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My dad passed away on the 16th of this month. He had a fabulous long life and I am so happy he got to see all of his grandkids and great-grandkids before he got too sick. I miss...
emphaticsilence emphaticsilence 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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Things are good. I'm staying on top of everything and I'm happy with where I am but it feels like a huge piece of my life is missing. My brother passed away in December a few years...
emj1349 emj1349 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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8 months ago I had to put my dog, Uie, to sleep. He developed sudden onset renal failure with no apparent cause. 3 months later our dog, Buddy, had to be put to sleep because of...
fedupwithallofthem fedupwithallofthem 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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The holidays are just hard. I'm usually a pretty upbeat person but I just feel lost or like I'm an orphan when it comes to thanksgiving and Christmas. Both holidays were always...
OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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Loneliness is a resilient, persistent little beast. For most of the year, those of us who live alone can rub along pretty well. We tell ourselves everything is fine, that it's...
stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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Dear granddad, I really, really wish I had the chance to say goodbye before you left us. Now that you're gone, I feel like a part of me cannot function properly--I feel dead on...
Etherealinsanity Etherealinsanity 18-21, F 5 days ago

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This is the one I have been dreading. The year my husband died, during the first Christmas, I walked through it in a daze, numb, fog. I know I am going to have to face it again...
stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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I had a cat and his name was miwi. I loved him so fu3kin much. He had went through so much ; he had countless fights, medical struggles, he even had an accident where his spine was...
thefightingangel thefightingangel 18-21, M 5 days ago

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I had expected to become comatose and this heartbroken when I was old and in my golden years. I am almost in my mid 20's and it surprises me that I've lasted this long. My niece...
BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 5 days ago

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Pecan butter cupcakes frosted with cream cheese, topped with candied lemon. Every Christmas day, I visit an old widow, twenty years my senior. When we first met, she talked about...
stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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My grandma said to me a long time ago. "Whatever happened be a strong girl, people will come in your life like flying leaves... they can bring you happiness or bring you sorrow but...
Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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Today is my Dads birthday. He has been gone for 11 years now. He did not go gently into that good night. He knew it was a battle he couldn't win but still fought for every extra...
marriedup marriedup 56-60, M 3 Responses a week ago

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Holidays are upon us, but happiness can't be found. Two days before Thanksgiving, I lost my sister. The day of her burial, my nephew (brother's son ) had a blood clot in his lungs...
RedXSue RedXSue 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 21

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My mother died of stage 4 pancreatic cancer on December 20, 2014 at 4 A.M. local time. Susan Henry. October 16 1936 - December 20 2014.
L4Dartist1 L4Dartist1 46-50, M 9 Responses Dec 20

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Follow that bright star: I think of this often, it was year 1995, Dec. 22, this time of year and I was living alone after a bad breakup with an OCD long term girl friend that was...
severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 9 Responses Dec 19

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I lost her when i was 7, that was 8 years ago. It really doesn't seem like it's been that long since i heard her voice or since i was safely wrapped in her arms. I lost her to...
lorenbee lorenbee 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 19

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she died when i was a year old so i never got to know her. my family told me she was a kind person who loved talking to people and was well-liked by everyone around her. i wish i...
zanityone zanityone 18-21, M Dec 19

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