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I Think Saying Goodbye Is the Hardest Thing to Do

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I am so done saying goodbye ,

    it feels like this is all I am doing in my years of existence. I find myself saying more goodbyes than actual hello's. This explains why I am who I am. Over the years of painful goodbyes I am closed off, past experiences have made me build up walls I am hoping no one would be...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    I mean saying a real goodbye.

    Not a pretend goodbye to someone you know you'll see again soon. Saying bye to someone you love, because you know it's going to be a long time. Saying goodbye when you mean it so much more than they do. Will they ever think about me again?
    James13xx James13xx 18-21, M 1 Response May 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If you are coming on my questions and my experiences using another account, just to be mean, why do you think you are the better person? Just saying.
    Itismerachel Itismerachel 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    1.I choose the 50 things challenge because I am not in the mood to complete the 100 one. 2.I can be extremely bitter and cold in certain situations in the same time very...
    FreidaAdler FreidaAdler 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Every night, before I sleep, I can't stop myself from thinking about all the impossibilities in the world. I would think of the things I would want in my life that I know will...
    higalove higalove 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Its 5:15am so I think I'm going to be fast. I've got 3 things in my mind now, things that happened today. 1) I woke up in the big bed, alone, with the sun on my face and that...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    Trying to figure out what my illnesses would look like personified. All of them would look like me but different. I think depression would forever be in pajamas with completely...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    It's a bit of a read. But it's a tiny part of the last 4 years: I was only 17 when I fell in love. It happened very unexpectedly and fast that I wasn't entirely sure what was...
    AlexR94 AlexR94 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    As he starts to drift it's a sense of relief, but once I realize it's starting to sink and drown just like every other thing I'm starting to panic. I was right, we were only...
    mynameisthatgirl mynameisthatgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Please help me go back to my orphanage search: help jessica return to her orphanage (fundmytravel)
    jessf95 jessf95 18-21 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Being a Piscean is a tough thing, we're too sensitive. Oh don't get me wrong, I'm no wimp. Sometimes I think the whole astrology thing is a bunch of made up stuff and then I meet...
    omtatjuan3 omtatjuan3 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I'm leaving experience project and quite possibly this life I've know but I will miss the ones I've met and the friends I've made. Thank you and goodbye. I welcome the needle this...
    therainberry therainberry 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    As people, I think we all do things that hurt others. Some things may cause more hurt than other things, but we all do it. There are times where the hurt is unintentional. Things...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    All my friends are sleeping now and I just can't stop thinking. I don't even know what I'm thinking of, the only thing that I know is that I can't turn my mind off. It's 5:37 am...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Aggravated may be a better term. Don't you just love logging in and seeing the word "deleted" next to a message of a "friend"? I mean, really.. how rude. At least a goodbye...
    BadlyBent BadlyBent 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was friends with a woman online for over 4 years.This was before most ppl used text messages,etc.we emailed each other almost every day.Then one day i messed up and told her that...
    usernameagain9 usernameagain9 36-40, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Its 4:37am so this won't be my best writing, so please don't judge me and if you do...do it silently (please). Anyhow, I had this friend. He and I grew very close. Had an intense...
    LanaKane LanaKane 70+, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Have you ever wondered what it would be like if only you can hear what others think of you? Would you be amused or what you rather have them keep to themselves? Well let me tell...
    Mindreader9 Mindreader9 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    You know when you think you're over it but you're really not. In October I started talking to this guy. It was weird because no one had ever shown interest in me prior to this but...
    FightingForRecovery FightingForRecovery 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm saying goodbye to someone I deeply care about. Someone I love. I'm hurting so bad but it's something I have to do. I'm there whenever he calls me or messages me, no matter what...
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I find it hard to to say goodbye when I leave a friends house to go home or awkwardly end a conversation when you bump into someone on the street. But either way no matter the...
    Alex288837359 Alex288837359 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Instead of saying "goodbye" I say "see you". And I've been saying "see you, take care of yourself" ever since a close family friend passed 4 years ago.
    jaimsy jaimsy 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I think the problem is, a lot of times, parents don't try to understand. I don't think mine ever do. There's a video by a YouTuber called SuliBreaks, called "Parents are the...
    TheOpeningViolinist TheOpeningViolinist 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I spent all day thinking about so many things. Two of them is... 1: just growing up now and starting a family. It's been a while since I was thinking about having a baby bc I...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Especially when they're the one who tell us not to leave them but they leave us without a goodbye
    Gill1998 Gill1998 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    my soulmate joined a cult and hasnt talked to me in a year.we were best friends for .. 15 years. and now.. nothing.no reason why. no goodbye.it took me awhile to realize people...
    thegreatruiner thegreatruiner 70+, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    so my best friends bf used to work with my bf and I guess whenever I would call my man my besties man over herd the convo and go back and tell my best friend what my man was...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I do... And for a second I get confused. Like... What did I do to deserve the absence of a proper goodbye, a proper hug? I thought we had a connection. I thought that there was...
    NaomiSunshine NaomiSunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I miss some people, and my mind understands that they're gone, but keeps thinking about them so long later, and my heart is still hurt over it. I think I would have just liked some...
    KittyCassidy KittyCassidy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    or when they leave the relationship and didn't tell you when or why.... they "leave" that to you to figure it all out!
    hauntd hauntd 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I know this is just another online realm, but common courtesy should still apply. After 3 months of consistent conversation with someone, just up and leaving is rude...even if we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 20

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