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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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    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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    I've been a firefighter/EMT for over two years and I can't count how many dead bodies I've cut out of cars after being struck by a drunk driver, and it is incredibly hard to stay...
    firefighter1122 firefighter1122 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I can't say I "hate" the drunk driver, I just hate the choices they make. Driving while intoxicated is selfish. There are other choices than being a drunk driver.
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I used to be in SADD in high school when we were posed with a question. "If your worst enemy was drunk coming out of bar would you give them a ride home" Everyone said no, I said...
    bowchickawowow bowchickawowow 41-45, F Apr 5

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    So...essentially I got drunk for the first time the other day and holy crap it was fantastic! So I had 5, 6, 7? fireballs? like three other shots..and two fruity drinks, one called...
    Pride49 Pride49 22-25, M Mar 30

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    Recently my cousin asked me if I could keep her boyfriend company until she got out of work (he came down to visit from another city) I was ok with it since i've met him once...
    emeraldluv emeraldluv 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    We all have lost someone in our lives, someone we loved, someone we cared about and someone who cared about us. And i dont mean losing by them being gone. I mean losing by them...
    Mrumerk Mrumerk 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    One time my older cousin took me to this party and I actually got drunk. Afterwards when we were headed back home I was leaning all out the window and almost opened the door tbh...
    touchtorelax touchtorelax 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    okay so my cousin who grew up with me is expecting a baby. She is due yo have her baby shower next month and has not invited me. We use to be like sisters. She's been in my life...
    ShineBrightLikeADiamond112 ShineBrightLikeADiamond112 26-30, F Mar 29

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    I'm the type of person who gets infatuated very quickly but hardly ever acts on those feelings. Instead I'll just daydream all day about that person and then eventually realize...
    Lynn794 Lynn794 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    Ok so I have some questions to ask Okay so I am about to turn 17 in July I have already took drivers ed but I have not got my drivers permit. Isn't there a way I can get my license...
    kaileyyy6 kaileyyy6 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I cant always work the controls very well but I like to play assassins creed unity drunk while listening to a song on repeat. I get lost in just running around the city. If my...
    kdmb kdmb 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I just don't think I can let it go. hence it was recent and she passed December 1st, 2014. but I don't like knowing that these days keep dragging on and soon nobody will really...
    amberbell1001 amberbell1001 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 11

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    when I was in high school ,10th grade, my best friend Emily started getting jealous of me and my bf Nick... because she never had a boyfriend....and I hate to admit it but I...
    SelenaStevens SelenaStevens 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Well, two more family members now know...my mother and step dad. My mother accepts, but has concerns about my job in a small, semi-conservative town if people my girlfriend is my...
    jeditaz jeditaz 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Am a Muslim girl who is 16 yrs and I love my cousin very much as I can't say how much. . He is from my father's side.he is my father's younger sister's son.. He is 10 yrs elder to...
    shahna3 shahna3 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    My cousin, he was 19. It was about a Month ago... I... I just don't know anymore. He wasn't just a family member. He was my friend. And the more I go on with this... The more I...
    Jewelia5555 Jewelia5555 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I met this guy online. and And at first we bith wanted to take things slow. be friends first. The honeymoon stage was good. and relaxing. Eventually got to know one another and got...
    mutewords mutewords 18-21 Apr 18

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    I was feeding my hamster in my room and when I came out to get water for the cat I found out my cousin let the cat out. The cat is not allowed outside because of the pills the vet...
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I also love my cousin's butt. It's so cute, so round, so perfectly shaped. Hey wait. This group is not for cousin's butts! Here I thought it was jut a typo. Well. Have a nice day...
    Adamtheone Adamtheone 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I've had so much reluctance when it came to being around them. My cousins, I feel, are not the real thing, alike my Fake Mother, in accordance with my other stories. They also seem...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 13

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    The past weekend I went out to a bar and had some drinks. I know my legal limit to be about 2 drinks, judging by previous times I've been stopped and tested. I've always only had...
    mikowee mikowee 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I'm at the point where I know I'm making terrible decisions but I really don't even care. Like I very well know I could end up drunk in the ditch by the end of the night but...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Hahahahaha....babe. I created this group with you in mind, of course. I typed up half of your lyrics to this song for a surprise post but it was REJECTED by EPSnitch. It made me...
    HalfOfMeIsYou HalfOfMeIsYou 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Had a great day. With great people. Still am. I'm a little bit drunk though, and can't stop thinking about my dad. Less than a week will be 3 years since he passed away.. And I'm a...
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I have just started dating a driver and having a hard understanding why the first week he was texting and calling everyday and then we met for first and still good but then we had...
    Purple102303 Purple102303 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    i love getting drunk but i never been totally wasted tilk the point i would need help with my balance. one day i will get so drunk that two days gos right b4 my eyes!
    MedinaAbdul MedinaAbdul 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    My friend I went to see Pope John Paul 2nd when he visited England. He was a national reporter and had access to the Press tent during the 10 hours lading up to the Holiness...
    coylekevin103 coylekevin103 46-50 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I have dealt with drunk people. It has sucked. I'm 39 and have dealt or lived with 8 people who made bad drunks. Only a few of them drank every day, but all of them were serious...
    Danichal Danichal 36-40, F Apr 13

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    Most miserable experiences of my life. I do not recommend it. Getting drunk is fun once in a while, but very drunk just doesn't do it for me.
    NewMan2015 NewMan2015 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I want some drunk texts. The drunken the better!
    pafireman pafireman 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My cousin is my age 13 and growing up we discovered that each other like feet and started this thing where every night he is over my house we play truth or dare and do feet dares...
    frapiz401 frapiz401 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I wanted to share my story because nobody else really knows this and sometimes it's nice to talk about things like this with the truth... My family is all from Guatemala but my mom...
    Ciorela99 Ciorela99 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My cousin normally wore miniskirts. Our families were close and we pretty much grew up together, It was normal for my family to spend time with hers, and hers to spend time with...
    Adamtheone Adamtheone 36-40, M Mar 31

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    my cousin came on to me in the car today she's 20 I'm 16 and it was so weird kissing her so I stopped her I know her perverted thoughts -.-
    logantetsuo logantetsuo 16-17, M Apr 5

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    My lil cousin aidan whos like 2 or 3 yesterday kept licking my lips lol idek why. i was talkin to my sister and he asked me to get him strawberry milk so i let him sit on my lap...
    violinmaster242 violinmaster242 13-15, F Apr 5

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    This is me and my cousin zoe face mask all the way lol
    foreverme000 foreverme000 13-15, F Apr 11

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    I saw my cousin bro playing with his tool while watching a ****.
    SexyAnney SexyAnney 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was in 7th grade. My family and my cousin's family were camping and one day he told me to come into his camper when everyone was out by the fire because he wanted to show me a...
    kbmusical kbmusical 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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