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I Recently Lost a Loved One and It Still Hurts

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    My grandmother passed away early this morning,

    and her last words to me were, "I love you too, sweetie." Nana, I love you so much, and though it hurts so badly that you've passed away... I am so grateful for the happy times we have shared, and I am forever honored that you are my grandmother. I miss you, and I will always...
    iCaii iCaii 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    The Loss Of My Mother

    My mother passed away on 7th June 2012 after a very brief illness. She was taken into hospital on the morning of the 6th June with breathing difficulties and a pain in her leg. Little did we know how serious it was but I was told by the doctor that night that she was not going to...
    True109 True109 31-35, F Nov 26, 2012

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    May She Rest In Peace.

    I've never really been through this whole thing but boy it sure is hell. I guess theres 5 steps and im still in step 1 and its been 3 weeks. Yup October 29 was the day but found out November 2nd I really dont wana say more or i will literally cry into my phone. Any advice would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    Almost two years ago I lost my best friend to

    cancer. From initial doctor visit because he felt like he had the flu to time if death was 5 weeks I knew he was sick a few years prior but I couldn't get him to see a doctor! I feel like maybe if I pushed a little harder maybe he would still be here with me. I keep dreaming of...
    mini79 mini79 31-35, F Feb 13

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    Grief is exhausting. It drains me from soul to

    toe. Stealing happiness and rest. Sucks calm from my heart. Breath from lungs. Leaving only emptiness of solitude. The echo of life once enjoyed I am now am unable to decipher. Blasts of cold and miserable -- etched with despair. Stop now. Stop please. Stop grief.
    Sweetman17 Sweetman17 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    My daughter (21) recently lost her boyfriend

    (20) due to a sudden tragic accident. Jan 14th. I am still so sad. I was able to meet him only once, they live in NV, I am in CA. I fell in love with him before I ever met him though. I fell in love with him through my daughter and her love of him. Once I did meet him I loved...
    claralv claralv 41-45, F Feb 4

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    I've just began seeing a psychotherapist

    for my grief! It's hard ,life is strange, I'm a very strong person who's had to deal with a lot, I feel my past experiences has made me the person I am today! But carrying around all that emotional baggage was exhausting me! My first session was about trying to identify where...
    dahliamoon dahliamoon 31-35, F Jul 6

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    I Lost My Dad and Step Mom 3yrs Ago and It Still Hurts

    On dec 31 2004 I was 15 at the time. I living with my grandmother and had a friend over for the night. i got a phone call abou 8pm from my brother who told me he was watching the news and saw that my father had been in a wreck that morning. i called my uncle and found out what...
    ncpunkgirl89 ncpunkgirl89 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    The morning after my father died in a tragic

    accident at our house I sat my children down and tried as best as I could to explain. Papa fell I told them. He hit his head and was hurt very badly. We took him to the hospital where the doctors tried very hard to help him. But he was hurt too bad and he died. Pause. Silence...
    Sweetman17 Sweetman17 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    The morning after my father died in a tragic

    accident at our house I sat my children down and tried as best as I could to explain. Papa fell I told them. He hit his head and was hurt very badly. We took him to the hospital where the doctors tried very hard to help him. But he was hurt too bad and he died. Pause. Silence...
    Sweetman17 Sweetman17 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    I Never Knew You Daddy

    when i was young my father was unpredictable with bouts of violence.  we never know what would set him off.  it was a horrible exerience.  when he was older and us kids were out of the house, he realized what he had done to us and apologized to my sister. ...
    sunnyblues sunnyblues 36-40 1 Response Aug 31, 2008

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    Lost

    I lost my bubby to an rare extra intestine . It ruptured and it slowly killed him . I was watched him pass away and it hurt so bad...He only got to live for a month. He was born on January 3, 2010 - February 3, 2010..
    HatEWithiNMe HatEWithiNMe 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    My father recently passed away.

    He was laid to rest on the 29th of April, 2014. He was a great man with hundreds of friends. A union employee in the Motion Picture industry, and a jack of the trade. For 30+ movies, he had worked on films such as Backdraft, My Best Friend's Wedding and Home Alone 2. He was...
    SociallyAwkward1982 SociallyAwkward1982 31-35, M 1 Response May 4

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    I Miss Him So Much.

    I am a RN and have dealt with death on an almost daily basis for many years. I have experienced the loss of my parents, friends, and in my profession so many patients both young and old. I have seen times where death was a relief to not only the patient and family but to me...
    nursejano nursejano 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    Ich Habe Meinen Vater Verloren... Für Immer

    Mein Vater starb am 01.01.2012 die Ursache war Alkohol. Aber ich fange von vorne an damit ihr wisst was er mir bedeutet hat: Als ich 4 war kriegte ich eine Kinderkrankheit die bis zu meinem 7 Lebensjahr anhielt. Es war irgendeine komischer Husten den ich öfters am Abend kriegte...
    Feuerkatze Feuerkatze 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2012

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    I Have Dealt With Death.

    It will be 5 years on January 16, 2011 since my mom has passed away. Now before I begin any further, this experience I'm sharing isn't one to gain pity or sorrow from anyone, it is only to show that no matter how terrible a death can be to someone else it is still possible to...
    supernovaChic supernovaChic 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 26, 2010

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    I Guess I Was Just Born This Way

    My name is Nick and if I could tell you one word to describe myself it would be sad. You see I was never normal, nowhere even close. There is no way to cover it and you can yell and hate me all you want but I'm coming out to you guys, I'm bisexual. But right now I don’t need...
    Nicksan Nicksan 18-21 Jul 16, 2013

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    It Was Time...

    That nights details are still so fresh in my mind. The call from the hospital that my mother's blood pressure was seriously low and we should come. We knew the drill, we had all done it before. I was praying it was just another time like that. My Dad, 2 sister's, myself, and my...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 28, 2008

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    I lost my mom a year ago

    and the pain in my heart never seems to go away. Everyday I wake up and realize she's not here... I regret a lot of things, things I should have told her. I would have done things differently if I knew she was going to leave me so early in my life. Me and my mom share our...
    CuteMonster CuteMonster 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    My Little Girl

    I will never get over the loss of my little girl Heavenly Joy was born April--24-2008 at 8months she had a problem with her head and spine and no one could do anything for her I went in for a check up and was told I would be haveing her that day so I went to get all the things...
    JessesWife JessesWife 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    My Daughter And My Mum Killed In An Accident 20.04.12

    My 20 year old daughter and my 80yr old mother were killed by a driver who it seems went to sleep at the wheel.  I dont know know how to get over this. i feel like nobody understands how much i miss my girl. She was unemployed so used her time to help my mum who had just fallen...
    MetalMorticia MetalMorticia 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Funeral For a Friend

    On May 6th my daughter called me from the vet's office. Her dog KongoMongo had been poisoned by someone he loved and trusted.  She was so distraught she couldn't give the o.k. for him to be put down. Out of love for Kong and my daughter, I was the one who held him and told...
    kittyanna kittyanna 41-45 3 Responses May 26, 2008

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    I Am Sorry

    My uncle . Less then 2 months ago. Same Day we lost my grandpa a couple ofyears ago. Same month as my aunt. I hate april. Now I think i am just shotting off my feelings, and know its wrong etc. But i dont know how else to deal with it. He used to live abroad so sometimes i still...
    lsy13 lsy13 18-21, F Jun 27, 2013

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    Funny how grief creeps up on you

    when you least expect it. I lost my mum in March this year. I've lost a couple of friends through tragic circumstances recently also. Another family member attempted self harm. I feel I've coped well with it all.....maybe a little to well. Tonight I'm a couple of hours away...
    wtf70 wtf70 41-45, F 3 Responses May 22

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    My Father, My Best Friend

    my father died one yr. ago. seems like yesterday.  I know he's in a better place.  Wish I could join him now.....but not my choice.  must go on. going through the motions of "living" (?)
    carolynglass51 carolynglass51 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    3 months tomorrow my boyfriend of nearly 3

    years passed away in a scuba diving accident, though some believe he was taken by a shark. To make matters worse his ex wife (still legally married) came and changed the locks on our house and took everything from me because he had no will and I wasn't on the lease. I didn't...
    lizeh lizeh 22-25, F Jun 28

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    My auntie was my best friend. She committed suicide at 18yrs. The sudden death still hurts. I miss her soo much 20yrs on and I think of her every day. I dreamt of her and my granny...
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    I have lost the most important woman in my life, my mother, 5 years ago. It's still the most painful event in my life. Losing her unexpectedly, when everything seems okay after...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F Jul 3

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    I miss her so much... We used to be like a twins and now??? We didn't talk each other more than 2 months... She totally lost her interesting about me.. I have so many things what I...
    trulywords trulywords 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Some people have only lost a few dear ones in their lives, that is difficult in any way, shape or form. I however have lost people my whole life, since age 5. A continual line...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F Jul 9

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    I loved my ex more then anyone in this world but I know that things that happened would never be able to be worked out. When I was invited to his wedding (he is marrying my best...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    So its been nearly 22 years since i lost my older brother and his son who was only a year old and was burnt alive in a fire. I never even met him but i still miss him and my...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    In the summer of 1987 I was eleven years old. My mother and I were living with her parents, my maternal grandparents. My biological father had never contacted us, so my grandfather...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I'm 38. Caring for my dying 59 year old husband. Been married 17 years almost and this is KILLING me. It hurts seeing him hurt so bad. It hurts not having him. He sleeps constantly...
    Amginn Amginn 36-40 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I haven't been to EP in a long time, but i want to thank everyone again for their kind words about my loss. I recently found some friends of his, learned a little more about his...
    Lucinnda Lucinnda 51-55, F Jul 6

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    I’m feeling really horrible at the moment so prepare yourself for a rather depressing story. I just really need to write to my heart’s content right now, so I’m sorry if it...
    thatgirlwithapen thatgirlwithapen 22-25, F Jul 13

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    I said bye to the only one l loved without expecting anything. I know it was a lost cause yet I can't stop it. I know no one can fill this gap. Should I Give Someone A Chance? Do...
    lonelyheartbroken lonelyheartbroken 26-30, M Jul 5

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    December 2013 I lost my dad to suicide. not only did I lose my dad but I also lost my best friend. things aren't the same. I've had trouble sleeping ever since and Iay every night...
    madison1998 madison1998 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    My dad went to jail recently for making meth. He might be facing thirty years, but I don't know because I told him to stop writing me about his problems after all the time he...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M Jul 13

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    How are you ladies all doing? As some of you's may know I've split with my now ex who is still in prison, and I've now got a new boyfriend (he's not in prison). I still want to...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My son is in jail , he has been there for two years and hardly no one write him. And it's hard for me to watch him go through this . he wants me to keep his FB page active . But...
    matureandpretty matureandpretty 56-60, F Jul 2

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    I'm really scared of my family members dying. I'm a senior in high school and my dad died three years ago. His death was really unexpected so after that I was like "Wow, it's true...
    youthberry youthberry 18-21, F Jul 10

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    We have hit a "bump in the road", over the period of about six months I have started to care for an elderly parent. Things happened suddenly and now I am sharing the...
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I remember when my dad told me my sister was dead. I heard his footsteps come up the stairs. The knock on the door. I was so in shock after he told me. I was hurting bad. And I...
    wolfe2012 wolfe2012 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    My parents, they are my comfort zone
    pokwang1111 pokwang1111 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    My boyfriend love smoking +5 packs a day depends on the mood and drink occasionally. He said if he stop smoking he will get fat. For me it's just in his mind. My grandfather also...
    pokwang1111 pokwang1111 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Hello everyone,On July 1st, 2014 my son was transferred to a prison reception center where he is awaiting to be placed into another prison that he will stay at during the remainder...
    msfancypants msfancypants 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    Went up to my sisters abandoned house the other day. The grass is three feet high. Her husband hung himself there,,,3yrs after his wife died.,.that was in 2012,,,so,they're...
    wolfe2012 wolfe2012 41-45, M Jul 5

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    This man, I was blinded by love. After he turned me down and he chose the other lady with big breasts I was angry. 6 months later on the train I saw a man in the distance. He...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jul 6