Top Ten Saddest Things That Can Happen In Life

The Top Ten Saddest Things That Can Happen In Life

1 The Death of a Parent

Omg I would cry myself to sleep everyday I would cry my eyes out.

I lost my dad a week ago and I cry myself to sleep thinking why him

So true, the feeling that I can't touch, talk, and lastly hug them so make time to play, cook, build, and lastly hug them before their time is running out because they only pass through your life once. SO LOVE AND MAKE TIME TO SPEND TIME WITH YOUR PARENTS, they really need you and your love!

This should be number one unless you have crappy parents. People who vote for a painful death are selfish and narcissist.

2 The Death of Your Child

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

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.

Imagine being a young parent and watching your child that u raised for their whole life die of old age

3 You Get Raped

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. - JoeBoi

Puts you at risk for aids or pregnacy, - Nateawesomeness

Worst thing that can happen to you in life except for death

To be rapped until you are dead

4 You Suffer 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 your already gone. - KoolKam

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.

This is the worst thing to ever happen to you

Horrible but still better than losing a parent - DrayTopTens

5 The Death of a Pet

My hamster recently fell off his cage and we had to take him the hospital! He died. :'(

I love my dog if there a cure to make dog live forever I will buy

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.


This is the same as Death of your child You may not be their biological family, but they'll turn into your family

6 You Receive the Death Sentence

Most countries don't have that

That would be scary! - Neonco31

Stupid court... - Nateawesomeness

Isn’t life in prison an even worse sentence though? You don’t go out right away, you have to struggle through every single day, beaten up, possibly molested, and you stay in there until you die.To me, that’s worse.

7 You Get Diagnosed With a Disease

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! - JoeBoi

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.

Not every disease is bad

All diseases are bad,and most are painful - Nateawesomeness

8 You Have Suicidal Thoughts

I have wanted to kill myself since 3rd grade I have never told anyone as I didn't want people to treat me differently and I felt worthless as I could not live up to what people wanted me to do and lived in the past
and I still have these thoughts as I keep getting bullied at school and cannot tell anyone or they don't hear me. Its been 8 years I have been like this.

I actually have suicidal thoughts and it is the worst thing ever every single day I cry, I cry myself to sleep, I have panic attacks, and I am a animal lover and animal lover are more emontional which makes it hard for me because a lot of animals died in my life and its horrible to lose someone you love and I go to therapy and my therapist said she would rate me of how bad I am depressed a 10 out of 10 and honestly I don't care anymore and I am only 11!

This means that you find no point in life, which is really sad. Usually, this is caused by one of the other things on this list.

I've had them occasionally. I don't like much in life, so that's why.

9 You Break 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.

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


My bff left me...

10 You Go to Prison

It's like being caged,I hate prison - Nateawesomeness

Sure, but what if you deserved it? - Userguy44

The Contenders

11 Death of a Grandparent

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. - Misfire

lost my dads mum and dad, thankfully not my mums

Rip to mi abuelo :(

12 You Get Bullied

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...

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

Everybody gets bullied at one point

Bullies are hard to handle with,but I know how to get them out of my way - Nateawesomeness

13 Loving Somebody Who Doesn't Love You Back

I have loved several people (not giving my gender but I am straight) but nobody has ever loved me back :(

I feel ugly all the time. I just know no one will love me.;(

14 Having Abusive Parents

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

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

I hate it when kids have to deal with this horrible crap! - DrayTopTens

I have a parent that emotionally abuses me

15 The Death of a Sibling

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.

This should be #3 while #1 and #2 are death of a parent and death of your child - DrayTopTens

You were connected by blood and you were always there for each other and seeing them die is like watching a puppy suffering in pain

hasn’t happened but as much as we argue I’d hate hate hate hate it

16 When You Miss Your Childhood but You Know You Can Never Go Back

I love the past in my childhood! :'(

I hate everything about my life now, my childhood was great ;(

17 Your Crush Hating You

This is one of the saddest experience in my school year! :'(

18 Death of a Best Friend

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

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

I'm sorry and yet that's tough besides my best died of a car crash - Yoshidude

hasn’t happened to me but I know I would hate it as I cried when I couldn’t see her for 2 weeks as she was on holiday, she gets me through everyday

It would suck to lose a close friend

19 Seeing Your Father Cry for the First Time

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 - Misfire

This should really be added.

That is very sad and gay

saw it the day before he passed, it broke my heart completely

20 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.

Dad*, in my case. - Cuddlez1

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

21 Your Parents Get Killed in Front of You

This happened in a book I read once and ten years later the child was still Suffering from flashbacks and nightmares, she couldn't sleep that whole time. it didn't help that her sister died too.

If my parents ever die, I will have to kill myself - DrayTopTens

Then you can become Batman

I would cry my heart out..

22 Miscarriage
23 Separated from Your Best Friend

Happened to me a few years ago, we still meet and say we are bff's but I don't know anymore :(

I will always find a way to find my BFF.

I'm about to be seperated from my best friend

my best friend might be going to boarding school, she’s still not sure yet and she don’t wanna go but that’s life

24 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?

I am a disappointment on several levels

We’re all disappointments we rarely are ever rich or successful as we wallow away in your self hatred

25 Coming Out to Your Parents

I hated it but I love girls

Yes 100% I can't tell my mother that I’m bisexual ever goodbye now

26 Abuse of Animals


27 Being Depressed

I am depressed and it leads me to be suicidal and I see how I effect people around me

This will ruin your life drive away your friends and end your life

I know. I always fell this way.

it’s the worst feeling

28 Not Turning in Your Homework on Time

Not that sad compared to the other things on the list - DrayTopTens

Oof, simply make an excuse. - Cuddlez1

29 Having Dreams Crushed

my dream was for my kids to have the best grandad ever but he’s gone :((

30 Not Getting to See Some of Your Friends at School

I am depressed, leading me to only care about my friends so when I don't see them at school I'm very sad

31 Pets Killed In Pounds

Yeah... PETA!

32 All the People You Love Dying

Why would it not be sad for everyone you love not to die. I would be so sad if my dogs died.

I would die to.. I can't handle the pain..

I need them

33 Losing Someone Very Close

Yes this happened to me when my Dad's best friend who I call Uncle Tom passed away - DrayTopTens

I know what this is like due to me losing many people who are close to me

My friends had left me because I am different. :'(

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

34 The Person You Love the Most Turns Against You

Happened to me today, trying to distract myself... - ForestFeline

Its hard seeing the person who you spent most of you life with just abandon you, leave you,... forget about you :(

35 Seeing a Cartoon of a Dying Pet
36 Getting AIDS
37 Death of a Spouse
38 Being Put Up for Adoption

I would neverl ove anyone who was not my real parents or family.

Cryin irl man

I just can’t imagine the thoughts young or old of just being given away and so unwanted God bless to all of you who have been.

39 Constantly Being Silenced by Your Government
40 A Divorce

One with abuse

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) - Cuddlez1

41 Going to War and Losing Your Unit to a Failed Country

Dammit if this happens, I’d be scarred forever, with the ever binding feeling of a weight on my shoulders that can never be released.

Has to be in top ten, Especially if you’re the only one who survived thoughts

42 Being Separated from Your Home Country for Most of Your Life

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.

43 Being Infertile or Unable to Make a Child

Well, raising a child is hard work and requires a lot of responsibility anyway. - JoeBoi

I can't explain but only I can say is...u will die in this world without any legacy from you and no one will continue the things that u started

44 Being Friends with Benefits

When you have a friend with benefits, it can lead to a relationship then that person will ruin your heart and crush your dreams.

45 Meeting Your Mom
46 You Get a Life Sentence to Prison

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

47 You Get Tied Up and Have to Watch a Cute Puppy Get Tortured to Death with a Chainsaw While They Make Extremely Loud Crying Noises

I would cry until I have no tears left in my eyes if I had to watch that! - DrayTopTens

That's.. really specific...?

48 Not Being Able to Enjoy a Vacation

That was me in 2016

49 Getting Shot
50 Born with Disability
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