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I Find That the Grief Journey Is Lonely

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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 26 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 2 Responses Sep 3, 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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    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 26 Responses Sep 3, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    ... And each day I grow to accept it is, if not the HUMAN condition, mine. I know I am not alone, though. Not with 93,000 people sharing this experience. I will put this out...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Love is love, Hate is Hate. Luck is luck, fate is fate. That is what people assume, At least those not lying beneath flowers in bloom One percent of those who walk this Earth, Have...
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    December 29. Moving On. "Learn the art of acceptance. It's a lot of grief." —Codependent No More Sometimes, as part of taking care of ourselves, it becomes time to end certain...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 29, 2014

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    December 29. Moving On. "Learn the art of acceptance. It's a lot of grief." —Codependent No More Sometimes, as part of taking care of ourselves, it becomes time to end certain...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I didn't feel lonely until I let someone get close to me. Then it hit me like a ******* train.
    anon5829529 anon5829529 18-21, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I've had a rough couple of weeks! Now I'm pretty lonely and it breaks my heart. I'm really sad!
    TheLastWolf TheLastWolf 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Some of us grow up and achieve specific qualifications, maybe we are lucky to be born into money and so we have more options in life, or maybe we have a friend or a relative who is...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    A few days ago, my beloved friend Alexander passed away. After 18 long years of life, and tremendous hardship, it was his time to slip from this world and into the loving arms of...
    KoalaRising KoalaRising 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Its only been a week since my last girlfriend, and my best friend. I dont know when i will feel better. Some people have been messaging me, and i thank them for that. You know who...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    After two weeks together, he's gone back home and I miss him more than I can bear. I'm glad he'll be with his family and his dog again, but I've been stuck in bed with grief ever...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Seems to be the soundtrack of my life.Lonely Man - Elvis Presley(Words & music by Benjamin - Marcus)It's a lonely manWho wanders all aroundIt's a lonely manWho roams from town to...
    charnwood charnwood 61-65 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Beautifully illustrated! Life is like a journey on a train... with its stations... with changes of routes... and with accidents ! We board this train when we are born and our...
    djdrake djdrake 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I do remember a time when I wasn't lonely, though at the time I had convinced myself that I was. It wasn't until I lost it that I realised I had never known true lonliness. As a...
    PersonalGenesis PersonalGenesis 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    To The One that Sees Me - Most of you will not understand what I am going to type down. That is okay. With that one statement, most of you will attempt because what I will say...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M Jan 10

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    I think I have posted a "I Am Lonely" before, but what do you know.. Still lonely. The past couple weeks have been pretty bad for me. Well emotionally. For some reason a lot of...
    BlueSailboat BlueSailboat 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO. I weep and sob and all the while in my ear I hear the sound of angels dying. And though I dare open my eyes to see what this world has done to the open...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I call it a journey because I am happy to have finally realized that losing weight and staying same is a life time event and thus one that requires a complete life time...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F Jan 19

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    I am Asian. When I come to the big city I am living now to study, I started my independent life. Although I feel much better than before, I still feel lonely sometimes and...I...
    ntranf108 ntranf108 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Have you ever felt sometimes that you were not alive - living a life that has no meaning. A life where the world has come to an end - the kind of ending where colors have...
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    I am so lonely. I feel like everyone is different than me, and that many of the people around me are all the same person. I want to find unique, passionate, and kind people to be...
    Dillen91 Dillen91 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm feeling very lonely today. I can't undersatnd why my wife insists on keeping me at a distance. My other posts explain our sutuation (e.g. she is in an emotional affair). In...
    Mike405 Mike405 46-50, M 9 Responses Jan 2

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    I think I come off as charming and genuine. I seem sweet, kind caring, and really just like a great guy. Potential boyfriend written everywhere, but I'm not, at all. I'm unstable...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    What I would do, what I would give not to cuddle with just any random person but with that one special person. Unfortunately, I've come to understand that person doesn't exist for...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 2 Responses Jan 15

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    What I would do, what I would give not to cuddle with just any random person but with that one special person. Unfortunately, I've come to understand that person doesn't exist for...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 Jan 15

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    How long is my journey going to take? According to Ekhart Tolle, this is not a good question" It makes you lose the now. Ekhart Tolle: The power of now can only be realized...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i feel lonely and i feel in love 3 times and those times i became more lonely all i ever wanted was a loving boyfriend but i guess im to stupid to find real love why am i here any...
    Vincent312072 Vincent312072 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I should be happy and thankful. I have the love of my life. A great life. I can do whatever I want with my days. He just works - a lot - out of town. I don't see him for a month...
    truckerswife86 truckerswife86 26-30 5 days ago

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    I take things seriously. I mean *really* seriously. When most people decide to go green, they start recycling their cardboard and use paper bags. Not me. When I felt I needed to...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The problem with the world is simply this: We do not see that the world is a whole, and have completely separated ourselves from the Oneness that is everything. The more we see in...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why is it so hard to find someone that I get along with? I know I can be a good father and husband. Just need to find that one girl that I can somewhat spoil.
    lamandamy lamandamy 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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