it feels better to be seen off than to see off.

China
May 8, 2007 10:29pm CST
on may 6th,my mother went back to home.when seeing her off at the train station, i felt so sad that i cried out. i have been out of home for eight years.every time i left home,i havn't had such feeling that i am so sad to cry.as i think i am going away to find a new life and it is time of celebration instead of sadness. however,seeing somobody off to me means they are leaving me alone or even abondaning me.so i feel so lonly. do you have such feeling? how to overcome it?
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• India
9 May 07
I am like the worst person to either see off or being seen off. When somebody comes to see me off I usually become so numb and try so hard not to cry or show any emotion that the other person feels I am not at all sad to be leaving them and when i go to see off someone I start crying long before see off, making the person who's leaving even more emotional.
• China
10 May 07
YOU ARE THE MOST SENSETIVE PERSON IN THE WORLD. and you are emotional.the one who is your friend is very lucky.as you bring happiness and understanding and no sadness.
• India
10 May 07
thanks for the compliment and saying such nice things.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
9 May 07
I have had that feeling. I don't know that there is any way to overcome it. It is just something you have to deal with. It is good you understand why you have those feelings. I'd never thought about it that way, but you are so right. The person leaving has someplace they are going to and the one staying feels left alone.
• China
10 May 07
you really got it. we share the same feeling.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
9 May 07
aw thats so sad. I rather like being alone myself so usually when I'm seeing someone off its a relief because i get my peace and quiet and my house back. I do like to see my friends and relatives of course but only for a while.
• China
9 May 07
you are an independent person and living a free life. but it not works at me. perhaps i have to get usd to it.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
9 May 07
well,that moment,i have experienced not just once.the most impressive one for me is when i entered college for the first time,my parents and i took 15-hour-long train,and that night,they went home,i just stay in the campus and watch them go,i didn't cry,i don't know why,it's too hard for me to cry,but i know i felt bad. a few years later,my mother said that when they saw me standing there,they cried,that even touched me when i heard that,coz i've never seen my parents cry after my grandpa's pass-away. as you mentioned how to overcome it,i think we don't need to,coz this is one of our emotions,it's natural,maybe it's because the sadness when we depart makes our encounter more precious.
• Philippines
9 May 07
Well it really hard to see off than to be seen off. I am not that emotional but in some intances yes. And it's really hard for me to overcome the feeling of sadness once i started. But i am looking at it positively so, i guess you should also be positive, and try to look at everything positively. Have a nice day ahead from Francis.