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I Find That the Grief Journey Is Lonely

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 99 People

    You Baby

    I hope you never see this. I hope you never learn how incredibly sorry I am that you had to comfort me in your great time of handicap from a loss. You kept me from drwowning. Eight years younger and you were taking care of me. Your arms around me as I fended off fainting at...
    hoopdreams40 hoopdreams40 41-45, F Jun 7, 2013

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    Dear Dad ... I Hate It.

    So ... I'm going to write a letter, because that sometimes makes it easier for me. To those of you out there, it actually helps sometimes. Dear dad. Yesterday was a really bad day. I couldn't sleep at all last night because I kept thinking about you. It made me so sad...
    sofiebc sofiebc 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    Grief

    When you lose a person close to you, your heart dies with them. Many will say things like Be Strong and all that bullshit. They do not feel what you feel, so it is okay for them to say so. The person who goes through it, knows it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    I'm Really Struggling This Week...

    ...and it's not getting any easier. In the past...I just smiled and joked my way through any adversity...and always seemed to make it to the other side. But I think I'm dealing with way too many things at this time...and each of these things is really huge on it's own.And of...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    Heaven Sent

    My sweetest angel, Do you have any idea how much I miss you? More than you ever know. You are my first thought in the morning and my last at night. Whoever said that time heals all wounds, lied. I hurt as much today as I did 6 years ago. As the date approaches, I am often on my...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 25 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    It Never Really Goes Away

    Never, ever. There's forever the hole.But you do find an accommodation for it. You find a space in your life and your heart where it fits so you can continue to function, continue to love, continue to laugh, and be happy. It's like a juggler who has more bowling pins than hands...
    JohnInKansas JohnInKansas 70+, M 3 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    Just Starting

    I am only just beginning this journey. And it's lonely. I reach for my cell phone to begin the nghtly updates on tv shows. And turn on the computer for the ongoing im. I look for my morning greeting. I look for my good night. My phone call at lunch. My hugs in the afternoon...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    Why Is This So Hard:(?

    Feeling a bit on the rubbish side today just having a really bad day of grieving I think. Just can't believe how hard this grief journey is its quite scary though because I'm feeling all these different emotions and it can be overwhelming. I was close with my grandma she was a...
    deexx deexx 13-15, F Mar 18, 2013

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    I do not know what the right things to do

    and say are. My husband has a close relative who is dying, expected to die within a week. He went to be with this relative. My husband and I text a lot now, and I fear I do not know what the right thing to say is and what to avoid. I am not good at coping with situations like...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2014

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    Cheerio Love.

      Cheerio love the old man said as I walked away from him for the final time, ever casual, as was I, but we both knew this was the finale. The man I'm talking about was my Grandfather, Robert Forrest Gerrard, and I have to count my blessings as not many of us have 29yrs...
    weta weta 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

    Many of you know that I lost my beloved daughter 6 yrs ago. A friend of mine (Pookiem) sent me this poem and with her permission, I am posting it.. If tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 25 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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    well of course

    friday 23 september 2011 grief is a drag, after all. doesn't cheer up anyone you try to talk to about it. amerikans and englishmen especially, according to a study I recently read about,  admire people who hide their grief and push it down and don't bother anyone else about it...
    sehnen sehnen 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Trapped

    Society continues to move forward as I'm stuck in my world, a world that is full of the pain inside me. I can't escape the day that Kayla died. Everything I do, think or say is because of her death. I will never move on or get over it. People may have a hard time dealing with my...
    sjjefferson101 sjjefferson101 36-40, F 13 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    I am because I have no other option but to be. Being alone is less painful than being lonely.
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    When Life Gives You Lemons...Weeks after I received some unexpected news, I can still remember feeling some intense moments of anger. The kind of anger that sneaks up and engulfs...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 10 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    What's it for? What's it all even for? Every little thing I do, careening - HURTLING - hurtling towards what? Nothing, it seems. I use to feel a sense of fulfillment most of the...
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    I don't feel sorry for myself. I don't feel the need to be needy. Do I feel lonely? Yes but it's okay,I can live with this feeling because I understand why I am lonely. Life can be...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So a little while ago I started fighting with my two best friends and ever since then I've felt like i have no one. I know that I need to find new friends or at least find people...
    maggiekate maggiekate 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    chavacc11 chavacc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Grief is not linear. It comes back around. Loss is one of the hardest things I've had to deal with.
    cloudedsky cloudedsky 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's funny where life takes you sometimes. You can meet one person who can change the entire course of your life. Would you be willing to give up your future goals, give up seeing...
    Milesaway3 Milesaway3 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really don know why i joined here and not sure if its going to be of any help at all. But still here i am like always hoping for something if not good or best. I am a very...
    livinglikeaghost livinglikeaghost 26-30, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Moving to another country has left me really lonely in my life that is why I have joined this site. Usually when i have a thought or want to chat, i would visit a friend or a...
    ackleholic ackleholic 18-21, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    astrudcc11 astrudcc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    astrudcc11 astrudcc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I am so lonely at nite I just don't understand why I should be happy but I am not feels like my life is going downhill fast I do miss half my family they were a big part of me when...
    Norman25 Norman25 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Reading so many of these stories.....so many marriages lacking for one reason or another. As we grow older and life changes us, sometimes we can no longer be the person we were and...
    sillysoo sillysoo 46-50, F 15 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel lonely and need people to talk to, but other times I simply find myself in a happy state of solitude.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 6 days ago

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    I am lonely, its vacation, and well i have no one, it happiness every year. But im not just lonely becase its vacation, im lonely because i have no one, to an extent im an in the...
    HiIAmHana HiIAmHana 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm so tired of these lonely nights. I just think it would be nice to have someone to talk to. Maybe a phone call or even a text; sometimes I forget my phone is even on. Times like...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F Jul 21

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F Jul 21

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    recently hit a new low... that caving in feeling keeps taking over in my chest. I'm so ******* lonely... why do I find myself constantly spinning in this sinking feeling. Sometimes...
    kahrun472 kahrun472 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Life. The journey that all must partake in, even when inconvenient. The journey whose roads lay never ending on the map. the journey whose end is never visible no matter how far...
    Kanashimisama Kanashimisama 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Hi everyone. My dad passed away last year and I'm still finding it hard to cope with his loss. Unfortunately he took on a a woman who was to take on the role has his carer, only...
    othello70 othello70 41-45, M Jul 19

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    I am a very friendly person with lots to offer people. I get told all the time how funny and pretty and likeable I am but I seriously feel like I have no one to turn to when I need...
    Experiment0626 Experiment0626 22-25 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm just going to run with this. I am lonely but I am married. There is a huge vexation in my spirit. I have no momentum anymore, I'm spinning my wheels. I don't value my existence...
    idleheart idleheart 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Finding someone like oneself is a never ending journey..
    Tabooish Tabooish 18-21 Jul 17

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