How does it feel when your bestfriend is leaving?

Philippines
January 20, 2009 6:34pm CST
My bestfriend is leaving soon. She will be working and staying for good abroad. I feel sad but but can not do anything about it. Because leaving is the best thing she can do for now. To have a better life and be with her family. Life must go on. Even how sad it is.
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• United States
21 Jan 09
I'm sorry that you're best friend is leaving. That is really hard. My dear friend and her husband just moved from the US to China, and that was hard. My other friend will be getting deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan this next year - her fiance is being deployed in May. It is difficult, but the nice thing about living now is that technology helps keep us connected, even though we are thousands of miles apart. At least you can still have contact, and maybe you can save up your money and go visit her.
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• Australia
21 Jan 09
When it comes to family members and friends being deployed, I would much rather have my friends move really far away from me. It's a lot easier to get over your friends moving away when you think about people who have friends who have to go to war and may never come back. You're right that at least you can still contact your friends easily if they just move... It's still very hard though.
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
Communication is really important. It nourish the firendship even you are far apart.
@henahuda (158)
• Australia
21 Jan 09
i felt sad when me and my best friend were parting but when we know its for the good it gets fine and we parted happily.but me and my friend are in touch with each other.and we have promised each other that where ever we are we will always be together and in touch.and our frienship is very strong and we are very close to each other.and we both really pray to god that we always stay togther.
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• Philippines
21 Jan 09
It is really saddening to be far with each other. But the promise of being friends and praying for it is great.
@youless (90935)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jan 09
Needless to say, I will feel upset. As it is not easy for us to see each other and next time we see each other may be 10 years later. It is sad to think of it. Although the internet makes the world smaller, but it is still different. I love China
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• Philippines
21 Jan 09
Yah, it is still different when you are in the company of your friends than just talking via internet.
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
When I left my friends and when to other city to find a job, at first I didn't feel any pain or second though of missing them cause I was thinking that I can live without my friends.. But as I'm already here far away from them, I always miss them especially if I'm alone and doing nothing at home.. I admit that when I've moved here, I didn't have have any friends.. I just stay at home and never hanging out with friends.. If ever I'm going to the mall, I'm with my sister.. My life in here are so boring.. I can't say that I'm happy and contented.. Sometimes, I'm thinking of going home but I just can't say to my parents since I know that if I go home I won't have a job and they might be disappointed to me.. So, i don't have a choice but to just stay here and continue my hopeless job.. I miss my boyfriend, I miss my friends, I miss my family and most of all I miss my life before...
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
I understand how it feels. But life must go on. And do find time to visit your friends.
@Splatter (57)
• Australia
21 Jan 09
My best friend moved state.. He had all the same interests as me, drawing, game design, graphic design, gaming...... Now when ever I design something or find a cool game, I don't have anyone to show it to. It's very hard leaving a best friend behind but it's been about 7 months since I haven't seen him and I still haven't forgotten him. I've talked to him about twice and I don't think he's forgotten me either..... If you're good enough friends with someone you'll always remain friends with them, even if you don't talk to them ever again. I know that even in years time If I meet him again we'll still be friends... I don't think you should think too much about them no longer being around, think about all the good times you had. It makes me happy to know that my friend is doing the things he wants to do. I'm open to change.. That's what I think, even if it is hard to lose someone who I could talk to about anything and relate to easily, it's good that he is meeting new people and experiencing a new state.
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• Philippines
21 Jan 09
The good times you shared with one another are the constant reminder that you do always have a good friend.
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
well for me the feeling is mix emotions.Happy because finally she will have good future,good work and new experience,you will feel sad also because you wont see her,your not really there when something happens,when she feel she needs someone to talk too, to make her smile even she's tired..you will niss her because you still can't forget that she not around anymore...those are the feelings that you might encounter when your best pal went somewhere else...just keep her updated,call her when u have time..and tell her your always there...no matter the distance..
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
I have the same thought also.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
I'm afraid to think about it because I know that it will happen sooner later. She's planning to continue her studies abroad. And although she plans to work a little here in the Philippines before she goes, she still doesn't have any solid plans and it's an opportunity-based decision making. If she finds a good place to study and work at the same time and she's offered a place, then she'll go... It would be a sad, sad day. Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
hmmm of course i will feel sad, happy,.. i'll feel sad because she will leave me, and i dont have somebody to go with anytime i want her/his companion, i will be happy because she will have a better life ahead of her..how i wish i can go with her/him.. LOL
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I am very sorry. I know how hard this must be as good friends are truly hard to find. Keep in contact as best you can. The internet makes that very possible these days. It will be a hard adjustment at first, but eventually it will get easier but you can still always be there for each other, just not in person as often.
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
mixed emotions. firstly happy because shes found a greener pasture. a good opportunity for her to build a better future. sad because she or he won't be nowhere near me. although theres always technology to keep people in touch, its always different when people are together in personal. and there are always changes. some even may develop gap in their friendship or some may totally forget about you because of their busy lives especially if both of you have different time zones. right? but sad or not, life has to go on. ur right. we cant stop people from doing what they want and it is their life. we shouldnt control what they want or stop them coz its also for their own good. :)