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I Find That the Grief Journey Is Lonely

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 18, 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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    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 28 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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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 27 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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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 1 Response 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 14 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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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 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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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    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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    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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    I'm lonely. I always find myself back here, I don't have any friends or no one to talk to hence why I'm on here. I have a nice family and a roof over my head which I'm very...
    hdrvhkj hdrvhkj 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    There are many good, honest and wonderful people in this world. I have many of those people as a part of my life. However, I find my heart yearns for more despite my best attempts...
    SensitiveSoul25 SensitiveSoul25 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    The casual conversations and the stories here makes my stay worthwhile. But when you run out of things to talk and run out of stories to read I'll end up meaningless. At the end I...
    Ontokki Ontokki 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I see a lot of folk's on here write about how lonely they are,(now I'm not a Doctor), but I feel loneliness is a state of mind After my wife passed, I was very lonely, I would sit...
    sweetcharlene41 sweetcharlene41 70+, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Your path in life is always unclear.You may want your life to be virtuous and honest,But sometimes the path changes along the way.It's not always for the better but whatever path...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Ever since my mom passed away I have this empty feeling. I figured it was just grief but even when I hangout with my friends and have fun I always find myself being sad and lonely...
    jennalaursen21 jennalaursen21 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just want to find someone I can connect with.
    jvnkie jvnkie 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    How quickly things can change.... I was very happy 2 years ago, but I had no idea what was going on behind my back. I have made the decision to try to stay in my 17 year...
    MrJedi MrJedi 36-40, M 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    It's where we all start. It's the start of the long road. The start of our journey. This journey can begin when you least expect it. But it's not when we start. Or how we start...
    VolcanicPassions VolcanicPassions 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Sometimes the people with the most friends can be the loneliest of them all. I too... am that person who has so many friends... and yet... i feel so lonely. When you step back...
    MrMovingOn MrMovingOn 13-15, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Tbh I really don't get why people think that more socially people are not lonely because yes even though everyone thinks u have more friends u really don't have anything to lean...
    LifeofaCat LifeofaCat 13-15, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I threw my first party yesterday night. And it was insane, so many people came everyone had fun. I didn't even notice the time turns out it ended at 5am.. crazy things happened. A...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    While I am completely content in my relationship with my husband, I have no desire for any other men, I still seem lonely. I think I just miss female companionship.
    BeastTreets BeastTreets 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Well it's been a year since I made a drastic change in my life in the hopes of fixing my depression. (I quit university, moved closer to family, started community college, got a...
    fogged2 fogged2 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    July 21. Being Is Enough. We are not always clear about what we are experiencing, or why. In the midst of grief, transition, transformation, learning, healing, or discipline - it...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    So since I found that my husband was a cheating liar I have been lost. I thought that I was going to lose my mind. He kept telling me that I was crazy for thinking that his...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 19 Responses Jul 10

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    This past year and a half has been life changing. It really opened up my eyes to the world around me and I realized that we have the ability to be in very dark places and it can...
    Victoria9152000 Victoria9152000 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    July 16. Insisting on the Best. We deserve the best life and love has to offer, but we are each faced with the challenge of learning to identify what that means in our life. We...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    As i sit here and watch the rain from my window it gives me time to reflect on things. I find my life going forward with no one to share it with. I know i am to blame for my lack...
    Chrisu28 Chrisu28 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    ”LonelyOB why are you so lonely?“ Because these girls be turning to ex's in a heartbeat.”That is not good, when are you going to find true happiness?“ ...When the world end...
    LonelyOB LonelyOB 18-21, M Jul 1

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    All of this May sound clichè but it really is about the journey. The journey is what makes the people who we are today, it makes, grows and teaches us and takes us to that...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Here are details about me: - 180 cm - 71 kg - I'm not very skinny or fat (i'm working out) - good looking guy - i love sports - I'm a meme person - not a nerd - smart - kinda guy...
    Marko22 Marko22 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I wish I could find a friend to talk to. I feel lonely. It sucks. If anyone else is lonely you can message me
    bballfanatic223 bballfanatic223 16-17, M Jul 1

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    I am married but I often feel lonely in the marriage. I feel really misunderstood and emotionally rejected often. The emotional void pushes me further and further away to the...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 32 Responses Jul 1

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    >I have been facing more loneliness than ever but have found God to be closer to me than ever beforein scripture Hebrews 13:5 "egkataleipō" is the greek for "forsaken" its says in...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    It is so harsh that i try to wait someone to stop by my message box... As to talk with me for the idea of messaging anyone at first... They never reply to me or ignore me for a lot...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Yup. Just that. I'm lonely. I want to feel loved by someone. I want to know how it feels to be kissed. To be touched. To be needed by someone...to be loved. Just that. And as...
    ibak12 ibak12 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    July 21. Being Is Enough. We are not always clear about what we are experiencing, or why. In the midst of grief, transition, transformation, learning, healing, or discipline - it...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    July 21. Being Is Enough. We are not always clear about what we are experiencing, or why. In the midst of grief, transition, transformation, learning, healing, or discipline - it...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F a week ago

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    Hi everyone!So, yes i am lonely, i have nobody to love apart from my family.Nothing works out for me but i am here to tell you this: I have moments when i'm happy and when i'm sad...
    Fighting4Air Fighting4Air 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I've had periods in life where I would have deep connections/conversations with good friends, girlfriends, relatives, and feel absolutely confident and social. However I would...
    afinechap afinechap 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    An incident happened to me which i have not been able to forget. My journey was from Mumbai to Bangalore in an AC Volvo bus. My co-passenger was a girl of my age or younger. A...
    adm36 adm36 41-45, M Jun 29

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