Top 10 Saddest Things that Can Happen in Life

The Top Ten
1 The Death of a Parent

Hits close to home. Just remember who made you soup for you when you were sick and made that sandwich for you when you were too lazy to make it. The ones who took care of you ever since you were born.

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.

My dad's girlfriend's daughter (Alyssa) had a father who passed away. She had to experience it at only 11. I felt so horrible when I found out that she had to experience something so atrocious that I literally started crying. That's how bad I felt. I also felt horrible for Alyssa's mom since she had to lose her boyfriend. Please like and reply to show some respect for Alyssa and her mom.

This deserves to be the worst. Imagine, after many years of not seeing each other, you decided to go and visit your parents, but when you open the door, you found them lying on the ground, dead, that would break your heart. It happened to my half-sister, and she started to drink and stuff, geez.

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.

When your parents die, that called becoming an orphan.
but when your kids die, there is nothing to call that since no word can describe the pain

3 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!

Not every disease is bad

4 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

I don't want to do that!

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 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.

I used to have two dogs but now I have one the one that is alive is a 5 month old husky named Holly bit my other one Charlotte a 2 year old yellow lab. Charlotte died : (. She had cancer on her heart the vets could not fix it the best thing to do is to put her to sleep. I still cry thinking about all the happy moments together. Butt she is gone. GONE. Forever. But if Holly does I will just have awful if.

It's sad because your pet is your best friend, it's been with you through tough times and happy times, but most of all my dog was what I loved most. When I lost my dog I was so upset and lonely, I cried for months, the most painful thing I've gone through was that.

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.

7 Breaking Up With Your Loved One

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

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.

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.

When someone dead we have thought he/she where ever still love us, but breakup is something your love give you pain for life

8 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.

It happened to me recently.

It has happened to me

9 Having Suicidal Thoughts

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.

Your life is beautiful, don't think otherwise! I used to think I was worthless but my family supported me and I think differently now.

I used too like a couple weeks ago and last month.And I'm only 12.What happened was my mom ruined my life.Long story short,she took me to India when I didn't want to go(I'm an American of Indian decent) and after 1 month of staying I was missing everything in America(Especially my friends),I was getting mysterious wounds and I didn't know the cause(They were yellow) and when I asked for help the people in India were really rude and would discriminate against America.I began to hate India.Whenever someone in India would be rude to me and my country I would say how bad India is and how much I hate it.-DarkBoi-X

I have had suicidal thought and I feel like it is just sad. I just think like no I wont because then my parents would be sad and also my friends.

10 Receiving a Death Sentence

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

That would be scary!

Gosh, for what?

The Contenders
11 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.

I lost my sister today to COVID. I wish we could've went to a funeral but, thanks COVID! I couldn't

12 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.

My friend Luke died in 2014 (sobs hysterically! )

13 Having Abusive Parents

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.

It is the most devastating thing to have in your life. An abusive parents... It does have a major effect in your mentality.

I honestly think having abusive parents is just sad and I will never be an abusive parent ever.

I have not experienced this personally, but I know people who have and its devastating.

14 Going to Prison

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

Sure, but what if you deserved it?

15 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.

My best friend- and multiple other people..

16 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

This should really be added.

17 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

Bullies are like hurdles. Once Yu jump them, you never see them again and you are stronger.

18 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.

19 Being Separated from Your Home Country

I constantly miss and think of my home country. Sure it's poor but I love it. It's painful to be separated from the place you were born, to rarely see your grandparents and uncle, to rarely see your friends. In fact, I haven't seen my uncle for more than 2 years, not even on Skype. This is pain that most people don't feel, pain that is unexplainable. To understand, you need to feel.

20 Your Crush Hating You
21 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?

22 Getting Separated from Your Best Friend

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.

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 Getting a Divorce

I get this, what's the funny thing, is that when my parents divorced, I didn't know what was going on. (I was 5 or 4)

One with abuse

25 Having a Miscarriage

This is the saddest thing I could think of. They had their whole life ahead of them and now have no chances of doing it.

I have had 5 miscarriages in 2 years and I now understand I will never have children.

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