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I Have Experienced Many Losses

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 216 People

    Long Story...But Found My Purpose!

    I grew up in Portugal; I was born in Lisbon and lived there until the age of 18. I have one sister who is 12 years older than me. She became my "mom” when our mother died. I was 12. ​ My mother was a very connected person to higher knowledge, she cleared home space and used...
    shambalah shambalah 36-40, F May 3, 2013

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    Wondering How To Forgive

    this is the first story im telling and probably one of the hardest.... when i was 15 years old i lost my baby brother. he was not actually a baby he was 11 years 1 month 1 week and 1 day old, but he was my baby brother. i was liveing in a group home ( witch is anouther story in...
    Thingswillchange Thingswillchange 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    Journey Of Hearts

    Loss is a common experience that can be encountered many times during a lifetime; it does not discriminate for age, race, sex, education, economic status, religion, or nationality. Each of person travels on his or her own unique journey in experiencing of the loss. Each...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    12

    My loss count since 2007? 12. Four friends and acquaintances (2 of them suicides), all four grandparents, an aunt, my childhood dog, and two cousins. I (along with the rest of my family) am a wee bit exhausted.
    nerdycyclist nerdycyclist 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    Friends Come And Go..

    I wish I could say that I still had the same friends for the last 4 years. I wish that I couldn't say the bad things really do come in threes. But it's proven to be very correct in to many cases to count. I always was the loud girl; the one that once we had introductions, I would...
    aisydaisy aisydaisy 13-15, F Nov 5, 2012

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    The Worst Year - 2010

    My cousin got in a car accident in 2000 which left him paralyzed. By January 2010, he was having issues. Both legs were amputated then bed sores...he lost the battle. He was 28. Then February 2010, my grandfather lost his battle with diabetes. The rest of the year went by...
    FrenchApple FrenchApple 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    My Loss

    i have loss: ruben(brother) hannah(sister) olive(great anut) nana(My fathers mother) aunt(my fathers sister) twilight oscar rosie dot tom andy jerry mellony(great aunt)
    sfive sfive 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    Lost And Lose

    i was born in jakarta, indonesia, and grow up there too, till now. my dad from curup, bengkulu, indonesia. half Chinese half indonesia my mom from wonogiri, central java, indonesia. pure indonesian i am the 1st born and i have 1 sister and 1 brother. my mom came from a poor...
    phoespha phoespha 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    Lost Of Many

    Starting at a very young age I learned what death was I lost one of my grandmas to breast cancer never really getting the chance to no her just pictures of her and stories. At the age of 7 I lost my uncle the closest man to me other than my dad. Then a year after I lost my aunt...
    Shay121 Shay121 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    March 19th

    My firstborn daughter, Elena Jolie, was born on March 19th, years ago. My friend's son, Adrian, had the same birthday, but he was younger. EJ and Adrian both died. If I can find the strength, I would like to start a non-profit agency to do fund raising in order to help the...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Mar 19, 2013

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    Both Material And Emotional

    Material losses come and go and are only significant when there is an emotional component such as a picture. Emotional losses are harder to discount. I've lost two dogs over the years and both I remember very fondly as loyal pets who always looked to you for their...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2012

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    Too Many Loves, Too Many Losses

    Sometimes I wonder whether dying would be better. I've lost too much. My beautiful six year old daughter, Izzie,muddied seven years ago in an RTA. My husband died with her. A dangerous driver had collided head on. That driver had been driving on the wrong side of the road...
    SummerRainSparkles SummerRainSparkles 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    I have lost to many of those I love to count

    but I miss you all and love you I know you are in a better place I just wish I could hear all their voices once more or at least hug them <3
    Duchanne Duchanne 16-17, F Jun 14

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    ...

    Some of my greatest losses in life have happened in the last months.  I always pride myself on being a strong person but hit after hit does change you as a person.  I overcame losing my family, my son, and so many other things in my life.  I look back now and think...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 15 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    My Fathers Remarriage

    I can't believe that it's been less than 3 months and my father has already found a new wife. I'm still in mourning and I really don't know what to do
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    My Brothers Keeper Part 1

    I still remember my brothers voices, there facial expressions, even how long there nails were. On October 31, 2001 Halloween night I experienced one of the worst nights of my life. I was only 10 years old. My mother had six kids my sister, then twin boys, another boy, another boy...
    inulover1319 inulover1319 18-21, F Sep 5, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I've felt to much pain, I have to many secrets. I can only take only so much, until I've had enough. I'm only so strong, until I break down. Sometimes I feel suffocated, other...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    It was New Years Eve 1971, I was thirteen years old. My dad was a little tipsy by the time midnight arrived and he thought it would be a good idea to ring in the New Year by taking...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    My sister hung herself when I was in 7th grade, and I have never been the same.
    Wickedfreek Wickedfreek 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    This is a story which I wrote and posted on EP back in August of this year. It was written in honor of my brother's birthday. Forty-four years ago the youngest of my three...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F Nov 6

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    How does one bounce back from this sort of thing? I was 17. Basically, I was in a car with my best friend at the time and one of his friends. They were smoking pot and decided to...
    Friendlee Friendlee 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 9

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    I hate that people think I haven't because of my age. I have had life changing moments and indescribable things happen and it has nothing to do with age!
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Nov 9

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    I had always wanted to try it and last night I did! It was amazing going through those doors and seeing/feeling one life after another. I want to share one of them: I was a Native...
    mandala033 mandala033 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Too many to count and sometimes I just wish I would stop learning life lessons because they are too painful for words... Trust is delicate, people's personalities intricate and...
    invisiblyreal invisiblyreal 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    Wayyy toooo manyyyy to list.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I totally forgot my user name and password for EP! I made another account to see what my profile user was and it turns out I was forgetting the p in my user lol. I'm so glad I got...
    alicep67904 alicep67904 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    I love them, women who do not bring crap to the table like most of the girls and ladies I met. They are straight to the point, have eccentricities that are quite cute and...
    PinkiePie20 PinkiePie20 13-15, M Oct 27

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    I have a lot of pet peeves but one of my worst is when people leave pee drops on the toilet seat and don't wipe of off. I know if kinda random but it's true. It really bugs me
    AngelPets101 AngelPets101 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I've done some stupid things for the past few months. I wasn't myself, and I made mistakes, but I learned from them. And now everyone in town is talking bad about me, all stories...
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have had more than a few premonitions in my lifetime, but I will tell you of 5 that are still fresh in my mind. 1) I was driving to work and was on the interstate. Something...
    1EPMinnie 1EPMinnie 70+, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Sadly it's an inevitable part of life.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 25

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    I didn't even get to say goodbye. She was just gone and when I touched her body, it was cold and stale. Lifeless.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Oct 25

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    the first woman i ever loved was shot too death held her while she bled out death of someone you love is something that changes you forever
    1bull 1bull 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    Its bad bad bad feeling. Why them not me. Pals say they healed all people needed. Wonder what my quota is???
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    Sometimes I wish I'd never met her. Well, "met." I "met" her here, hence the quotes. It's almost been two years now...for being 18, the ability to say that I've been in a frame...
    JustWasteMyTime JustWasteMyTime 70+, M Nov 10

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    Which I suppose is an ironic thing to say, considering that I still consider myself to be an atheist. But then, I was also under the influence of a rather powerful, to remain...
    metaphylosopher metaphylosopher 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    He called some girl a ***** because she wouldn't put out. He is a real snob.
    GarrettYdoom GarrettYdoom 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    EP is running really slow now. If you're talking to me just add me on Facebook. Alaya Aiden Rivera.
    AlayaRi AlayaRi 18-21, F Oct 23

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    Now that I think about it, I didn't know what 'one' thing I wanted to be when I grow up. It was too limiting and I can't even remember if I answered the question or imagine being...
    DirtyZulu DirtyZulu 22-25, M Oct 30

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    For instance, in what ways is forcible sodomy similar to turpentine other than the obvious -- a little bit of forcible sodomy goes a long way.
    SubsonicLurker SubsonicLurker 36-40 Nov 13

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    "A life without regret, is no life at all"
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    In all honestly, who hasn't???
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Recently I have experienced incidents at work where I have done something and I don't remember doing it. It's only when someone else at work shows me the evidence of what I've done...
    Bowlingdiva111 Bowlingdiva111 36-40, F Oct 30

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    My origin is latin and when I moved to Europe at the age of 7 I experienced many changes.Back to my original country people were friendly and welcoming.In this new place and new...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Angels throughout the Ages By: Deanna Jaxine Stinson, Paranormal Researcher Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/HPIinternational...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Nov 6

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    So, a lightbulb blew in my room today and it reminded me of a comment my mother made about me and my grandmother being 'highly charged' people. I took to google to see if this is a...
    AJM95W AJM95W 18-21, F a week ago

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    So you may have seen my previous story of sleep paralysis, if not you may want to check it out. But to make a long story short, I am a long term sufferer and have experienced and...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24