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I Find That the Grief Journey Is Lonely

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 98 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Well I did it!! I tried to get over her by hiring a prostitute for sex thinking that that might help me get over this heartbreak. I don't know how I feel about it, the moment was...
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    I do not like who I've become.... My husband is emotionally abusive... Yes he has good days they are his denial and acceptance days. He is a good dad but a really shity husband...
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    A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel so alone. I barely have anyone to talk to and it's all my fault. Due to my insecurities, I find it difficult to seem happy (even if I am genuinely happy), and a face that is...
    FrankCCR FrankCCR 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's the Way I See It When someone blocks you, it just means that person has issues with you, but he is not willing to face you, in order to arrive at a resolution. I don't like...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was on a ship lost at seaSailing the crystal waterUnder heavens eye looking down on meThe dark night gave birth to clouds in the cover aboveSprinkled cotton with diamonds looking...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have friends, a great family but I feel lonely and frustrated at why no one can understand me, can't find anyone both friendships and relationships who actually understand! I...
    cammxo cammxo 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    JohnyKesu JohnyKesu 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Today I'm just feeling a bit down..I'm usually happy ...but today I felt lonely and a bit depressed..I feel like I should give up on finding love/my soulmate..not sure what I'm...
    candyone candyone 41-45, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I fear i will end up single all my life and this idea scares the hell out of me. I fear one day ill need help and wont find it from friends or loved ones. Im 35, pretty and smart...
    mediteranian79 mediteranian79 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Just one last EP about you. I don't want to make you feel like I felt with your heart broken but understand this is me. This is how I am, I'll bend and bend till I feel like I'm...
    crumbling389 crumbling389 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I can't do this anymore. I don't wanna be with my boyfriend he makes me feel good physically but I don't wanna be in a relationship where it's going no where. I let him cross the...
    Badgirl0 Badgirl0 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had an awesome dream last night (So glad I remembered it XD) and I was at The Grand Canyon with my sister and mom and dad. And me and my sister were about 10 meters behind my...
    GaiaMD GaiaMD 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Lately I've been having this internal debate with myself that had to a lot with my introverted nature. It was a debate on why I was always craved solitude, why I always wanted to...
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Like peaches =^.^= and chocolate and friends and peaches *mouth starts watering from sudden want of peaches* oh and I think the journey is the best part! The destination is just an...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    i feel so bored i have 2 friends i don't even really like them i used to have a lot of friends once but they just treated me like a piece of **** i start hating humans my parents...
    feelinsoweirdagain feelinsoweirdagain 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I enjoy being along but that's just b/c I hate the vast majority of people! Wise up and chill out you fools! You suck! So, yeah, I get lonely. Every now and then there's some folks...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I look back, and my past seems to be the fantasy of long forgotten dreams – the people in it, unlikely to be real, at times, it breaks my heart to know they're still there. How I...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F Jun 23

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    I'm so tired of being lonely! I'm so tired of laying awake at night wondering if I'm missing out on something more.. I love my husband but... I tend to think my soul mate is still...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23

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    Playing Catch Up During my bus journey, my next bus overtook the bus I was on and was speeding ahead. Oh, no, if I miss that bus I'll have to wait another 20 minutes for the next...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    It's amazing how quickly your feelings and your mood can go from total bliss, calm and happiness to feeling of being lost, lonely and confused within the matter of minutes... I...
    gilliian gilliian 36-40, M 10 Responses Jun 18

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    There's so much more to life than finding someone who will want you or being sad over someone who doesn't. There's a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself...
    silverfox54 silverfox54 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I really need some support right now, I've tried everything the kind people recommend to me but non of it works and I've decided I will just live it through but it's so painful. I...
    fatality500 fatality500 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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    My wife was a lesbian. We got married when we were both 38. Everything seemed fine to me, maybe I am more stupid than I look. It never occurred to me that she even liked women in...
    commandline commandline 51-55, M Jun 16

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    I have my wife's run off with a woman I am in depression my mom gave me hope and she was like a great big hug from her Sting there ever day talk about anything I needed to I live...
    fordguy98 fordguy98 51-55, M