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I Hate Saying Goodbye

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    But I Always Seem to Have to Do It....

    There is always another goodbye waiting around the corner. Whether I want them to leave or not, I never ever get a say because I never leave first. Nor would I, because I believe that if you love someone, if you care about their happiness & their life, then you stick it out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7, 2009

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    My 3 Little Babies

    I love my baby Sarah,baby Madison,and another baby on the way! I love them till death<3333 I don't want/ like to say goodbye. Because I love them all so much!!! :)))) I love being a Daddy<3333 :))))) though I do have to work.. I would much rather be home talking to them...
    HerNaughtyNaughtyBoy69 HerNaughtyNaughtyBoy69 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2013

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    wallflower365 wallflower365 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Ode To William "billy" Smith

    I had a neighbor when I was a little girl: The Sweetest man that you ever would meet. His name was William Smith. Known by some as Billy but to me simply Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith was so cool. I used to go to church with him and he used to take me, some cousins, and friends trick or...
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    I Just Said Goodbye

    Last night I watched my bro pack his bags and do his final kit checks.  He goes away all the time but this is different, he's going to war again and the risk of him not coming back is very real. There aren't many times that I will break tradition and actually hug...
    Pricey Pricey 26-30, M 18 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Even Little Goodbyes Hurt

    I hate saying goodbye to someone I love romantically, even for the evening. It's so bad that I often spend the damn time together, when I should be joyous, dreading the damned farewell.
    Thaliafenice Thaliafenice 31-35, F Sep 15, 2013

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    "Some of us think holding on makes us strong;

    but sometimes it is letting go."
    Loveuloveme Loveuloveme 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Move On I Have Made My Decision..

    ​I know me and her click in so many ways, we are in to the same things but she makes me feel vulnerable and i don't like that. She clouds my judgment and i don't like that either, and i hate the way she flirts with people always has done. We may have a lot in common even down...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Oct 4, 2013

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    "If You Love Someone,

    Set Them Free. If They Come Back They’re Yours" Oh Daddy what am I doing? Mum misses you so much . I never really understood heartache until now or how much you loved your girl who you met at the pictures and shared your licorice with. She so wants to be with you...
    Luna47 Luna47 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    My Airport Goodbye With Bobfrost ..

    I feel like I am writing backwards as far as time goes because I want to write about all the things I got to experience with my BFF Bobfrost on my visit to New York City but I wanted to capture the essense of our departure while it is fresh in my mind. It started at 9:20am...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 16 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    Tomorrow

    I'm going back home.   I'm not going to say goodbye to anyone except probably my roommate.   I like it better that way.  For me to just fade out into obscurity. I don't want anyone to miss me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    I Chose Not To Choose

    Last night was the worst night of my life, i was all alone it was raining hard. I lied on my bed trying to sleep, my eyes were closed but my mind couldn't rest. I woke up in the morning feeling weak. I hate this.(2) im so sorry i decided to cut you off of my life, i know there...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 27, 2013

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    That's why I don't say it.

    I say goodnight because goodbye means forever. </3
    livefuckingstrong livefuckingstrong 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    A Select Few

    I have several EP friends that are in my RL.  It doesn’t matter whether I am on here or not those persons call me and we talk for hours and sometimes we spend time face to face chatting.  It is so hard to say good bye to these guys and it always leaves me just a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 16 Responses May 8, 2008

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    Goodbye

    Well, this may or may not be forever... I don't know.... I have learnt a lot of new things and made a lot of new friends ! And maybe it's time to leave those friends behind.... I don't know, but I highly doubt ill leave you guys forever!! Anyways, ill be back in a couple of...
    Accountgone Accountgone 13-15 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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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 all in the next world!it may seem like givin up to u but it's called relief to me!goodbye!xxxxx
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    It Was Supposed to Be " See You Later "...

    I remember you... I remember everything. Every word, every sigh, even our last kiss... The one that was supposed to say "See You Later" instead of goodbye. Remember me, for some part of me will always rule a distant kingdom with you.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 1 Response May 7, 2009

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    I've Never Been Good At Goodbyes.

    Goodbye is just so final. To me, goodbye is like saying "I'll never see you again, (or for a very long time) but I hope we're parting on good terms". A death, a departure, the end of a phone call or message, ahhh, It's just so hard. A friend you have to say goodbye to, because...
    trytostealthisname trytostealthisname 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    He leaves for training in July.

    How the **** I'm gonna not have a mental break down, I have no idea. I'm dreading it. Three months without him. Thirteen weeks. Ninety one days. Countless hours of him being on my mind and all of this while I'm starting my senior year and my step dad is getting out of jail. I'm...
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Hiding My Emotions

    Saying goodbye is never easy and it is not something that you can get used to - no matter how often you say it. My father lives in another country and I only see him 5-6 times a year for about 6-7 days. Therefor we often say "goodbye" to each other. Over the years I have become...
    itsallmeee itsallmeee 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2011

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    Goodbyes....

    I hate saying goodbye and for extremely good reason. I feel sometimes that I should never say goodbye to someone because something bad will happen. Whenever I have said goodbye to a dying relative, they have died within a 24 hour range of me saying goodbye :l I dont care when it...
    Idealizer Idealizer 16-17, F Apr 14, 2013

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    This Isn't Goodbye, Even As I Watch You Leave

    Goodbye is such a horrible word when it could be goodbye forever. I hate ending relationships that are positive. Most of my goodbyes have been with friends and therapists and it's so hard to let go of them.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 30, 2008

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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 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 message over and over again and it helps me a lot knowing why I did what I had to do.
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 16-17, F a week ago

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    Good-bye

    I hate saying good-bye to people, It always feels as if I'm never going to see them. I feel so awkward when I have to say good-bye and I definitely tend to stall people before they have to leave. It's almost the end of my fall semester in Uni, and at the beginning of the semester...
    jaque17 jaque17 18-21, F Nov 18, 2012

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    And I Always Have to Say Goodbye

    I work with volunteers from all over the world, so they come and leave...it's really hard but that's part of my job and my life: learning how to say good bye...and living with the feeling!...but I confess I prefer to say "see you soon" even when that can be a "...
    chispita chispita 26-30, F Feb 9, 2008

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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. And 99% of the group knew before me. Yesterday I cried over the phone. I cried at home. I-- I mean we feel Lost and torn...
    rachieu rachieu 18-21, F Mar 20

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 2, 2013

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    2 Crystal, Amaury And All My Other Friends

    Can you tell by my tears that I will remember it all. ..I'm Sorry
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    I was on tears the other day

    when my friend left for Blackpool I hugged her like a 1000 times I love and miss her so much
    mrsastonmerrygold mrsastonmerrygold 13-15, F Mar 2

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    Goodbye's the Saddest Word

    "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)"  Celine Dion Mama You gave life to me Turned a baby into a lady Mama All you had to offer Was the promise of a lifetime of love Now I know There is no other Love like a mother's love for her child And I know A love...
    findinme findinme 46-50, F Feb 5, 2008

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    It's See You Later

    Well i'm not a negative person or anything but I hate saying goodbye. So when I go to work and i'm leaving I tell my kids and husband see you later. Because its like your saying goodbye forever so I just want to keep a positive attitude on life.
    jessepa1 jessepa1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    My Goodbye

    Im leaving now, the 4th april 2013 around 5pm swedish time Im leaving for a thew weeks to one or two months. Why you might ask. Let me tell you.   I need to focus on shifting and school. I remember when I was like 10 and I wanted to prove that I can be better then my siblings in...
    Shadowscar Shadowscar 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    I'm sad to say but I'm leaving the EP by the

    end of the weekend. I've looked through many of the experiences and it is just not what I'm searching for. Maybe I have no clue to what I'm looking for and that is the problem. Being an introvert, I do not feel comfortable with this. If anyone reads this, I hope you continue...
    JG5555 JG5555 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    Goodbye is so permanent.

    That is why I say anything but it! You can't say goodbye unless you never want to see that person again...
    Roseoverboard Roseoverboard 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Goodbyes ;(

    I never like saying goodbye to people, especially when I want to see them again. Goodbyes seem like that's going to be it forever...that I'm never going to see or hear from them again.. I only use goodbyes on people who I don't want to see again.
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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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 am leaving EP epeeps.

    ..It was a pleasure interacting with you. I have said my personal goodbye to those i could...if i've missed out someone, i am sorry. Been a pleasure knowing you guys :) Unlearn
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 31

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    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Saying Goodbye

    Having to say goodbye to anyone that means something to you is one of the hardest things in life.  What makes it even harder is when you know that you will never see them again.  I am leaving state in 3 days and i am leaving a few people behind that mean so much to me...
    AlwaysRemindinMe AlwaysRemindinMe 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    XDeathTheKidx XDeathTheKidx 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Took Photos

    I hate it so much that last Christmas I actually got the camera out and took photos of everyone as they were just about to leave. I still had to say goodbye, but it helped somehow to have photos of them just before they slipped out of my life again for another week or so.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Jan 23, 2008

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    Boyfriend Is Deploying...

    hello, i come to site because i think their are more women that i've met that are going through waht iam going though. well just to recap i met my boyfriend march 30th 2008 well we are still together and going strong. he joined the army last year 2009 and left for bootcamp...
    armygirlfriend45 armygirlfriend45 18-21 Aug 1, 2010

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    Hey everyone! (Talking to my friends btw) just

    wanna say that I'm leaving this app and stuff...blah, blah, blah, love you guys and blah, blah, blah (as you can tell, I'm not great with words) but seriously. I'm going to miss u weird and creepy people :0 uh, bye...I guess.
    Pastelcats Pastelcats 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    Goodbye Just Sounds So Final

    Having only afew friends where i live,i hate saying "goodbye".It sounds like they are or i am leaving forever.I like saying "cach u later"or "see u later"or "bye,take care".But if it is someone who has pissed me off,i will say "gooood-bye" and just walk off.They sometimes get the...
    cindyloulove cindyloulove 56-60, M Oct 27, 2011

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    What Is A Goodbye.

    What is a goodbye?To me, a goodbye is the end of a journey together ... going our separate ways. Not necessarily something final for the rest of my life, as we may meet again if the road comes together again in the future.Goodbyes can mean my current relation with you is no...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 18 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    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'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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    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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    I feel like I've just been kind of mini-abandoned. Even if you have to go suddenly, it's not that hard to send "gtg"
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Im honna log off of here and deleate this in a few weeks srry if u enjoyed my time * tears *
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F Apr 2

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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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    EP thank you for everything you have done for me. I love you. You helped me through the hardest time in my life. I'm not sure where to go from here but I know GOD will help lead...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F Apr 7

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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 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't say sorry unless I mean it. So I always just try to do the right thing.
    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M a week ago

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    Finally!! I said goodbye!! And i feel so great now^^ i know deep in my heart it still feels hurt, but its okay~ i think this hurt its part of saying goodbye to him.. I just can...
    Sk203 Sk203 18-21, F Apr 7