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I Had to Say Goodbye to a Loved One

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    I Never Met Her Personally, But I Loved Her As Much As If I Had - I met a girl in florida online. we had talked for a while, it began as every once in a while texts, but quickly...
    abr05 abr05 18-21, M Feb 11, 2012

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    Goodbye Baby Sister -  My sister passed away almost two months ago on March 2nd 2009. She was 18 years old and had downs syndrome  and had gotten cancer for the third...
    auroralee auroralee 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Lost An Uncle/ Hero - a couple years back i lost my uncle. my uncle served in the army and was my hero. the day he died i lost my mind. i became into a person out of control with...
    mreggdrop mreggdrop 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2009

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    :( -  A couple weeks ago... He is going in the marines. I won't see him for four years. He could die. It makes me sad to think about it. I try not to. I'm going to miss him...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    Goodbyes Are So Hard... - Its never easy to say goodbye. It hurts when you say goodbye. And it hurts When you didn't get the chance to say goodbye. But take it from me Someone who...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    Seeing Her For the First Timetac -  So as I had written earlier, I am going to see my sister for the first time after she attempted suicide due to my younger sisters...
    auroralee auroralee 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2009

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    I Lost My Baby - Their was a time when i spent my life in a lost in a drug induced world. I lived in a hallucination, trying to avoid reality because everything going on in my...
    littoria littoria 18-21, F Aug 16, 2012

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    Just Keep Moving - That's what my daddy said was the secret to his long active life at 83.  But, as he was walking across the street to the health club dark & early alone...
    biscuits biscuits 51-55, F Sep 1, 2009

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    My Cousin - Today I had to make my goodbyes to my little cousin. My Uncle had a memorial service this afternoon, and I cried like my soul was being ripped in half. The more I sat...
    Kryuchkova Kryuchkova 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    Lost - I lost my mother Feb of last year to breast cancer.. my father in November to cancer..then to top it all off my cat Lucas died 2 days before Christmas he was only 2...
    pumpkinbritt pumpkinbritt 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    ... - i never got the chance to say goodbye in the past when i have lost love ones, now i am getting that chance, and i am scared. I have already started crying a few times, and i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 6, 2009

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    Eh... I Don't Think I Have Told Anyone About This Story.. But I Will Try... -  I had to say goodbye to my sister about seven months ago.. I believe I have kept this part of my...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 64 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    Just Another Life Experience. - Goodbyes are always hard. But, its even harder when you never even had the chance to say it. Saying goodbye is a two way thing. Both parties...
    mrfloater mrfloater 18-21, M Apr 4, 2012

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    My best friend. She started acting rude to everyone and bulling me. I made excuses until I had enough. I told her how I felt and she hugged me for the last time before we walked...
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Last Call- I just ended what was single handedly the most depressing phone call I've ever had to make. my grandma has been battling lung cancer for several months now and isn't...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    We Didnt Expect To Happen!! - we knew he wasnt doing okay, but we never knew that he was going to be taken away from us. Our hope was alway with him to get recover and clean from...
    sunshine1223 sunshine1223 22-25 Apr 4, 2011

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    I Don't Know If I Can Say Goodbye. - Four weeks ago today my partner left our home to go pick up something from a family member. She rode her motorcyle. It was broad daylight and...
    ihave2believe ihave2believe 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    Goodbye Uncle Larry (3-11-10) And Grandpa Noose (4-29-10) - this was written by some girl its one of my fav poems.. :( It was always plain to seeā€¦ you made me happy through all...
    mac22lover mac22lover 18-21, F Aug 19, 2011

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    I Had Got That Story. Lated Soul - Some years ago I was a student of the British School As you know, it is a network of language courses. I knew about my weakness in foreign...
    michalmos michalmos 26-30, M May 8, 2012

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    God Helped Me Say Goodbye To My Mom - Taking care of an aging parent isn't always a positive experience. It is not easy, and moreso if they're sick. Being the only unmarried...
    kokonutpie kokonutpie 46-50, F Mar 29, 2013

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    Goodbye, Perhaps, But Not Good Bye - I've had to let go of a loved one, yes. I didn't get to say goodbye though and I wish I could at least do that now. Back then, I didn't know...
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    I'll Always Love Him - They called my boyfriend yesterday at his work. They said: " You're ticket is ready. Come pick it up. You're leaving tonight."   "...
    21butterfly 21butterfly 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    The Depth Of Sadness... - Sometimes... Grief can feel like having your heart rubbed down by sandpaper. Earlier this year, I lost my stepfather to the bushfires. I also lost two...
    theredrope theredrope 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    Goodbye :( *poem* - Its never easy to say goodbye. It hurts when you say goodbye. And it hurts When you didn't get the chance to say goodbye. But take it from me Someone who has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2010

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    Never Forgotting And Always In My Heart. - My papa has had cancer for 5 years now, he was a very strong independent man who never relayed on anyone. My papa now, is struggling to...
    Flowergirl124 Flowergirl124 18-21, F Oct 19, 2012

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    Poem... - Its never easy to say goodbye. It hurts when you say goodbye. And it hurts When you didn't get the chance to say goodbye. But take it from me Someone who has been on both...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 16, 2010

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    Why - I just had a really good friend come over to say goodbye. She used to date my brother . See the puppy I'm holding ? He's hers. My brother hurt her so bad that she had to...
    Stargazinggal Stargazinggal 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    My Heart Was Broken For The First Time And It Had Never Really Healed. - My wonderful grandfather passed away on the 11th January 2012. It was only on Christmas day 2011 that my...
    Lauranna Lauranna 18-21 Apr 29, 2012

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    So Many Loved 1s - lost a lot of people in my short life......my cousin paul who lived wid me died wen i was 13....was the first frunral i'd eva bin too, didnt stop there tho, coz...
    Gemzthatsme Gemzthatsme 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    2 Months Feels Like Forever -  Saturday marks the two month anniversary since my little sisters death. I hate using the word anniversary but I don't know what else...
    auroralee auroralee 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    My Goodbye - Okay so after all that has happened between us i have finally decided to say goodbye. Yes we were madly in love yes we could not keep our hands off each other and yes...
    justlikejessejames justlikejessejames 36-40, M 9 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    3 Times... - My great-grandmother died in 2001.   My aunt (who i was VERRRRRY close with) died in 2005, and 14 days later-my grandmother died. So yeah-i'm no stranger to...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    Grandpa - Your words were always wise and truthful. And lately Ive been thinkin of you and the stories you used to tell me. The other day an old couple and their granddaughter...
    Katarina2012 Katarina2012 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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    Lost My Aunty - Lost my aunty 1 year ago today and iam not coping good. Iam glad that she isn't suffering anymore but I just wish I could hear her laugh see her face and cuddle...
    gamerchick03 gamerchick03 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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    I hate goodbyes. I'm terrible at them. And goodbyes mean permanent. If I say goodbye to you then we are deffo done. I prefer the phrase "just not here right now"
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I don't want to. I never want to say goodbye. It's the hardest thing in the world to do. Goodbyes seem so permanent, so endless. I hate goodbye's because they hurt. A piece of me...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's so hard to say goodbye after 6 years. He ****** up badly and lied for 3 years. The day he admitted the truth was the day my wall went up and hasn't come down since. It's the...
    inloveyetincomplete inloveyetincomplete 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I hate saying goodbye but this time I must! I'm going to a place of no pain and suffering I'm going to a place of peace and comfort!take care all u fellow ep fans I hope to see u...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I don't like saying goodbye. Even if it you're going to see that person the next day, the word 'goodbye' just seems to final, like you're putting an end to it forever.
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm saying goodbye. I probably won't be back for a very long time..
    AnAngelWithoutHerWings AnAngelWithoutHerWings 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    So, last night, I had a dream that one of my friends were having a panic attack. I tried to help him, but I couldn't help him... Does anyone know what this means?
    maisymeatsix maisymeatsix 13-15, F Apr 6

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    To all my EP friends, I bare thee farewell. Some people aren't equipped with the proper tools to handle how rough life can get... I'm afraid, I am one of those people. I have had...
    oxoAlbertaoxo oxoAlbertaoxo 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Last night, i dreamt my mom died. But its strange cuz she said goodbye first before she ride a car and go. Me and my dad were really sad. I've dreamt my mom died 3 times now. Some...
    MelodyInMyHead MelodyInMyHead 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I finally deleted you, you know? All that time & energy wasted on listening to your LIES. I think the reason you "disappeared" is because lies are simply too hard to keep up and...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F Apr 4

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    Im leaving EP. Im sorry...my account will be gone in the next 48 hours. I just want to say you've all been great but its time for me to move on. No one needs me anymore.
    ImAlittleLost09 ImAlittleLost09 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I keep rereading the messages I wrote to a close friend and I can't stop rereading it. I do miss him very much but I want to stop but then again I don't want too. I reread the...
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    After ten years I think it's time to go. I stayed thinking maybe one day she would figure it/me out.
    Whodidimarry Whodidimarry 26-30, M Mar 20

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    Yesterday I was told that my friend and a hint of a crush was leaving for a new country. Our small group of friends have become quiet without him. I was the last one to be told...
    rachieu rachieu 18-21, F Mar 20

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    Even here...ive lost some people who became important. It reminds me that despite our vows to always remain for each other, one day .....all will be parted. I love my friends..
    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M Apr 3

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    I have just found out that one of my EP friend has passed away.He was a lovely,kind man who truly cared for others.I do not know the circumstances of his passing. He will be sadly...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    i was twelve, and was coming up to my first year in high school. i was absolutely dreading my first day at a new school, because i had never been the new girl before. the only...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 16-17, F 3 days ago