gifts for a grieving friend
gifts for a grieving friend
Health & Fitness

15 Thoughtful Gifts For Someone Who’s Grieving That Say More Than Words

These presents and acts of service will support your loved one through this difficult time.

what to say to someone who lost a loved one
what to say to someone who lost a loved one
Love

What to Say to Someone Who Lost a Loved One, According to a Grief Counselor

Every situation is different, but this advice can help you be more thoughtful with your words.

Photograph of author's mother
Photograph of author's mother
Lifestyle

Social Media Taught Me How to Grieve on Mother’s Day

"I’ve certainly learned over the years that grief doesn’t have an expiration date."

grief during coronavirus
grief during coronavirus
Lifestyle

This is what grieving during the coronavirus looks like

Trigger warning: This article discusses grief. When her grandfather was hospitalized for over a month…

grief during coronavirus
grief during coronavirus
Lifestyle

Coping with grief prepared me for this pandemic long before it happened

Trigger warning: This article discusses suicide. Something about this pandemic felt familiar from the start. It…

Alex Morales Grief essay
Alex Morales Grief essay
Love

What losing my boyfriend when I was only 30 taught me about grief

It’s been over 12 months since the moment the ground beneath me seemed to crumble…

Amanda Chatel widow personal essay
Amanda Chatel widow personal essay
Love

I wished my husband would die—then it actually happened

When I married Olivier after moving to Paris and having a whirlwind romance, I couldn’t…

grief around the holidays
grief around the holidays
Lifestyle

How to cope with grief around the holidays after a recent loss

I’m not a huge fan of Thanksgiving, though I understand why people enjoy it. A…

How to cope when your parents get sick
How to cope when your parents get sick
Family

How to cope as an adult when your parents get sick

“Yo Momma’s so stupid, she got hit by a parked car.” My date was firing…

My Father's Funeral
My Father's Funeral
Lifestyle

Performing at my father’s funeral taught me the life lesson I needed most

When I first told my mother that I wanted to perform my father’s eulogy as…

Grieving Significant Other
Grieving Significant Other
Love

Losing my boyfriend taught me to ride the waves of grief

It’s been a little over eight months since my boyfriend Phil passed away. When I…

Awkwafina in The Farewell
Awkwafina in The Farewell
Movies

The Farewell is universally relatable, from grieving loved ones to telling lies

For an ethnic Chinese child immigrant like me, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell felt deeply personal…

Grandfather and granddaughter walking along a path
Grandfather and granddaughter walking along a path
Lifestyle

What it’s like to grieve a family member you’ve never met

I quickly learned to hate filling out family trees in grade school. I distinctly remember…

dad-chavarria
dad-chavarria
Lifestyle

Father’s Day is another reminder that grief is a lifelong process

The time on my phone reads 12:00 midnight as the day rolls over to May…

Illustration of a woman crying on blue background
Illustration of a woman crying on blue background
Relationships

What it’s like to mourn the death of an ex

This essay describes drug addiction and self-harming behaviors. Please read with caution if these subjects…

Polaroids of author and her boyfriend
Polaroids of author and her boyfriend
Lifestyle

How the loss of my mother prepared me to grieve for my partner

My mom passed away five days shy of my seventh birthday. It was the first…

Photo of the author with her two sons and daughter
Photo of the author with her two sons and daughter
Lifestyle

The pictures I wish I had of my parents are the ones I’ll make sure to leave for my kids

With death comes so many absolutes. A last conversation, a last gift, a last embrace—all…

alternative mother's day card
alternative mother's day card
Lifestyle

How to celebrate Mother’s Day when you don’t have a mom

My mom died eight years ago. (Cancer; thank you; it’s not your fault.) I miss…

Luke Perry
Luke Perry
News

Luke Perry’s daughter just addressed trolls who are criticizing her grieving process—not that she should have to

On March 4th, iconic television star Luke Perry passed away due to complications from a…

what is delayed grief
what is delayed grief
Lifestyle

If you live by the phrase “grin and bear it,” you need to learn about delayed grief

As a kid growing up in a chaotic home where difficult emotions were never discussed openly,…