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I Am Different Since My Mother Died

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    My mum was sick when i was starting university.

    I couldn't concentrate on my studies and i didn't like how she sounded when we talked on the phone. I failed the first semester and went home to see her. She had completely changed from the last time i said goodbye to her at the airport for uni. She was all skin and bones and...
    gaeainchaos gaeainchaos 22-25, F May 29, 2014

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    My mother died three years ago in September.

    We had taken her into the hospital when she passed out. After she got fluids in her, the nurse let us go home without seeing the doctor. This was not a good decision because my mom had been fighting cancer with chemotherapy in the hospital for months. They cleared her and let...
    kswans kswans 18-21 Dec 28, 2014

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    I have lost my mum,my anchor,

    my attachment to all that was familiar to me,I have changed. My mother was Asian as I am, she was a force to be reckoned with, invincible her presence made sense of everything, now nothing and no one makes sense,I guess I'm still angry that she was taken away. I also feel guilt...
    tamipar tamipar 56-60 1 Response Mar 5

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    I was 10 when my mom was killed in a car

    accident then raised by my dad (parents divorced when I was 6). After she died I would feel bad for experiencing pleasure. I felt bad that she was dead and I was still alive. I'm now 39 and still have been going through therapy for various things. Part of my emotional maturity...
    infp773 infp773 36-40, M 1 Response May 3, 2014

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    For Everyone Who's Lost Their Mother

    “You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all she's left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see her, or you can be full of the love you shared...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Loss Of My Beloved Mother

    I lost my mom on Nov 14.  She had parkinsons for years but was doing ok, till we returned to NJ and she went into a nursing home.  I feel like if she was at home she would not have gotten pneumonia and died.Mom and I were close,  i always asked her advice and we were best...
    debbie8800 debbie8800 51-55, F 25 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    It's been almost 6 years

    and I'm still grieving since my mom passed away. She was the only One who supported me in everything I do, encourages me to do more good to other people even when really hate me. Supported me in all sorts of ways. Never dragged me down like others. Always understands me. But sad...
    lanhancupto lanhancupto 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    Just over 2 years ago my mom died.

    I took care of her 24 hours a day for 3 years until she passed. A few weeks later my father died. I'm 42 years old and this was my first experience losing someone close to me. I realize loss changes people but I never expected these changes to be permanent. My personality...
    Nolongersunshine Nolongersunshine 41-45, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Told For The First Time

    My mother went to the doctor for the first time in I don't know how long, she was tired and not eating. Thought it was blood sugar or something of that nature. She turned out to be anaemic and was sent immediately across the street to the hospital for a blood transfusion. Within...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 8 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Always There

    Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street; she's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks; she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well. Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 7 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    My grandmother was my mother.

    I miss her so much! Last night I had a dream about seeing her. When she saw me she said my name and told me that she missed and loved me. This was a sweet dream, I can't wait until I see her and my Son again in Heaven.
    Faith2008 Faith2008 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2014

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    My Mom Is Gone

    So, my Mother is in the hospital. She has pnemonia, a blood clot in each lung and a couple in her legs. She can't eat or drink anything, and she can't provide herself with enough oxygen. They have a picc line running into her, giving her all of her antibiotics, blood thiners and...
    raincloud520 raincloud520 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    My mom was my best friend

    and our lives were so intertwined . My mom had surgery and was doing well. We were to take her to rehab on Sunday May 4th and she passed away suddenly on May 3rd. We were talking one minute about how having coffee in the morning was going to her going in a Rehab, next moment...
    ac721 ac721 51-55, F 2 Responses May 31, 2014

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    So Glad To Have Found This Site...

    I am so sorry we have suffered such profound loss. Ironically, I stumbled upon this site while researching ways to connect with those who've passed on. I loss my mother to Cancer a few years ago, and it still feels as though it happened just yesterday. I too have resorted to...
    PHL517 PHL517 31-35 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    My mother died November last year

    when she went to visit her mother in there native country I had just made it there but I was too late we had to bury her back her native country next to her father and my dad left my 2 sisters and I and went to go back to his native country to find out his already married and...
    anthonysahin anthonysahin 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2014

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    Im here because I love her,

    and im not sure what to say or do because she is so volnerable. My sister in law lost her mother when she was 6 years old my husband was 10 there father was an alcoholic for many years. She is now 30 and has a 5 yr old daughter. For the past 3 ye she has been making some...
    HopeandHeartache HopeandHeartache 31-35, F Aug 21, 2014

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    My New Life

    My New Life! I hate my new life. It is another chapter in my life that I don't want to turn. It has been a month since my beloved mother left me and my family all alone. With her death a part of me has died. I am not happy ............I am not the same. I want to close my book...
    beingafriend beingafriend 31-35 1 Response Feb 7, 2013

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    Never Gonna Be The Same

    I was 9 years old, I remember the night perfectly. It was a Friday night, mom was tucking me in at 8:13 Pm, she had kissed me goodnight and said "Goodnight Ry-Ry my little soldier, i'll see you in the morning sweetie". I got up in the middle of the night to go to bathroom, I went...
    AnathemaOfTheSick AnathemaOfTheSick 16-17, M 6 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    I Wonder

    I wonder if you would like the woman I've become, I wonder if you would like the man I chose to marry, I wonder if you know the burden I carry, I wonder if you know of the trials I have overcome, I wonder if you truly loved me, or the dna was all that tied us together, I wonder...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    I was 16 when my mother got into a car accident.

    She was in a coma for 2 months before we decided to take her off life support. She was the coolest mom ever. Now I'm like desperate for motherly love, whether it be from friends parent's, or boyfriend's parents especially. I'm wondering if it's obvious that I have this void that...
    Jill0829 Jill0829 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2014

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    I Still Don't Know What To Do.

    My mom died one month ago today on December 15. She had a cough for a few months but no one had any idea that she was going to die, even the six doctors we were seeing for her cough. I had just come home to visit for the day that morning, and I was cleaning my hamster's cage when...
    goldforever goldforever 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    My Mother Died When I Was 5 Years Old

    My mother died when I was five years old. She developed a headache and my father took her to the hospital... and she never came back. She died of meningitis. I felt like I was just waiting... and waiting. I didn't understand what death was and thought that if that was where my...
    DiggDigg DiggDigg 46-50, M 18 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    My mom passed away two years ago.

    We argued a lot but she was still my best friend. She was really sick growing up so my childhood was basically in and out of the hospital. As selfish as this sounds, I was mad at her for that. I was mad at her for not giving me a chance to live a normal life. Although, when she...
    thehumbleturtle thehumbleturtle 18-21, F 3 Responses May 29, 2014

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    How My Mother's Death Changed Me

    I used to be the happy-go-lucky type.  You know, the one who always saw the proverbial silver lining.  This all changed in a few hours. My mother and I never had a perfect relationship, but who does?  We were friends, as well as family and definitely had our share...
    callmejingles callmejingles 41-45, F 67 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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    A Tribute To My Mother

    HER JOURNEY'S JUST BEGUNby E. BrennemanDon't think of her as gone away -her journey's just begun,life holds so many facets -this earth is only one.Just think of her as restingfrom the sorrows and the tearsin a place of warmth and comfortwhere there are no days and years.Think how...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 22 Responses Apr 24, 2011

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    My Mother Died After Childbirth At 28

    My mom died at the young age of 28.  She died from complications from childbirth.  (blood clot). She never made it home from the hospital with my new born baby brother.  I remember the night before my father went to get her suitcase. It was around 8 p.m. and I was...
    rosey122 rosey122 56-60, F 5 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    I miss my mother so much this time of the year.

    I miss her every day but so much right now. I know she's Okay where she is but the problem is I want to be with her more than living. it seems like there is always something pulling me down. For me It's the depression and anxiety. some days I think I'm doing Okay then...
    fragmentsoflife fragmentsoflife 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    21 MONTHS TODAY

    My mom passed away on March , 17, 2010.  It´s been 21 months. Her absence has definitely changed me. My life is, and never will be the same without her.  If she could hear me,  I´d love to tell her this :   ..And I like to imagine these would be her words of comfort, if she...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 15 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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    She was my rock. I was

    such a ***** growing up. I have her hell every minute. I miss her so much. After she died my whole personality changed, my whole demeanor on life changed.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response May 3, 2014

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    I'm hurt that my father is rejecting me

    because I'm df'd. I'm gay but have been trying to turn away from it so my family will talk with me again. I'm so upset.
    1stborn1976 1stborn1976 36-40, F Sep 14, 2014

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    Life Will Never Be The Same Without Her

    My mother passed away in 2010. March 17th to be exact. I miss her terribly. Not a day goes by without me missing my mom. I sometimes see her when I visit a place she loved or wish she´d be with me when I go to a place I know she would have liked to know. The grief is endless...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    I don't know, tonight I just lost it,

    someone brought the subject of mothers up. its really ****** that all we have in life is time, the only thing we calculate someone's lifeline is how long their heart beats for a minute, Its all fun and games until the old ticker or your body gives out........ We live in...
    Arizv11 Arizv11 22-25, M Jul 10, 2014

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    I lost my Mother May 2014,

    to COPD and Heart failure. I miss her so much she was my best friend who I could call anytime. We lived states apart and I didn't get to see her before she passed away. I have terrible guilt about it. I cry all the time and yes I also quit taking showers on the regular. Shortly...
    straybluekitty straybluekitty 41-45, F Jan 14

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    I don't understand after I lost my mother Oct 3

    2013 I have not been the same I snap at people I don't won't to go anywhere I don't won't anyone around just not the same as I once was and I do not understand I no this is not my mom would have wanted she was a great mother she rasid me in church she had so many health problems...
    keibb37 keibb37 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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    I lost my mom 4/29/2012.

    She died suddenly at age 55. I miss her more each day. I am so lost without her. She was my best friend and my only parent. The only person I could really talk to and I knew for sure she would never judge me. Five months after losing my mom, I lost my youngest sister on 10/19...
    eightysixhim2 eightysixhim2 41-45, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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    March 17,2014- Her fourth anniversary.

    It´s been 4 years since mom passed away and there isn´t a day gone by that we, Missy and I, don´t think about her, talk about her and miss her terribly. I hope she is well and happy and enjoying the company of my dad,again. I trust they are protecting us . I...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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    Mom died in Tijuana, Mexico May 22nd 2014

    approximately 1900, alone. Guilt overwhelms me. She should have been with me, despite our small and insignificant differences. There should have been more awareness on my part of her ways and I should have given way to them while submersing my own habits in my home. When I...
    Morandob Morandob 41-45, M May 28, 2014

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    Life Is Definately Different...

    My mother died early 2010. It was the WORST day of my life, and i've had some super bad days. I was chatting on the phone with her when she slipped in her jacuzzi and hit her head and drown. I went to check on her and of course found her. I was screaming and crying and just...
    zipper42 zipper42 26-30 136 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    My mother passed recently

    and I'm not sure what to do about it. I wasn't ready for her passing away. It's hard for me to even write these words. She was the only close family i have and now that shes gone, i cant help but feel alone and lost. I find myself writing her letters, mostly while at work. For...
    ParksWay ParksWay 22-25 2 Responses May 14, 2014

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    March 17, 2015. Today is her fifth anniversary.

    I have thought about her all day. Miss her. I remember how much she loved life and how well she coped with it. I wish I had the same enthusiasm she had to live life happy. I hope now that she is not on this Earth she continues to be happy and spread joy around. I will always...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    my mom died when I was 13 almost two years ago

    now. im 14 about to turn 15 and I have a older brother who is 18. me and my brother both live with my dad (my mom and dad were still together ) me and my dad have always had a rocky relationship... we are fine for a couple of hours but much longer and a big argument will break...
    lauraquinn lauraquinn 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    My children are teenagers (19

    and 15 ). My wonderful mother died last August (,2014 ) so I'm coping with that and working full time and they expect me to do everything for them aswell,they leave a mess everywhere they go etc.most upsetting of all is that they are rude to me especially the 15 year old!!! I'm...
    tamipar tamipar 56-60 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My mom passed away when I was 12,

    and I do think it has changed me in many ways. I'm more scared now of getting attached to people, but I know I'm a stronger person now. To anyone who has lost there mother young or old, don't lose hope. You're not going through this alone. :)
    divaMary3 divaMary3 18-21, F Apr 21, 2014

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    I Am A Different Person Since My Mom Died 2 Months Ago And Am Very Scared

    Hello and thanks for reading my story. I am a 35-year-old man who was always close with his mother. She was the light of my life since I was born. 3 years ago my father had a minor stroke and his personality changed. He and my mother became like oil and vinegar after 43 years of...
    nyc99lon09 nyc99lon09 31-35 132 Responses Nov 18, 2010

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    My mom died in August of 2004.

    It was 2 weeks before my 19th birthday and I had graduated high school 2 months prior. I used to be so full of life and loved to have fun. After she died, I became responsible for my younger siblings and didn't really have time to grieve. 2 years after her death, it finally hit...
    xtrishax xtrishax 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Since 16

    My mother died when I was 16. It was a pivotal point in my life. It was both a blessing and very much NOT blessing for me. My mother was an alcoholic, a drug addict among other things. When I was 3, my mom had leukemia. They put her on pain meds that they didn't know was...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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