Shawn. Read...
Liz Presson    |   02.1.18   |   SHARE
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I love him in spite of myself. I have good memories of him. I don’t want him to die.

My Father Abused Me, And Now He's Dying

My dad had an explosive anger that he took out on his children. My father abused me and I love him in spite of myself. I don’t want him to die. Read...
Anonymous    |   01.19.18   |   SHARE
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If you’re hoping to comfort someone who’s grieving, here are a couple of things you shouldn’t do.

My Dad Died — Here Are 3 Things You SHOULDN'T Do To Help Me

My dad died. I only know my own grief, and even that is debatable. If you’re hoping to comfort someone who’s grieving, here are a couple of things to Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   01.9.18   |   SHARE
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There is no more powerful place to learn a life lesson than at the bedside of the dying.

What Really Matters: A Lesson From The Dying

There is no more powerful place to learn a life lesson than at the bedside of the dying. At the end, very little matters. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.22.17   |   SHARE
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Death Positive Video Game Goes Behind The Scenes In A Funeral Home

The interactivity of this Death Positive video game makes them the perfect medium to explore topics like death, grief, and mortality, Read...
Sonya Vatomsky    |   12.7.17   |   SHARE
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My Toddler Son Died. How Does An Awareness Month Help?

Where is my loss awareness month? The greatest gift you could give to the parent of a child who has died is to speak of their child when you think of Read...
Mandy Allender    |   10.11.17   |   SHARE
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