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I Have Experienced Many Losses

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 218 People

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I. When I was nine years old, I swam in the Rhine river because my mother said it would be wonderful to be able to tell people that I swam in the Rhine river. I'm embarrassed to...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 8

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    If you are experiencing unexplained activity, I have knowledge that will help clarify things for you. I will try to help you with what I know. I'm not a paranormal investigator...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I experienced when I was a kid with my cousin we were playing in my room but at that time I still slept at my parents room the two door cabinet swung open and close really strong...
    alone03 alone03 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I have been through hell and back , around the world and back and some more but I am who I am bc of all the places I have been and things that I have seen and heard . If you love...
    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F Feb 4

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    I have been exspiriencing paranormal activity since I was a young child. I'm sick of it and want it to go away! I want a normal life where my boyfriend can go somewhere at night...
    krista2244 krista2244 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 6

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    The more I learn about human nature, the more I despair and lament. Adaption from indoctrination is the only option. But, that is a hard thing, indeed. It's always better to know...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    They all hate me yelling things in my mind telling me what to do or even causing most of my violence and it hurts so much when they yell at me they insult me that is why I do not...
    Daulton720 Daulton720 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I have many good acquaintances but very few friends.
    gish1897 gish1897 13-15, F Feb 13

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    Mostly dates. Then meeting just to meet. Hang out, talk. Try to be friends. Talk about whatever :), have fun. Get an ice cream, go to the movies or something. Get out. I...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M a week ago

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    Not sure really if it is "too many." But, I do indeed think a great deal. I'm usually fairly quiet, mostly because I'm thinking so much! At night, it's not very conducive to sleep...
    princessprincesa princessprincesa 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Things that have hurt me - inadvertent or purposeful... Scary, little, writhing, throbbing, growing thoughts that worm their way through my head at inappropriate times. Things that...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response Feb 10

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    Yesterday night around 4 or 5am Im sleeping and woke up bcuz someone or something was caressing my face and then I felt some sort of energy all over my body my thoughts were to...
    Bluerosered Bluerosered 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    hi. I would like to write about my experience with psychosis. it all started one day. I was at home and I began to think, I realized a very basic truth, and that was that...
    felixmer felixmer 26-30, M Feb 9

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    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 1 Response Feb 20

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    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..
    PessimisticPenguin PessimisticPenguin 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    in a beautifyl sunny day that i enjoy,drivers and traffic make my go crazy.....grrrrrr
    fromeden fromeden 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I lost my little brother when I was 11. I seen him get hit by a car and die. Then when I was 14 I came home from school to find my mother on the floor cold and dead. I miss them I...
    londepV londepV 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    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.
    ddg123011 ddg123011 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    You think like a retard. You feel like an Australopithecus.
    SpecialButReal SpecialButReal 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    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...
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    the smaller your circle, the better.
    sel27 sel27 16-17, M Feb 2

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    Seek success with all of your heart. Wake up inspired. Your life is yours to live, make it count.
    mstv1112 mstv1112 16-17, F Feb 7

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    Which is true... I had lunch with a dear friend yesterday, who brought up the topic about me continuing my education. I think about it a lot, but time goes by and by so fast. I...
    NaomiSunJourney NaomiSunJourney 31-35, F Feb 8

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    My best friend is honestly my only friend and I think he's gonna get tired of me sooner or later and we live together which doesn't help my loner status at all. He says I need my...
    spicegirlsfan808 spicegirlsfan808 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Oh well, guess I was in a good mood this time.
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am about to turn 18 in a few days which I'm pretty excited about! Anyway, I personally feel like I have experienced many things in my life so far. It makes me angry when people...
    Ra1na Ra1na 18-21, F Feb 8

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    Life has knocked me down a few times. It has shown me things i never wanted to see. I have experienced my share of sadness... But i always get up and move forward... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F Feb 9

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    Hi, I am a radio producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. This Friday, we would like to discuss Genetic Sexual Attraction on the show and I was hoping to get some help from...
    Nolwazit Nolwazit 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I hate when people pretend to understand or to say I'm better off. Well I'm not, they are better off. They just don't understand. They'll argue with me and say, "Well you've...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F a week ago

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    Trusting guys is such a hard task for me due to the betrayals I have experienced in my life by men, especially family members. I worry I would never be comfortable with someone...
    thisbunnybites888 thisbunnybites888 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Ah, you're probably fairly new here if you haven't been blocked. It's like impossible not to be. I've heard several stories about people who block for no reason, so I'm sure people...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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