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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 Patey. 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 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: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=140556. This study is estimated to take 15 minutes.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about this study please contact Natalie Rochester at nrochester@mail.twu.edu. 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 www.webs.com
Comment by Stephanie Dawn on November 23, 2010 at 9:25pm
Yeah I've been thinking about doing that but I don't really know what I should look for when it comes to finding on. Which kind would I go to? One that would work with my to naturally deal with everything or someone who would prescribe something to help? Who did you go see?
 

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Tildyc commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I would not trade the life I had life with Mark for anything. I – we- are fortunate to be able to have loved that deeply. And from what I can tell – the deeper we have loved, the deeper this pain is. So I guess – that is supposed…"
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George H commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Just talk to a woman I know she told me all this good stuff I should to get on with my life then she told me that her and her husband had a talk about what to do if one should pass. I told her that all her talks and plans will mean nothing when the…"
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Gale Brunault commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Hello - I'm sitting here at 10PM missing the heck out of my only child Michael.  How could this be happening?  It still so hard to grasp that I won't see, hear or touch my boy in this life again.  There are times (so many)…"
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Dianne M. commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I agree with bluebird. This is hell but my life with him has made me a better person and I wouldn't  trade our 20 years for anything....but sure wish we had 20 more... I spend the day with friends and went to church tonight. I drank 2…"
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Mark replied to Steve Suehiro's discussion Life will never be the same without my wife in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Steve   I am deeply sorrow for you loss, I lost my wife 5 weeks ago from a drug overdose.  I have spent that time searching for answers, and learning things I probably didn't want to know.  I feel the exact same way, that I am…"
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John T. replied to Steve Suehiro's discussion Life will never be the same without my wife in the group Lost My Spouse...
"Steve, I hate to say such trite words as I'm sorry for your loss but I truly am.  I identify with a lot of what you wrote.  While I can't claim to know what your unique pain is like, I think I have at least an idea after going…"
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Life will never be the same without my wife

I lost my wife unexpectedly last August 8th - she was only 36.   Came home to cook her her favorite dinner after work and found her still in bed where she was when I had left for work that morning. It appears that she passed away from an accidental overdose, likely soon after I left for work that morning. I cannot being to explain how lost I felt when I found her dead in bed - she was the center of my universe and my best friend.   The darkness that fell upon me that evening  was so…See More
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John T. commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I wouldn't want to have missed my life with Diane.  Even though this is such a hellish experience now, she was the greatest blessing of my life and the most important part of it.  Being loved by her is too precious to have missed."
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bluebird commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"lost, In my opinion, it's better to have found your soulmate and loved them deeply, even though it means life is hell now.  At least, that's how it is for me -- I would never wish that I had not had my love and life with my…"
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lost commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"So here is my question: Is it better to have found a soulmate and loved someone so deeply and now we hurt so badly?? OR Is it better to never find a soulmate and not experience the love that we had??"
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George H commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"That is truly the perfect word to the way I feel"
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Tildyc commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"RE•DUN•DANT rəˈdəndənt/ adjective -not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous. This is how each day is for me now. Except I need to add- the ever present grief and loneliness. Everyday I wonder what I'm suppose to do with all…"
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Lynn Williams commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"I also spoke to a medium who I connected through the prayer registry for parents who have lost a child. Her name is Susan Sanderford and her web site is susansanderson.com. She is a remarkable medium. Whenever I fall down in the pit I replay my…"
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Lynn Williams commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"I also spoke to a medium who I connected through the prayer registry for parents who have lost a child. Her name is Susan Sanderford and her web site is susansanderson.com. She is a remarkable medium. Whenever I fall down in the pit I replay my…"
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Linda Wishart replied to Jill E's discussion Heartbreak, stress and turmoil in the group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Jill, OMG! You sound like me with five different topics in one message! And everyone, including myself say my messages rarely are read through to the en. And then I'm frustrated because someone didn't answer a question 3/4 into my message.…"
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Maureen left a comment for Valerie
"I know what you mean, there are some days I can't talk about it either. I just get through the days best as I can. Take care of yourself and I am thinking about you. Maureen"
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John T. commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I just don't understand.  I try to make sense of it and I can't.  I miss her so much."
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Tildyc commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Sandy- my thoughts are with you- wish I could do something- anything, to lighten your painful burden. I'm so sorry."
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George H commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I miss Mary so much I'm so f'''ING broken doing this everyday makes no sense"
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