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I Think Saying Goodbye Is the Hardest Thing to Do

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 149 People

    What I Miss Right Now

    I'm having a bad day. That's what I've been calling them. Those days that I miss you so much. It's hard to let go of almost 7 years with you. I feel lost right now. I scrolled though some of the stories on here about saying goodbye. At least you are alive. I'm not struggling with...
    Smyers Smyers 31-35, F Apr 23, 2012

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    Goodbye?

    Yes, saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do just not in this situation, my situation. Ever been hurt repeatedly and the one person you trust changes? Yeah my situation. I trusted him more than anything, anyone. But one day everything completely changed and i knew deep down...
    EmotionalSkye EmotionalSkye 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Departed

    “Please,” he said. “Please don’t ever leave me.”I look away.So this is what pain feels like.blink. blink blink. Swallow. Exhale. Inhale. Sniff.The sobs begin again.The sting of departure.I glance at him.His eyes glossy.His heart pleading.Searching for clarity.I glance...
    Kimba2992 Kimba2992 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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    this is damn important,

    tho it is hard..it is needed.. goodbye is a closure.. which means, a justification and declaration that both need to move on, from each other. And if one of them didn't or couldn't, the other will nt be responsible.. for whatever reason, a Goodbye is necessary.. dont hang...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    So I Try Not To

    If I remember, and the problem is I don't always remember, but I try and say see ya later, instead of saying goodbye. It sounds less final.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2011

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    Saying Goodbye

    Don't say goodbye Cause I don't wanna hear those words tonight Cause maybe it's not the end for you and I And although we knew This time would come for me and you Don't say anything tonight If you're gonna say goodbye I wish we could be laughing Instead I'm standing here asking...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F May 24, 2010

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    Heal The Soul - Poem

    Heal The Soul Sometimes in the stark revealing daylight Waiting for the nightfall I wonder what I am to do Not really lost, but not really found These things I search for These things I live for These things I die for Yet not really sure what they are Muddled with real...
    OkayBut OkayBut 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2010

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    Sayig Goodbye to My Soulmate

    My husband was my best friend and soulmate.  We did everything together and had a wonderful life.  We had just built a new house with our savings to retire in.  It was such an adventure planning and working together to make it just what we wanted.  Finally, we...
    BeccaB BeccaB 61-65, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2009

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    Im honna log off of here

    and deleate this in a few weeks srry if u enjoyed my time * tears *
    YouAreAllPesants YouAreAllPesants 18-21, F Apr 2, 2014

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    It Hurts A Lot.....

    Saying goodbye is one of the hardest thing to do 'cause it does hurt a lot..and am not yet ready or that strong to face/feel the ache it will bring.
    whydoiloveyou whydoiloveyou 36-40, F May 23, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I think saying goodbye to a childhood friend and college roommate is going to be harder than I thought. It seems to be weighing on my mind. Sleep is not my friend tonight!! Rest...
    Texaspumper Texaspumper 51-55, M 9 Responses Apr 8

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    Saying goodbye is a terrible feeling. I don't have much family, and when my family from far away come to see me, I am thrilled. I love my 3 cousins that live in Florida and love to...
    WerewolfGirll WerewolfGirll 13-15, F Mar 21

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    Today my best friend had her last day at work before moving away to bigger and better things. I am so proud of you, but so sad to see you go. This is a 'I'll see you soon then' Not...
    amandajanee amandajanee 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Goodbye. I can feel myself, Slowly slipping. Into that dark abyss, I've grown used to living in. I hate it. I wish to get away from it. Yet it clings to me, Like a baby clinging...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I don't really say goodbye specially in a relationship...all i do is a silent exit if i feel it wont really work out anymore...
    sexydivide sexydivide 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    The air is crisp tonight.. Just a quick run to the shops. The smell, it brings me back to a more youthful time. Those carefree days when you are in love with love and love is life...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F Apr 9

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    This is a line from Pretty Woman. It's an uphill battle from this point of view. One that I have never succeed at. Sometimes I really think I have but one bad day, one casual...
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Another friend is moving on from EP...I wish him nothing but the very best that life has to offer as he is Sooo deserving of that...it was a privilege my friend Xo :))
    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    I hate it, it is very very rude.
    beautifulbrowneyes21 beautifulbrowneyes21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Just last summer my mother, my own flesh and blood, left. She just up and left. I had to find out the day before I was going to see her from a friend. She wasn't even going to tell...
    IAmAPainfulTruth IAmAPainfulTruth 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I always hated people that said goodbye to me. I feel like goodbye is so permanent. Saying goodbye seem like you'll never see then again. When my girlfriend and I say bye we don't...
    Phoenixxoxo Phoenixxoxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    In my lifetime, I know I wasn't near perfect with the decision and choices I made. At times, I can be wrecking ball. Other times, I'm just the opposite. As I said in my previous...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't like saying "goodbye" to another person because it's like you'll never see them EVER AGAIN. But I do say it a lot....
    BubblyJulie BubblyJulie 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I just read a post from Facebook about his friend's death. Before, I didn't know what it was about when he posted a status saying R.I.P. to my best friend until today, I read his...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    My mom died on 2013.. I was a pallbearer at the funeral. That was the hardest thing I have had to do.. Any one else with similar story?
    jcox01 jcox01 41-45, M Mar 21

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    1. I speak three languages, Lithuanian, Russian and English 2. I would move back to Lithuania in a heartbeat from the US 3. I am a traditionalist that believes the man should...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Accepting the fact that I can't change how much people care or not, no matter how much I care is one of the hardest things ever, but I'm learning to accept and move on. People take...
    Debbiefrangipani Debbiefrangipani 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I was up all night thinking about a few things last night. Thinking about this guy I met mostly. I met this guy last Thursday of last week in person for the first time in person...
    Lakelynnprincess Lakelynnprincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    last ngt i read from bk command me, to my husband as he wanked thinking about words and things he'd never considered xx xx
    Pennycaca Pennycaca 36-40, F Mar 30

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    In a world where food rots in warehouses while people starve, where people sell and kill other people for profit, where everything is wrong, there is a plant that has the power to...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    And I don't like to think about it. Those things are best kept buried deep in my brain.
    Danrusun Danrusun 41-45, M Apr 10

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    2 + 2 = 4? Really? Why? What is 2? Something someone came up with and we use it... We only know 2 + 2 is equal to 4 because we learned it that way. I stopped thinking but...
    SensualRomantic SensualRomantic 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    no, Sorry is no longer the hardest word.. Goodbye is now.. it breaks my heart to say it.. how it kills me to see the tears I caused from that word.. now those tears will haunt my...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 7 Responses Apr 10

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    Rather, I used to. I thought it was the hardest when I actually had a best friend I said bye to and I cried. Now, I recognize it as being inevitable. People will leave me, People...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I have a religious family and country and if something is forbidden then it is you can't argue with that or even ask for an explanation But also I respect everyone's sexuality...
    lmaowut lmaowut 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I watched "first dates" yesterday and a girl on it, her story, reminded me of him. We hitchhiked to Morocco together. I remember him saying that we'll never forget each other, we...
    so24601 so24601 22-25, F Mar 20

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    We always want what we can't have, and once we get it we don't know what do to with it, resulting in unhappiness. We take granted for the things that we have and often we overlook...
    undeleted undeleted 18-21 39 mins ago

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    I know I have a lot of acquaintances. People who you work with or just talk to but, you dont really care that much for them. When I did have friends I would call them all the time...
    IrMe IrMe 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    I always thought I liked men but after this past weekend, I'm not so sure anymore. My best friend Brittany and I were just hanging out in her room, having a bit of beer and...
    PurplePrincessVT PurplePrincessVT 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I think what hurts the most is when you give your all to someone. Through thick and thin, you're there for them. You stick with them, no matter what. Then one day, they just give...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 57 mins ago

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    Filling out these surveys is helping me not think about the bullies of my yesteryears. :) Name five latest favorite songs: 1. Fight Song by Rachel Platten 2. Feel The Light by...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 6

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    I met L again recently. I keep telling myself it’s nothing more than 2 friends getting together for drinks and some bar food. Nothing more physical than a friendly hug hello...
    qcrash qcrash 41-45, M Mar 26

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