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.

The Ghost of Yangsuri: Saying Goodbye To My Mother

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Kevin Vollmers had a hard time letting go of his pain and grief, as they were the only connections he had to his late mother. Here, he learns to say goodbye.

I’ll Tell Your Brother Years From Now

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Loss and longing permeate this offering from Bryan Borland, an intensely lyrical, deeply imagistic remembrance of a departed brother.

Teaching Young Children to Say Goodbye to a Loved One

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Michael Carley shares his hardest conversation ever, explaining loss of a loved one to a young child.

Getting Ready for Death

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Why Steve Harper, a perfectly healthy guy, decided to have his will done.

Communion at the Texas Bar & Grill

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A chance meeting at the Texas Bar & Grill brings with it a promise of hope to a once-suffering heart.