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I Think Saying Goodbye Is the Hardest Thing to Do

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Im honna log off of here

    and deleate this in a few weeks srry if u enjoyed my time * tears *
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F Apr 2

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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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    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'm saying goodbye. I probably won't be back for a very long time..
    AnAngelWithoutHerWings AnAngelWithoutHerWings 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    EP thank you for everything you have done for me. I love you. You helped me through the hardest time in my life. I'm not sure where to go from here but I know GOD will help lead...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I hate goodbyes. I'm terrible at them. And goodbyes mean permanent. If I say goodbye to you then we are deffo done. I prefer the phrase "just not here right now"
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I finally deleted you, you know? All that time & energy wasted on listening to your LIES. I think the reason you "disappeared" is because lies are simply too hard to keep up and...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F Apr 4

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    I overthink everything. No matter what it is, I will over analyze the entire situation. I always think negative things about them, I don't know how to stop. I just constantly worry...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    So right now, my grandma is in the high dependency unit in the hospital and the doctors have said that if what they're trying at the moment doesn't work, there won't be anything...
    KaydieKay KaydieKay 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a hard time letting go of someone if we are friends
    wallflower365 wallflower365 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Even here...ive lost some people who became important. It reminds me that despite our vows to always remain for each other, one day .....all will be parted. I love my friends..
    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M Apr 3

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    I have just found out that one of my EP friend has passed away.He was a lovely,kind man who truly cared for others.I do not know the circumstances of his passing. He will be sadly...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I keep rereading the messages I wrote to a close friend and I can't stop rereading it. I do miss him very much but I want to stop but then again I don't want too. I reread the...
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    To all my EP friends, I bare thee farewell. Some people aren't equipped with the proper tools to handle how rough life can get... I'm afraid, I am one of those people. I have had...
    oxoAlbertaoxo oxoAlbertaoxo 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel like I've just been kind of mini-abandoned. Even if you have to go suddenly, it's not that hard to send "gtg"
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    and make everything all akward
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 29

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    It's all my fault.... Sorry is not enough so I need to change my habits...
    Optimistic34 Optimistic34 31-35, F Apr 3

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    I don't want to. I never want to say goodbye. It's the hardest thing in the world to do. Goodbyes seem so permanent, so endless. I hate goodbye's because they hurt. A piece of me...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Finally!! I said goodbye!! And i feel so great now^^ i know deep in my heart it still feels hurt, but its okay~ i think this hurt its part of saying goodbye to him.. I just can...
    Sk203 Sk203 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Our 6 month is coming up...wow, I never thought I'd ever have a long relationship again after I screwed up my life pretty bad. Guy after guy only wanted me for my body, so one day...
    TrappedAbs TrappedAbs 18-21, F Apr 11

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    I try new things. Yes I am scared, but I think terror is part of the thrill. Ppl get bored every now and then and repeating a process is horribly boring :}/ The less I think about...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 4 days ago

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    I always wonder what people think when I message them first....though sometimes that's the only way to get them to talk to me. Anyway, I am on this website (it's rather of a...
    BlackRosesTurnBlue BlackRosesTurnBlue 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    It never gets me anywhere good. Sometimes i think about random things, or normal things, then I start thinking about past things and such. From grades, to my family, ex boyfriends...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    But it's not about the right things. Why do I need to think so much about what others think? With all the things going on in life, there's no way they're going to always think...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    This is what someone else posted on FB: "Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You’re just ready to give up...
    phoebegolde phoebegolde 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I always look at body language. Analyze tones. Think about the next thing someone will say. "Hey, are you okay?" Me: "I'm fine..." _____ "Why are you asking?" Taking too long to...
    DecemberSky1 DecemberSky1 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    This is a major pet peeve. I hate when people think they can predict things about me or they "know me sooo well". All the people who REALLY know me (and I wouldn't say that's a lot...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Mar 23

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    Im SO akward in person. I can text all day long, but if you meet me face to face, you would think one of two things. 1: Im wiered 2: I dont like you But Its because i have really...
    Secretsguy21 Secretsguy21 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    My coach, part 2. And the feeling may actually be mutual. Before I was going mostly on speculation and body language. But now he is starting to act on my gestures. Last Sunday...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    So I know this isn't a well thought of experience, but I tried a "lady of the night" last night. First, I didn't expect her to be the same person in the ad... I thought she'd be...
    Addy315 Addy315 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    My whole life, before I had even reached primary school, I dreamt of becoming a nurse, when I was in high school I would volunteer my time to the local nursing homes & hospital...
    skindeeep skindeeep 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The Kills "The Last Goodbye"It's the last goodbye I swearI can't rely on a dime a day love that don't go anywhereI learn to cry for someone elseI can't get by on an odds and ends...
    KatzeB KatzeB 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I really want to know which idiot discovered this word.Its meaningless.Well instead of GOODBYES its name should have been SADBYES.Because neither sides are good,well,etc,etc. Well...
    Revika Revika 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I feel people should know these things about me Ps brownie points if you find all the song references and can message me with the songs and artists. So, my list: 1. I am gay 2. I...
    ZC343454 ZC343454 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I don't goodbyes because that means you're going to leave me alone. Goodbye means you want to go separate ways from me… Don't say goodbye but instead say "See you next time...
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden 22-25, F Mar 23

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    I find myself thinking an awful lot. We all do but i often find myself examining the world and musing about existence, time, mental illness, morality, the duality of man...I could...
    Valtielislord Valtielislord 18-21, M Apr 1

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    Yesterday he went to church with some girl went to go get her at her car brought her in sat with her and took her back to her car so say goodbye. We aren't official but we do...
    zeldazeens zeldazeens 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    50 Things About Me 1. I always tip generously unless service is otherwise 2. I’m addicted to chipotle sauce & homemade oatmeal raisin cookies 4. My comfort food is Shepard’s...
    livelymind livelymind 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It happened again. He was a guy from my school. He never really talked to me at school. But he would ask me for nud** outside of school when he texted me. He was just normal. I...
    Clarityk13 Clarityk13 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    I can really only think of one thing. My mother always said that there are somethings that people are going to say to you, that you will never forget, that will haunt you forever...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I'm away from my family for studying. I'm always talking with mom telling her what I'm doing or where I'm going. Today she sent me and talked to me with a different way. She kept...
    unknown159231 unknown159231 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I can't stop thinking, and stressing. Every time I think I have it under control I get slammed with something new. Something I have no control over and no way to fix. I realize...
    RoseReg RoseReg 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    "goodbye" the harshest and most awful thing you can say to a person you care about. it pierces right through your heart. specially deep down you know that he/she will never say...
    sheshka sheshka 22-25, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    It sucks to know that one person you though you'd always be with leaves you. It sucks to be broken up with. It sucks to see them move on. It sucks to see them happy...without you...
    amandavynes amandavynes 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    In my opinion, education is an important tool for success in life. I'm not saying you have to be educated to be successful, I'm only saying it will exponentially increase your...
    CosabellaBeauty CosabellaBeauty 26-30, F Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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