Top Ten Saddest Things That Can Happen In Life


The Top Ten

1 The Death of a Parent

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!

Especially if it's your Mum.

Almost every thing on this list, I can relate to

2 You Suffer a Painful Death

Horrible but still better than losing a parent - DrayTopTens

I don't want to do that!

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.

3 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


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

I am not a mom, but I think that should be in top 3 - artigone

4 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

To be rapped until you are dead

Puts you at risk for aids or pregnacy, - Nateawesomeness

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

5 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.

6 The Death of a Pet

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

When my dog died I cried till my eye lids were bleeding


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

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 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 Go to Prison

Sure, but what if you deserved it? - Userguy44

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

9 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.

It does a number on everyone around you

I am very suicidal due to my autism

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!

10 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

Ha I agree

The Contenders

11 You Get Bullied

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

Getting bullied will commit you suicide.

12 Loving Somebody Who Doesn't Love You Back

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

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

13 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

Rip to mi abuelo :(

14 Having Abusive Parents

I have a parent that emotionally abuses me

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

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.

15 The Death of a Sibling

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

16 Death of a Best Friend

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

My friend Luke died in 2014 (sobs hysterically! )

It would suck to lose a close friend

That’s what happened to my dad. His best friend who I call Uncle Tom passed away :( - DrayTopTens

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

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

18 Your Crush Hating You
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

That is very sad and gay

This should really be added.

20 Your Parents Get Killed in Front of You

Then you can become Batman

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

21 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

22 Abuse of Animals
23 Being a Disappointment

I am a disappointment on several levels

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

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

Well I’m 18 I’ve been called a disappointment my entire life everyone doesn’t know what it’s like to be shutdown by others or your own parents by being called a disappointment

24 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

25 Separated from Your Best Friend

I'm about to be seperated from my best friend

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

26 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

27 Having Dreams Crushed
28 Pets Killed In Pounds

Yeah... PETA!

29 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

30 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

31 Seeing a Cartoon of a Dying Pet
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.

33 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 :(

34 Death of a Spouse
35 Getting AIDS
36 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

37 Constantly Being Silenced by Your Government
38 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

39 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.

40 Meeting Your Mom
41 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...?

42 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

43 Being Put Up for Adoption

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.

44 Not Being Able to Enjoy a Vacation

That was me in 2016

45 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

46 Miscarriage
47 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.

48 You Get a Life Sentence to Prison
49 Getting Shot
50 Born with Disability
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