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I Think Saying Goodbye Is the Hardest Thing to Do

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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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2010

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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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes I don't though. But then with the right person goodbye can be the hardest thing to say. Sometimes I try to avoid goodbyes and just say "talk to you later" because goodbye...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I lost my sister a year ago. She was 1, she had another month before she turned 2. I remember having to walk to her casket. She looked like she was asleep, I wanted to wake her up...
    LenaBena1430 LenaBena1430 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I hate saying goodbye to my boyfriend after spending the day with him. I always worry about the next time I will see him. I'll miss him a lot but at the same time I'll be excited...
    Floridagirl96 Floridagirl96 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I've said goodbye too many times in the last few weeks. Each and every time it has brought tears to my eyes. I know I'll see my loved ones again but it doesn't make goodbyes any...
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I don't like goodbyes ,they're so forward...So direct they just end something so magnificent so sudden like snuffing out a brilliant flame. but that's not why i'm afraid of them...
    CaptainMarvelous CaptainMarvelous 18-21, M Nov 25

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    Oftentimes we say goodbye to the one we love without wanting to . Though that doesn't mean we stopped loving them or we ve stopped to care . Sometimes GOODBYE is a painful way to...
    DaddysCupcake DaddysCupcake 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I think it's respectful to end a conversation with something along the lines of "goodbye". Otherwise, I sit there wondering if you're mad, if something bad happened to you, your...
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F Dec 3

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    It took me 14 days of struggling, questioning, googling, around-the-clock munching, napping, day-dreaming, self-hating, tear-shedding, and obsessing over all things marines to...
    dearalexe dearalexe 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I don't want to say goodbye... It's been a life changing experience knowing you old sport! Thank you for the laughter, the stories, the memories. For being non judgemental...
    delicious78 delicious78 36-40, F Nov 27

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    And it just keeps happening... Another message in my inbox with that guy named deleted. Seriously? You couldn't take the time to say goodbye first? We just talked yesterday and...
    Lyssak Lyssak 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I'd rather have a goodbye than this excruciating silence
    EmmelineAnne EmmelineAnne 16-17, F Dec 10

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    Recently my closest friend decided to cut off our Relationship. She was so close to me, and just a few days ago we were laughing and watching videos together, Now she decided that...
    WindofWaterDragons WindofWaterDragons 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I rather just leave and not say a word, I don't like saying good-bye
    DiscipleRomans116 DiscipleRomans116 26-30, M Dec 2

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    No more tears of sadness, only tears of joy I know your struggles are over. I know you struggled within yourself also, trying be cleaned. I know you needed help as, a family they...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F Dec 2

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    Words just spill out when you are feeling frustrated or angry... However there is no taking them back. Just thought I would share something I was taught. BEFORE YOU SPEAK THINK...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well, it's time to put my EP experience to rest. I came here looking for nothing and am leaving with more wonder than I could ever imagine. It was fun, but quite simply my needs...
    Xman75rock Xman75rock 36-40, M Nov 21

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    I prefer it this way so when I am back we can go out and spend time like we used to... because I will be back for you.
    Lila2088 Lila2088 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Yesterday my friend and I were at the library and he just left with someone else while I was bringing something up on the computer. :(
    spcufl spcufl 13-15, M Dec 10

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    You know, I am tired of being alone. Or at least being alone in my head. I'm tired of staring at your Skype profile, internally screaming for you to call or text; for you to...
    dearalexe dearalexe 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Im sitting in my couch with my 5 year old watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and he turns and looks at me and says "mommy, do I look like a p*ckerhead?" My eyes got huge and...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Having to say goodbye to someone that's become apart of your soul is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I'm crying as I write this my thought of just of you. Knowing I'll never...
    QuietEmotion QuietEmotion 22-25, F Dec 9

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    The more the death of my grandma sinks in, the more I don't want to think about it. Saying good bye to her was the hardest thing I've ever done. She was my best friend. She was...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    It was great being on experience project for a week or so but now I sadly have to go. I'm saying goodbye to my circle of people and other people on this app. I'm going to be...
    1thinginlife 1thinginlife 13-15, F Dec 2

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    You may have heard of the runaways in Gerald MO one of them was Cieanna Kosatka one of my best friends she went to a hospitable after being found came to school once after that one...
    Orion1032 Orion1032 13-15, M Nov 20

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    I am in my 50's, and I've had questions all my life about my very early childhood. Considering I've had these questions in some form for as long as I can remember, I can't help...
    CatloverDG CatloverDG 56-60, F Nov 29

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    There's nothing in the world that's worse knowing you're perfect for each other.... Just staying together is the hardest thing, when we seem to just end apart. I'm guessing it's...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 26

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    I’m thinking of doing something stupid and incredibly time wasting. It probably won’t make a huge difference…but you never know right? In fact, I’ll probably get kicked...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    Being alone is detrimental. My mind replays every mistake I ever made. My mind goes back to me messing up in the school talent show in the 4th grade or to me saying the wrong thing...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 26

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    I remember, some months ago, I was late-night talking on the phone with a young lady I liked at the time. She asked what I was doing. She heard no music singing me to sleep, no...
    peacefulrebel peacefulrebel 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 21

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    The below all happened because I think and look into things far to much and the person that this is meant for I am sorry x This week has been such a rollacoaster of a week well...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    on the face i seem really screwed up but once you get to know me i can seem far more normal but in reality i am very unwell. i feel like i should die everyday. i am violent in my...
    BenjaminChapman BenjaminChapman 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    1. Sound of the waves. 2. Being at peace. 3. Music 4. Yoga 5. My dog approaching me when I come home. 6. The smell of candles burning. 7. Bubble baths 8. Buying surprise gifts...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 7

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    i was so innocent and so stupid, i wasted my life ignoring their rules, so i got lost, i got my self in root of losers, it's just i though they are dumb with stupid unlogical rules...
    eighth eighth 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Being a Dreamer and a Thinker are both great things to be but you must know how to control it or switch when needed like a light switch because if you think when you should be...
    Tattooheartxd Tattooheartxd 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    its funny how people that are not in your life still somehow manage to get in your head and you just randomly think about them during the day and you dont even realize it and you...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M Nov 29

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    I never wanted to be married or have children. Before I had my son I prayed to God crying asking me to send someone for me to love and for them to love me back. I was thinking...
    InfiniteLightBeing InfiniteLightBeing 26-30, F Nov 24

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    i miss my mom , i don't live with her , i talk to her on call daily yet , i love her but i just talk to her daily for just 5 to 10 mins , i want to talk her much , but probably...
    r110 r110 22-25, M 5 hrs ago