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.

Kelsey Gooding4 months ago
A Pain You’ll Never Get Over
They always say you never get over loss and up until this year, I fully understood this. For years I watched people lose their mothers, fathers, grandmas, grandads, uncles, and aunts but I never thoug...
Carol King4 months ago
A Wedding Anniversary
It’s our third wedding anniversary; for three years I’ve been married to this flirtatious and kind bearded man. I still feel butterflies when you wink at me, brushing your comb over to the side, and g...
Melina Encarnacion4 months ago
When the Sun Light Ends
It was around the time I was to be getting ready for school. But instead of getting ready for school, I was in an ambulance with my god mother, fighting with her to stay awake. The EMTs had to use the...
Devin Mitchell4 months ago
My Bad Dream
It's been two years since you lost your battle to cancer daddy. It still doesn't feel real that you're gone. Gone for good. You may be here spiritually, but that's not the same. Life isn't the same wi...
Charis Marquez4 months ago
How I've Dealt with My Mom Being Dead
So, here goes. My mom is dead. Obvious, if you read the title. She has been for 4 years. Again, same if you read. My mom was taken from me as an adult. I was 20 years old. While some people think, "We...
Yassira Khallouk4 months ago
Loss
Wondering who the women in this picture are? On the right: my mother On the left: her mother (my grandmother) I was maybe one or two years old when my mother saved my life. There is one thing that I'v...
Kimmy bishcake4 months ago
Dealing with Death
She was strong, stubborn, but most importantly she was my mother. What I remember most about her was her fun, helpful personality. She always tried to help people, and hand only good intentions. How s...
Willa Wall4 months ago
A Second Chance: A Story of What We All Wish We Could Do Pt.1
“BEEP. BEEP. BEEP” said the battery-powered blue flower she had gotten for her birthday several months earlier. One eye slowly opened and glared at the dumb flower; she tapped the snooze button. “Ugh ...
Em L4 months ago
Changes
The word family could have very deep but different meanings. Many have their own definitions of what family is. The thing about family is everyone is somehow closely knitted together. Brothers, sister...
Sada Arroz4 months ago
The Widow's Window
As I looked out the window of our tiny mountain apartment I could see the fog creeping in over the foothills. It looked just like how my soul felt, thick and lingering. Earlier that week I became conn...
F Cummings4 months ago
Shattered
It was the day my life turned upside down. I remember the phone ringing early in the morning. It was a Wednesday and I was in the 9th grade. I was planning to get up earlier than usual to get ready fo...
Lauren Audelo4 months ago
The Truth About Postpartum Depression: From a New Mom
Debunking the Postpartum Depression Stigma
Veronica O4 months ago
Abandoned Homes
I can’t be the only person who looks at an abandoned house and wonders what the story behind it is. Did this house once belong to a happy family? Could some tragedy be the cause of the home’s emptines...
Anna Holt4 months ago
To the Drunk Driver and His Wife Who Killed My Sister
My name's Anna Holt. I don’t want to come out harsh, but you killed my sister. The exact person I need today. Idk if you & your husband set off that day and intended to kill someone and it so happened...
Sammy Armstrong4 months ago
My Mother
I can't ever forget that tragic day. I can't ever forget the sound of the rain, the voices of the people around me, the feeling of the tears running down my face. I can't ever forget he regret I had, ...
Camille Ballentine4 months ago
My Abortion at 17 Weeks
Some of you have come here with pitchforks in hand, let me tell you they are not needed. This was out of my hands, something none of us had any control over this. But I want to make this clear, I am p...
Rachael Cox4 months ago
She Died of a Broken Heart
Hello reader! I’m going to tell you a story about me losing my grandma and hopefully you can relate. I’m hoping this will help someone on their journey to healing their heart. Losing someone who’s so ...
Kristen Burgess5 months ago
Dad... A Daughter's First Love
As I'm sitting here, trying to figure out how to start this off, I'm almost at a loss for words. Not because there's nothing to say about my dear old dad, but because there is so much to say about him...