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I Never Got the Chance to Say Goodbye

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    Goodbye Grandad

    I was working abroad at the time my grandad passed away, was on the phone to him a few days before and my last words were "I'll see you soon and bring you back some brandy" Left the brandy in his coffin, R.I.P xxxx
    xRimsayx xRimsayx 18-21, M Nov 15, 2013

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    Silent Goodbyes Hurt The Most

    It’s unfortunate that we’re not taught how to break up with people we love! Goodbyes hurt the most when people leave without saying them.I see many people do this.It is sometimes acceptable to a stranger. But you can do it to someone with whom you had once shared good times...
    lifefairytales lifefairytales 22-25 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Almost one year ago a friend of my family was

    told he had stage 4 Lung Cancer. They only gave him a couple months to live. Everyone was really sad knowing he would most likely die. It was really sad on all of us because each day he became weaker and weaker. He was already really bald so we all looked at that as a bright...
    TheLostFangirl TheLostFangirl 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    When I was 15, my grandma passed away In a

    nursing home. My dad called the house when I just got home from school. He was crying and when he told me I was shocked. He was heartbroken because she passed away without any us there and we didn't get to say goodbye. It was unexpected. I love and miss her so much. I know...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 21

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    Just Sad

    My employer announced last week that there would be about 40 people that would be let go. Funny how I was sort of wishing I'd be included. You know how when you get stuck for a long time in a job and you only make yourself go deeper and deeper into that sticky mud. Unable to make...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    1994

    Just as my divorce was about to be final--after being in court for four excruciating years--I met an amazing guy. He was tall, strong, handsome, blue eyed--a very fit US Marine over 6 feet tall. Sincerely, the most amazing looking man I had ever seen. He was completely out of...
    CountrySlicker CountrySlicker 51-55, F May 12, 2013

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    I Never Got The Chance To Say Goodbye To My Mum

    On New Years Eve, my phone got dropped in alcohol and was pretty much ruined, so I had to wait a couple of weeks to get a new phone. I don't live with my mum and our only form of contact really was by mobile phone. About on the 3rd or 5th of January, my brother inboxed me telling...
    Qwerty9251 Qwerty9251 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    All Of Us

     Neptune in Aquarius Nov 27, 1998 to Apr 4, 2011   Neptune, the planet of dreams, is only partially comfortable in Aquarius. Neptune appreciates the global view of this sign, but prefers direct experience to Aquarian theories. The down side of this can be distorted...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 16, 2010

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    Saying Goodbye

    Saying goodbye to your lover is a heartbreaking moment. You feel as if a part of you is being separated and going of to do something else. You are used to relying on each other for everything. Every decision from the smallest to the largest is made with the consultation of your...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M Oct 4, 2010

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    I left home at a young age.

    I basically ran away to save someone pain and embarrassment. I had a best friend Stephen. He and I were attached at the hip. He was so much to me. We shared all or deepest darkest secrets with one another. When I ran away to America he and our other friend were the only ones who...
    MagickalFae MagickalFae 36-40, F Jan 13

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    My grandma and auntie.

    . RIP angels. Xoxo.
    livefuckingstrong livefuckingstrong 18-21, F Mar 2

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    My sister died 21 years ago

    and I never got to say goodbye, I still feel bad to this day. I was not allowed at her funeral as I was too young (I was 13). And a friend of my mums told me she had passed not even my family told me. I'm sorry to vent but I miss her like mad.
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    Another If Only?

    My sister took her own life and never left a note, my family and I have so many unanswered questions that will be with us till the day we die. I know she had problems but we are quite a close family so just can't understand why she could not find it in her self to come to any...
    monicaxox monicaxox 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    My older brother was murdered

    when he was 18, I was 16. He was involved with the wrong crowd but I never thought death was really an option for him, I was naïve. I wish I could've said that said that last good bye & let him know how much I loved him.
    barney206 barney206 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    How Fragile Life Is...

    I lost my beautiful wife of 21 years in 1994, and one of my biggest regrets was not having the chance to say goodbye. I suppose thats the way in most loss...you never get the chance to do a lot of things you would have if you would have known their time was up. The lesson in that...
    MusicMouse MusicMouse 56-60, M 50 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    Donde Quiera Que Estés

      A mi mamá le encantaba la música , pero de todas las canciones , esta siempre fué su preferida. La conmovía hasta hacerla llorar y nunca supo explicarme el  porque.  Mi madre siempre sintió una fascinación especial por...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    My boyfriend died alone in our apartment

    because we were fighting and I had gone back to my parents for the night. I came home and found him. I never got my chance to tell him how I really felt. Never for to say goodbye and it kills me.
    thecatsmeow27 thecatsmeow27 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    maplegirl maplegirl 26-30, F Feb 5

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    My father killed himself

    when I was 13. He was my best friend. My mom and I found him and my whole world was gone but by the grace of God I'm free of the hold it had on me.
    joyfullady joyfullady 31-35, F Jul 25

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    ameliaandmore ameliaandmore 16-17, F Jan 13

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    Goodbye Love

    The truth was I was deeply in love, With the fragile man next door, No matter how much I denied his fate, I knew it was time for his spirit to soar. The day came when he left my side, It was a cold and gloomy night, I still remember that day so clearly, I held onto him with all...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 4, 2010

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    To My Grandmother....

    A letter to her: Dear Nan, I can still remember that day. That day when everything changed forever and you had gone. You were always ill and I questioned God a lot of times because you were an angel. I know. I never told you this but you were and are an angel and it's sad that I...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    To my das ma. Cry later.

    Not now dangitawll
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 26

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    I Still Miss Him....

    When I was 21 yrs old, I was pregnant and engaged. He went on a trip to Montana to visit family, but I was unable to go due to my pregnancy. It was a rough one. He was supposed to be home on Sunday and the wedding was scheduled for Tuesday. I talked to him on the phone on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 18, 2009

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    I am a very complicated woman

    but despite of it, there was this guy who came into my life and was patient enough of loving me. All throughout the relationship, I felt loved. It was one of the best things I have ever felt. With his voice telling me that everything will be alright was one of the things that...
    runawayme runawayme 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    My Grandma I Never Said Goodbye

    so it was may 27 /2012 i was over my aunts house i was playing black ops when i and my cousins was called downstairs i was thinking it was time for me to go somewhere with them but to my surprise i got some tragic news my grandma has passed i was in a state of shock and...
    tjbiggie8 tjbiggie8 16-17, M Oct 4, 2013

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    Dear Old Dad

     My father and I had a horrible relationship since I was a very little kid. He was rough, and abusive both physically and verbally, putting me down at every turn.  I truly despised him. I was told that he'd had a rough childhood himself but in my eyes it was no excuse...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 11 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    I Miss You, Grampie.

    I met him when I was a baby, and only knew him until I was 4. He was a man of many sides, but only one was known to me. The side I saw, was the side of a great grandfather. My mother has told me about my grandfather, when he was alive. If you were to hear the complete story, you...
    xspamadvice xspamadvice 13-15, F Mar 31, 2012

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    Life Changes In A Split Second

    I did get to say goodbye.  It wasn't knowingly at the time, it was just one of those things that happen. I was headed out for work, and I saw my Bro in law walking around the side of his house.  I waved at him and got in my car.  And I thought to myself, "I should have...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F Oct 27, 2011

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    Daddy'S Little Girl, I Wish!

    my dad. he was an alcoholic, a drug abuser, a chiminal.... but he was the perfect father to me and my brother! unfortunatly we were taken into car age 3 and my brother was 5! i found my dad in december 2012! i saw him a few times and grew to love him more than anything in the...
    BethanyGeorgia BethanyGeorgia 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2013

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    Are You Just Sleeping?

    When I was 7, I was a spoiled brat. I didn't respect anyone even my parents and the elderly. I had a great grandfather that showed me kindness despite my naughty attitude. I would to tell him this," You're so slow old man". There is also a time where in I hidden his cane so he...
    Dumstey Dumstey 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    My Dad

    I never got to say goodbye to my dad, as he fell into a coma an hour before i arrived at the hospital..... If only my plane wasn't running late i could have told him that i loved him and heard his voice for the very last time. He passed away after spending 25 days in ICU.
    LanieLu LanieLu 22-25, F May 6, 2012

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    I never got a chance to say good bye to my

    pappy.He died in February while I was in a psych ward for overdosing. It was the worse news I have ever heard. I feel so guilty for not being there. So angry with myself. I just wish I had been strong enough and not so week. My pappy was my everything...and now he's gone. I wish...
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Sailor Bates 2

    I really would have loved to say goodbye, To watch you walk away, To say i loved you one last time, To cry away this pain, One day you will understand, I really did love.
    samscleverbox samscleverbox 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    Goodbye.

    To watch you walk away, To say i loved you one last time, To cry away this pain, Goodbye, ,goodbye. I hate that word You left and with good reason But would it have cost you too much To look me in the eyes To give me one last hug Goodbye, ,goodbye. I hate that word Goodbye...
    mel15 mel15 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Midnigght Midnigght 31-35, M Feb 3

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    To The Men I've Loved Before...

    Talking to some friends the other day has left me remembering. Nostalgic is far too kind a word in most cases. D. We literally were kids. I'm still so sorry that we never found out. S. I never meant to play with your heart, I didn't know my own enough to prevent it. Things...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    worldisupsidedown worldisupsidedown 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 6

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    Both of my great-grandparents,

    I knew them but when they passed (my great-grandfather 2yrs ago and my great-grandmother last yr) I never got to say good bye and I miss them so much 😭
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    :-( It'S Never Too Late To Say So-Long.

    It was June 2010 when my grandfather took a turn for the worst, I last talked to him wishing him a happy Father's Day :-) never thought that would be the last time we talked... He took a quick turn for the worst and there was no strength in him to talk, he unfortunately died days...
    hloiler828 hloiler828 26-30, F Nov 20, 2013

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    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F Mar 2

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    Goodbye

    I was shocked , then I felt numb As if  I was viewing the world from inside a bubble You left , without warning , without a goodbye Was it so hard , to just say goodbye , would it have cost you so much? I loved you, sacraficed for you, Held your hand when you...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    So much emptiness, so much regret.

    Always make your love and appreciation known.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F Jan 28

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    My Mom

    never got a chance to tell my mom good bye as she left this life to live in heaven. so many people i never got that chance. just happy that me last words to my son before he passed was not words of anger. it would have been very easy as he made a giant smelly mess in our...
    djredneck7269 djredneck7269 51-55, M Sep 10, 2012

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    My Nana was my angel.

    She survived a very hard life and had a lot of health issues and survived a stroke with no repercussions, several heart attacks and breast cancer. May 7 of this year my nana was going to her doctors appointment and my aunt was driving her. She was having trouble breathing and my...
    Danielle727 Danielle727 26-30, F Aug 2

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    I never got a chance to say goodbye to the man

    who gave me the 2 best blessings in my life!! He was my first real love and a teacher to me. His name was Robby. We met when I was 15. He was older than me. We had been next door neighbors when I was around 11-13 but I had never met him, only seen him a couple times, my little...
    Kayloves060814 Kayloves060814 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    What Happened To Goodbye?

    I just went through hell and you knew that, so why didn't you bother with goodbye? You're my sister, and I did everything for you so that you could escape from their prejudice. I even got disowned by mom, dumped by my boyfriend, I was living out on the street...all for you, to...
    Heartbeatangel Heartbeatangel 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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