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I Had to Say Goodbye to My Best Friend

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    I finally made the decision to cut all ties exactly one year after I was diagnosed with depression. I've had people stop communicating with me without good reason, and I know it...
    adlucem adlucem 18-21, F Dec 4, 2013

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    I Said Goodbye to My Best Friend - I didn't want to, but I just felt I had to do it.  It's a long story that goes back 6 years ago, but would take too long to tell it. ...
    beagleblue beagleblue 36-40 4 Responses May 15, 2009

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    Letting You Go Was Harder Than You'll Ever Know - I have had many friends through out my life. People passing through, staying awhile, and then moving on,  Its not anything new...
    Kuffs150 Kuffs150 31-35, F Aug 9, 2011

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    9/11/08 - As I got ready for work that morning the phone rang a memorable song. It was a familiar voice telling me that my friend, my idle, was gone.She was only 40 and left behind...
    eoco eoco 26-30, F Jul 20, 2010

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    Separate Paths - We met in grad school.  We had similar research interests, similar goals, similar tastes in music, and we even drove the same kind of car!  We hit it off...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3, 2008

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    I Had To Say Goodbye To A Love That Just Couldn't Be.. - I fell in love with my best friend- the problem is that we are both married to different people and have families of our...
    Brenda4122 Brenda4122 41-45 3 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    Difficult to Say Goodbye - I've been friends with this girl for a year now and theres just no one like her in the whole world!   Now she is going thru a great deal of...
    Mysticalrevan Mysticalrevan 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2009

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    Yet Again But Not Forever - I have a very dear friend that I had been living with for 2 years and she got me thru the hardest time in my life. Last week I got my own place and had...
    Kuffs150 Kuffs150 31-35, F Sep 29, 2012

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    I"m Sorry But Our Friendship Is Over! - I said good bye and not in a nice way! I'm just frustrated and it's not all you!  It's just not fair that I do all the work and all you...
    tks tks 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 4, 2008

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    I Was The Reason... - A few years ago I had a best friend, he was always there for me like good friends should. He was more like a brother to me though he helped me through...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2011

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    Sadness - having to say goodbye to my best friend was and is still one of the hardest things i have ever done.i felt so close to her.i do not know what happened.i looked forward to...
    freeangel freeangel 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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    My best friend has been in the Navy for almost 3 years now and I'm still not use to it. We've been best friends for almost ten years. We're more like brothers. We even fight like...
    SDJ317 SDJ317 22-25, M Mar 26

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    I may not only love, but be in love with my best friend. I have never been a fan of her boy friend that I unfortunately introduced her to, thinking they would be a quick hook up as...
    EccentricTree EccentricTree 18-21 Mar 25

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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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    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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    Hello everyone. I am 14 years old and you might think this is just the stupidity of teenage hood but I seriously have a problem. So I became friends with my "Beast Friend " 4 years...
    AlexandraMikhailov AlexandraMikhailov 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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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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    okay so first off, im a girl and so is my best friend. we have only known each other for a couple of months because i just recently moved states and schools, well when i first...
    thinkingofaway thinkingofaway 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ​know i am very young, but yes I've fallen in love. so it all started in kindergarten. we instantly connected, he was my best friend over everything. we both had a learning...
    seersh98 seersh98 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Like all cliche stories, mine started out great, but soon got flushed down the toilet. She was beautiful. She was caring. She was funny. She was my best friend. I'd liked her...
    SparkOfHope101 SparkOfHope101 16-17, F Mar 18

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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 wouldn't say I actually hate her. If anything, I'm jealous and hurt. Our parents were friends since before we were born so we grew up together. Inseparable throughout grade...
    Schism7 Schism7 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I have seen this more and more and I don't understand. Best friend -A person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or...
    lovedandadored lovedandadored 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I am head over heals in love with my best friend. Scratch that. I have 2 best friends with whom I am in love. First, there is my husband. We have been through more than any 2...
    staystronglivelong29 staystronglivelong29 26-30, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Unlike most of the stories here on the same subject, absolutely nothing ever happened between me and my best friend: we never dated—nor did anyone ever even suggest it or say we...
    luehdnoea luehdnoea 18-21, M a week ago

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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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    Soul sisters, to be frank - That's me and my bestest best friend, which is what we like to call each other. We've only known each other for about a year and we didn't start of as...
    xxxrina xxxrina 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    We met 20 years ago in nursing school. She was so funny! We were in the same carpool together. She was from Korea but she was adopted at age 9 by an Italian family, and she had the...
    SanitySister SanitySister 41-45, F Mar 25

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    So a few years ago (about 2) I was really close with a friend and they were my "bestfriend" I was soo happy, I had someone I could fully trust and someone I could tell everything...
    farhank14 farhank14 13-15, M Apr 7

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    Before joining college I had a breakup with my 3 years old gf. I joined college hoping I would get over her but my entire first year I have wasted in her thoughts. During summer...
    hymnz hymnz 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    We actually haven't talked for a while . One day we just stopped talking for some strange reason. But this girl was my best friend . We recently just started talking again. It...
    Anonymous13brah Anonymous13brah 16-17, M Mar 20

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    Happened when I was young like really young at the time I didn't understand a single thing going just my friends mum saying to me "honey you won't be seeing Jemma for a long time...
    WhyDoYouThinkYouKnowMe WhyDoYouThinkYouKnowMe 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Maybe hate is too much but… I thing she is not my best friend anymore, I don´t know what to do. I met my best friend 4 years ago and we became friends very quickly, we had fun...
    CaptainMer CaptainMer 16-17 Mar 31

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    I've been dating my boyfriend for a year and a half, and hanging with his friends pretty much the whole time. I haven't really got comfortable with them until recently. See, what...
    edlineuser edlineuser 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    So it started 8 years ago and back then it did not end well. I was with somebody, he was with somebody, and we were both too young and stupid to take what was right in front of us...
    singlemom85 singlemom85 26-30, F Mar 18

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    I recently moved to a new state and started my freshman year of high school. I tried to tell myself going into the school year that I would no longer put up with abusive...
    reillymac reillymac 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    My best friend is great. I love her, and I think she loves me. Till she stopped responding to my snapchats and texts (despite opening them), we would text for 3 hours daily. I want...
    kylalafferty kylalafferty 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I feel extremely guilty even writing this, but I can't keep it to myself anymore. My friend-last year definitively a "best" friend and this year one of my roommates- has become...
    messycrazylife messycrazylife 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Hey everyone.I am 15 years old.Last year I lost my best friend last year.And by lost I mean that she stopped talking to me.We had been best friends since kindergarten and it was...
    inecrazyandhypersensitive inecrazyandhypersensitive 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My best friend is the best. We have gone to high school together and we have been roommates in college for three years (and probably a fourth). We have been through a lot together...
    CAdaPro CAdaPro 18-21, M Mar 20

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    I used to be best friends with a girl all the way from kindergarten, up to a year after graduation. I was there for her through everything. Her uncle dying, having to move, all...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    After being married for many years, I found out my wife ( my ex now as we are divorced for about ten years now) had been cheating on me with a guy who purported to be my best...
    ExperienceDan ExperienceDan 36-40, M 1 Response