Josette Akresh-Gonzales’s Pushcart-nominated poem is one of mourning and celebration, in which “The front door is open for the ten /people who will say the kaddish with me. They don’t have to knock.”
Thinking about death at the time of a divorce may feel like too much burden to bear. However, it is often helpful to face these issues head on.
My Dad passed a short 11 months after my mother. This is the tribute I shared at his funeral. Reading it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
Chris Davies lost a man who made a difference in his life. Here’s how he honored him.
A son grapples with his father’s death.
The story of how a father-in-law taught one man that opening up about his emotions is a manly act.
Losing a loved one has disrupted your life and thrown your emotions in a whirlwind. Now, how do you recover?
Learning about the loss of a good friend through Facebook is rough. But for one, it triggered a necessary change.
Being present for others during their time of need can lessen your own pain
“At 5’5″ inches tall Rube was not an imposing figure, but his voice was twice his height. Strong. Deep. Memorable.”
Three types of funeral, three types of death, three types of reflection on our own mortality.
Tor Constantino shares insights learned about grief while coping with the loss of his parents.
James Delles remembers what it was like to care for his father in his last days and offers a few tips about what anyone assuming the caregiver role for a parent really needs to know about death and dying.
While it’s true that no words are adequate for someone who has lost the love of his life, here are some phrases you want to avoid.
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?
It’s not entirely clear who haunts Philip Clark’s coming-of-age poem more—the dead or the living.