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I Find That the Grief Journey Is Lonely

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 24 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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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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    Ah.. cant believe it's come to this, nights when I can't sleep I reminisce I try to let go of the past But something is keeping me, from bring able to grasp, properly what's...
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