What She Taught Me

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Even though he’s never had a conversation with his Mother, Mark MacDonald is eternally grateful for all she has taught him.

The Agony Of Realizing That “The One” Is Now Somebody You Used To Know

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You neither can nor should try to avoid the sadness of love. There is always some loss associated with loving a person.

Not Every Break Up Should Leave You Broken

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Not every relationship ends with happily ever after. But not every break up needs to break your heart either.

A Boy’s Bike

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Diane Lockward uses a seemingly mundane occurrence to make a powerful statement about personal loss and, perhaps, the current state of boyhood.

The Day I Stood in the Command Tent Hearing of Your Death, Father

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Veteran Airman Nicholas Miele skillfully juxtaposes a personal rite of passage with a personal loss.

9 Misfortunes Everyone Experiences That You Don’t Realize Are Blessings In Disguise

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Turn the way that you think of these common occurrences on their head—and transform your life in the process.

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.

To All The Heartbroken Men Who Act Tough On The Outside: Don’t Give Up Hope

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A woman wrote a really cool ‘mega-letter’ to any men who may have gone through recent heartbreak.

When Men Lose and Sacrifice

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Men are often more consumed with what they will sacrifice if they are truly themselves, rather than what they will gain by embracing it fully.

The Hard Truth About Staying Married After Losing a Child

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Losing a child was the hardest thing Heather Spohr ever went through. Here’s how she managed to find strength in her marriage throughout her difficult time.

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.