I Have Lost a Sibling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 260 People

    My mother was pregnant with twins,

    on delivery day they were both pronounced dead in the womb. I thought I was going to get 2 new siblings, never got them
    jackryan1 jackryan1
    18-21, M
    Aug 2, 2015


    I have shared my story here before, about my newborn sister who was put up for adoption by her mother while my dad was in prison.  I've never met her, and I don't know that I ever will.  No, I didn't lose her in death, which I assume this group is about.  But I...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2009

    No More Sisters

    Not knowing where to start means I'm jumping in with both feet. I had a big sister that I never really got old enough to know. She was 5 or 6 and I was 2 or 3. We lived in England as my Dad was stationed there. I can only tell you what I learned as I got older. My Mom was taking...
    waltray77 waltray77
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2011

    many here knows I have a brother

    who drowned at 4 tomorrow is the 9th anniversary of his death. pls keep my sister haley in your thoughts he was her twin. she has never gotten over his death completely.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15
    16-17, F
    9 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    Lost Two in One Night Then My Father 3 Days

    Later- Knock!Knock! It was January 2010&late as Hell. I had just turned 18 on New Years Eve&lived with my parents,16 yr old brother,&15 yr old sister in my father's homeland Estonia having moved there from Poland a few yrs earlier. Since my father was the only one who spoke...
    BlipsieSwag BlipsieSwag
    22-25, M
    Dec 10, 2013


    i have found out recently that i had a sister. she died when she was 3 because her father had kicked her down he stairs. he was my father too. i don't know the details. like why he did it but he did. ive always wanted a sister and to gain and lose one like this feels strange...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 15, 2008
    morsanjeet morsanjeet
    26-30, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    My sister was a still born.

    She would've been 13 on June 12th this year. I wouldn't of been much older than her, but everytime I get severly depressed, she's the only one I want. But, she's also one of the one's I can't have. /:
    18-21, F
    Feb 16, 2014

    My older brother was killed in Iraq back in

    April of 2004, I was 16, and even going on 11 years it still hurts. Everyday I miss him or think of something to talk to him about.
    foreverrebel87 foreverrebel87
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015

    Horrid Dreams

    What is up with this year? Strange repressed thoughts and memories from my childhood are coming up, making me sad. It's making me more sad than I was before. When I was a kid I never felt extreme happiness or sadness. Anyways, I guess now it's just surfacing. I remember a dream I...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable
    22-25, F
    Oct 28, 2013

    3, in fact. My parents had 7 children.

    3 biological and 4 adopted. The 3 biological ones are the oldest. I am the youngest out of all of us. Timmy, Tommy and Carrie were all relatively the same age, though not blood. Timmy was taken by his birth family and never returned. That was about 40 years ago, when...
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh
    41-45, F
    Jan 28, 2014

    It'S Never Going To Get Easier

    It's coming up to be four years and for the past four years people say it's going to get easier...well it hasn't. I lost my sister after she lost her battle to a illness. Truth is she had been battling this for her entire life and my childhood and teenage years was spent seeing...
    introvertgirl2013 introvertgirl2013
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

    I Don't Know whether It Was a Boy Or Girl

    Actually it was my mom who lost it, or let it be killed. After my parents got married they tried to have children but my mom just couldn't get pregnant for 3 years. She thought that she can't have children but then my big brothers was born, it was a miracle. Right after him...
    GrueneRose GrueneRose
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2007

    I Had Always Known

    I had always know that my parents lost 3 children 2 before I was born from birth defects and one when I was 2 years old in an auto accident she was 17. I had heard stories of my parents being fun, active, present at everything being the youngest of 8 I had a completely different...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2013

    I lost my younger brother at the age of 4.

    I named my son after him and I believe my brother would be proud of his namesake. My sister his twin who even after death has had a special link with him says she thinks he's watching over jay. I don't doubt it.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    Lost My Big Bro (wow This Became Loooong)

    My parents married right around the '80s. My mother had a prior marriage and two children from it, my half-brother (4 years my senior) and my half-sister (8 years my senior). I was brought into the picture in 1982 to a happy marriage and family; though my father always did treat...
    dedre dedre
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 18, 2008

    My Sister And My Brother

    My sister and my brother were twins, I am the oldest so they came after me. They both had complications from the moment that they were born but my brother died shortly after and my sister survived. I was married with two children living in Kansas when i got the call that she was...
    MenKaure4444 MenKaure4444
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 10, 2013

    I'm the oldest sibling.

    But before I was born my older brother passed away. I wish he was alive because I hate being the oldest especially since I am falling apart. I have no one older to go too. If my brother is watching me. I need you.
    illsurvive illsurvive
    22-25, F
    Mar 10, 2016

    I had a sister. She was my twin.

    I loved her so much. She was my everything. She got sick and died. I miss her.
    FelineLover311 FelineLover311
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2016

    I lost three family members in one day,

    almost three years ago. One of them was my sister. Before her death we had become estranged after her refusal to treat her illness (bipolar/multi-personality). I miss her desperately at times. I'd give my right arm for one more fight or hug or cry. Anything. Tomorrow her...
    catlady25612 catlady25612
    41-45, F
    Mar 13, 2016

    He Died Less Than 48 Hours After Being Born.

    My brother Christopher, didn't live to be 2 days old. He was born in december, but he was due in march. He was very pre-mature. We were Living in connecticut, and my mom gave birth at waterbury hospital. My mother, father, and brother were air lifted to Yale Hospital. My Mom had...
    deleted deleted
    32 Responses Jan 6, 2011

    Lost my sister this past may.

    I'm still working through the grief. She had a rare autoimmune disease that was killing her slowly for years, so it wasn't totally unexpected but that doesn't make it hurt any less. This is the second sister I lost, the first in 2009 to suicide. I have no sisters left.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 9, 2016

    Hi my name is kirsten.

    I am 26 years old, and I lost my twin sister this past Saturday in a terrible car accident. I don't know where to turn. I feel like there are a million people around, but no one in the world at the same time. My twin sister kaitlin and I always hated the question "what does it...
    kirstierae9 kirstierae9
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2016

    Two months ago I thought she hated me,

    like everything I do is bad. But a month ago I found out that she was 6 weeks pregnant. :O my sister informed me via text, and I was excited to get home to hug my mom. I was happy that I will be having another baby sister or a baby brother, knowing that at my mom's age, it'll be...
    Trishhh Trishhh
    26-30, F
    Oct 15, 2014

    I said a final goodbye to my sister today.

    The service and music were beautiful, Life is too short whether you live to be 59, 72 or 101 - I realized this first hand in the past month with the loss of three people very dear to me. Every day is a gift and no matter how many times we are reminded of this - we all tend to...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2014

    My brother

    When I was nine years old, I saw my younger brother being dragged from a swimming pool. I'm not going to go into the details here, because they're not relevant. What is relevant is the way I responded. When I later discovered that he didn't get magically revived after he was...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2011

    My sister took her life the day

    before thanksgiving to depression. She was only 21, just turned 21 May 30th. I feel like as her older sister I should of known what she was going through....I should of been the one to save her. I recently moved to LA in April to show my sisters and brother they don't have to...
    blahh1991 blahh1991
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    Not in a literal way though.

    My older brother was the only family I had besides my parents. We used to be really close, until my parent's death. I was just 7 by then and he was 14. He blamed me for their death and left me all alone. I've never heard from him again. Last year, I just facebooked him randomly...
    Buoyantwaters Buoyantwaters
    18-21, F
    Mar 10, 2016

    I Miss The Sister I Never Knew

    I never got to met my older sister Erin because she died really young. I know it sounds strange, but I feel as though I knew her I learned so much about her from other people. I always wonder how would it have been for her to still be here.... I feel saddened that she had to die...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 11, 2013

    9 years ago this summer I lost my only brother

    Henry who drowned at the age of 4 in a friend of my parents pool. It was fenced in ground but nobody noticed him wonder in there and he wasn't found til to late. In march him and his twin sister haley will b 13 years old. I miss you everyday my sweet brother and haleys never...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Feb 23, 2015

    My Sister...

    I only have one clear memory of her. Her name was Angelica. Or was it Angelina. I don't remember. As I said, only one memory. I remember her running around outside. My brother was smiling. She stopped running and just stood there, absorbing the sun. Her arms were pale. She never...
    SecretIsOut SecretIsOut
    13-15, F
    Apr 14, 2013

    I lost my little sister in December 2008.

    She was only 19 and had just given birth to her son. She was able to enjoy her baby for 12 days before she was murdered by the baby's dad. It was very hard for me to cope when I lost a very close friend in 2005 and my cousin in August 2008, but losing my sister has been almost...
    tobelikeme tobelikeme
    26-30, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    Two Sisters And A Brother

    I am now 51yrs old. I lost my little sister Maria when I was 7 and she was 3yrs old. She died because my parents had given her to my father's sister at birth and then they took her back again when she was 3 - and because she kept crying for her 'mommy' who had raised her and...
    truthseekr truthseekr
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2013

    My brother passed away at the young age of 15

    in a car accident. I was 5 when he died and I wasn't allowed to go to the funeral. When I'm driving sometimes I feel his presence, I know he's watching over me.
    lostsoul9011 lostsoul9011
    26-30, M
    Mar 8, 2014

    My Brother My Guardian Angel

    Two weeks before my wedding i got a phone call from my dad telling me i had better sit down as he had some bad news.My dad said to me "Daniel has passed away " I was in shock i threw my phone and couldn't accept what i had been told.My dad phoned back he was trying to hold back...
    sunsetrosemarie74 sunsetrosemarie74
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

    I guess I have, I almost had a twin

    but he died before he was born. I often wonder what he would've been like.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 9, 2016

    My Brother, My Protector

    It has been almost 3 months since my older brother was killed in a car accident. He and his friend were going to work and another car going over 100mph lost control and hit them. 4 people were involved, my brother was the only one to survive, all the others were pronounced dead...
    ajh404 ajh404
    6 Responses Jul 4, 2010

    My sister was only 18

    when she decided to get into the car with friends who were drinking and never came home. The last time I saw her she was helping my dad move. She just seemed so determined, ready to take on life, she loved to help others. I miss her so very much. I wish I got to say goodbye. I...
    aburns aburns
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015
    SethTheKid SethTheKid
    16-17, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    Almost nine years ago my little brother died,

    his name was James Michael but we always called him Jimmy. He was 38 years old. My brother suffocated, sitting in a chair, in a residential treatment facility alone in the midst of strangers. He had just been released from the hospital with severe pneumonia and should have...
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    Jan 21, 2014

    My Brother, Codie

    My brother, Codie, died in a single-vehicle accident when he lost control of his truck and drove off an embankment just before a bridge. He was trapped and drowned in the creek. According to the medical examiner, he injured his head and was almost certainly unconscious. I used to...
    hopemccormick hopemccormick
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2008

    I Have Lost A Sibling

    When I was 11 my brother died of a brain haemmorhage. He was 23. I remember my mum driving me and my other brother to the hospital on the 15th December 2004, and my brother was on a life support machine after he was brought in for collapsing in the gym lavatories. Apparently, he...
    damaskdarling damaskdarling
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2009

    My Sisters...

    Jenna Lee and Tanya were both babies when they passed away in 1987 and 1981. I miss them but a Medium once told my clear things that only they could have been doing as we had the session. I know they are still around as 22 and 28 year olds on the other plane. What a family we...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2009

    December 21st 2014 I lost my older sister

    and my best friend. Her husband shot her in the back of her head. I cant believe it still, and I am not sure it will ever be something that I get over. It has only been roughly two months and I have already been told I am using grieving as an excuse to be rude and unpleasant to...
    kellykelly95 kellykelly95
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015

    My brother drowned in my pool

    when I was seven. He was two. Our family has never recovered.
    LfeSzdBarbie LfeSzdBarbie
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2015

    Twice and both to suicide with the last one

    recently having its first anniversary. I was the first to see her and she was the first to see my brother when he did over a decade ago. I am never going to forget that moment and I am sure she never forgot seeing my brother.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 30, 2014


    My sister would be 10 this year if she had not passed away in November. My sister, Clara, was in the car with my mom on their way to the store when a van ran a red light and crashed into Clara's side of the car. My mom managed to walk away with some stitches, my sister never made...
    logan1995 logan1995
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2013
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