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.

Why We Have Regret

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Why regret eats many of us alive.

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.

Is Death The Greatest Loss?

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David Pittman shares seven crucial things to consider when dealing with the loss of a life.

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.

Dear Ally, Thank You For Giving This Man Permission to Cry

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You gave us, the men in your life, the permission to cry. And we needed it. As a matter of fact, we still need it.

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.

The Last Time My Father Sees Me

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A poem of quiet power and beauty, Dalton Day’s “The Last Time My Father Sees Me” strikes a rare balance between honest emotion and fresh, surreal imagery.

Why We Need Facebook As Our Digital Graveyard

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After the unexpected death of a dear friend, Nico Lang discovered the very real need for Facebook to memorialize our loved ones.

The Bond of a Mother’s Love

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If you are grieving the loss of your mother, know that she is not as far from you as you might believe … The bond of a mother’s love can not be broken by death or time.

Crying Makes a Man Feel Whole

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Tears of joy, disappointment, love, or loss–all add texture to man’s being.

Saying Goodbye: Why it’s Okay to Leave Some People in the Past

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Yael Kaufman on handling the loss of relationships

What Losing My Father At Age 21 Taught Me About Life

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Call both of your parents, have a conversation with them and tell them you love them. Do this, because one day you won’t be able to do so and then you just might regret it.

Father Walks 11-Year-Old Daughter Down the Aisle Since He Knows He Won’t be There for Her Wedding

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Knowing that Jim Zetz was dying of pancreatic cancer, photographer Lindsey Villatoro decided to help the dad and daughter duo stage some of the important life moments that she knew the two would miss.

Sonnet at the End of Eating

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Jeff Oaks evokes the late-night loneliness of television in a dark room, and the sense that something has been lost.

Rediscovering “With”

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Mark Boles took time this past Christmas to visit relatives in Italy. What he found there was more than family—he discovered a reintroduction to the feeling of “with.”