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I Lost My Cousin to a Drunk Driver

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 21 People

    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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    Hey, my name is Daniel Michael R, I have hypopituitarism and this is the story of my best friend, the only girl that ever loved me. Her name is Samantha J. McClain, she was born on...
    DanielMR DanielMR 18-21 1 Response Nov 26

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    Hey, My name's **** (Account name is an Alias for obvious reasons) and I fell in love with my cousin when I was 15... or around 15 years old. Anyway, I'll start from the...
    TobyMccoy1996 TobyMccoy1996 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 24

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    Why!!!! Why did I tell my cousin if they want to drunk and do drug to go out to the barn. Was it because I did not want to get in trouble. They went out to the barn it got out...
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F Dec 6

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    i doubt anyone will reply...no one did to the other post i put up. I lost my first cousin to suicide in may. he jumped off a bridge and his body was never found. so we never had a...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 18

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    **** that only happens to me: Go to a funeral, get hit on by a drunk cousin. At least he was cute.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    This morning my brother let my pup out to do her thing but she ran to the front yard. The truck driver didn't see her and she got hit in the face while crossing the street to see...
    asiaxn asiaxn 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 30

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    My eastern painted turtles, Raph and Don :( When I was 8, I had four turtles, that I loved to death. I was probably as responsible as any little kid be in taking good care of them...
    FlowerFollower FlowerFollower 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    I don't know if it counts ? , but what I'm going to say is 100% true ! I have not said anything to anyone from then until now . This happened one hot summer , all i had on was t...
    1barebrit 1barebrit 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I have been wandering for..... years,desolate,confused.From one harrowing event into another, even when we think the choices we make are right,life deals us a hand that undermines...
    andromeda andromeda 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I love when he gets back from a party a little bit drunk and coming To me and hugging me and kissing me on my hands
    hilash hilash 13-15, F Nov 23

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    I still tell people I have 4 children. Because I do. My twins will forever be 4 years old. I'll never see them go to school. I won't ever hear there laughter again. My husband won...
    Echoes1 Echoes1 22-25, F Nov 19

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    Not only am I a truck driver, but I'm married to one. The difference is I'm a local driver, home every day, and hubby is an over the road driver. He promised me he would either...
    LivvieDestroyerofSocks LivvieDestroyerofSocks 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I think to love a cousin is the smart thing to do. Albert Einstein changed the world of physics. One of the greatest minds in modern time. No one can doubt his intelligence. And he...
    Adamtheone Adamtheone 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Today I was coming to the exit of a freeway where all traffic ends at a stoplight. The line was longer than usual, with a wait time of approximately 5 minutes at my position when...
    TheMadHater TheMadHater 22-25, M Nov 18

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    Career. Home. And now drivers lisence. Whats next????
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    Over the course of my life I have lost all of my immediate family. I am 38. not too old, not exactly a spring chick either. this is the first year that I will have not family at...
    happyhopiindian happyhopiindian 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    WOW! Do I have stories on this one! I used to be a very heavy drinker. I would wake up, and not realize where I was, or how I got there. How I got home... I lived through my...
    BrianTheChef BrianTheChef 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I fell in love with him. He is a reliable person, and funny guy that can make you laugh with his sense of humor. When he lost his mom because of cancer, I cried for him to know...
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    It has been a while since I posted, and now, with the assistance of the MeToo app, I can post and read from virtually anywhere! Woohoo! Now...for good news! My sweetie...who...
    jeditaz jeditaz 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    he's older then me in 6.8 years.. I love him so much and everytime someone's saying his name/talking about him, im smiling and getting kind of "butterflies".. I also looking on...
    hilash hilash 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I am surprised lots of us was molested by our cousin. My story: I was around 6-7 year old, my male cousin was around 8-9. I spent my summer holiday at their's place. Once, he...
    FluidGuy FluidGuy 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    It really sucks. I mean, I am pretty sure it is obvious that I like him. He has a gf, but he decides to snapchat me while he is drunk and asks for me to come over. Honestly, it...
    cgbabe cgbabe 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    His name was Max but I always called him my Maxy. My uncle gave him to me cuz my cousins were treating him badly, poor thing. He was a black and white terrier x. I love that dog so...
    notsosweetcookie notsosweetcookie 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Hello everyone. I am an Associate Producer at a television production company based in California. I am currently working on a powerful new documentary series in an effort to...
    24development 24development 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    My mother passed away on Tuesday. It is now Thursday. I still cannot think. I don't really feel either. I picked up my cousin from the airport this morning. She is willing to help...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    When we were little kids my second cousin and I only saw each other on holidays, but when my parents got divorced and my dad moved in with my uncle (her grandfather) we started...
    SgMustard SgMustard 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    He was actually the love of my life and the man who I was going to marry. He passed away last year from early onset Parkinson's . We met and fell in love several years ago, before...
    emeraldangel emeraldangel 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I found myself in a difficult situation. I am 4 months pregnant in a city where I don't know anyone. After I had my first child,my boyfriend asked me to move to another state where...
    dalila1985 dalila1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    he is the best race driver ever born...... just look at his stats... and the skills ..... i think he is one of the best ever
    adrai19966 adrai19966 18-21, M Nov 26

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    I took the road test and I passed the road test so now I am a driver :-)
    samuelsluck986 samuelsluck986 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    My ex boyfriend who I was with for 6 years, we had only been broken up for 9 months, took his life on Thanksgiving morning. We didn't break up because we didn't love each other, I...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I hate stupid drivers!!! and the ones that text and drive too!!!
    bayowolf2 bayowolf2 51-55, M Dec 10

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    I feel like I hardly know her anymore we were so close and I miss that I had someone to tell things to and now I have nobody and I'm someone that wishes to have just one person...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F a week ago

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    Oh good crabs. I am out with charlie my good friend and two canadian interns. Very drunk. 😑 Now i feel like, and my thoughts are way better than when i am not drunk. I like...
    Carlson18 Carlson18 22-25 1 Response Nov 28

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    I always seem to drunk text my true feelings. Talk about liquid courage. What's the worst drunk text you have sent ?
    AlissiaMarie AlissiaMarie 22-25, F Dec 3

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    So last night was terrible. I mean bad bad bad! I was drinking with my boyfriend for "margarita Monday" and everything was going alright. He was playing his World of Warcraft game...
    LaLa6699 LaLa6699 22-25, F Dec 9

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    Never really dealt with his death but I miss my cousin so much that it hurts my soul to even think about it .. Everytime I think about him I put him in the back of my mind kinda...
    Dbell1101 Dbell1101 22-25, F Nov 20

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    it was long time back , when i did not know about love,relationships etc.one of my cousin used to visit us in summers and i remember how i got attracted towards him. now we are all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 23

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    My cousins are weird... Like extremely weird
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Was I sexually assaulted? I can't seem to figure how to work the question section due to being new to this form... But I really need advice, I'm 13... And I'm NOT trolling. When...
    ImStrongNot1 ImStrongNot1 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 27

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    I've never acted on it in any way and I don't plan to but I find my cousin to be rather attractive. She's pretty, she's smart, she's funny, and is a similar kind of strange. She's...
    PunkOfSteam PunkOfSteam 22-25, M Nov 27

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    I'm in love with my cousin. Things haven't gone as I thought they would. But I'm grateful I have someone like her In my life. I know in a few months, things will get better. I see...
    mateo213 mateo213 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    My cousin dressed me as a girl and my mum thought it was cute,
    nannysboy nannysboy 46-50, M 1 Response