Young Adults Grieving

For those who lost anyone close to them at a young age who need someone else. I lost three close loved one in my senior year and in the process of losing another, its good to relate to people your age.

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Losing a Mother 6 Replies

I'm only twenty years old, an only child, and have lost the closest person to me in my life. My mother passed at the end of August and ever since then I have felt scared about how I am going to keep…Continue

Started by Kaitlyn P.. Last reply by Melissa Drake Sep 27, 2012.

Lost both parents 7 Replies

Hi Guys.  I am 27.  I lost my dad at 25 and then at 26 lost my mom and watched their die a terrible suffering death.  I hate this because I am getting married and don't even want a wedding now.  How…Continue

Started by Jamie Maggiacomo. Last reply by Brette Stinson Jul 14, 2012.

Loss of a sibbling 1 Reply

I lost my little brother ten years ago.  He was four and I was seven...  It's been hard to cope and I learned young to bottle everything up; the only safe choice.  It was either that or have my…Continue

Started by Kim. Last reply by Mae May 24, 2012.

losing a bestfriend 1 Reply

i am 20 years old. i lost my bestfriend to an overdose. it will be two years this july. i cannot let go. all i do is think about her from the moment i wake up to when i go to bed at night. i cry…Continue

Started by jen j. Last reply by Shannon Finley Jan 14, 2012.

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Comment by Dannielle on April 21, 2016 at 8:58pm

I am a 39 year old woman, whom has lost my fiancee/best friend to an unintentional drug overdose, on February 22, 2016.  

Comment by Lee Mefu on February 2, 2013 at 2:27am

I lost my Boyfriend on September 6 2010 , 3 days before my birthday. He was 18 & He was stabbed and shot multiple times all over his body & face. He was destroyed & found behind some factories. It will soon be 3 years, i Miss him so much every single day , hour , minute , second. A huge part of me died , my world turned to black and white, it kills me to know he's not with me anymore. All i want is to be with him once again. Always has been and always will be my number one. I feel like i am starting to hit rock bottom once again. I don't know what to do or who to talk to to help me get through this.  It hurts me more and more as the days go by.

Comment by Tahnee Attwood on January 31, 2013 at 7:49pm

Hello Im 18, I lost my boyfriend on the 31st of July 2012 in a motorcycle accident, a 4x4 car pulled out in front of him as he was coming down the road, he was on the way to mine and never turned up I waited up all night for him in the morning got a call from his best friend in the morning telling me what had happened, he was only 20. Since then my friends have stopped talking to me and avoid me only mine and his family really help me out I don't really know what to do at this point in my life, it's hard to just to get out of bed in the morning and that's not what im like, just need someone to understand?

Comment by Kim on November 30, 2011 at 8:36pm

I am seventeen, well almost eighteen years old, and my brother passed away when I was seven.  Ten years ago was the worst night of my life.  Coping hasn't been easy and talking about it has not been easy as well.  I finally realized, after I did my college essay about my brothers death, how bottling everything up isn't working any more.  I need to learn how not to be hesitant to talk about him and I think this may be the start.  I don't talk to my parents because it saddens them too much.  Making me all alone right now...  My friends don't know how to help me and guidance is what I truly am searching for at this time in my life.

Comment by Carly Michelle Hoskins on August 16, 2011 at 6:43pm
I am 15 years old. On August 4, 2009, I lost my good friend Tyler to the "choking game." He was only 16. On December 3, 2010, his mother Tina, who was my mother's best friend, and like a second mother to me, was murdered. It hasn't been easy, and I miss them like crazy. I can't talk to anybody about it because I feel like nobody understands..
Comment by anne miller on June 5, 2011 at 2:28pm
My name is annie I am 23 and my fiancée shot himself on march 24th of this year he was in a coma for 3 weeks before his family turned off life support, I went through not believing it was real even though I was there when it happened to being mad then went about a month of seeming to be fine still thinking about it everyday but could finaly get out of bed and not burst in to tears over a song on the radio or a movie on TV. Now I'm starting to feel guilty for going on with my life like going out with friends and things like that. I was asked out on a date and couldnt go because I felt like it was wrong almost like I was cheating. I kept thinking things would getting alittle easier as time went by but it seems to hurt worse the longer it has been. I'm not really sure what to do to start working toward becoming myself agian.
Comment by Natalie Rochester on May 9, 2011 at 8:41pm
Hi, my name is Natalie Rochester and I am a master’s student from Texas Woman’s University conducting a study for my thesis. The purpose of the study is to explore the relationship between types of pet loss, attachment, and grief. I was inspired to research this topic after the loss of my cat about 1.5 yrs ago. She was like my own child and the dismissing response I received from others encouraged me to conduct my thesis on this topic. It was cathartic for me, I hope it does the same for you.


You are invited to participate in this study if you are an owner of a pet that you have lost (death or non-death) within the last 3 years. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. Your pet loss may consist of any type of loss – death, runaway, stolen, adoption, etc. The lost pet must have been owned by you or is a family pet. This study was approved by TWU Institutional Review Board. Participation in this study is voluntary and may be ended at any time without penalty. There is a potential risk of loss of confidentiality in all email, downloading, and internet transactions. To participate in the study, please go to: This study is estimated to take 15 minutes.


If you have any questions or concerns about this study please contact Natalie Rochester at Your participation is important and much appreciated. Thank you.

Comment by Jordan on January 8, 2011 at 12:06pm
When I was 18 years old I lost Albert Anderson. He was my best friend and died in a car accident leaving my house (well, he lived with us...). Im now 28 and still think about him alot. I am still grieving for him, and I carry around feelings of guilt because I also lost my own father at 7, but cry for Albert... I now don't have Lyle, my only sibling... I know that I have a gigantic fanclub up in Heaven, but Im starting to wonder if God is going to let me have a family on Earth or if everyone's on there way out the door. Is that fear justified? Is the anger I feel justified? I feel all alone and scared.
Comment by steacy del valle on November 26, 2010 at 11:16am
when i was 18 i lost my grandmother she died on january before i graduated high school. my mom just died on may 14, 2010 less than 2 weeks before my 21st birthday. my grandmother had been sick for a while so it wasnt that much of a shock when she died but my mother was a victim of a homicide suicide her ex boyfriend shot her 4 times then killed himself. its so hard to dealwith especially now that ihave a kid of my own its just really hard
Comment by Toyanne on November 26, 2010 at 6:42am
i just lost my nephew on the 17th of this month he was 17 years old he had a epilepsy seizure and my brother found him dead. Me and my nephew were close every time i saw him he would give me the biggest bear hug and he had the brightest smile. His friends set up a memorial web page for him. There is a web site that you can set up a memorial web page for a person its

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HelenB replied to Nick's discussion My mother was the GREATEST!!!! in the group I miss my Mom!
"My friend was killed by a drunk driver on her bike on way home from seeing me in college: violent deaths complicate grief. It took me years to not think abt it daily and I still do decades later. My mom killed herself almost 18 months ago.. Sheesh,…"
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Fired my grief therapist

Yup,before Mother's Day. She has had months to make me feel nothing but worse & retraumatized & cause me nightmares.
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HelenB commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Thx nancy, I need a lot more than prayers, but thank you."
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Nancy Dynes commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Hello my friends, I'm sending prayers for everyone here to find some sort of solace and peace as we face Mothers Day without our sweet moms. Hugs, Nancy"
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Nancy Dynes commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I'm so sorry, Felicia. I can't even imagine how overwhelming this must be for you. So many losses in such a few short years, and now your poor dog! I lost my mom a year ago, followed directly by some other major life changes. These changes…"
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Susan P commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I'm also new here and like Susan Szoke I lost my husband Steve to pancreatic cancer.  They found the tumor on June 26, 2014 and he passed on June 30, 2015.  At first I was doing OK.  What I'm finding myself doing is living…"
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Jill E commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"I just thought it was kind of beautiful to see the reflections in his glasses. It just kind of pulled at my heart. Seeing reflections of people that care about him in his glasses. Kind of special. Love to you Dolly."
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Dolly commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"this picture was taken by his school aide and I think its her in his glasses but I don't know for sure.. we spent some time up on the mountain playing music today and felt close to him... but its never better really... just shoved back down in…"
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Connie K commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Love to you Dolly. Love the pic <3 "
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VirtualHope replied to Helen's discussion Mother's day is coming up
"Hi Helen, It's okay to vent. You're in great company here. There is absolutely no human love or bond like a mother's love and my heart goes out to you on the anniversary of your mom's death. Even so, you must be at peace knowing…"
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stewart p commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Titi, Your daughter might simply ready to talk about it not because she is insensitive, but children process these things often differently than adults.  I found it helpful when I needed to talk to someone going to a bi weekly bereavement was…"
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O.L. Cato commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Titi, I can't sleep in our bedroom anymore.  I can sit in his chair but not sleep in the bedroom.  To me it's a sacred place and I feel close too him sitting in his chair. I wonder often, did I tell him enough that I love…"
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Titi B. replied to Mel Royer's discussion A Way Out!
"I made a will and got it notarized the day before my bday last week, I don't know where I was going with that that day but It made me feel better to know I wouldn't leave headaches to my family if one of these days I acted on my…"
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HollowHeart commented on Ada Bowie's group Losing a sibling
"It's very hard to find a discussion group for siblings that is very active. If you have lost a spouse or parent you are always in luck, those are always active. You are right that losing a sibling is worse than people think it is. Your sibling…"
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Titi B. commented on Titi B.'s blog post When friends and family do more harm than good..
"I am very sorry about your sister, some relationships can never be replaced and I don't think that feeling ever goes away. It sucks, but I don't think this is all bad either.  This sorrow is yours forever and only you feel it. …"
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Losing a sibling

For anyone who's lost a sibling. It's worse than people seem to think it is.
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HollowHeart commented on Titi B.'s blog post When friends and family do more harm than good..
"Titi, It feels good to hear someone just tell it like it is. You are right on every word, especially the "hang in there" I had a supposed "friend" email to say ONLY that, not even how are you doing. Just "Hi, hang in…"
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HollowHeart commented on Meredith's blog post Comforting words from TV shows
"You are absolutely right. I was thinking about that myself for some reason. I was thinking about "Sex in the City" and how they would rally around each other, even if they said nothing, they would be just be there when someone suffered…"
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