Top 10 Saddest Things that Can Happen in Life

The Top Ten
1 The Death of a Parent

I found out after seeing an Instagram post from a friend from school that she lost her mom from a disease in January 2020 when that friend was only 15 years old. I bet it was unimaginable the torture that she must've went through to lose her mom at such a young age. To make matters worse, her dad isn't with her. If you have seen my other comment on this item, you can see that I'm sensitive to hearing stories of children losing a parent, because I cannot begin to comprehend how excruciatingly painful it would be for your mom or dad to die when you're just a child. I've mentioned many times on this website of me losing a closed love one in 2018. It was unbearable to deal with and it caused me to develop the fear of losing another loved one.

This is should definitely be number one. Just thinking about it KILLS me. Not being able to talk to or see your mom or dad again. The person who raised you and brought you onto this earth and you spent your whole life with, is no longer here and will never be here again. All you have is the memories of them. A few minutes after my dad had a seizure, I practically stopped breathing. Me and him have a very deep bond. When he had the seizure, he survived, but just thinking of how much I freaked out, I don't think I would be able to survive. A little while after they diagnosed him with Parkinson's disease, an incurable sickness. Ever heard of Muhammad Ali? He died from it, and again not knowing that your loved one isn't there anymore not being able to hold them one last time or see them one... last...time. That, is true torture.

2 The Death of Your Child

This is by far the worst! If my parents died, I'd be sad but could handle it. If I died, my wife would be devastated but would eventually get over it. Even if I was slowly and painfully killed, it does not compare. The death of a child is absolutely soul destroying and lives with both parents forever even affecting their long-term health. If I lost my son, it would end me.

I haven't experienced this one personally, but I did lose a brother when I was young. I can tell you that I've never seen anyone as hopelessly crushed as my parents were for the next 4 or 5 months. If it had been an only child... well, I'm not very religious, but I still pray for anyone who has to go through that pain.

If I have kids when I grow up and one of them die, I don't even know what I would do. It would be so awful. I would definitely rather die a painful death than lose a child or a parent.

3 Suffering a Painful Death

Knowing that this is the end, and that this the last time you'll ever get to see your family or friends again. And as the pain stops, you know that you're already gone.

I don't think that suffering a painful death well be that bad cause you wont be able to feel it at all after. I think it's a good thing cause the suffering stops.

Well, it wouldn't be sad, though. You would just be in pain and then you'd be dead, and not able to remember it

4 Getting Diagnosed With a Disease

I have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and it's horrible because I can't remember periods of where I was or who I saw. The shocking part is that I have 4 personalities: normal me, sociopath me, psycho me, and self-centered me. It's really scary and I don't like it because I'm only twelve and one day I could suddenly be a serial killer.

This is actually my biggest fear. I eat a lot of unhealthy foods and don't work out much. I have a fast metabolism, so I'm still very skinny, but that hasn't subsided my intense fear of diabetes.

It would be even worse to be diagnosed with cancer. Could a tumor rapidly growing in your body and losing your hair be any better? No!

5 Getting Raped

I think this is worse than getting murdered. Rapists should get a much worse sentence than murderers. Their victims still have to live everyday with all the trauma while the murderers victims were set free of it and are now resting in heaven.

That would be extremely horrifying. That would traumatize you for the rest of your life, and there have been many, many people who have been suffering from PTSD due to that.

6 Receiving a Death Sentence

You would have to do something mercilessly terrible to get a death sentence.

A death sentence is reasonable for those who don't like me.

That would be scary!

7 The Death of a Pet

I had 7 guinea pigs, a bunny, 3 birds, and a dog. I bonded with them to where they literally felt like family, I thought it was all gonna last forever until my 3 guinea pigs passed away, my bunny passed away, my 3 birds passed away, my other 3 guinea pigs passed away, my dog who was there all my life who felt like a big sister passed away, then my last guinea pig passed away January of last year. I felt so sad, I just kept thinking about them and crying. It was hard to get over my guinea pigs Snowflake and Marshmallow, my bird Jimmy, and my dog Princess.

Your pet is your best friend, a member of the family, and when it dies, it's one of the most devastating experiences in life. Your pet is with you for 10-20 years and they become a part of your life. A pet gives you so many happy, good times and knowing that you will never see something you loved and treasured for many years everyone again is depressing.

8 Breaking Up With Your Loved One

Betrayal of the heart. I had been in love for over a decade, and I thought that I was the love of their life. The pain is unbearable to believe that that wasn't necessarily true. I feel empty, as if a great hole had been dug through my chest, an empty pit. She was my best friend.

Yeah, it sucks. Could be worse though, like if they died. Lorna Shore's videos for the Pain Remains trilogy made that pretty clear

I had to break up with my boyfriend back in the 8th grade because my Mom didn't allow me to date. I did cry a lot, I was really heartbroken because I really loved him.

9 The Death of a Sibling

I lost my sister a couple years ago when I was about 9. it made me really sad and my parents cried almost everyday for about a year and the worst part is she died not even a day after she was born and I only saw her once before she died. When I think of her I will always remember she is in a better place.

I've lost two brothers over the years. I miss them both immensely. I wish I could still hug them and say I love them one more time. I would trade everything if that meant I had five more minutes to hear or see them one last time.

I couldn't live with that.

10 Having Suicidal Thoughts

I have suicidal thoughts all the time. Sometimes I attempt to do it. One time someone made fun of me about it and I hurt myself. And in the winter, I get depressed and it lowers my grades and I wanna kill myself even more. Sometimes I think "if I hold my breath for long enough, maybe I don't have to deal with this anymore." I know life is worth it and I know it's a sin but, sometimes I just want to do it. I just want to get it over with. Having these thoughts is really one of the hardest times on my life.

I always go into this so many times. When I feel jealous and neglected in a fake way, I feel like I'm about to puke out some invisible, anxiety vomit. Anger begins to erupt hotter and hotter into my head, causing my amygdala to open up the doors from itself. And I feel like I'm about to cry barely, since my eyes lose light.
Trust me, you'll feel the same.

I thought my life was worthless from a year ago. A tremendous pressure, I didn't tell anyone because I think it would just make it worse. I curl up in a ball at night and let the tears fall. I mostly want to run away. I'm nine and in fifth grade. And well, pressure, already takes over the world. From massive amounts of extra homework, the fact I can't finish it.

The Contenders
11 The Death of a Grandparent

My Grandpa passed away June of last year of cancer. Just seeing him suffer was so hard. I have to say, that was the hardest thing I ever went through in my life.

I am scared to loose my grandma she is getting old and loosing her memory and it really scares me that she is going to die one day.. she is always there for me when I need it.

When my grandma died, I couldn't believe I could go on without her.

12 Going to Prison

Justin Trudeau should be sent to prison for his endless involvement in corruption scandals and his creepy sexual behavior towards underage schoolgirls when he was a teacher.

I technically can't go to prison I'm to young.

Sure, but what if you deserved it?

13 The Death of a Best Friend

My best friend passed away three years ago of brain cancer and honestly this is a whole nother level of sadness. Even now as I write this I feel that aching heart-throbbing pain.

Omg I would never have a new BFF I will forever love my BFF that died.

I would visit them everyday and pray for them and I would cry.

14 Having Abusive Parents

My parents aren't that abusive but my dad gets drunk sometimes. One time he almost died because of that. And my mom, she hits me. Sometimes she threatens to cut my mouth off with a knife.

My dad was a very abusive dad and an alcoholic. He had favorites and his favorite was my little brother. He would make me try to beat him up almost every night but he would win. One night he destroyed every lego set in my room that I worked really hard on and he hurt me so badly that I couldn't go in stores or else he would have been arrested. He even once got so drunk that he hurt my mom and all I heard was just her crying than he smoked his tires and drove away. We had to go to our friends house that night and our friends spent all night trying to find him. Then one night he got a DUI and went to prison for a night and my parents got a divorce later on. Then a couple days after the incident he got drunk and threw a beer can at the cops. Later he got sent to Texas for like 3 months. Now I have to see him every other week on Saturday for 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

15 Getting Bullied

I think that this is one of the biggest obstacles people have to go through at school. I was bullied in the 8th grade, people would call me stupid, tell me I'm ugly, they would mock me, and treat me different than the other people.

Getting bullied in school
Getting bullied by other strangers
Getting yelled at
Never getting attention
And never have a friend

I wish I didn't have to experience this...

I wish I didn't feel this pain people yell and steal from you. I remember this time I thought someone was my friend but 3 weeks after he yelled at me calling me names and acting like I never did anything to him

16 Loving Somebody Who Doesn't Love You Back

This happens to many women out in the world. We just need to be strong and know there is no one more beautiful than you.

This usually happens all the time with people loving famous role models.

My best friend- and multiple other people..

17 Missing Your Childhood

Sometimes I miss being a kid because it was fun and I was always happy. I just feel like whenever you go into junior high that's when all the drama starts. And especially being a teenager that's something that I have to put up with.

I miss it all the time but its always so fuzzy when I try to picture it.

I miss my early days so badly. I just wish time travel could come out soon! I miss it too much T_T

18 Your Crush Hating You
19 Being a Disappointment

I have suicidal thoughts for this reason I can never do anything right my mom says she wishes she could hate me for being a disappointment.

Do you ever think the world would be a better place without you?

20 Seeing Your Father Cry for the First Time

My father recently made a huge mistake to where he is in under investigation. He can't see me and my two sisters without supervision, and when I got tired after being at the mall as a visitation for about an hour with him, I wanted to go home. I saw my dad balling his eyes out, and sobbing to where his shoulders were shaking violently when he got into his truck. The worst part is it really was my fault, and my little sister also blamed it on me which made the guilt build up more, and seeing my dad cry like that, the image and guilt for wanting to go home, will probably live with me for the rest of my life.

I saw him cry when we were watching someone perform as her own deceased father on the television. He cried because his dad died too, but then while crying he farted. Touching, I guess? Lol

That is very sad and gay

21 Getting Separated from Your Best Friend

I have a lot of best friends. I love all of them equally. But one thing for sure is that one of the only reasons I'm on this planet is because of them. You might not know how many lives friends save. They are my emotional support.

My bf is at his house in the same town that I living. During this pandemic I feel as if I am drifting away from him more and more.

I will always find a way to find my BFF.

22 Abuse of Animals

I would literally kill you for this. I love all animals and especially my pets. don't ever do this and if you do consider this your last day because I will literally kill you out of rage.

I have to honest, it really hurts to see an animal getting abused. One of my biggest regrets is abusing my first guinea pig, it ended up dying because of me.

I agree with what's been said. I would absolutely kill you out of rage. Don't screw with harmless animals

23 A Mother Abandoning Her Child

Always making me cry. I have a friend of mine that his mother abandoned him while he was very young and now he lives with his abusive father. He asks sometimes his grandma about his mom. She doesn't know a thing.

A mother should love her child. No matter the cost. If your going to abandon your X hold it should be for a good reoson

Dad*, in my case.

24 Being Depressed

I get really depressed sometimes. I also have suicidal thoughts. My grades plummet down when I'm in depression. Sometimes I just want to end it all.

This is one of the worst feelings ever. Please everyone, if you are depressed (like me), don't give up! You are worth it! It WILL get better, it just sucks rn.

I know. I always fell this way.

25 The Death of a Spouse
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