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- Describe the last difficult "goodbye" you said. See all answers
- May 31, 2012 by hibernationnow
- A Tough Goodbye
Saying Goodbye Is Always Hard For ME
Every goodbye for me is difficult. I have never like saying goodbye to anyone. The last hard goodbye I said was to my friend Sarah who goes to Rhode Island for the summer. I know she will be back in late summer and maybe I will see her during the summer once or twice but I hate saying goodbye and I'm not a big fan of change.
I get teary eyed and my emotions just surge to the surface and I feel upset. My pale, cream-cheese complexion gets flushed and I need to stop myself from wailing. It doesn't last more than a few minutes but it's always there. When my husband travels and shuts the door behind him, when my kids leave for college and before that, dropping them off at camp....all difficult.
I think it started when I was a teen and my parents traveled a lot and left me home, alone. We lived in an apartment building and even though I was surrounded by neighbors it was hard for me when they left. I remember each time they left I would cry and look at them entering the bright yellow taxi that waited for them on the street.
I don't hide that I am not fond of goodbyes, I know better now. I tell people the truth. I hate saying goodbye; it's just part of who I am.