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I Don't Cope Well With Death

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    Is This Normal?

    I have such a strange way of dealing with death. This has happened with my uncles passing and also my grandpa that just died today. Ill try to ignore it and ill be fine until I have to see family. Once I go to a funeral or wake I feel extremely uncomfortable and get really...
    Christysweet268 Christysweet268 18-21 1 Response Apr 8, 2013

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    My Dad

    My Dad, When he passed away, I was so sad, I couldn’t cope, Needed help, Still, I miss him every day.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 2, 2012

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    Hard.

    I know this May sound Pathetic or Crazy Even. But Death isn't something i cannot Cope with at all. The death of Animals, People. I just can't Cope well with it. Today I lost my Kitty. I been crying two hours About it. Childish Maybe. But I Feel like every time I get close to...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    Oil and Water

    I don't deal well with the deaths of the people around me. At all. For some reason I have trouble processing the fact that someone is gone...and then I'm terrified of who's going to be next.  Ironically, I'm not as afraid of myself dying as I am of my siblings or my mother...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    Try To Ignore It...

    I act like it doesn't happpen, when someone I care about, and Love, have died. I don't cope well at all, I do anything, and everything to forget that it even happened, I don't talk about it, I don't think about it, I don't do anything that has to do with coming to terms with what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 29, 2010

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    I'm Not Able

    It seems to me, that having gone through the loss of loved ones many times since I was 8 would  have given me some kind of insight.  Knowing what people need from us in their own time of loss.  But it did not give me any insight.  Nothing ever made me feel any...
    DumpyFrumpy DumpyFrumpy 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2008

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    What Do You Say?

    What can you say to someone who's lost a loved one or relative? Anything I might say sounds lame and pointless. But you can't just pretend nothing's happened.
    fadiva fadiva 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 26

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    FabulousYetiMan FabulousYetiMan 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F Sep 30

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    Annajuliett Annajuliett 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 28

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    I just feel so sad because I want to have a good relationship with her but it is just so hard.. The other day my boyfriend asked me what memories I had of my childhood with my mom...
    roomii roomii 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Since I joined this site, I've encountered allot of good people, people who have compassion and empathy for others. Unfortunately, I've also encountered men in their 30's and up...
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 8 Responses Oct 3

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    lucielle999 lucielle999 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    i love the fact that my mum has decided to kick me and my 2month old son out because she doesn't want me part of her family which my i say her partner who has a ********* case on...
    blackspirit1 blackspirit1 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    We keep on fighting.. She always tried to run away, I was always the one who had to chase her back. Today, I told her that i gave up on her. Probably this is the end of our...
    missperiwinkle missperiwinkle 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Like it is News!? I am an insomniac since birth ! lol
    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    And NEVER will, he is the most annoying thing on the planet! He is so loud you can hear him all the way from downstairs ( I hate noise ) He hits me (hard) and pushes me! DANG HES...
    Emoheartbroken Emoheartbroken 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    justcaity97 justcaity97 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    i mostly feeling guilty when she starts her motherly staff and i always respond like "mind ur business". teenagers do that tho, and she has to stop asking me stupid questions.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    its in the past, get over it. People who hold grudges are people who don't settle well with me because i fear that i'll somehow do something wrong and they'll never talk to me...
    ajgamer ajgamer 13-15, M Sep 25

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    Well I don't fear my own death I'm terrified over the thought of people I know dying I view my own death as a good thing I believe in god I also believe in heaven and I know that's...
    mrloweco mrloweco 18-21, M Oct 11

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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Oct 11

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