Performing Masculinity and Grief: a Death of My Own

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Randall Horton reflects on his own experiences with grief, and wonders why being a man is to be sentenced to a life bereft of emotional support?

The Mended Heart

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Losing his father at age nine fractured Thomas Fiffer’s heart, but he found his way back to wholeness.

Men Grieving Badly

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Randall Horton discusses violence as a part of men’s grief.

Vin Diesel Speaks About the Struggle to Finish ‘Fast & Furious 7′ After Paul Walker’s Untimely Death

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The shocking death of Paul Walker is still harrowing eight months later.

Bated Breath

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David Winner on the rules for oxygen under hospice care and the still moments in his mother’s final days.

Remembering My Lost Son, Who Would Have Turned Three Today

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Hera McLeod remembers her son, who was murdered at one year old, and pledges to try to make the world better in honor of his life.

Of Tears and Testosterone: Reflections on the Manliness of Grief

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Traditional American masculinity did little to help Miller Williams handle his profound grief. Here’s a glimpse into his process, and the experience that brought him to it.

My Son Died

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Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.

‘Torn To Pieces’ A Tribute To A Lost Father

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Brandy Pettigrew interviews Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty about the band’s moving hit single.

Getting Through Grief This Father’s Day

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Therapist Renee Joyce discusses ways to make Father’s Days easier for those who have experienced the loss of a father figure.

The First Time I Found Out My Husband Had Died

The First Time I Found Out My Husband Had Died

Mary Windecker’s husband died during a diving trip in 1994, devastating her family. But a surprising discovery seventeen years later forced her to revisit her pain and loss in ways she hadn’t expected.

“Forgiveness is the Path to Healing, but is it Enough?”

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From One Dad Who Lost a Child to Another: A Message to Richard Martinez About Honor

From One Dad Who Lost a Child to Another: A Message to Richard Martinez About Honor

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Dr. Ken Druck wants the dad who lost his son in the Santa Barbara shooting to know that love and compassion are the path to healing.

A Measure of Understanding: Moving Beyond Grief

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Written for a friend the day after her father died, these words evoke inexpressible feelings and open a pathway from darkness to light.

The Private Tragedy of Living with a Mass Killer in the Family

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Despite their own shock and grief, relatives of mass killers often feel they have to hide or atone.

When Pain Crashes Your Party

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“Grieving does not work like a to-do list,” author Jonalyn Fincher explores the space we need to grieve and how we find our way there.