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I Lost My Cousin to a Drunk Driver

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    I'll try and make this short and simple. Actually I think it might do me some good to get it out, and vent, at some point in your life you need to "heal & move on", and I think it's time I start to try. My cousin - down to earth, brilliant, caring, loving, funny...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    Never Forget

    "That was my normal Saturday night," is all I could think for months after Valerie was killed.My 23 year old cousin lost her life to a drunk driver about a year ago.  The worst part is that all my friends do the exact same thing she did that night.  I...
    dirtluvingal dirtluvingal F 4 Responses Mar 16, 2006

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    You Are Not Forgotten

    It was August 5, 1995, I was awoken to my best friend beating on my door with the news of my cousin being in a car accident that took his life. He was 23, had recently been disharged from the Navy due to an arm injury. He was going to college and had 2 jobs. And most importantly...
    ridemyrollercoaster ridemyrollercoaster 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Well tonight is gonna be good for getting drunk...just found out that one of my closest friends was killed in an accident....cutting and drinking sounds good to me....
    SexyBlonde321 SexyBlonde321 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    can't really say hate...that is such a strong word...but I do disapprove of drinking and driving...I can say that because I used to all the time
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I meet a girl named Nicole in fifth grade, we had the same classes . I got to know her and I found out that she was a foster child along with her siblings. She was always dreaming...
    mckenziegibson mckenziegibson 18-21, F Jul 19

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    My cousin Amalric committed suicide when he was fifteen. He jumped off a cliff. His girlfriend of two years threw him over for his friend Pedro, so he killed himself!
    Catram21 Catram21 22-25, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I'm not a mean drunk, however, my girlfriend is. Last night she got drunk, probably because she was socialising with friends, in a bar. I was at home at the time. When she came...
    NathanHaymes NathanHaymes 18-21, M 19 hrs ago

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    On December 22, 2013 San Bernardino CA Ridge Line Drive a 2003 Nissan Altima was traveling north on Ridge Line Drive when the driver missed a slight turn on a downhill stretch of...
    unbornangel unbornangel 36-40, F Jul 15

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    When I allow the liquor to do the thinking, stupid/bad things sometimes happen: Like when I was camping 3 years ago. I decided to go chop some wood, after I had around 11 beers...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    My 18 year old cousin passed away this morning. It's been the saddest news I woke up to today. He was polite, he had finished his A levels and was planning to go to university this...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    In the summer of 1987 I was eleven years old. My mother and I were living with her parents, my maternal grandparents. My biological father had never contacted us, so my grandfather...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M Jul 22

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    There's days that I feel lost. No where to go or turn to. Not knowing what's the out come sometimes I feel alone in my life having hundreds of relatives that love and adore me. Yet...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 3

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    Hey! I uhh, lost my virginity at the age of 10.. my cousin forced me. :( Somehow I managed to keep it a secret to my mom not until she read my diary. That was hell, I tell you! But...
    mrmshkh mrmshkh 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I feel the need to write and post my story. I feel alone and unable to confine in any one individual. I've been in love with my cousin for seven years now. What started as...
    Imaginarium99 Imaginarium99 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I am sad that I have lost my faith in God. I used to be a very strong, Christian until I started questioning and becoming involved in leadership in the church. I saw so much...
    Katiegirlwasagirl Katiegirlwasagirl 26-30, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I lost my dad 10 years ago and there is not a day that goes by that I wish he were still here. I think the thing that hurts the most is that he wasn't there to walk me down the...
    Thokgirl82 Thokgirl82 31-35, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My bestfriend and I were closer than close. We had an unbreakable bond. We did almost everything together. We talked/texted every day basically all the time. I met her in Junior...
    justkeepgoingfoward justkeepgoingfoward 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I've had some dark days in the 25 years of my life and this summer some new ones were added to that. I watched my mother die of cancer at 16, and within a year after her death, I...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F Jul 9

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    I live nearby my cousins houses.. we live in a small neighbourhood consists of few houses... I hate them because they are so mean to me especially these 3 people.. they are toxic...
    Loneliness78 Loneliness78 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I fell in love with my cousin since I was 8 and she was 7 at the time. We didn't know we were cousins at the time. We met when I visited Korea with my mom because she was home...
    foronelove foronelove 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Hello. I usually never post anything about my personal life, but this has become too heavy for me. Two years ago, I fell in love with my first cousin. We did not grow up together...
    Deede24 Deede24 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My family has a history of diseases, especially cancer. These diseases were what left my mother and her siblings orphans at young ages. I knew that one of my grandparents was...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 1 day ago

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    From an early age I can always remember my mum drinking, I remember that horrible smell of stale alcohol and cigarettes on her. As I got older it got harder for me because I felt I...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    Every day I have to travel in a road to get to work from the town that I live in. It becomes a challenge when you a woman driver and a good one.that is because everyone wants to...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    when I found out my wife had an affair. Little more than a year later and she has worked hard to correct to what she has done wrong and I have worked hard to be a better husband...
    fg2704 fg2704 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    I feel like I've lost all my friends again. I wonder why I keep losing contact with all these people? If you are one of my friends and you ended up talking to me in the past couple...
    e3drummer e3drummer 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    child you cried broken and nobody came it was cold dark lonely in the shadow game I'm ashamed I'm ashamed I'm ashamed I'm ashamed but shame is a spice that makes everything tame...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    this time I lost a lot of weight of 215 lbs which was 167 drops to staying thin. All my friends and cousins, sister's farm, where she was fat and now in my town was being fat...
    pedorretes2 pedorretes2 22-25, F Jul 7

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    So my cousin definately not with us anymore. This is so crazy! It was a terrible car accident and his face is a mess. Awaiting the coroners report which will be out tomorrow...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Jul 20

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    I lost my cousin 2 years ago because he was being bullied to the point to where he couldn't take it anymore and he shot and killed hisself. I blame myself because I could have...
    naniwani01 naniwani01 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I know my first cousin. We grow up together, we played at mom and dad, and when we were like 7 we kissed. Since then, every time i went to his place we always kissed. At that time...
    letimari2230 letimari2230 16-17 Jul 1

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    My cousin and I have been in love for our entire life, We are both in our fifties now. we are best friends. We talk as often as we can. We do not cheat. But, now we want to...
    jacanddi jacanddi 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I've never fit in. And I'm okay with that. I remember my best friend telling me that when she turns 18, she is going to get extremely drunk on her birthday. I begged her not to but...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I lost my dad very recently to a car accident. The car was a Chevy Cruise, and it was a very fast car. They said that my dad wasn't wearing his seat belt, he was speeding and...
    MissLex69 MissLex69 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Im a 15 year old girl my cousin is a year older than me i like him like 3 years ago its like more than a crush but less than love. I always see him every saturday in the church its...
    thunderskye thunderskye 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I have never been drunk and kind of want to. I have drank alcohol, but never enough to get drunk. I think I almost got tipsy once! But that's it. My boyfriend wants me to get drunk...
    sweetsydchris sweetsydchris 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    So I have two cousins that are a few months younger than me (which I like to remind them), they are twins and their parents have split up so they live with their witch of a mum and...
    livelife007 livelife007 13-15, M Jul 21

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    This was in grade 8. I came back to school after a dentist appointment. It's funny how I can remember it very clearly in my head. There were these stairs that you went down to go...
    maigreamour maigreamour 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I never got to know him, it was 24 June 1999, I was only a month old. He was going to be my godfather on my christening but he was sick hat he couldn't come and he died, me and my...
    daniel147 daniel147 13-15, M Jul 2

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    Today I went to the cemetery to visit my cousin's plot. As I was sitting there I read his headstone inscription, and noted his date of birth. I sat there confounded and hurt. I was...
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Hey guys! I'm RPB520. And today I'm going to share my break up, hope you enjoy me and my story! It started we my family moved in our new apartment, and my older brother was over...
    RPB520 RPB520 13-15 1 Response Jul 16

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    When I was ten, my family was having a little get together everyone was outside talking so my mom and dad cousins the adults they left, so I when inside to cool off my older girl...
    Jon259 Jon259 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    So this was my last day of driving with my instructor. I've improved quite a lot. For the past three days, students were taking me home with the instructor. I would expect to have...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Jul 3

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    One of my maternal cousins lives abroad and she always tries to take control of my life. I have noticed that she does the same with her other cousins. She would call me every week...
    lover28f lover28f 26-30 Jul 4

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    I like to drive. I love driving a truck. Especially between the hours of 9pm to 5am. But here's what I hate about the job... I hate truck stops, because 90% of male truck drivers...
    ForeverChanged81 ForeverChanged81 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Wow this is crazy. Like where do I start? Idk because it's just a long story, happening over a year today. We aren't first cousins, more distant cousins if anything. I been fell in...
    BayouBeauty09 BayouBeauty09 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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