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I Find That the Grief Journey Is Lonely

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 93 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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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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    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 26 Responses Sep 3, 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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    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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    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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    I feel totally stupid useless I don't know I don't care lost lonely understatement I just want to give up I don't want to be here anymore I'm so done I hate it I hate people no...
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    Hey, I hope you don't mind me telling you my feelings? I'll keep it short as possible. Very quiet and introverted due to no friends and consistent bullying all throughout Primary...
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    its been few days that i have joined EP . i m liking it coz it feel like no one is listining to me and i can share my feeling and accept others. i have not find some true friends...
    AAFSHA AAFSHA 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Mine is a journey of self improvement and discovery. It is spiritual and emotional as well as physical. I have been on this journey for a long time. The first year to year and a...
    imalright71 imalright71 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    im really lonely RN, if any one my age (15-17) wants to talk to me, plz msg me :(
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    This beautiful poem is what i think of when i think about intimacy... The Invitation Oriah Mountain Dreamer It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 8 Responses Feb 7

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    there is kid...he grew up very happily with his parents.. later the boy missed his parents love as they got separated. he was with his father at the end he could not get farther's...
    honey3852 honey3852 22-25, M Feb 22

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    I am so lonely. I've always been lonely, but I don't think I've ever been as much as I am now. I love being alone, but it's because I can't be left alone that it makes me feel...
    BlueRio BlueRio 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Spiritual Freedom to use My Free will. Many before us wrote poetry to express their love for GOD. They were teachers of love. They wrote about their love for mankind and to bring...
    Diamond2020 Diamond2020 56-60 2 Responses Feb 6

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    what if i stay lonely forever. what if i never find someone? I get tired if seeing couples, enjoying each other, thrilled with each other - and I think, I am so ******* lonely. i...
    rxdicxlshit rxdicxlshit 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Such a bad day today. my car stopped all of sudden. was wandering in the cold for 2 hrs to get it resolved. lost my credit card and found someone was using it. Have a job interview...
    greyworld greyworld 31-35, M Feb 8

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    I guess I am back on here again... I want to share my story growing up in a city called Winnipeg. I was born and raised here throughout my whole life. From Kindergarten to Grade 6...
    JuicyLuck JuicyLuck 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    even has a married woman I still find time when I feel lonely. I think it began shortly after I had lost my job. I felt I did not have a purpose of a reason to get up every morning...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I just have to like write it out. This might seem just like a typical phase problem thing, which probably is. i am 18 years old, and i have felt like this since i was 15, at first...
    TheFirehawk TheFirehawk 18-21, F Feb 17

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    I am 20 years old and list for a man. I value masculinity but yet I can't find it. I had a few hook ups and cheap flings but I just want a mans touch. I love and love and just want...
    Tb2015 Tb2015 18-21 Feb 19

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    I always thought loneliness is something I had to cope with. Like it was normal. I always considered myself as a social butterfly and I've always be surrounded by fantastic friends...
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    Under Construction: The Sign I Wear Mentally! A famous psychologist (His name is Phil.) talks about the fact that we all have pivotal points in our lives; crossroads, where we can...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sarah Palin seems to be an easy target these days for political bashing, and though i am an admitted liberal libertarian, i do find some of the things she does interesting. please...
    ZiggyStarHood ZiggyStarHood 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    Passion is not about significance, importance or fame. But how do I find my passion?? I just feel so dead for my whole 18 years.
    timeisvaluable timeisvaluable 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    The people who WANT to stay in your life will always find a way. The people who DON'T will always find a way.
    Living2Heights Living2Heights 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    Do you believe you'll ever find "the one"? because people stay lonely and alone all their lives maybe due to a divorce or death but then why do some people get a picture perfect...
    rxdicxlshit rxdicxlshit 18-21, F 13 Responses Feb 8

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    I often feel lonely, as though no one truly understands me, and I will never truly understand anyone else. This perpetual state of uncertainty about everyone who surrounds me...
    bluefrogs247 bluefrogs247 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    Even in a room full of people, I still find myself to feel lonely.
    Dickard101 Dickard101 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    This was the best description I could think of. I'm so extremely lonely, and I feel like I need someone. But... at the same time I can't bring myself to love someone, not to let...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    There is something about being lonely that sounds so desperate to people who have never experienced it before. It sounds pathetic and unrelatable. I have made so many desperate...
    ZakaryJosephJones ZakaryJosephJones 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    I feel lonely and depressed I find dead ends on all avenues! Family, work! Life
    Hansiecronje Hansiecronje 41-45 3 Responses Feb 25

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    This day is my classmates birthday and all of us are invited. Why is it that people didn't notice me! Felt like an air in the whole place as if i'm not there. I am absolutely...
    marlounet marlounet 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 26

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    anneluna anneluna 26-30, F 6 days ago

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