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My first love offered me an early lesson in life and loss

My first love offered me an early lesson in life and loss

It didn’t matter to me that he was a bit rough around the edges, with a torn ear and scars from fights with other tomcats. It was love at first sight.

  • by Belinda Alexandra

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Till overcame her own pain to create something beautiful for other parents

Till overcame her own pain to create something beautiful for other parents

Till Heike has experienced enough loss - of pregnancies, family plans and dreams - to floor many women, but has refused to be defined by what she has lived through, rather she is using it help other parents.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
Struggling while others thrive? This sombre read may be a welcoming stiff drink

Struggling while others thrive? This sombre read may be a welcoming stiff drink

Ewa Ramsey’s personal experience with anxiety gives a sharp but perfect edge to the punchlines in her debut novel, The Morbids.

  • by Bri Lee
'The least sexy threesome known to mankind': finding love again after death

'The least sexy threesome known to mankind': finding love again after death

Starting a new relationship while grieving a deceased partner wasn't easy but it was, ultimately, life-affirming.

  • by Natasha Sholl
'You just can’t understand what is happening to you': new support for those left behind by suicide
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'You just can’t understand what is happening to you': new support for those left behind by suicide

Families of people who die by suicide in NSW will soon have the support of people who deeply empathise with their shock and anguish, specialised counselling and practical assistance with the unavoidable administrative tasks that encroach on their grief.

  • by Kate Aubusson
We aren't family: the adults 'divorcing' their parents

We aren't family: the adults 'divorcing' their parents

More people are “breaking up” with their folks, in what’s being described as an epidemic of intergenerational dysfunction. And grandkids are often collateral damage, caught between the warring sides.

  • by Sharon Bradley
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On a career break with her daughters, Eva Mendes shares her heartfelt new role

On a career break with her daughters, Eva Mendes shares her heartfelt new role

For Eva Mendes, family always comes first. She opens up about raising a brood with Ryan Gosling, losing her beloved brother, and why she wants to help Australian families struggling with a sick child.

  • by Jenny Cooney
'I get terrified it's going to happen again': the fear behind Nicole's relentless drive

'I get terrified it's going to happen again': the fear behind Nicole's relentless drive

From A-list actor to one of Hollywood’s most sought after TV producers, Nicole Kidman’s high-flying life is one to envy. Yet behind the scenes the Aussie superstar also harbours regrets – and fears.

  • by Michael Idato
Baby Kiera lived for only five hours, but her legacy will last 'forever'

Baby Kiera lived for only five hours, but her legacy will last 'forever'

After a “smooth-sailing” first pregnancy and a relatively stress-free birth, Kiera's life ended just five hours after coming into the world in May.

  • by Sophie Aubrey
How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death gave Americans a chance to grieve

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death gave Americans a chance to grieve

This country has seen so much death this year, and seemingly so little mourning – the death of a well-known person gives us this opportunity.

  • by Amelia Lester
Listening to Marc Maron's emotional podcast tribute to his partner is a privilege

Listening to Marc Maron's emotional podcast tribute to his partner is a privilege

The episode shared by comedian and presenter of 'WTF with Marc Maron' reveals monumental grief and profound love.

  • by Stephanie Wood