grief

Losing a family member is one of the most traumatic life events; Families must support one another to endure the five stages of grief and get through it together.

Louisa Jane4 days ago
Purgatory
I've never been the sharing type. Not openly to people anyway, not unless they blatantly ask. It's not my style to be so bold. (See previous post on bottling up emotions :'D ) I like to write. Put pen...
Jaydie Osteen5 days ago
Dear Dad
Dear Dad, I’ll never forget the look in my mother’s eyes as you beat me up with words when you drunkingly harassed me at night. I’ll never forget the look in her eyes if I didn’t do as I was told, if ...
Laura Romberger9 days ago
Letter to an Angel
We experience many forms of loss in our lives. Loss of relationships, loss of time, and loss of loved ones. Loss is not easy. But it is a necessary part of our lives. I have read many wonderful posts ...
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MJ Dunn12 days ago
I Didn't Believe in God
When I was younger, I remember, I didn’t believe in God. I remember repeating what my father had once told me in a rare moment of genuine sharing. My cousin died and my Dad sat alone on the swing in o...
Veronica Thor14 days ago
Alone: Losing Both Parents at 25
I was just 25 years old when I lost both of my parents. My father was always the sick one. He was diagnosed with cancer when I was around 14 years old. I vividly remember the day he and my mom sat my ...
A Definitive Guide on How to Grieve
It was exactly a month before my 18th birthday when my brother got shot. 2 AM on the 1st of March we had police officers knocking on our front door. We were told no specifics, given no piece of mind. ...
Lewis Papier24 days ago
Cousin Natalie: Yes We Will Save Your Seat!
Play SAVE YOUR SEAT on Sound Cloud. Natalie was only 65 years old when she passed away from esophageal cancer in the summer of 2017. She was my first cousin, my father’s younger brother’s eldest daugh...
Mike Cunningham25 days ago
Living After the Death of a Loved One
Almost 14 years ago, we got married in New Orleans. It was four days before Hurricane Katrina came through and we ended up losing everything. But we fought through it and managed to come out on top. L...
Jen Lyon25 days ago
I Saw You Today
I thought I saw you sitting there on the bench inside the airport. I was rushing to get put my shoes back on, my coat, make sure everything was in place after going through the Security checkpoint. I ...
Charisse Lanaa month ago
Diagnosis - Grief
Grief is an entirely complex and unique illness. And I call it an illness because I've never felt more ill in my entire life. Suffering from grief is the most pain I believe anyone can ever feel. It's...
Debbie Lewisa month ago
How a Kia Soul Restored Pieces of My Missing Soul
Did I tell you that 18 months ago I had a stroke? I was very lucky, I had no long lasting effects, as I walked out of the hospital able to move freely and talk. But the stroke did leave a long lasting...
Lucinda Kozaa month ago
Brainstorms (Literally)
I fight with whether writing about this is distasteful, but that’s just a storm in my brain, and I have to at least try to weather this storm. My dad in the above video is a white kid in 1970 arguing for black candidates to be able to run for office in South Carolina. This so encapsulates who he was — fighting loudly for the underdog, with rhetoric and speech-writing and speech-giving skills that he must have studied and learned from his preacher father as well as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. him...
Saira Sufia month ago
Travel as Therapy
Traveling has always been part of my life, and as I sit on a plane headed back to Virginia, a few thoughts float through my head. Zakaria and I are next to each other while Leena and Aamir are at the ...
Who Gets Your Possessions After You Die?
It is not always easy for property and other possessions to be distributed after a person dies. It depends on many factors that people don't realize until they become part of the aftermath of the deat...
Marc Sandera month ago
Penguins
I remember one day my mom and I were driving alone in her car, and she had a very serious talk with me. She told me she had about six months to live. She was about 58 years old at that time, but had s...
Tabatha Harboura month ago
Thanks Heroin
It was supposed to rain, but the only water we felt were the tears streaming down our faces. Not a single blade of grass moved, everything stood still; it was like there was no air. It was so hot, as ...
Joni Webbera month ago
Losing Parents
When I was younger, I never thought I would ever lose my mother or my stepfather. I know that sounds awful. Like most people, I fought with my mother quite a bit. I guess you could say I even rebelled...
Kennedy Raea month ago
Rock Bottom
My year started out wonderfully. I seriously couldn't have asked for better. I was in a healthy relationship with my boyfriend, and I had my whole year in front of me. In April I received the best new...