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Today, one of my psychotherapy patients ended his life despite all the impressive progress I thought we made over the past year. I thought I had already saved his life. MMT

#17743 (1) - Aug 15, 2013 by Amazed - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (464) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I immediately texted back, “LOL!” when he found her incoherent on the bathroom floor and, in a panic, sent me a text that his phone auto-corrected to: "She took all the pools!" And now we’re sitting here in the ICU waiting room and wondering why. MMT

#17739 (2) - Aug 12, 2013 by MaddyBalik - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (298) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, when rumors started spreading, he avoided me and started telling everyone at school that he’s a victim of my “gayness.” The only problem is, last Tuesday, out of nowhere, he kissed me first. MMT

#17738 (2) - Aug 12, 2013 by BlueEyed - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (489) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, after my parent's official separation, I held my mom as she cried, and through her tears she said, "The hardest thing in life is simply letting go of what you thought was real, but never really existed." MMT

#17737 (1) - Aug 11, 2013 by pala - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (412) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, a 16-year-old patient in the cancer treatment ward asked me how my day was. I said, “It’s a long one, but going OK.” He quickly replied, “I wish I could say the same. This disease and these medications exhaust me, and keep making my days shorter and shorter.” MMT

#17736 (0) - Aug 10, 2013 by ChicAF - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (446) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, I finally had my first therapist appointment about my childhood, about 14 years after the last abusive event. We started chronologically. I talked about my first recollection from when I was three. I broke down sobbing and felt like I couldn't breathe. Knowing how much one adult's action can have, even on the youngest of children who they think "won't remember", and having it still affect me at age 26 MMT.

#17735 (2) - Aug 9, 2013 by Netle - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (382) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, I decided that your manipulation was your weakness. You've blamed everyone but yourself, and are truly infected with the lies you make yourself believe. Now, instead of me crawling back to you, and feeling more abuse, I'll let you find someone else to use, cheat, and steal from. And if I get a chance, I will warn them. MMT

#17734 (0) - Aug 9, 2013 by Manipulated - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (269) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, I sent my son a text at 8am as he was driving to school: "You look so handsome today! Be safe! Love, Mom" I had no idea it would become the reason I am at the hospital's ICU right now. "A classic case of texting and driving, the paramedic told me." MMT

#17733 (5) - Aug 8, 2013 by emily - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (511) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, in a fight that ended my respect for my mother, "I heard her say as I ran out the door in tears, "I do want you to be happy. I just want you to date a nice white boy instead." MMT

#17731 (1) - Aug 6, 2013 by sdd - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (449) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, my boyfriend kissed me goodbye for the last time, leaving us both brokenhearted. Yesterday, he told me I was the love of his life. What happened? His parents said they would disown him if he ever came out if the closet. MMT

#17730 (11) - Aug 5, 2013 by samelove - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (546) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, my father's suicide note said I saved his life 20 years earlier when I had my own issues that he felt he needed to help me through. By doing so, he was there to walk me down the aisle on my wedding day, and hold my daughter the day she was born. Although he still eventually succumbed to his depression and the inner demons that caused it. MMT

#17729 (0) - Aug 5, 2013 by Bereaved - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (377) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today is the only date on my only son’s gravestone. MMT

#17728 (1) - Aug 4, 2013 by Jay - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (618) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, I held the love of my life in my arms again while he cried hysterically. He was crying over his wife - the love of his life, who lost her battle with cancer last month. MMT

#17725 (0) - Aug 2, 2013 by losingtime - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (491) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, at 88 years of age, I use a wooden cane to help myself get around. Twenty years ago, my 38-year-old son used that very same cane before he passed on, when he became ill with cancer. MMT

#17723 (0) - Aug 1, 2013 by cilieroed - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (362) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I didn't kiss my mom goodbye like I have every morning… for basically my entire life. I did this on purpose too, because she was annoying me and I thought, "Well it's not like it's going to be my last chance to kiss her...whatever." She died this afternoon before I got home from school from a sudden stroke. MMT

#17721 (3) - Jul 30, 2013 by lonelyone - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (616) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, my 7-year-old daughter asked me, "Mommy, why does daddy always act drunk and hit you?" MMT

#17718 (2) - Jul 29, 2013 by MJ - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (378) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, you've been a stranger for almost a year. I remember everything that you seemed to have forgotten -- the abuse you put me through. How is it that I still look at my phone and wish that I'd see your number calling me? The fact that I still have feelings for you after everything, makes me sick and MMT.

#17716 (2) - Jul 28, 2013 by no one special - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (245) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, my grandma was admitted to the hospital for the 3rd time in a month. So far each time everything turns out okay, but all I can think about is the one phrase that a doctor used to descried her stage of life. The fact that any medical professional would have the nerve to use the term "circling the drain" MMT.

#17715 (1) - Jul 28, 2013 by Granddaughter - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (244) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, four months after the abortion, I still get upset and cry nearly every time I look at the would-be fathers picture, because his life has been completely normal since it happened. MMT

#17714 (4) - Jul 27, 2013 by Ab - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (325) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I met someone who is making $35,000 selling alcohol to minors at a college watering hole. I barely make that in a year as a first year general education professor. MMT

#17709 (1) - Jul 24, 2013 by GoRobb - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (359) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

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