I Am a Motherless Daughter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 163 People

    Can Anyone Relate?

    I'm a very sensitive person, but I don't know if it's part of my personality or growing up around my dad's unhealthy relationships, but I always find reasons to distance myself from people. One thing will happen and as small as it is, it will be enough to rule them out if my life...
    sunshine511 sunshine511
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

    Memories Of Mothers

    I lost my mother to cancer 21 years ago at 19 I am now a mother myself and I often wonder what it would be like to have my mother by my side. I would of loved her to part the life I live now with my family and loved ones. I have many memories of moments with my mother that I...
    Auroraboralis Auroraboralis
    Jan 29, 2012

    Sixteen Years...

    This feels to be written of duty this year. So odd because I would have thought I would need her more right now than I ever have. Sixteen years. It’s unfathomable to me. I was sixteen when she died. Half my life. I can’t remember what it’s like to have a mother. Some days...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2011

    Motherless Daughter

    A deep ache. I lost my mother when I was 11. At the time, it didn't occur to me how deeply this was going to affect me. I was pretty much expecting it; her death. She struggled with Hepatitis C for almost 3 years. The signs of her illness started appearing while I was in grade 3...
    TwoAngels961 TwoAngels961
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 26, 2013

    My mother passed away

    when I was fourteen. She had battled with drug addiction for most of my life. The addiction won and she overdosed. I still am grieving and not sure how to handle all the pain that comes with being a motherless daughter even four years after her death . I get sad when I think...
    maggienapier maggienapier
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    At this point I am unsure

    as to whether I have gotten better at dealing with not having my mother in my life or worse. I used to think I had it under control.. That was before my 18th birthday. She didn't call. The day of my birthday I didn't care but then the days went on and I began to think.. and it...
    indigopower indigopower
    18-21, F
    Nov 28, 2014


    It's unimaginable to know what it's like to have a mom. I was 4 when my mom passed away from breast cancer. She fought it for a couple years, doing all she could to stay here with her family, my father, my sister (who was 9) and myself. I've often times not felt jealous of others...
    sunshine511 sunshine511
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2013

    A Visit From Father Christmas

    Always, always it takes me by surprise. Even now, when I have realized that this is a time of deep and near constant grief for the mother I lost when I was sixteen. She's on the edge of my periphereal vision, a silent letter in my name. No one knows - but she's there, coloring...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Oct 8, 2008

    How God Helped Me

    Part of my story isn't just about "what happened" and "how I coped" (though those are very important aspects through it) but what God has planned and how this isn't for the worst. Ever since my very wise and motherly neighbor has told me that god has a plan for me, I've been...
    GodCourageAndHope GodCourageAndHope
    13-15, F
    May 26, 2012

    Always Feeling Like An Outsider

    The facts are stark and tragic: I was 12 and my mom was 52 when she started losing her mind. When she was 54 she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. She did not die until she was 64. Though I was 23 when she physically left this earth, in reality, I had lost my...
    lovingmymom lovingmymom
    56-60, F
    May 4, 2013

    Dead Parents, Unattached Siblings

    As a small child and the youngest of 6, I thought I was pretty important. At age 9 my Dad died of an aortic aneurysm. Mom, who lost both her parents by the age of 11, lost her battle with the grief and the alcohol and began to lock herself in her bedroom to drink and cry . Six...
    JDavis515 JDavis515
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2012

    Sorry for how long this is

    as one I started writing, it was tough to stop (and this is the condensed version). I lost my mother to cancer when I was 7. She left behind me and 2 younger brothers (ages 2 &4). My father, who had problems with drinking, got significantly worse as the years passed and...
    leenyloo leenyloo
    46-50, F
    May 29, 2014


          As a young girl I faced many hardships. My mother was a drug addict from as as far as I can remember. She would leave me and my sister alone alot. Once I remember her making us leave the house when I was about 5 and my sister was 4. We walked down...
    quietone1 quietone1
    1 Response Oct 13, 2009

    The Unwanted Child

    I was a unwanted child given up at 2 weeks old . My grandmother raised me .We were very poor I can remember seeing her cry at one time asking for food stamps to help .My birth mother Never helped at at all she went on to have 3 other childern.I saw er maybe every 3 to 5 years...
    marilyn160 marilyn160
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

    Starving To Be Nurtured

    I think that this is probably the hardest thing for me to talk about. Not everyone knows their mom but I kind of do. My mother is the kind of person who needs to cling to a guy. She always put guys before friends and her kids. She was in a terrible marriage since 18 then had...
    forgottenshadow forgottenshadow
    22-25, F
    Oct 10, 2013

    I Have A Mother... I Dont Have A Mom.

    Biologically , yes. I do have a living mother. I however dont consider her my "mom." she is constantly in and out of jail. When shes out, shes as high as Wiz Khalifa. She hates me because im a lesbian. She hates me because im athiest. She hates me because im loud. She hates me...
    lovingcarefully lovingcarefully
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2013

    Motherless Daughter

    I lost my mom at the age of 11, that is 8 years ago. Until recently have I come to notice how hugely this has affected me. Motherless daughters, especially at a young age, are indeed scarred for life.
    1 Response Jan 25, 2013

    Taking Time To Grieve...support

      hello Everybody,So glad to have found this site! While I currently live in Germany, I was born in the States and my parents are from the Midwest.How far from my roots I feel now, processing my Mother's death far from her hometown and far from the support of people who knew her...
    Elainepep Elainepep
    1 Response Jan 20, 2011

    Motherless Daughter

    My mother left me and my sister with a babysitter we are 10months apart so I do understand, I'm 42 now and I look at all my friends and I realized how lucky I am. I don't have to worry about going to the pain of losing someone I knew all my life.  
    PriestessTheresa PriestessTheresa
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2010

    Lost My Mom A Month Ago.

    I dont think I have still excepted the fact my mom was killed in a car accident 3 days before she was going to fly to my house since I was having the first grandchild the next day! I know in my thoughts that she is gone but in my heart I'm still expecting her to walk in the door...
    mackenziejoy mackenziejoy
    1 Response Sep 21, 2012

    I Still Miss Her

      My mom was sick for the majority of my life with her. She was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was six. She was 38. She died when I was 11 and she was 43. This August I will have lived more of my life without a mother. It is such a sad thought. It is making me miss...
    caitterry caitterry
    1 Response Feb 28, 2010

    Her Funeral Was Yesterday, & I Couldn't Go

    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Sep 20, 2013

    Alone In The Word

    I lost my mom 6 years ago in September. Every year I go half crazy the whole month of September. I don't know why I do it, But it;s like clockwork every year.. I cry for no reason sometimes because I am overly sensitive and it pretty much set in motion a path of self destruction...
    acbaby acbaby
    22-25, F
    Aug 26, 2012

    Miss Her So

    I am currently 23 years old.  I lost my mother seven years ago.  She was my rock, my world, my everything.  I constantly want to pick up the phone and just share day to day experiences with her.  Not a day has passed in seven years that she is not on my mind...
    corkster613 corkster613
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2010

    Missing Her Today and Always...

        I'm in my early 30's. Mom died when I was 17. I saw it happen. We were in Disneyworld and she had a heart attack. I can see it all so clearly still. So many details... We weren't at the hospital long when we were told "I'm sorry, but she's died". Not she...
    soulshadow soulshadow
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Apr 12, 2009

    Sooo...i'm Having "one Of Those Times"

    It always begins with a feeling of helpless anxiety. I race through the front door throw down my back pack, plunge up the stairs then quietly, heart in my throat, tip toe to the door and carefully turn the knob. Unfortunately the ending always differs. Sometimes when Epona is...
    althea1026 althea1026
    1 Response Jan 4, 2012

    Emotional Eating

    Does anyone else eat to feel emotionally filled up or learned how to stop? I think i need a kitten or something.
    sunshine511 sunshine511
    26-30, F
    Nov 13, 2013

    Send Advice Soon

    Well here it goes. My moms dad died when I was 3, my dad when I was 4, my moms boyfriend (who a few days before he died, I told him I wish he'd die) who killed himself by shooting himself in the head infront of my mom in her home, when I was 7, my mom died when I was 9. My 70...
    mle30 mle30
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2012

    3 Days After I Was Born

    then i was adopted 2 years later however it was only to make .her look good glad i had my daddy to take care of me
    christinemelody christinemelody
    56-60, T
    Aug 13, 2013

    The First Year

    I lost my mother about 10 months ago.  At the end of my senior year in high school she was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and was sick for about a year and a half before she died.  It came as a huge shock because she was the model of health.  I was always...
    vandygirl vandygirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    I do have a mom....but she isn't in my life

    often. only when she need to show older people she can be a good mom.... I hate it. I feel so worthless when she leaves after making me feel like a daughter should when spending time w her. I really want a mother figure in my life so I will never push her away but it hurts so...
    littleONEE littleONEE
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2015

    I Miss Her, Not The Alcohol

    Growing up, my mom was an amazing person. She reminded me everyday about how her dream was to have children and how much she loved me and my brothers. When I think of my mom I want to think of this mom, but I the memories arent as engraved as my later memories. When I was 12 my...
    FlyingInABlueDream FlyingInABlueDream
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2010

    Lost Mother In Hospital

     I am a motherless daughter as of December 3rd of this year.  Early on November 11 as I took my mother to the hospital, I had no idea that I would lose her so quickly and without warning. Facts that clang like monastery bells: Ding! She scored high on a...
    Hachan Hachan
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2009

    I Didn't Lose My Mother To Death, She Chose To Leave.

    It seems like the only resources I can find about being a motherless daughter, deal with daughter's that have lost their mother's to death. I have yet to find anything to do with mothers that have left their daughters of their own accord. Is it because this it is so rare? I was...
    LilPalamino LilPalamino
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Aug 31, 2011

    My Mother's Daughter

    On May 22ndI joined a club that I didn’t want to be a part of. I am now a Motherless Daughter.  Mom got sick the day after my parents arrived in Florida and she has spent the last 5 months in a nursing home before passing away the day before my birthday. I knew she would never...
    CoachKaren CoachKaren
    4 Responses Jul 5, 2010

    I miss my mom. I'm to the point

    where it's been 10 months and I've stayed "strong" for long enough that I'm totally ready to just have a total mental breakdown. I have so much I want to talk to her about and I can't even remember what it's like to have her around anymore. People talk about their mothers all...
    Hyleaf Hyleaf
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    Pain And Tragedy after losing my mother as a toddler

    i lost my mother when I was one year and 26 days old on September 11, 1949 and my life has been a Greek tragedy with a mix of political power, scandal, betrayal by family members trying to hoard family real estate and i write now because my nephew who has been addicted to drugs...
    azzou7line9 azzou7line9
    1 Response May 13, 2013

    Motherless In A Different Way

    I've been reading up on being a motherless daughter, most of them appear to have lost their mother through a tragic accident or illness, or never knew their mother, or something along those lines... all of those things are terrible and I wish no one would ever have to experience...
    spetersen13 spetersen13
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2010

    Miss Her

    I am 25, I lost my mother Kathleen Boyle (44) to a dangerous driver in 2004. She was looking forward to becoming a grandma, but that driver decided to take her life. He came out of a field, and onto the road, right into the passenger side where she sat, she held on until help...
    KarenUadd KarenUadd
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2010

    Last Month.

    I've been through a lot in the past few years. I told myself this was the year that was going to finally be better. Two days into the year, I was proved wrong. My mother was put into the hospital, where she died less than twenty-four hours later.   The first time I...
    wakeofbeauty wakeofbeauty
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2010

    It's Been 20 Years Since I Lost My Mother And I Still Feel Lost

    My mom died when I was 18. Now I'm married with 3 kids and I feel like I'm going through life like a person trying to walk through a dark room, holding my hands out in front of me and trying not to bump into anything. Every time I face any kind of change I am panic stricken. I...
    sorella97 sorella97
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2012

    Two Days

    It all happened so quick. Jan 6, 2007: my mom got in a fender bender. I mean she barely tapped the car in front of her. Jan 7: She began to have problems walking. Jan 9: She could no longer walk. We brought her to urgent care. They performed x-rays. Told her nothing was wrong...
    amykay amykay
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 14, 2009


    I consider myself a deviant poet. Poetry writing started soon after my mum passed away, when I was 12. I'm 21 now, that's 9 years on. Sometimes it still feels fresh, other times it feels as though it happened too long ago to remember. My mother died of cancer, after 5 months of...
    dragonfly777 dragonfly777
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Oct 12, 2009

    My mom left me when i was two years old

    and you could guess what she left me for : drugs. I did not know this until a few weeks ago my dad told me and. My mom wasnt really there but my relatives on my moms side were great. She did go to rehab a few years ago but i thought she only did them for two year but no she did...
    julianax14 julianax14
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015
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