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Today, when my dad asked me how I got the bruises on my arm, I realized he really doesn’t remember hitting me when he was drunk last night. MMT

#17652 (2) - Jun 20, 2013 by lookingup - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (524) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, it’s not the obvious physical and emotional abuse that surprises me; it’s the fact that we raised our daughter in a healthy home and she keeps running back to him despite all this abuse. MMT

#17647 (4) - Jun 18, 2013 by JLRZ - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (329) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, I woke up from an afternoon nap on my 88-year-old mom’s couch to find out that while we were both napping together, she passed away peacefully next to me in her sleep. MMT

#17646 (2) - Jun 17, 2013 by imissyou - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (661) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, her final words were, “Please take care of our three beautiful boys.” MMT

#17645 (0) - Jun 17, 2013 by Noah - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (456) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I learned that a girl I know who is two years older than me is being made fun of in her high school because of the prosthetic leg she has to wear due to her battle with cancer. I was heartbroken imagining anyone mocking someone in her situation, especially someone who has been my hero for years. MMT

#17644 (2) - Jun 16, 2013 by Taylor - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (486) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today my son died. Yesterday he was born. These two days represent the saddest and happiest days of my life, respectively. MMT

#17640 (3) - Jun 15, 2013 by JTucker - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (652) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, I turned 30 and I found out that my father was in Vietnam. He never talked about it or even gave the slightest hint he was in that war. His uniform is packed in the back of his attic, and he says he's spent most of his life trying to forget all the horrors he had to endure in the war. MMT

#17634 (1) - Jun 12, 2013 by mary7 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (384) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my husband and I laughed together non-stop for almost five hours straight as we reminisced about all the good times we’ve been through together in a conversation that began after my doctor looked at me and said, "The bleeding in your abdomen can’t be stopped. There’s not much more we can do for you." MMT

#17628 (2) - Jun 9, 2013 by Tammy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (869) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, one of my dying elderly patients begged me to stop helping her and instead use the rest of her Medicare insurance money to help her sick great granddaughter who is very ill and without medical insurance. I wish I could. MMT

#17627 (0) - Jun 8, 2013 by Hmm - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (529) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, a drunk driver, my youngest son, killed my oldest son. My oldest son was in my youngest son’s passenger seat. MMT

#17622 (0) - Jun 6, 2013 by SS - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (448) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, as he kissed me under my umbrella in the pouring rain and then ran off to his car, I had no clue those would be my final moments with him and the final moments of his life. MMT

#17621 (1) - Jun 5, 2013 by crushed - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (601) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, an hour after she left me at the standing in Times Square heartbroken, she sent me a text message that read, “When you asked me to marry you, I said no. Not because I don't love you, but because my initial reaction is that it's easier than having my heart shattered again someday.” MMT

#17620 (1) - Jun 5, 2013 by AJay.V - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (341) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, what I miss the most about my mom are the little motherly tips she'll never be able to teach me again... and just knowing she was alive and well, and there to listen and love. MMT

#17616 (0) - Jun 3, 2013 by kwee7 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (282) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, the gunshot in our house at midnight was the sound of my deadbeat father giving up. MMT

#17613 (2) - Jun 1, 2013 by BigLoser - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (557) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, my sister’s Facebook profile has well over 3000 postings from friends and family. Before she passed away last year, there were exactly 9 posts from the same people. MMT

#17608 (1) - May 30, 2013 by AnaBanna - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (435) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, like I have every day for the last year, I worked longer hours than I had to just to avoid going home to an abusive spouse. MMT

#17605 (7) - May 28, 2013 by lalala - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (426) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I finally lost my tempter and screamed at my sister for treating her children like she does. It just kills me inside that she doesn’t make time for them, that she doesn’t go out of her way to raise them… that she doesn’t love her own daughters the way I love them. MMT

#17602 (0) - May 27, 2013 by Liz - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (377) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, while all my friends were at our high school graduation, I sat at the hospital waiting for my dad to pass on peacefully. MMT

#17600 (1) - May 26, 2013 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (485) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, while I was taking more shots of tequila with my friends in celebration my 30th birthday, my 21-year-old little brother was dying of alcohol poisoning back at my apartment where I left him because he was too drunk to come out to join us at the bar. MMT

#17597 (3) - May 24, 2013 by humanwreck - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (609) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, 26 years after her passing, my wife is still the last person I think about before I fall asleep each night, and often the first person I think about when I wake up. MMT

#17593 (0) - May 22, 2013 by brett - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (558) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

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