15 Quotes I Turned To After Both Of My Parents Died

Quotes, Heartbreak

Losing a loved one is one of the worst things you will ever experience. It's an unbearable pain the sizzles through you like a fire in your chest.

Eventually with time, that pain will soon simmer, but it never really goes away. It's not easy, but with support, guidance, and a lot of tears, you will get through it.

Five years ago I lost my mother to breast cancer, and I was certain that would be the worst day of my life. Then three weeks ago I lost my father in a car accident, and I realized it wouldn't be the only one.

Losing both of my parents at only 25 years old has been rough. Knowing they won't be there to see me graduate college, get married, and have kids of my own is something I'm just going to have to deal with. But it's really fucking tough.

Every day is battle, just to get up, and go along with my day as if everything is fine. But luckily I have an amazing support system filled with family and friends that have been by my side through it all.

Also seeking help is major. I highly recommend reaching out to a therapist for counseling.

It may seem strange to speak to a "stranger" about all of your innermost feelings but let me tell you: It feels really good. Whether it's group counseling or one-on-one, just talk to someone can really relieve all the pent up anger raging inside you.

They're not there to judge you; you can vent, and scream, and cry, or be completely silent, and it's 100 percent OK.

Journaling is another great way to explore your feelings and let them out. When you're feeling alone or hopeless, just get out a journal and write it all down and you'll slowly start to feel calmer. 

Getting through the loss of a loved one is a long journey, but life goes on, and you will grow from it and learn to live with it. 

The 15 quotes below are helping me with the grieving process, and I hope they can give you hope to get through yours. You are not alone.

Everything happens for a reason, even death.
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God sometimes takes us into troubled waters not to drown us but to cleanse us.

Time heals all wounds.
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The only thing I know is this: I am full of wounds and still standing on my feet.

They will always be in your heart
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-But I think, maybe, there is some validity in accepting that a part of you went with the person who died, and a part of them stayed with you.

There can be life after death.
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"After all, to the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

Albus Dumbledore

You will learn to live with the sadness.
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Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it's overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.


One step is all it takes.
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-One step at a time, one foot in front of the other. I'm gonna get through this, one way or another. 

Try to remain strong through your despair.
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You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

They never truly leave you.
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Never. We never truly lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don't disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.

Their love never dies.
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Life has to end, she said. Love doesn't.

Don't let your past pause your future.
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When someone we love dies, the hardest part is not letting go of whom we have lost, it's finding the strength and courage to move forward without them.

Surround yourself with love.
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The sun can break through the darkest cloud; love can brighten the gloomiest day. 

— William Arthur Ward

It's OK to miss them.
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I try not to miss you, but in the end, I still do.

Cry as much as you need to.
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"The very worst part of grief is that you can't control it. The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes. And let it go when we can."

— Grey's Anatomy 

Keep your head held high.
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The weight of loss may never go away but we learn how to carry it.

Live your life to the fullest capacity.
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Life is a brief intermission between birth and death. Enjoy it.


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