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SAD TOPIC: Do you have any relatives/friends who are dead/not around?
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Both my grandfathers are dead, (not counting the ones on each of my step families) but I only knew my grandfather on my Mother's side very well.

I've had a lot of step-relatives die recently. I feel bad that I didn't get to know them. I remember awkwardly smiling at them at family gatherings, and it just kills me that I could have formed a relationship with them. I can't imagine how those close to them feel, though.

I've also had some friends who have died. Too sensitive of a subject, but they did take their own lives because they were either gay or transgender. You can only imagine how that went, and how cruel people are.

I also have an Aunt on my Mom's side who is never around. She just got up and left our family, pretty much. She didn't even come to her own Father's funeral. I didn't know much of the situation when I was at the funeral, but I do remember people whispering and shaking their heads about her.
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All my grandparents are dead, never met my dad's side, mothers side died within one year of each other, for the funeral masses, both were held at the same place, the priest remembered the whole family. Before then, aunt on my mom's side passed away during heart surgery. Uncle on my dad's side passed away two and a half months ago due to complications from chemo therapy.

I dont see much of my family, they're all over the US.

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I know no one on my dad's side because of passing away and no one on my moms side because they hate her. -Shrugs-
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ugh too many to count, just thinking about how many funerals I've been to is making me depressed. my fathers, many uncles and aunts, quite a few military funerals 3 of which had those jackwads from westboro showed up the last funeral I went to was 3 months ago making it the 4th this year, I hope I don't have to see another one for some time.
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The entirety of my family live in Europe. My immediate family (father, mum and older brother) fled the country, lived in a refugee camp in Hungary for half a year (I was born there) and then moved to Australia due to the Bosnian War. I've never had family around. My father isn't around anymore, but that's for the better. That's beyond a long story in itself. It's one neither me, my mum or my brother could bare to repeat. I've only been back to my home country twice, once when I was around 8 and once a few months ago. Things are really different. When you're just a small kid, it's okay, you can get along with everyone without a thought. Going back as an adult was different. These were people who have never been a part of my life, these were people I barely knew and who barely knew me. I felt extremely alienated. It's just not possible to maintain bonds when the entirety of your family lives half way across the world and a $2,000 plane trip away.

My mum's brother also died during that War (which, again, wasn't very long ago, it ended around 95 but even now lots of rubble from houses that were bombed remain). Although it was for the best that we fled the country, she also couldn't bare to live there anymore due to her brother's death. She also didn't listen to music for about a decade afterwards. She then found out that her father passed away from multiple heart attacks, it was the reason for our return when I was 8 (to visit the graves).
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My parents and their parents are alive currently
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My maternal grandmother passed away last year. Step-father died too. I have no contact with my bio-father or the half sisters that are at least 10 years older than my siblings and I. They're the product of my bio father's first marriage.
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47 / M / Пенсильвания, США
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One of the surest things in life is the longer you live the more the people in your life will not. The number of ways they move on grows larger and seemingly more painful as well, sometimes just thinking about what was and what could have been but wasn't can drive one nearly mad. The best way I have found of dealing with it is to remember that each of them is in us, be it genetically or only in memory. Their actions in life made us what we are today, thank them for what we are and their contributions to that and not focus on what happened to them and move on in life.
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MissMagicNoodles wrote:

Okay. I was thinking a while back. My "grandfather" on my dad's side is not my real grandfather. I never knew him. Turns out he died in a fire. It makes me sad thinking about it... Even if I didn't know him. And it makes me sad that I never got to know him. I knew my great grandfather for longer than most people have, and I'm still kinda sad about him dying... He died of brain cancer. Also, my great grandmother died of old age, a year ago. She lived for so long... Then there was a childhood friend of mine who I found out got ran over. A close online friend committed suicide a while back. That made me REALLY sad. Also my cat got ran over a few years back. RIP Callie, RIP PinkPuppy, RIP Hunter, RIP Mawmaw Velma, RIP Pawpaw Billy...

Do you have any relatives/friend that are dead/never around? I don't mind a wall of text here and there.


My mother's dad past away last year september.

He's the guy in this youtube video at 1:22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYC7Eop2vI0
We have no idea who the people were who did the video but it was cool to see him randomly featured in someone's video

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My older brother passed away due to an accident. He was pretty much my bestfriend so I'm really having a hard time accepting this. Even if its been already a year since. I go to a boarding school, so for more than a year before he died, I was away from home. I didn't get to spend much time during his last moments. It was a shock for our whole family. I mean, who expects these kinds of things? I just found it really unfair, but I guess thats how the world works, right?
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Posted 12/11/14
Well, I have been quite lucky here as not many relatives of mine passed away while I was alive. There are lots of relatives that were dead before such as my grandparents from my mother's side and one of my uncles. My great grandmother died ten years ago, and one of my distant cousins died about five years ago. One of my aunts is currently suffering from Alzheimer's and is pretty close to death, and my grandfather from my dad's side has been having lots of health problems as of late, so they could very well be dead within a few years. Other than that, I not exactly sure who else from my family has passed away. My family just keeps on living for the most part as they have been living pretty long lives there, and I'm quite lucky for that.
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