Loss sucks.

There's no two ways about it. It can crush you, confuse you, disorient you, and make you feel like you're losing your mind -- sometimes all in the same day. But the good news it that you don't have to feel alone as you walk through these emotions and experiences. Below, you'll find a series of essays, blog posts, and books that will give you insight into how others have navigated loss, and remind you that no, it's never just you. 

Parental Loss

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/my-mom-died-three-motherless-years_b_5823238.html

http://www.nytimes.com/1986/07/09/garden/life-in-the-30-s.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-banks-motherless-daughters-20140503-column.html

http://modernloss.com/the-breakup/

http://www.mollymarymcglynn.com/films/given-your-history/

http://www.ebony.com/life/awe-my-first-mothers-day-without-her#axzz4RUur9GUn

http://modernloss.com/leaning-into-motherhood-my-way/

http://therumpus.net/2014/12/eventually-we-all-become-members-of-the-dead-dad-club/

http://lithub.com/my-mother-is-gone-but-her-edits-remain/

http://modernloss.com/love-feels-risky/

http://modernloss.com/mothers-suicide/

http://modernloss.com/looking-for-papa-in-my-papi/

Spousal & partner Loss

https://medium.com/personal-growth/i-m-sorry-i-didn-t-respond-to-your-email-my-husband-coughed-to-death-two-years-ago-9e12c93c92fa

http://thecatwidow.blogspot.ca/

http://narrative.ly/saying-i-do-and-saying-farewell/

http://the-toast.net/2013/07/04/things-of-which-i-may-not-speak/

http://modernloss.com/father-grief-mentor/

http://youngwidowedanddating.com/2017/07/03/loving-two-men-widowed-and-dating/

https://ericaroman.me/2017/07/07/a-widows-rage-defense-of-patton-oswalts-engagement/

Infant, Child & pregnancy Loss

https://anunexpectedfamilyouting.wordpress.com/2017/10/19/go-ahead/

http://modernloss.com/coming-to-terms-after-ronans-death-from-tay-sachs/

https://hazlitt.net/longreads/grief

https://www.babyboybakery.com/2014/11/are-you-ryans-mom

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferchen/why-i-dont-want-my-miscarriage-to-stay-secret

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lauraturner/i-was-pregnant-and-then-i-wasnt

https://www.babyboybakery.com/2015/04/happy-easter-i-love-you-can-i-have-my

https://www.babyboybakery.com/2015/02/nine-months

https://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/saying-it-loudly-i-had-a-miscarriage/

http://www.rolereboot.org/family/details/2013-05-this-mothers-day-i-am-no-longer-a-mother

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/01/26/i-had-a-miscarriage-talk-to-me/

https://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/23-weeks-pregnant-with-no-good-choices/

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/05/111015/marriage-after-miscarriage

http://modernloss.com/my-6-years-of-anticipatory-grief/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/well/family/grieving-a-miscarriage-an-illustrated-discussion.html

FRIEND Loss

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/a6855/best-friend-death-grief-time/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/what-its-like-to-lose-your-best-friend-before-she-got-a-chan

http://modernloss.com/ned-and-i/

general Loss

http://www.themanifeststation.net/2015/04/27/the-body-remembers-vulnerability-alert/

http://therumpus.net/2013/08/the-sunday-rumpus-essay-grief-magic/

http://killingthebuddha.com/mag/confession/out-for-coffee/

https://www.washingtonian.com/2015/01/11/how-millennials-mourn/