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I Lost My Cousin to a Drunk Driver

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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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    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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    When i was really young, my cousin, who was older than me, made me wear a top and a skirt. She keeps reminding me of it. She says she'll give me the photo. Once i get it , I'll...
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    As I grew up my other female cousins and I used to do all sorts of things, the usually kissing, showing each other our bodies, and the eventual touching. I don't remember when it...
    GreekVictoria GreekVictoria 22-25, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Growing up my other female cousins and I used to do all sorts of things, the usually kissing, showing each other our bodies, and the eventual touching. I don't remember when it...
    GreekVictoria GreekVictoria 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    When I was was between 6 and 8 my cousin would babysit me and my younger brother. When it would be time for be he would make my brother go into his room and shut the door and then...
    catherine1997 catherine1997 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    Well , November 6th, 2014 , my boyfriend at the age of 20 took his life. I feel so responsible . We were already not on good terms and we talked it out prior to that moment , but...
    KiNieeBee KiNieeBee 22-25, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    My story begins Mexico I was 7 when I saw him for the first time he was 11,I didn't talk to him much because I didn't know him but once I got comfortable with him we played and...
    alexism2415 alexism2415 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    It was a lovely day and I went to my cousins. Her bisexual friend was there and then truth or dare happened . You can guess the rest. 😂
    russeltruca3 russeltruca3 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I do love one of my Cousins bunches we was like best friends growing up..We was kissing Cousins we all had one of those right..Well i did any ways..
    trampgirl trampgirl 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have a guitar in my room , but can't afford classes to learn , so what does my cousin do? She takes a guitar class. I'm gonna major in journalism when I get to be a freshman in...
    MissEvon MissEvon 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Im 20 years old, married for 1 year now, and i have a 4 month old. i have so many problems with my husband. when i first met him i knew liked to drink but i didnt know he drank...
    lizbeth995 lizbeth995 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi I am Dario. I am also in love with my first cousin. I just wanted to put out there before I tell my story that is not weird or horrible to be in love with your cousin. it is...
    dariobellai dariobellai 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Living With a Drunk Back when I was younger and even today, I lived with a drunk. and one who was snappy, impatient, sarcastic, sulky, and bad tempered, more often than not. He...
    SapphireDenimKnight SapphireDenimKnight 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Last night my family and I had a fun filled evening in the E.R. My cousin was just jumping on the trampoline and suddenly she feel. She could not walk so my aunt had to hold her...
    kelseypalmer08 kelseypalmer08 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    She was my cousin.My best friend.I miss her so much.She was drinking with her friends and she came home and her sisters started roaring at her and she ran out of the house and to...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I have been a truck driver's wife for many years. It wasn't so bad when I was first married to him. I was busy working with my career and climbing the ladder and so when he came...
    kristy1979 kristy1979 31-35 Jul 20

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    OK. haven't seen my cousin for 27-28 years. My Dad (of course, his one and only Uncle and like a 2nd dad to him), passed away 3 years ago November 12. My cousin's Dad is my Dad's...
    PrincessKristin PrincessKristin 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I just had a couple of cocktails and lost count somewhere...haha!
    EyeHeartCheesecake EyeHeartCheesecake 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Me and my 11 year old cousin fell in love, I'm 16. I'm not sure what to do. There was moments were she would hug me and then she kissed me. I miss her a lot and she does too. What...
    weather123 weather123 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Spending a summer without my cousin seemed impossible, yet it's reality now. I really really miss her, it's not as easy to forget someone that gave you so much to remember. The...
    weather123 weather123 16-17, M Jul 17

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    My niece is engaged to be married to one of the nicest young men I have ever met, last weekend his father was killed by a drunk driver head on collision. Very sad, very bad thing.
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    When I'm hanging out. I stay away from high people or drunk people. They only bring bad luck. They get to high and want to fight or even get drunk and can't walk home. I'm tired of...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I have so many but my most latest one took place at a party this weekend. I was down in Sand Diego with a few friends and there was a party going on a few rooms down the hall so...
    Lovestorun13 Lovestorun13 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    This isn't my experience but I just heard this joke/story last night and thought it's too funny to not share in this topic. A guy walks into a bar to join his friends for more...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F Jul 14

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    I have a boyfriend, but everytime my cousin comes up here from out of state we both have a strong attraction towards eachother. we sorta flirt with eachother and joke around about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    my friend passed away July 8, 3015. her girls are still young and under the age of 10. feel so bad for them and their families. I'm close friends with her surviving siblings. can't...
    meleternal meleternal 26-30, F Jul 12

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    So I had an interesting night yesterday, I was invited by my cousin "Sarah" to come have a drink with her and her new bestie "Courtney" who jus so happens to be the mother of 2...
    lexisexi53 lexisexi53 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I miss my sister who lost her battle after 5 years. I miss my brother in law who died a later. I miss my cousin who only made it 3 years after diagnosis. I miss my uncle who died...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Quokka61 Quokka61 51-55, M 5 Responses Jul 11

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    Lyqas Lyqas 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I have lost so many people. My grandfather, my aunt, my grandma, my uncle, a guy whom I was close to, my two younger cousins, a friend, and death sucks. Everyone wants to know...
    UndeadGirl13 UndeadGirl13 16-17, F Jul 9

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    Well more then attractive we have had many sexual experiences first time when I was 14 he was 22 my a** was a virgin before him. One night my cousin asked me to watch his kids so...
    lexisexi53 lexisexi53 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 8

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