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.

Mar Ta2 days ago
Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
I've been coming across more and more women opening up about suffering a miscarriage, still birth, or loss of a child. If you've ever experienced any of those tragic events, you feel SO alone because ...
Courtney Aileen10 days ago
My New Reality
As a writer, I have always been able to find the perfect words to describe what I’m thinking and feeling. In the past eleven days, words have fallen short. The words I am writing now will fall short a...
LP Steinbeck10 days ago
The Bird and the Pearl
I had not eaten or drank anything all day. Yesterday was one month since my husband’s passing; food held no allure for me. A visitor stopped by in the afternoon, and it was probably the last person in...
Carol Townend11 days ago
The Story of My Miscarriage
I was looking forward to going out. I remember getting stomach cramps which I put down to period pain, because I always got them really painful and I usually bleed heavy. I stopped to go to the toilet...
Sometimes I Wonder If I'm Cursed
When you think of a family you see a mother and a father with their children. Be it they have one or six. They spend time together, laugh with each other. Make memories, and have great moments. They w...
Hannah Kawira15 days ago
"Laudatio"
"Give Thanks," proclaims the Vicar, from the front of the cavernous church. His loud and confident command, however quickly softens, perhaps in respect of the service he conducts, or embarrassment at the negligent faces of a congregation, who would rather do anything but 'give thanks' for something that has torn their hearts into shreds, and buried the fragments on some painfully distant desert island. "We are here today to celebrate the life of Donald Keneth Hart, a father, grandfather, brother...
Karen a month ago
Child Loss
Nearly two years ago, after a successful, stress free pregnancy, which was greatly received, after two miscarriages before that. Knowing that I’d passed the three month danger zone, the rest would be ...
Azaris Moralesa month ago
Diary of a Working Housewife
Thursday March 21, 2019 10:45 AM: The loss of a child is an all-consuming sadness that takes you to places you never thought existed. Whether by death or by circumstances, the all too painful experien...
Losing a Sibling
My oldest brother, Arthur Jr., always looked out for his younger siblings. I remember him making things for me at school and presenting them to me, his baby sister, with so much pride. He was in the t...
Theo Holta month ago
Having a Miscarriage
At age 20, I experienced something I never wish I would ever experience in my life, losing a child. So I am going to give you a back story on what happened. So I met this girl from Tinder and we got t...
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LG Reagona month ago
Take My Hand Not My Life
Things that I never told you are immense, heavy and deep. The secrets that I keep are a thousand times greater than the ones we share when we eat. I think this at times as I sit across from my friends...
J M Huntera month ago
My Mother's Pots
It's ungraciously early on a biting spring morning and I'm watching my youngest son haring across the school tarmac, little chuffs of steam trailing his wake in the white March sunlight, and I'm cryin...
Vanessa Lozanoa month ago
Is It Too Late Now?
The clocks strikes 3 PM, the sound of a key being hit against the metal door signaling our arrival. Inaudible commotion is heard as the wooden door opens and I see the welcoming smile of my grandma. A...
How My Family Broke Me, a Story About Surviving a Narcissistic Family
I’m angry. Bottled up frustration and anger is not healthy for anyone, even those involved. One person can only be pushed so far before they crack and the flood gates open. I grew up in a narcissistic, toxic, and selfish household, where you were expected to sink or swim. I endured years of emotional abuse at the hands of the people who were supposed to care for me and about me. These were the people that were supposed to lift me up, encourage me, push me to do great thing. Instead, I was ridicu...
Amber Hartleya month ago
My Journey Through My Dad’s Cancer
In February of 2018, I left work early. I work at a factory and just wasn’t feeling it that day. My mom and I came through the door and my dad was home. He was disabled, so he didn’t work. My mom work...
McKayla Sillitoea month ago
Eight and Not Even 24 Hours
The way the world rotates is a peculiar thing. Rotation isn’t even perfect, no. In fact, it lays tilted on its side like a sad blanket sealed over the arm of a chair that once belonged to your late lo...
Katelyn D2 months ago
The Butler
Memories with My Mimi
Lindsay W2 months ago
My Experience Losing Someone Close
My life is a roller coaster of crazy events, I have probably experienced more than the average person has, and I am not even 30 yet. I think I have gone through enough tragedy now to last a lifetime, ...