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I Always Have To Say Goodbye

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 131 People

    At Ohare Airport, Post Lollapalooza...

    I am watching them walk away from me now, my closest high school friends, falling in line between the barriers, letting the guards check their backpacks and purses for lighters, scissors, toothpaste and all other weapons of mass destruction. Star bucks in one hand, luggage in the...
    captncannuck captncannuck 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2007

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    Why Did It End This Way Again?

     The love of my life works half way across the country, and I'm stuck here. I've only seen him twice in the last 2.5 years, but I know he's the one... Anyway I had to say goodbye again last night. Hopefully our goodbyes will end soon.
    Kipani Kipani 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2009

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    I really don't like goodbyes, so I just made a rule years ago to say see ya soon and be gone. No use dragging these things out, it only makes things worse.
    pacwoman pacwoman 26-30, F Jan 8, 2007

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    Everytime I End A Conversation...

    Everytime I end a conversation with someone, I have to make sure I have the last word.  Especially on the phone.  I hate it when you hang up without having the last "good-bye".
    mmmcripsybacon mmmcripsybacon 18-21, M Jan 8, 2007

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    "Good" Byes Are The ...

    "Good" byes are the "Best" byes, I guess. Among friends I prefere to say, " Take care, see ya later." Bye seems so officially ended. See ya later, says 'gotta go for now, but I'm still around and thinkin' of you.'  Professionally though, it's...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2007

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    Kvikings102 Kvikings102 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    Usually, Because I Like To Hav...

    Usually, because i like to have the last word.
    sinfulaussie sinfulaussie 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2007

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    Goodbye My Best Friend.

    Goodbye my friend. I never had a chance to say it to you because you left me so abruptly. It was not here, but in real life. I will never forget you and wish things were different. So I say goodbye here and will always think of you daily. I wish I had said the right things to...
    AlnAlli AlnAlli 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    Most Of The Time! ...

    Most of the time! My closest friends and relatives live abroad and we often have to leave each other!!! So, saying goodbye is kind of second nature for me... hurts every time too!!!  
    delighted26 delighted26 18-21, F Jan 8, 2007

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    Always Forever Never Goodbye

    The people we meet everyday..in any situation is all part of some great plan...Like a form off punishment in a way..teasing...maybe destiny playing with us.. maybe ... have you ever meet someone who made your heart flutter, or you had to crane your neck just to see them...
    caroli9 caroli9 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2007

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    Goodbye To You

    Laughter filled this room many times again & again   we’d sit for hours not saying anything at all,words weren’t always needed, somehow we each knew the others thoughts.   Close as sisters, our friendship was deep and true then one day...
    rollercoastergirl rollercoastergirl 22-25, F Oct 21, 2010

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    Pet-Peev

    I always have to say goodbye and finish a conversation or relationship knowing that it's over. When a person leaves a situation without saying "Bye" or something I feel that as rejection or that the person doesn't understand social interactions. From the start of...
    wellversed wellversed 18-21, M Oct 11, 2007

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    Mean Nothing.

    The hardest part of any friendship is when it is time to say goodbye, and even though I wished I could make you stay, I know I got to let you spread your wings and fly. For life is a journey that needs to be travelled and I am certain you'd make it through, I just want you to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8, 2013

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    I'm Very Cognizant That We...

    I'm very cognizant that we may never see each other again. Eventually we all die--them and me. So as much as possible I want to ensure that if they die or I never see them again, I've said "goodbye." I'm also one of those people that always tells the people I love...
    liferiot liferiot 26-30, M Jan 8, 2007

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    I Always Feel The Pain

    I am always the girl who find the guy that makes me feel perfect and special but after i have him i always have to say goodbye for one reason or another like my last realtion ship he went off to college
    Anjelibean Anjelibean 18-21, F Jan 5, 2007

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    Good Bye and Hello

    Ever sence ive been agout 3 or 4 ive been going back and forth form my parents house. It seemed like i was always saying hi and bye to haph of my famly all the time. It just sucks. My mom and her family live in louisiana and my dad and his family live in michigan, so its not like...
    takeawildguess takeawildguess 18-21, M Apr 10, 2007

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    Miss You

    You were always there for me.You always knew just what to say.You always had all the right answers.You were the one who always seemed to have it right.You always saw right through me.You could never fall for my lies.You understood me.Now I need to say goodbye.R.I.P. Keli. I will...
    morrisjey morrisjey 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    It Is Unbelievably Annoying Wh...

    It is unbelievably annoying when people end a conversation, especially on the phone, by simply hanging up to phone.  In person, goodbye can take on many forms, but I still like to say, "goodbye."
    greenninjaix greenninjaix 18-21, M Jan 8, 2007

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    Close.....Open

    I heard somebody said that leaving is easy but saying Goodbye is Not! True!!! In my 33 years of my life, i seldom say goodbye especially if staying is pleasurable...why leave? Fact of life that everybody leaves! Before I like to stay in  a relationship that is so abusive...
    evergreen evergreen 31-35, F Feb 10, 2008

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    Of Course I Always Say Goodbye...

    Of course I always say goodbye.  It would be very rude not to.
    missb missb 26-30, F Jan 8, 2007

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    I'm deleting this account,

    it's just not for me it's nice that all of you guys want to help out and hear other people's problems but that's not me and everyone thinks it is me. I don't know how to help people and if I think you did something stupid I'll call you an idiot lol so yeah obviously I'm not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 4, 2014

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    Sometimes If I'm In A Hurr...

    Sometimes if I'm in a hurry, I won't. Usually, I do, though.
    SnoBunny SnoBunny 16-17, F Jan 8, 2007

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    I Fall For The Ones That Leave

    I tend to fall for the ones I know have to leave and just end up saying goodbye and feeling like crap for it. Last year the guy I fell for as a freshman in high school (now I am a sophomore in college) came home and we just fell in love all over. But I knew he was only going to...
    JennNoble JennNoble 18-21, F Jan 3, 2007

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    "Love Ya Goodbye"

    That's my least favorite way to end a conversation/phone call/etc.  If I'm going to say "I love you," then I say "I love you."  My mom likes to use not responding as a way to remind us when she's mad at us, and that makes me angry and hurt...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2007

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    I Left My Boyfriend Thinking T...

    I left my boyfriend thinking that it was just a simple vacation. We broke up over the phone. I didn't feel compelled to go say goodbye in person.
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel 31-35, F Jan 8, 2007

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    eatmyasslikeacupcake eatmyasslikeacupcake 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    this is damn important, tho it is hard..it is needed.. goodbye is a closure.. which means, a justification and declaration that both need to move on, from each other. And if one...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 4 Responses Mar 6

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    We never had real closure. Other people got in between us and kept us apart. Told us both lies. I hope you didn't believe them - I didn't. But we never got to say a real goodbye so...
    SgrKtn420 SgrKtn420 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    i completely remove you in my life. so yeah. goodbye.
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Why do you leave when I need you the most. I sill miss you even tho you broke my heart. I don't need you anymore but I still want you. I know you will never come back to me so this...
    nekozgirl nekozgirl 13-15, F Mar 12

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    When only a night with the girls will help........have a friend who needs her girls right now, so this song is for her.... Lady Antebellum - Bartender http://youtu.be/_rHuitW9xDc...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 8

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    Be the master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your...
    MrsZacEfron MrsZacEfron 31-35, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am that daughter, wife, sister, mom... I have always been the one to take care of everyone, it has always been my role. I'm the strong one in my family, I have 7 older brothers...
    Backbone44 Backbone44 41-45, F Mar 4

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    I dont know why but he changed a lot. I like to call him " Papi " or if i wanna say hi to him, i say " Aye, Papi " But now he changed a lot, he stopped talking to me and when i...
    annaambrose annaambrose 16-17 Mar 19

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    How boring would life be if we closed our minds to new experiences, people, things? I keep an open mind and an open heart and I'm always open for suggestions!
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    qcrash qcrash 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i don't have many people i can count on, or rely on, including my family lol.. so ive always been on my own ever since i was 16. ive become a strong independent woman thanks to...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago