Chinese Cooking Helps Me Connect With My Mother—And Helps Me Prepare to Lose Her

Chinese Cooking Helps Me Connect With My Mother—And Helps Me Prepare to Lose Her

The words that I could not bring myself to admit bubbled to the surface: I have been preparing for my mother’s death. I do not want her to leave me without preserving what I can. Even though I know it is an impossible task, I am trying to protect myself against...
The Death Of My Boyfriend’s Mother Gave Me Closure On The Death Of My Own Over A Decade Ago

The Death Of My Boyfriend’s Mother Gave Me Closure On The Death Of My Own Over A Decade Ago

The week between finding out about his mom’s aneurysm and my flight home was one of the longest weeks of my life. I tried to be as supportive as I could while I was on the other side of the world, but I blamed myself for being unable to get home. After taking my final...