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I Have Experienced Many Losses

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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 16 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F Jun 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hmmm its time to share my feelings. What to say and from where to start dont know My sufferings begins when I took birth. I am only the son of my parents. People say he is alone...
    Ranveesingh Ranveesingh 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm pretty maxed out on the loss/death abuse department. I used to abuse drugs pretty heavy. I got the habit from my family who gave me drugs for the first time when I was 9 yrs...
    OutcastBlacksheep OutcastBlacksheep 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    A thoughtful side, a kinky side, a sensitive side, a childish side, a selfish side...you add all of them and more and you have me. Of course you are not likely to enjoy all of them...
    gio36 gio36 36-40, M Jun 30

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    That absence makes the heart grow fonder... Wonder how many people believe it really does or doesn't?
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    I have learned and taught myself to never get my hopes up because I get disappointed every time
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    I was a sophomore back then and he was a senior. He's what you'd call perfect except that he's not that handsome. He's rich (both parents are doctors); he's smart (part of the...
    Ranessa Ranessa 16-17, F Jun 23

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    At the beginning of new life....... and the end...... GRATITUDE I cannot thank Him enough for gift of Love and child I can but try remembering every day from whence they came...
    progeo progeo 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    During the recovery stage of my psychosis I was writing things about myself down on a piece of paper and all of a sudden i felt this click in my head. This click made my voice...
    devkap28 devkap28 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    When you find the confidence in yourself to text your crush first and he doesn't reply....
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    It's going to be a life long cycle !
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    Moving on is so hard to do. Giving yourself to someone, and not having it returned is a pain that I have experienced for a year and a half. My love for him won't go away, but I...
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    My name is Angel. I'm 13 now. I have experienced emotional abused since i was 4 or 5 i don't know. Its started with my friends at school. we are so happy together. then a new girl...
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