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I Have Lost Both My Parents

For anyone who has lost both parents and is trying to live life remembering them everyday. 574 People

    One Loss Was Bad, The Second Loss Was Too Much..

    I've met a lot of new people over the last couple years, and it's always strange when the topic of parents comes up. They'll ask where my parents live, what they do for a living, or something along those lines. The expression on my new friends' faces are always so interesting...
    Sleeper72 Sleeper72 26-30, M 11 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    1997........when I was 19 I lost my Mum to

    cancer, I was just about to start my A Level finals and head off to Uni when she was diagnosed with lung cancer but then died 3 days later from a heart attack. I was completely lost, it was more of a shock than anything. I am an only child and at the time it was tough as my Dad...
    aronpaul8778 aronpaul8778 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    My Mom + Dad

      I am new here. I am writing this because I have been greatly depressed after losing both my parents. My mom was the first, she passed my senior year of high-school, but was diagnosed with lung cancer a year before that. This was a huge struggle for the family, because we...
    clearumbrellas clearumbrellas 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    Next Friday coming is the 12 year anniversary

    of my parents passing. For sure I won't be smiling or anything so if you're expecting a smile, don't try. I'll be visiting their grave and putting down a wreath of flowers. Ugh, so not looking forward to it.
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    I am 23 years old I lost my dad 5 years ago to

    liver and kidney failure and lost my mum nearly 4 weeks ago to COPD
    lilmisscjames lilmisscjames 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    It's been three months

    and I have finally found the want to heal. This has been the hardest year of my life where I have lost both my parents, one to a nine year battle of colon cancer and then one to a twenty five year battle with hep C. I had to bury one and then one one month later. I have had no...
    sknuckles sknuckles 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    I was orphaned at 13.

    The time you need family most ! I had watched my parents slowly kill themselves through drugs such as heroine ! I didn't really know then, but know it only makes it worse because i feel they couldn't have loved me to do that to their only son.
    mesh98 mesh98 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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    I lost my parents in a tragic motorcycle

    accident when I was just 17, 2 years later I find myself still having troubles coping.
    1CryForHelp 1CryForHelp 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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    I Lost Them

    my parents are dead now and my mom died when i was born and my dad died when i was 1 and i was very lucky to have an 18 year old brother to take care of me but it's so sad because i'm 14 years old now and without parents my brothers and sisters take care of me now but it's just...
    Dancelover279 Dancelover279 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    I LOVE to meet and talk to other "adult orphans.

    " I was lucky enough to have WONDERFUL parents that left me with lots of amazing memories, but I still love and miss them! I constantly tell stories to my daughters because I want them to always remember them and feel like they "know" them.
    SouthernDaisy SouthernDaisy 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    I was 10 when my father shot himself the night

    of 1/1/70. Just me and Mama at home. When I was almost 12, Mama died of ovarian cancer. My 24 year-old sister became my guardian, but I lived at her house and the house of my 28 year-old brother. Until I became and adult, we never mentioned our parents. Great story - 25...
    brinaman brinaman 51-55 Jun 25

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    I Lost Both Parents Within A Year Apart

    My parents reminded me so much of the movie, "Lovestory." No matter what happened in life and even in the time they were divorced, they ended up back together :) Their marriage date is Dec. 5, 1970 :) We could all see the love they had for each other and our big family. They...
    trying2breakfree trying2breakfree 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    Mom died in 2012 and dad died in 2013.

    Nobody in my family understands. My sister and I aren't close, never were. Who can I connect with?
    paigepringles paigepringles 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    My dad died on July 9,

    2012 - 64yrs old. Now exactly 19 months to the day Feb 9, 2014 @ 64 yrs old my mother has died. I am an only child. I am 36 years old. I am having and have been having chest pains since the night before my mom died.
    LMT77 LMT77 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 4

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    Everyone tries to understand,

    but it's impossible for them to. At 14 I lost my mother to pancreatitis, which of course was difficult. Even more difficult however was losing my father 3 and a half years later of a heart attack. So here I am, a college student with two younger siblings, and already without...
    mushumulan mushumulan 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Two and Half Months On... Being a Grownup

    Not much time to write now, but I thought I should say something. And it's still a very strange and weird condition, to be without a parent at age 52. Having a level of proof that I'm in an older generation is very sobering. My kids come to me, but, aside from God or a...
    50percent 50percent 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 28, 2007

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    This Week Marks One Year Since My Father Died

    This week marks one year since my father died or brain and lung cancer resulting in strokes. mother's day is right around the corner and one week after that marks 12 years since my mother died of a burst aneurysm at times this month i'll be very active here, trying to...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 3 Responses May 2, 2008

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    A year and a half apart,

    both of accidental prescription drug overdoses. So odd because they'd been divorced and had really nothing to do with each other for almost 20 years. I found my Dad. I'm glad I'm the only one who saw that. I had to break into his apartment when he wouldn't answer the phone...
    Drechavo Drechavo 31-35, F Jun 29

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    I have lost both of my parents to cancer at a

    young age, I have no family that talks to me since childhood, even with great effort by me. I have a boyfriend who takes well care of me and I hopefully of him. I read so many posts of people, going through the same or very similar situations. I just wanted to let you all know...
    thelightisalwaysthelight thelightisalwaysthelight 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Lost Them Both At the Same Time

    Im now 19, when i was 16 i lost both my parents in the same night. One night at 3am  i woke up to my dad yelling Omg went into there room to find my mother lifeless. i spent the next 4hrs sitting in the back of a cop car in shock wondering what had happened. It...
    nickyh nickyh 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    11 weeks ago I lost my mom to cancer.

    .. she was been diagnosed in March, a week before my 39th birthday... Three weeks after she passed my dad committed suicide. I am heartbroken every day. I loved and love them both so much. I often feel lost... Overwhelmed... I know I will eventually realize joy again and that...
    spiritvoyage spiritvoyage 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    This year I have lost my dad in January

    and my mum in June ...way too much to handle with anxiety and depression😪
    catyoung catyoung 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I lost my parents four years ago last June.

    My father was murdered, and my mother committed suicide after we heard he'd died. That was awful. I was only 15 at the time, and I was so close to both of them. It cut me deep when they died. I still haven't gotten over it, despite all of the amazing friends and family I still...
    ILovetheOcean20 ILovetheOcean20 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I Lost Both Of My Parents Before The Age Of 18

    I didn't grow up rich, we were actually kinda poor. My dad wasn't around much, so it was mainly my mom taking care of us ( my 3 brothers and 1 sister. My father died when i was 9 in a car accident. Growing up without a dad was hard. i missed him at times, evenn though he wasnt...
    sistiger sistiger 18-21 3 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    I am a 43 year old orphan.

    I know that people have lost their parents much younger than I have. But I feel lost and alone. I lost the people in my life who knew me best, who loved me unconditionally. I don't have many people in my life who knew me when I was young. I have no siblings, my family is...
    idontgiveafuckasaurus idontgiveafuckasaurus 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 30

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    I lost my father 6 years ago due to a massive

    heart attack. I remember the date like it was yesterday. December 17, 2007. He was 42. I was 19 and a freshman in college in Ohio. He still lived in Arkansas which is where I lived until my parents split up when I was 13. After they called it quits, my mom and I moved to her...
    shanta88 shanta88 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I lost my Dad 2012 and I have recently lost my

    Mom on June 7 it's been a little over a month and I am just now starting to feel depressed. They both passed from cancer and I don't really know what to think anymore.
    LifeSucksxoxo LifeSucksxoxo 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Disaster…just before my 19th birthday the

    fucken car crash some drunken idiot ran my Mother and Father off the road they were both DOA. Jumped on the plane back to Wxxxxxxxxx for the funeral….it was ****. My younger Brother was living at home; my older Sister was flatting. Luckily a room came up at her flat and he...
    87Steph 87Steph 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 7

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    I lost both parents by the age of 18.

    My dad died of a brain tumour when I was 17, then my mum died also of cancer when I was 18. I have to live the rest of my life without them.
    Jen97 Jen97 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 20

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    I Was Fortunate, To Have Awesome Parents!!

    I was raised in a very loving Christian home. Sure, my parents punished me but only because I deserved it. I was spanked but never, by their bare hand. They always, explained why before & held me after. They always told me, that I may be spanked with a yardstick (which my back...
    Shybutopen Shybutopen 46-50, M 5 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I lost both my parents in my young adulthood,

    well I just turned 24, so technically I still am a young adult, but I feel so old. I lost my dad to Potts disease (TB of the spine) when I was 19 and in the middle of my second year of university. I felt like my world was split in half because my parents were my world. I'm an...
    Priya07 Priya07 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    It's been over 10 years now.

    Still hits hard when I least expect it. Makes me cherish my time with my own kids that much more
    cowboy004 cowboy004 36-40, M May 1

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    I was told from a very young age

    that my mother would die young due to her server MS, however it was not MS that took her away, it was cancer. I was 15 when she passed away and I still regret not being in the hospital room with her. She was by best friend. I am 21 now and lost my father a few months ago. I had...
    risaroo22 risaroo22 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I've lost both my parents.

    ....... And I'm 14
    PrivatePlayaaa PrivatePlayaaa 13-15, M 2 Responses May 26

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    My dad went first, and then five years later,

    my mum went too. I was only 29 at that point, and it was very difficult, and the main reason for the break up of my first marriage, I just totally went to pieces! I had a good relationship with both parents, and of course I will always miss them.
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    My father passed away

    when I was 16 of cancer. 18 months later, my mother committed suicide. She passed four days before my 18th birthday.
    chadwiak01 chadwiak01 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 8

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    My mom died on her birthday,

    19th March 2014 after being in hospital for eight days..that was a devastating shock to us all. Than my dad died on the 19th August 2014, exactly five months later... Its crazy how my parents deaths came so quickly and unexpected...
    Leona452 Leona452 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 2

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    Mom recently passed. Dad has

    since gone away, looking to solve his problem of loneliness. I feel more alone than ever. Part of me thinks I should suffer in silence. The other part of me wonders if I'm simply experiencing a common thing and need to endure it like everyone else.
    koinos koinos 36-40, M Jun 25

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    I just lost both of my parents in May 2014.

    When I cry I feel bad for cause I know they are together and in a better place and I am just being selfish. When I laugh I feel bad cause I just lost both of my parents and I will never hear them laugh. When I am numb I feel bad cause I know they would want me to go on with my...
    iwantmyparentsback iwantmyparentsback 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    My parents have fought each other

    for as long as I can remember. My parents were in a bad fight, and I remember my mom leaving the house with a smile on a face with my dad. She killed them both, driving off of a bridge & drowning them.
    HirariHuur HirariHuur 13-15, F Jun 26

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    In 1990s I lost my father

    and at start of last month I lost my mum.....so I feel like an adult orphan...... With mum dead if I'm out then there is no need for me to rush home.....no one will worry or care about me.....no one will wonder why I haven't got home by this time.....no one will care...
    writer68 writer68 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    I'm 32 years old, and I just lost my last

    parent. I found my father dead on the floor when I was 12, so 20 years ago. He was naked, I thought he was drunk. I remember telling him "dad that's gross get up" and then i went into the bathroom. when I came out ( which was quiet a while later) he was still laying there...
    crfox crfox 31-35, F 1 Response May 15

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    So Alone

    i usually dont speak about this but i guess thats the whole point to this site. my father passed away when i was four and my mom passed away when i was 14. probably the explanation of why im such a complex person. pretty much been on my own since then and i feel now i finally...
    joecas46 joecas46 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    I'm sixteen, and I have already lost

    both my parents, and my brother. My mom died when I was about 11 years old on Dec. 23rd, 2008. Two years later my brother committed suicide. The official date of death was Dec. 11th, 2010. Then just 3 months ago my dad died. It was very sudden. My brother and I had to make the...
    quietdesperation19 quietdesperation19 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    Most people don't join this "club"

    until well late into life. They have the pleasure of knowing and having their parents around for many years. My father died of Melanoma 6 months after I graduated from high school. It was expected and is death was one of the saddest, beautiful most profound days of my life. I...
    blovedsmle blovedsmle 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I Guess It's How You Look At It...

    my parents divorced when i was young ... not long after my mother died of cancer. some years later i was reunited with my father, but that dissipated rapidly ... he is still alive somewhere... but i havent seen or talked to him in a really long time... maybe 10 or 12 years now...
    Overload Overload 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2007

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