I Knew My Mom Was Going to Die. That Didn’t Make The Loss Any Easier.

Anticipating someone’s death isn’t the same as actually grieving it.

“grayscale photo of woman right hand on glass” by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash

I was 1,300 miles away from home when I found out my mom died. Motivated by the freedom that came with college graduation, I’d moved across the country from Minnesota to Texas for an internship. My mom and I hadn’t been in much contact for a few months, since my therapist…



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Ashley Abramson

Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.