How to Date While You’re Grieving
The point of dating is to get to know another person. It’s a process made more confusing when, in my grief, I’m getting reacquainted with myself.
What would parenthood mean to you?Who wouldn’t be there? Who could fit into it?
I’m sorryI’m sorry for your loss
have you breathed today?
Thank you, Matt, for holding space with me tonight as you grieve. we
FineLet this be my litmus test. Let my grief weed out the weak.
A Grief Observed
Would you like to walk together?
Inside the Actors StudioShe’s waiting for you.
Matt Ortile is the author of the essay collection The Groom Will Keep His Name. He is also the executive editor of Catapult magazine, and writes regularly for Condé Nast Traveler. Previously, he was the founding editor of BuzzFeed Philippines. He is a MacDowell Fellow and has written for Vogue, Esquire, Out, Into, and BuzzFeed News, among others. He is a graduate of Vassar College, which means he now lives in Brooklyn. You can find more of his work on mattortile.com and on Twitter @ortile.
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