I Have Experienced Loss

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    It seems this week is all about loss.

    I received word this morning that my (birth) mother died yesterday. I haven't seen her in 6 years but the weight of loss and sorrow I am feeling is indescribable. There are so many emotions bound up for the woman who brought me into this word. Mostly sadness. I take comfort...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    Even after all these years,

    I still blame myself for the death of my best friend. I know that logically, there was nothing that I could do, but it doesn't make the burden any easier to bear.
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    Jan 30

    My First Grandson

      Today I saw several tributes to the memory of children, lost shortly after birth, and it made me think of my first grandson. He was born on August 23, 2005, he lived for only 6 short hours. He was born prematurely and weighed only 2 & 1/2 pounds. I got the call right...
    36-40, F
    Oct 15, 2009

    We lost my aunt today.

    She had been in a bad way for years, between serious medical issues and drug abuse. But today was still a surprise and hit me hard. I'll always remember her as my favorite aunt, the one with a wicked sense of humor and a great love for her family.
    thelyndieproject thelyndieproject
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 29

    I was at a loss for a long time.

    I just got an app for here. I'm so glad to get back in touch with old friends.
    Moonywolf Moonywolf
    26-30, F
    Feb 20, 2015

    Maybe it's better this way,

    she'll never experience hurt, or sadness... or cry her eyes out at night. She'll never feel what I feel right now.
    Calsi704 Calsi704
    22-25, F
    Jan 15

    Experienced A Loss...of All Self Confidence.

    I'm Abs. I've been bullied since kindergarten. I've always been bullied for being fat. Which I know I am. I am. I'm over weight & I'm sensitive about it. I'll say stuff then they'll call me fat & I'll shut up. Cause I just. Ugh. I always got called "Fat Albert" it broke me down...
    ScarsMeltOurSoulsAway ScarsMeltOurSoulsAway
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2012

    Yesterday was the culmination of my summer of

    loss. I lost my dog. I lost my relationship of two years. I am losing my grandfather. The only one I cared about in my family. I can't handle this.
    depressedNova depressedNova
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

    Sometimes, i envy the support

    that people get when a family member dies. My father molested me when i was 22, and has since bought the love of my brother and sister (they know what happened). My father's side of the family no longer speaks to me. My mother's side no longer speaks to me (my mother married...
    hjolsh hjolsh
    26-30, F
    May 3, 2014

    The part I miss most with a loss

    or break up are the hugs. I miss hugs the most.
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    2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    My best friend was killed in Afghanistan

    when his helicopter was shot down my a rocket. For years I struggled with my loss, and I continue to struggle with it to this day. However, I am extremely thankful to have known such an incredible human being. I don't know why God took him from us so early, but his legacy lives...
    RuhNaaay RuhNaaay
    31-35, F
    May 18, 2014

    We all have in some way

    or other. Today is the 27 year anniversary of my best friend of 7 years, George, leaving this world. We were almost 12, and had good things we were looking forward to coming up...but, well, let me share this. Warning, this isn't going to be very short. We first met in...
    CrypticK76 CrypticK76
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 9, 2015

    My mom passed away last year (January 2013).

    She was eighty-eight years old, which was very fitting for her to have lived in years, the same amount as there are keys on a piano; because her life was built around her love for playing the piano. When I was little, mom gave piano lessons in our home. I loved it, because all...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 8, 2014

    Last week I lost a friend

    who I didn't know that well but still care about, he died doing what he loved best but I'm still really upset about it. I do the same sport as him and yes it's dangerous but some accidents can't be helped. R.I.P. Look down on us and watch how people you've inspired, what an...
    Adam352 Adam352
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    Miss My Bro

    Its been years since my brother has passed, i started an english lit class recently and figured id test out my poetry skills. This is my first poem ever. Hope you like it 5years Five years to the day, You left us all too soon. We sat around, not much to say. Hoping...
    pmayham pmayham
    36-40, M
    Nov 25, 2013

    Georgie Dog Died. Posted October 8th, 2010 At 12:22am

    My dog was absolutely fine at lunchtime, and really excited about his walk in the sunshine. Tonight at 20.30 he died suddenly. I feel so shocked and sad, I can't take it in properly. He was 10 years old, and quite a character, well known in my neighbourhood, as he always carried...
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    2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

    About a half hour ago I found out my friend

    killed himself. It hurts so bad because its all my fault. i know it!
    ohsoathlete ohsoathlete
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2015

    Birthday parties....thanksgiving dinner.

    ...Christmas day morning....my christmas comicbook presents....New Years Eve fondue....2014 So much loss Papa God.... Its like someone unwinding my heart till it is empty and thread bare Loss....sadness...my special moments with my kids i took for granted....my family...my...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 1, 2015

    Many times. Inevitable part of life,

    sadly. Either friends you grow up with move away. Or family members pass away. And whilst the pain of loss does lessen over time. They all leave a sadness.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Jan 9, 2015

    Today is the anniversary of my best friends

    death. He was at a concert in my hometown with a big tittied punk rock chick. He had been drinking so he decided to walk the mile home afterwards. He was hit by a car that was going 100mph in a 30 mph zone. I don't know if people know what happens to a body at that speed...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    In 19 years I have lost 8ish people I care

    about: family and friends. My Grandma-cancer Eddie, a nice old man-cancer A fellow 4-Her-allergies My Grandpa-cancer My P.T. and counselor-cancer My Great Grandpa-old age My friend and fellow bassist-suicide My cousin-land slide/ flash flood I feel that there may be one or two...
    Machina24 Machina24
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 7

    So much By healthcare professionals And

    americas beloved profiteers
    OddButResilient OddButResilient
    46-50, M
    Feb 10

    You stood before me You kissed me on the

    forehead You hugged me tight You told me I was beautiful You said you were proud of me You did this everyday But this was the last time The car it wouldn't stop They say time will tell But headstones they can't talk 4 years ago was my farewell And now I'm all grown up And...
    idigress idigress
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 5, 2015
    stovetopstef stovetopstef
    41-45, M
    Jul 11, 2014

    Lost my baby girl a little over 2

    and a half years ago, still so hard losing a child. RIP my pretty girl mommy loves you.
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    4 Responses Feb 21, 2015

    Many many times, it is unbelievable.

    But, at least I'll never be attached to anything!
    deleted deleted
    Jun 16, 2015

    It was a day just like any other day (it could

    have even been today, I was sitting enjoying a wonderful coffee as I read my favourite book and as I again lifted the cup to my lips I noticed that I had already taken the last mouthful without even realising it. I was in disbelief, how could it already be finished, how could I...
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    It comes and goes in waves.

    The sudden death of the kitten I "rescued" on August 10, 2015 is something I cannot get off of my mind no matter how hard I try to put it into perspective. She had a case of conjunctivitis and I applied the cream to her eye everyday. I fed and washed this little baby as if she...
    odyssey09 odyssey09
    Aug 22, 2015

    God Takes Ang He Gives

    i lost my mom two months ago. my siblings cried as if they aren't going to see her again. trust i understand the pain, but i remember her always saying that when God calls me home don't sit around and cry go ahead and live your life. so, on the day of her death my daughter had a...
    Godfirst43 Godfirst43
    41-45, F
    Oct 19, 2012

    When I was 11 years old my dad died from

    asbestosis, at 16 my mum had a bad stroke and died when I was 21. One year later my half brother died from a heart attack and three years after that my first son was still born at full term. What can I say? That's life, it happens and you can't bring the dead back. Yes each...
    tcennoC tcennoC
    51-55, M
    Mar 23, 2014

    6 months ago my gran passed away.

    Yesterday would have been her birthday and my sister bought flowers and placed them on the place where we scattered her ashes. I don't know how I'm going to cope with the first Christmas without her
    spaghettimonster spaghettimonster
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    This morning, thought everything was all clear.

    It gets worse before it gets better they say. They were wrong. How can you predict life expectancy when one has cancer. Such a horrible thing. Cancer. You have taken a friend from me who I've known for 16 years, why her? I will do anything to beat cancer.
    Adam352 Adam352
    18-21, M
    May 17, 2015

    It's strange and unfortunate

    that loss, despite it's literal meaning, is the only thing that lingers, the only thing that stays with you long after..
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 20, 2015

    Forty-four years ago the youngest of my three

    brothers committed suicide, he was twenty years old, and I was thirteen. He would have been sixty-four years old today, so I wanted to write down some of my memories of him in honor of his birthday. He was a real turd; I remember when Mountain Dew first came on the market, I...
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    2 Responses Aug 11, 2014

    My Grandmother

    My Grandma died this month, I loved her very much and will miss her dearley! She helped raise me. And my family will not be the same without her!
    southernrain99 southernrain99
    31-35, F
    Dec 20, 2010

    My best friend died unexpectedly this summer in

    a drowning accident and I have not been the same since.
    clmr33 clmr33
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015
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