I Lost My Father At a Young Age

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 212 People

    18 Years Later

    I lost my Daddy when I was 2 and grew up in his shadow... I turned 20 this year and there has always been a void that I could never fill because I don't know what should be in there. I was daddy's little girl and that should never have changed but on the 2nd of February 1995 it...
    Hybrid01 Hybrid01
    22-25, F
    36 Responses May 29, 2013

    I Don'T Even Have Any Memories Of Him, Just Stories I'M Told.

    My father died before I even turned 2 from complications in the nursing home. He fell asleep behind the wheel, crashed, was in a coma, was coming out of the coma and then died because of the negligence of the staff thinking it was more important to collect bedpans than check as...
    Amator Amator
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2013

    My Dad

    i lost my dad on the 07 /07/12 i was having a girly night round my aunties and i got a call of my boyfriend at 5.30 in the morning i didn't no what to do 4 days all i wanted to do was curl up in a ball and cry for days and but i didn't i stayed strong for the rest of the family...
    tessherring tessherring
    Aug 27, 2012

    I Lost My Dad And It Was My Fault

    i use to be a really stubborn teenager and i hurt my family a lot ,i made the life of the guys that love me the most like a living hell and i'm so sorry because of that,i really am and now my father gone for ever and no matter how sorry i am he will never comes back and i miss...
    shibaro shibaro
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 13, 2013

    He Died, Its Left Part of Me Lonely My Whole Life

    He died when I was eleven months old. He and my Mom were on the rocks.  Just moved here from another state.  She told him to get out and not come back... he didnt.  He was in a car accident that week while helping a friend move.  He died. His absence...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2008

    My Dad Died Of Cancer: How Can I Deal With His Death?

    My dad passed away 31 days ago of Multiple Myeloma, which is a rare and incurable cancer, and I can't get over that he isn't here anymore... I just wish that I was able to see him the day before he passed away. The last time I saw his was when he was getting dialysis in his...
    Fullmoonritual92 Fullmoonritual92
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2013

    What Helped You ?

    Hi everyone, I'm interested in what helped you get through your hard times after your fathers passed. When i lost my dad to bowel cancer 2 years ago when i was 19, i read alot of self help books, studied human behaviour and various forms of therapy which really helped me put...
    w3bb21 w3bb21
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2013

    My father died when I was twelve,

    after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the most amazing dad anyone could have asked for, and no one could have prepared me for life without him. What gets me the most is all the things he has missed and will never see. He never saw my brother's first day of...
    esrioasaoirse esrioasaoirse
    18-21, F
    Dec 7, 2015


    My father passed away 5-6 days ago. He was a diabetic and had a plethora of health problems. I knew that day was going to come for well over 4 years. Sadly enough it did come and my last words to him were horrendous. He wasn't the greatest or even a good father when it comes to...
    danonimity danonimity
    22-25, M
    Jun 13, 2011

    Wonder What Life Would Have Been Like

    If my father hadn't died when I was ten, I will always wonder how different my life would be if that had not happened.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 4, 2013

    I Miss Him

    Hi my name is Sara Miller i am 10 years old (had to fake reservation to Join) And I lost my dad in March 2011 and i missed him so much. I wish he was still alive beacuse i MISS HIM and i don't know how he died he died in his bedroom I think he did Self Suidice and then i think...
    saraqueen11 saraqueen11
    2 Responses May 24, 2011


    I was barely two years of age when "he" decided to hit the road. He left Me and My Mother alone. No help, nothing. In fact, it turns out he'd stolen a lot of financially valuable items from My Mother just before he left, too. Beautiful example of what a human being should NOT...
    aktor1970 aktor1970
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2013

    My father isn't dead,

    but he left me at a young age..
    Milliesangel Milliesangel
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2013

    My father passed when I was only 14.

    I grew up around him doing nothing but drink. We fought a lot but I still loved him. He took his own life in 2006 and I have blamed my self for it this whole time. Today I went and got his autopsy and read it. The way it sounded the incident was accediental but still waiting on...
    wolfmanunder wolfmanunder
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 14, 2014

    Lost My Dad 10 Years Ago

    I was 12 when my dad passed away. He died from a heart attack, he was only 34. He was young to have such a death. Unfortunately I was the first one to find him when he died. But that isn't what bothers me, what bothers me is the fact that I feel that i was never taught to be a...
    MrSmilez MrSmilez
    26-30, M
    Aug 24, 2013

    My dad is still alive.

    He got busted for selling cocaine in Dallas and now he is on a twenty year sentence maybe parole in fifteen. I was going to whine but then I read some other people's stories and saw how much worse some other people have it. So I guess that's it
    QueerSerena QueerSerena
    16-17, F
    Jan 12, 2015

    Coming Home, But You're Not There...

    I'm 14 years old and my father passed away december 31, 2011...not even 5 months ago. I remember the day just like it was yesterday. It was december 23, 2 days before christmas, and my mom and dad were laughing and woke me up. I went in the room and gave dad a hug as he said he...
    softball1 softball1
    2 Responses May 14, 2012

    My Father And Me...

    I lost my father seven and a half yeas ago... I know it has been a long time, but I never though that a website like this would help me. I lost my father when I was six years old, my father meant the WORLD to me, I loved more than anything in this world... Now that my father...
    savannahsmith savannahsmith
    18-21, F
    Aug 12, 2013

    Only 9 Years With Him...

        I was 9 years old.  All 9 years of my life I had prayed to god "never take my mommy or daddy" but that wouldn't stop it. It started on June 17th 1999. My dad had helped a friend build a house and he had gotten badly sun burnt and we were sitting on...
    recondragon360 recondragon360
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2009

    My Dad Died When I Was 9 Years Old

    When i think back about my dad i have good memories but unfortunately not alot of memories because i was so young when he died. But the things i do remember are. I remember he use to take me swimming every Saturday, no matter how he felt, tired, hungover however he felt, he took...
    misshideaway misshideaway
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 29, 2011

    The Beginning of My Story

    The anniversary of his death is approaching it will be 21 years he has been gone. It doesn't get easier. I came home after church late wednsday night to find my father sick, he was overweight and diabetic. My mother was helping him get through the house, giving him his medication...
    emotionless2 emotionless2
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2009

    I lost my father when I was only a few months

    old. He died from an unexpected heart attack. I have no memories of him and I have never heard his voice. Occasionally I listen to stories from family members about what he was like, but all I have that's real is a few photos. Until recently I have never really stopped to think...
    glo1992 glo1992
    22-25, M
    Dec 18, 2013

    He Passed Away At My 4

    33 years ago it happened. I don't remember his face. There was not much pictures to see except only one in black and white. He got some poisonous pimple in his ears and died as the medical treatments failed. We were six siblings and I am the fifth. I can not describe fully what a...
    nodan nodan
    41-45, M
    Jul 1, 2013

    New Years Eve '97

    I was six years old when my Dad passed away, in a ski-doo accident. I didn't really know what was going on. All I remember is my Grandma (I live with my grandparents, Dad had custody) weeping uncontrollably, I think of it now and it makes me cry. I wish he could have been the one...
    RyliesMom RyliesMom
    18-21, F
    Jan 7, 2011

    It was June 5, 1993. I was 9 years old.

    We were going to my dad's company picnic. He worked at CTG. We kids did not want to go, and it was a struggle to get us all dressed and out the door. There was face painting for the children. It was a hot and humid day in this park in Melbourne, FL. The computer programmers...
    sammiej1983 sammiej1983
    31-35, F
    Dec 13, 2013

    I Was So Young..

    At three years old, I lost the person that i needed most in life; My father. I know, I know, I was three. But, that didn't mean I didn't feel anything. My mum told me the whole story when I was 11, That night I cried myself to sleep. We were at home, I was sitting on his lap...
    UnwantedAndAlone UnwantedAndAlone
    18-21, F
    Oct 3, 2013

    He's still alive but a drug addict

    so technically I lost my father I miss the old him. I hate who he is now.
    alyssabay alyssabay
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2014

    Hurt By Mum

    i lost my father at the age of 11yrs,he was my best friend,he and my mum were on the rocks,she took my brother and i to stay with her coz my dad did not have a place of his own,he stayed with his relatives,but that never stopped him from coming to see my brother and i,shortly...
    vhema vhema
    Jul 13, 2009

    Dad Killed In Action

    My dad died on the last day of the Falklands Conflict 14 June 1982; he was a Para. I was at boarding school at the time and didn't get told until 2 weeks later when my mum came to take me home for the weekend with my aunt and uncle. I had been so happy the war was over and had...
    fatfindlay fatfindlay
    46-50, F
    Jul 29, 2013

    My father passed away a week

    before my 11th birthday. For the first few years, I was incredibly angry at the world for taking him away from me. As the time went on the anger died down. The anger of his passing was replaced with an anger for him. Then I became happy that he died when I was young and started...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    Lies Of Childhood

    I was told that my father had a heart attack when i was 3 later to find his suicide note when i was 16, i ran away from home because he had a choice to stick around , and he chose not too, later in life i found his dealth certificate only to find out he died in a mental...
    getphlat getphlat
    Jan 22, 2012

    23 and Fatherless

    My father passed away almost a month a go. He was everything in the world to me. I had been anticipating his death since I was little. He wasn't very good at taking care of himself and had everything in the world wrong with him. There is a lot to my story.. I'll just share this...
    jeandarnielle jeandarnielle
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2009

    More Years, More Emotions

    I am 16 and lost my dad to lung cancer when I was 8. He was an amazing father, an admirable man who everyone adored, and a great husband to my mom. The few years after that blurred together and I kept my emotions to myself, buried deep. Since I started high school, I am beginning...
    carolinagirl97 carolinagirl97
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2013

    Two Seconds To Ten Years

    I remember it like it was yesterday. i watched my father die of a massive heart attack fifteen days after i turned five. We were watching the football kickoffs. Eating fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and corn. After he ate he went to the bathroom and began to throw up with...
    YoureNotAl0ne YoureNotAl0ne
    18-21, F
    Jul 2, 2013

    Not going into too much detail

    because even almost 5 years later it makes me cry to recall every single detail of that night. My father died very suddenly when I was fifteen. It was to natural causes, and luckily he wasn't driving or any place where he could of harmed others. Still, to this day, I can...
    findingfae findingfae
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    Lost My Dad Six Years Ago Now Depressed

    Hey everyone I lost my dad six years ago and now have depression about losing my mom and cry about and stuff. I need some help dealing with my depression so message me??
    Worldcup99 Worldcup99
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 31, 2013
    therealme101 therealme101
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2014

    I've just finished my sophomore year of college,

    my father died after a long battle with cancer last month. The duration of his illness prepared me in some aspects for his death..at the same time there was no way for me to fully grasp what it was to lose one of the strongest, most wonderful and important people in my life. He...
    yellowprint yellowprint
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    My Granddaughter Just Lost Her Dad

    My six year old granddaughter just lost her dad. She doesn't know about it yet. Her parents were separated and she hadn't seen him for awhile. He was a great dad and she adores him but he had a drinking problem and her mother, my daughter, wanted him to come to grips with his...
    Christylee2 Christylee2
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

    My father took his life

    when I was 9. I get severely depressed around this time of year and I never know why until I remember. I feel like crying but I am trying to be the strong 33 year old man that is expected of me. My body remembers even when I forget, I get sick, depressed and really irritated...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 24, 2016

    My father died of a seizure

    when I was 13, two weeks before my birthday, the summer before my freshman year of high school. I still miss him and think about him every day. My mom has a different perspective on his death because they got divorced before he died... I often ponder about how different my life...
    youthberry youthberry
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2014
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