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I Had to Say Goodbye to My Best Friend

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    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 very well and became quite close over the course of two years or so.  I came to love and respect him.  I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3, 2008

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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 problems and she has choosen to withdraw and she doesn't have time to talk to me anymore. Its so sad what shes had to go thru and I...
    Mysticalrevan Mysticalrevan 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2009

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    He's In Heaven Now=/

    three years ago, my best friend died of cancer. he was 13. i still miss him, but i know he's not in pain anymore. i said goodbye to him and he died the next day while i was at school. they pulled me out of Spanish and they told me he had gone, so i was excused from school for the...
    JJJeWWWy JJJeWWWy 16-17, F Nov 23, 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 to say goodbye to her, her 11 month old son ( which I have been around his entire life), and her husband which is also a good...
    Kuffs150 Kuffs150 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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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.  But for the past several months everytime I talk to my best friend she sounds like she has not interest in me or my conversation. ...
    beagleblue beagleblue 36-40 4 Responses May 15, 2009

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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 hurts. However, being on the other side of the fence this time, the pain of having somebody creep over your personal life and making you feel...
    adlucem adlucem 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    It's been a long time

    since my best friend and I had ended our friendship. She was the most caring person that I know and the most crazy of all. Everyday we chat, talk to each other and tell each other what's really in our heart. But like other best friends we also got to the point where problems...
    Guin2ne1 Guin2ne1 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2014

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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 do is keep saying what if! Well F*** the what if's! I can't take it I just can't take it. 
    tks tks 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 4, 2008

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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 seeing her and spending time with her even if we sat in silence.i use to even lye next to her as we slept.i...
    freeangel freeangel 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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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 2 amazing little girls. It's been nearly 2 years now and still I cannot believe. I was forced to say goodbye...
    eoco eoco 26-30, F Jul 20, 2010

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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 own.  We tried to make it work and be able to stay friends but it just hurt us both too much.  I'm so sad and it will be so hard not hearing his...
    Brenda4122 Brenda4122 41-45 3 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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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 really.  Usually it just happens on it own. Naturally, people just grow apart and take different paths.  This time it was different.  Not to long ago...
    Kuffs150 Kuffs150 31-35, F Aug 9, 2011

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    Other way around in my case. My best friend just confessed to me over the weekend that's she's in love with me. I have a boyfriend whom I love very much. She hates him though...
    Whitetrick15 Whitetrick15 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Ok story time. So me and my beef have known each other since I can remember being in school. And i don't even know what our relationship was until middle school it was something...
    Lightnbug Lightnbug 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I have a boyfriend for almost a year by now, and everytime we say goodbye to each other, i always tend to cry. A lot. One moment was when we went on a date on my birthday. We...
    mushroomkun mushroomkun 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I'm about to say goodbye to my boyfriend because he wanted to go back to his country. I cant stop him because i know he has already decided. I know this for a few months already...
    yuwinokito yuwinokito 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I am 22 years old. Until almost a year ago, I had never had a girlfriend. Unfortunately, this relationship only lasted a month, but that was the greatest month in my life. Today...
    charlesrook charlesrook 18-21 3 days ago

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    My friend and I became best friends four to five years ago, when we were in primary school. It started when she started going to the same tutorial center as me and we just drifted...
    rosyvision rosyvision 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    She used to be my best friend but I don't consider her my best friend anymore. I think she still sees me as her's, probably because I'm a good friend to her but she's not a good...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I always hated when people would say you can't have a best friend of the opposite gender because it always ends in a bad relationship. I was lucky enough to have met my best friend...
    silence3412 silence3412 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Met this girl on a forum several years ago. We clicked instantly and I honestly never had such a close friendship with a girl in my life before. I didn't think it was possible to...
    TarikP TarikP 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Seriously. I do. I really, really do. I just think guys would be amazing to hang around with cause I guess I kind of have more of a male brain than a female brain. I don't get...
    StormyWish StormyWish 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    So first of all its a girl I met online two years ago. We live almost 2000 kilometers away. We never really thought we would be more than friends. But we have been calling and...
    EternalSolitude EternalSolitude 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Yeah I do, she always knows how to cheer me up! I've been friends with her ever since Nursery! Just over 14 years, yeah we've had our ups and downs but that's what some best...
    SarahDotCom SarahDotCom 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Since I was young, I usually played outside on my own in the country. Then moved to the city. I made some friends but I was always the tag along. Then in teen years, I had...
    willowofthewoods willowofthewoods 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was 2 minutes too late to the hospital to say goodbye to my dad. That has stayed with me every minute of every day for the past 10 years.
    gabbs22 gabbs22 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Not that kind of 'LOVE' actually. I am just love him because he always there for me when i need motivation and support. We never declared that we are best friend, but what we had...
    DolceeVita DolceeVita 18-21, F Jun 29

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    We had been best friends for 5 years when he confessed he has feelings for me.i didn't love him back so i told him that i only think of him as a friend and we can't be more than...
    Hafizamassoud Hafizamassoud 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Today I was informed that a close friend of our family past away, I feel bad because I didn't say goodbye while he was still alive.
    MillerMac MillerMac 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    Well I can say that having your lover as your best friend is the ideal but in my experience if you start as best friends it's not always a good idea to change it into a lover...
    roes55 roes55 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I had this one really good friend since the very beginning of freshman year in high school (Maia), eventually we got closer and I got to meet her family, she had a sister which was...
    Himmydimmy Himmydimmy 16-17, M Jun 26

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    I had a best friend. I have close friends now, friends that I consider best friends but that aren't really. She was my best friend for seven years and then she grew distant. My...
    Jewels10022 Jewels10022 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I am male and single---I had the same best friend for over 30 yrs---We knew everything about each other always travelled together every summer--It was not sexual--but it was a...
    1000highland 1000highland 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    There was Martinique, Shaynece, Adrianna, Tanisha, My preschool besty who's name I can't remember. My kindergarten besty who's name started with a J. The last time I had a best...
    theprettysideofugly theprettysideofugly 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I had a best friend... I will never understand why me and this guy I know will always share the same pain... Hell is what we make it he says. But yes... I had one. She was kind...
    KaguyaSumeragi KaguyaSumeragi 16-17, F Jun 25

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    when I was little my great grandmother took care of me and when she was dying and evertualy died I didn't get to say goodbye
    loneleyboy loneleyboy 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    Saying goodbye hurts the most when the book is closed before the story ends
    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    My lover is my best friend, but it is a mess. Where to begin, and it will be a bit lengthy. I will call him D and we met when we were 11. It has been the same bond since we first...
    dfclifton55 dfclifton55 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I find that if I leave without saying goodbye, I leave a chance for life to happen and possibly people might find their way back into my life later. Goodbyes are difficult because...
    diegojdiaz diegojdiaz 18-21, M Jun 24

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    I feel guilty that I couldn't say goodbye to my father properly before he left for his heavenly abode. Although I talked to him in his last moment, he was in a state of coma...
    miru1 miru1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    It happened 4 years ago, and it didn't start really hurting until like a week ago.. in 2011 I lost someone who was very close to me, she was my big cousin and she was only 12...
    Jerseyboi Jerseyboi 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 24

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