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I Lost My Cousin to a Drunk Driver

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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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    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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    Only the Good Die Youg..

    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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    I lost something I recently found out I never had. All my life, I was told I had a bigger brother, who turned out to just be a close family friend, that was almost forced to bond...
    Tak162015 Tak162015 16-17, M 21 mins ago

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    More Than One.... Usually I am my father's Designated Driver. I have been the Designated driver for my friends in the past, hell, I didn't even have my permit, and wasn't even 16...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I got my license during high school and since then it was a glorious thing to be able to drive around every where with my friends. But I begin to feel like they are loosing respect...
    jxnn3 jxnn3 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    17 years ago, I was 19 years old, a senior in high school. On April 8, 1998 I was so excited because we were taking our cap and gown pictures that day. Wouldn't be long and I would...
    brazeel brazeel 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    It will be 10 years in September. 10 years since I lost her. She was my best friend. I can't believe its already been almost 10 years. I was only 12 when that drunk driver took...
    KylieeBear KylieeBear 22-25, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    Who had been in love to their cousin, didn't work out, look back, is it ridiculous?
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm in love with my cousin. She isn't not my first cousin or second cousin. Our maternal grandfather were cousin. But in our society they consider us as first cousin. I am 23 and...
    Romas22 Romas22 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    one time I went round my cousin's house cause my parents was on honeymoon and me and my cousin was playing videogames n he said I'm just going to get changed I wasn't listening so...
    gay13uk gay13uk 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    STEP cousin.... kill me now. please.
    mdeuliss mdeuliss 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was molested by my cousin 4 times. The first time was June 13, 2014 in his parents room, I went to his house with my grandma so she can make food for them, he was in his parents...
    ImScared4now ImScared4now 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I miss my cousin Chrissy so much. We used to go to anime conversion together, I would spend the night a lot on the weekends. And then one day she just stops talking to me. One day...
    LilithRorke LilithRorke 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I'd like to apologize to my cousin, one of them, because I wrote something on EP, not knowing if it was True. You see, when I was younger, my Fake Mother was brainwashing me...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Ny dads mom. Not nice when young. Wanted dad to cut mom loose. After brain surgery. But dad was crafty. He had mom cover bills. While he did law school. Then got...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I drank too much because it was my birthday, I lost my control, puked in the streets and faught with my family. I'm really embrassed. I don't want to go out for a while.
    LeBateauIvre LeBateauIvre 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    So I recently created this account, because this "experienceproject" seemed interesting, and I thought I would give it a go. No offense to all you other users, but I would think...
    rorylovesrainbows rorylovesrainbows 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    Any first cousins who made it through and got married? Please tell me your story.
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I lost my virginity to the guy I used to think was my soul mate, we have a long history but I know he isn't the one. we were drunk after prom at my friends house and we were...
    xxxEndlessNightmarexxx xxxEndlessNightmarexxx 18-21, F Jun 23

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    When I was younger I fantasized about my cousin a lot. She was older than me by 3 years and also wasn't a blood cousin, just by marriage. One day in her room she told me to get on...
    andrewburnsred andrewburnsred 16-17, M Jun 22

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    Just got of the phone my lovely cousin who has battled cancer for 2 years has just passed away , I would hope people will say a prayer for her , thankyou
    warnbronudist warnbronudist 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 22

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    I live in a home of angry drunks. This is so irritating. Why can't these people just be drunk and happy or loving or cuddly. Hell I'd even take depressed drunks. Wtf is this hidden...
    biscuitstiq biscuitstiq 26-30, T Jun 21

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    The first time I drank.. We my family members use to give me sips of their drunk Ah and I remember when I was 3 or something my dad told me to go to the refrigerator to grab his...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    As I write this he is asleep in his bed, and me in the same room as him as this is where we keep the computer. I will tell you how it started: January of this past year I was a...
    crisseo crisseo 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I am in love with my first cousin and it is awful. It is totally not in my nature and I have never contemplated anything like this before. There are so many days when I wish I...
    caseyebert caseyebert 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I slept over m cousins house and it was late at night, no one was home and we started poking each others stomachs. she said to stop but I didn't so she tackled me and we were soon...
    ismael88 ismael88 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    I had been drinking a lot for two days in a row. Then one night I was sitting downstairs watching tv by myself while drinking a beer and the sound of the tv quit. I lost all...
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M Jun 20

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    so I was young & my older twin cousins came over to babysit me & my brother so I took the one into the basement & asked her to play a game with me. we got under a blanket...
    sexybruh305 sexybruh305 22-25, M Jun 20

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    This experience in my life has led me to really think about love. It all started in the summer of 2014 when I helped my cousin (let's call her Amy) move out of her old house. At...
    owf684 owf684 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I know most of y'all are gonna think I'm Nasty but I'm 16 and I love my cousin . I don't look at him as a cousin I look as him someone I love and want to have a relationship with...
    noteller noteller 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I talked to my cousin on the phone recently. He sounded a little strange. His voice sounded a little lower and he talked a little slower then usual. I sure hope that he wasn't...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    We have strong feelings toward each other. Happy, no arguments. One day he met someone. He felt confused and said that i should forget the more-than-cousins moments. It is...
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    It's been almost 20 years since my 1st cousin "M" and I confessed our love for each other. She's all I've ever wanted in life. We lived very close to each other, but she was 2...
    docwatson540 docwatson540 31-35, M Jun 18

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    So, I start Driver's Ed in about 5 hours. If you asked me months ago how I felt about it, I'd say I was excited. Now, I really don't want to do this.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    10 years ago I had someone, someone very close to me. When I was ten, I had what I liked to call a girlfriend but it was one of those kiddie relationships but we did know the...
    JamesAlcock JamesAlcock 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I like to call up exes when I get real drunk and talk about lord knows what. one day I woke up and I was in a relationship again with one of my exes and "talking" to some other...
    playr435 playr435 22-25, M Jun 14

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    Idk if it is stupid, but I just stop caring when I'm drunk. Others' opinions... What're they think... Those things stop being important for me. I'm just myself and I can show the...
    Undecodable Undecodable 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    My cousin bumped into my best friend while she was going to the store , and my cousin was telling her how excited she is to go to prom . My best friend told me that she said she...
    MissEvon MissEvon 18-21, F Jun 13

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    I can't sleep at the moment with these feelings inside me... knowing that I miss her heaps in this silence and cannot speak to her. Any advice please. Story: I went back to my...
    conmeo0907 conmeo0907 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 13

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    Is it just me or do you secretly wish you had James Bonds car with machine guns and rockets and oil slicks and smoke screens. That would take care of those disrespectful arrogant...
    Krayzee47 Krayzee47 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 13

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