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I Find That the Grief Journey Is Lonely

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 97 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    its so strange how as ive got older i find myself feeling lonely and like i dont fit in , my family are growing up ive lost touch with most of my old friends , it brings me down...
    rockitt66 rockitt66 46-50, M 1 Response May 15

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    So, I'm new here. I joined this sight in hopes that I would feel a little less lonely. I use to have friends but I just can't hang around them anymore. I'm 23 and they're always...
    gk8667 gk8667 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    When I picked my mood for this, I thought lonely would be the obvious choice. I spend a lot of time at work, it's very stressful. When I leave work I come home and even though I...
    brian275 brian275 26-30, M May 2

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    Hello Everyone; So, I hope I am not alone in this: I am trying to understand why do friends claim that they worry about me because of my grief/depression, but then they cut me off...
    haveconfidenceinme haveconfidenceinme 36-40, F May 18

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    Hi i am lonely like to get along.
    tonysouza tonysouza 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am on a journey. Most of my days I don't really feel present but I keep going. I'm still trying to figure out my purpose and find my true self. I hope each day I get closer to...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Please read this carefully and with an open mind...... I am currently living the worst life any person should be subjected to. To be honest I have never been happy in life. My life...
    Trust1993 Trust1993 18-21, M 4 Responses May 4

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    I don't know who is the one but, I guess that one should be not hiding things to me and anything related to her or her family. I want to be loved. I don't know if I find that one...
    pontybroken pontybroken 26-30 1 Response May 6

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    I have been in recovery for 12 years, but I don't have 12 years clean. these last 12 years has been a journey of self discovery, finding myself and learning to love myself...
    kareenmarie kareenmarie 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    My former spiritual mentor sent me a sermon yesterday saying it would blow my socks off. Should I listen to it? I'm not sure it would settle anything for me. Think it would just...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 3 Responses May 1

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    tonight is a night that I wish my brain would just shut off... still thinking of how heartbroken I am, the fear that no one will ever want me..... I'm not the greatest looking guy...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 22-25, M 2 Responses May 11

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    Lately I've been going through a series of events in my life that have been really hard. I haven't had anyone to talk to about it either so I guess I could just let it out on this...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses May 12

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    Ugh! Feeling it today. 2 days since my 3 year relationship ended. That's not the lonely part... That was the loneliest I have ever been in a relationship! Especially the past...
    wayward71 wayward71 41-45, M May 16

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    Wish I wasn't so lonely. I feel like I'm all by myself in this world. I know its not true, I guess. Just how I feel. Been feeling really down lately. Only thing that could cheer me...
    nothingfeelsgreat nothingfeelsgreat 18-21, M 1 Response May 17

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    My single blessedness has thought me many things. When I became a widow, nothing was ever the same again. From an almost routinary yet happy and contented life that I came to know...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 Responses May 19

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    Occasionally, I’ll suffer a “temporary” depression--usually at night when I’m alone in my room—because I’m lonely & not satisfied with my life (I’m 28). Almost...
    lovestarr lovestarr 26-30, F 5 Responses May 5

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    A couple months ago, my ex randomly wanted a break (just to find out really she dumped me) all via email. Dated for two years, and now I'm feeling really lonely. The realization...
    AnonymousBacon AnonymousBacon 18-21, M 1 Response May 9

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    I'm 44 years old with a 4 year old and a 2 year old and I know I'll never be able to find love. All the men my age don't want little kids when they've already gotten their kids out...
    lucismom lucismom 41-45, F 2 Responses May 12

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    For the longest time I was a happy child... but I was lonely wanting someone around that was the same flavor of strange as myself. I figured I'd never find it after a while. I...
    angelichope2002 angelichope2002 31-35, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I am lonely yet I can't seem to connect to anyone I mean REALLY let go and connect. I am hurt inside and don't know if that will change ever. It's not any person that's hurt me it...
    kayegela kayegela 31-35, F 5 Responses May 18

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    yes, it is true. I am lonely many times.. I feel suffocated when I am lonely. All my negative emotions try to take over. I have been improving to keep my fertile mind occupied with...
    alexmatilda alexmatilda 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm lonely and I have known it from day one. I can feel it etched into my bones and flowing in my veins. No matter what, I am lonely. I think I find comfort in that, and it worries...
    saddestrabbit saddestrabbit 18-21, F 8 Responses 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...
    Julieccaa Julieccaa 26-30, F May 12

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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...
    sarahccaa sarahccaa 26-30, F 2 Responses May 18

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    A letter to my first love You were my best friend, my everything. When I first saw you, my heart started racing and when I see you now or think of you I feel my heart still...
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 29

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    I have everything that I could ever ask for in my life. I go to a great school, I have amazing supportive parents who I would do anything for, a great group of friends, best...
    LonelyAngel20 LonelyAngel20 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1

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    Feeling extremely alone my husband has abandoned me in more ways then one. He won't sleep in bed with me he's not there for me emotionally . We have had marriage counseling . He...
    itsme29 itsme29 26-30, F 11 Responses May 3

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    I am so lonely everywhere I see people that love each other and I just don't understand why I can't find that I am good person I like to get out and do things but have a hard to...
    bambam45 bambam45 22-25, M 2 Responses May 3

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    I've been really, really happy finally getting the time I so desperately needed to introvert and focus on myself. This included some pruning of the friendship/acquaintance tree...
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F May 4

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    I have been quite lonely lately... why is it so hard to find people that want to talk to me? I hate small talk, but there must be at least one person in this whole entire world who...
    MasterTusi MasterTusi 18-21, F 4 Responses