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January 26, 2019 Anniversary Wishes For Parents 5 comments

Short farewell messages that are perfect for texts; Messages for friends going on holiday ("Bon voyage"), family, and partners taking a vacation.

Sample Letter #1


I never thought I would be writing you this letter. There was a time when I thought our love would stand the test of time and nothing could come between us. Unfortunately, the years have chipped away at our once perfect relationship and there is nothing left to hold on to. The way things are now, we are no longer a positive influence in each other's life. We just make each other miserable instead of happy, and make life harder rather than easier. It is time to call it quits and go our separate ways.

I want you to know that I am not blaming you. I think we have both done everything we could and pursued every option available to try to keep this relationship together, but nothing has helped. We've had trial separations, gone to a marriage counselor for months, read self-help books and ordered Dr. Phil's tapes. It should be clear to both of us by now that we are fighting a losing battle. The simplest problem or disagreement always gets blown up out of proportion and meaningful communication is no longer possible. The tension in our apartment is so thick you could cut it with a knife.

How many times have we said we have had enough and never wanted to see each other again, only to kiss and make up, then try again? Well, someone has to be the one to say enough is enough and I am doing it now. This time I am not coming back. I have moved in with an old friend until I can make other arrangements. When you come home and find this letter you will also see that I have packed my things and my drawers are empty. Inevitably, there will be things that mean so much to both of us that we will have to sit down together and decide who gets what. If we cannot do that amicably, then we will have to get lawyers to sort it out.

I believe that parting now is the best thing for both us. We still have our careers we can concentrate on and we both have friendly relationships with the children. Even though they are adults now, I know they will find this news painful, but it was also painful for them to come to visit and find us squabbling. No solution will please everyone or solve all our problems. We still have happy memories from the past; we need to concentrate on making the present as happy as possible and try to keep a positive outlook on the future. I think a year from now we will both be doing so much better that we'll probably wonder why we hadn't ended the relationship sooner.

I want you to know I wish you all the best. You have a lot of great qualities that will serve you well in the future. Let's try to remember the good times, let go of our present miseries, and have the common sense to move on.

Goodbye and farewell.

Sample Letter #2


I know that I was the one that suggested that we try yet again to work things out and start over, but I've finally realized something: we're just not right for each other; we're just not compatible. I think that last night proved that. Not that I'm blaming you for what happened. I suppose that we just never were really meant to be together. So this time, instead of chasing after a happiness that we're just not going to find together, let's end things now, before things get worse again.

We've tried to work things out so many times over the last year but nothing ever changes. Again, it's no one's fault. We are the way we are: headstrong, passionate, stubborn--was it your dad who called it "bullheaded"? Anyway, these similarities that give us our independent spirits and initially drew us together seem to be the very characteristics that always drive a wedge between us. The beautiful makeup episodes that always follow don't make it any better. We still come back to the same thing: neither one of us can bend on the issues that are really important to us, and there are just too many crucial things that we can't see eye to eye on.

So I'm done this time, Jake. By the time you get this letter, I'll already be gone. Please don't try to contact me. I've made up my mind, and even your sweet talk, persuasive as it is, won't make me change my mind this time. I'm getting off this roller coaster ride once and for all.

I'm truly sorry for the pain that this breakup will cause you. It's not going to be easy for me either, believe me. I really wish things didn't have to be this way, but you'll see, by and by, that I'm right in ending our relationship. It just won't work. Someday, I know, you'll agree that it was the best thing for both of us.

Whatever happens, I wish you well. You truly do deserve the best that life has to offer you. Please know that I do love you, and a part of me always will.

Sample Letter #3


This is a letter that I never thought I would have to write. To say that I've agonized over it is an understatement. I come to it now without having had much sleep for a few days, but with a clear realization of what I must say and do.

Let me start by saying what I think we both feel, but what we've both been unable to say out loud: our relationship is not working, and it hasn't worked for a long time. In fact, rather than strengthening our lives, it just weighs us down and makes our lives more difficult. We've tried calm discussions, silence, arguing--we even tried a counselor. How many times have we decided to 'kiss and make up' only to find ourselves battling the same demons once again?

A few days ago, I started to make a two-column list: your issues and mine. Then I realized that it was a waste of time. I came to the conclusion that no one is at fault. We are simply two different personalities who have tried to make a relationship work and just couldn't do it. This brings me to one of the hardest decisions of my life--I've got to move on.

I hope you will honor my decision and not ask me to reconsider, as I have not arrived at it casually. I do not want either one of us to go through this painful process twice because I truly believe that this is the best resolution for both of us. We still have an opportunity to part quietly and with dignity, and I think we should take it now.

I wish you well and I hope you will believe that this is not just a trite phrase. I have always wanted you to be happy, so please believe me now when I say that I wish you a wonderful and fulfilling life.

Goodbye my dear friend.

Sample Letter #4


This letter is probably long overdue, but I put it off because I loved you, I wanted things to work out, and I didn't want to hurt you. But the time has come. Our relationship just isn't working anymore. It is causing more pain than joy for both of us.

There's no point going over our problems; we both know what they are. And we also both know everything we've done to try to work them out. And we have tried, haven't we? We had some really great talks about what needed to change, but nothing did. We even sought professional help but, apparently, we were past that point already.

I've thought about this a lot and I know in my heart that we will both be happier with other people. I will not be coming back. We both need to move on with our lives and find relationships better suited to our individual needs.

We loved each other well--for a time. A small part of my heart will always remember that love and remember the happy times we had together, for there were many.

I truly wish you the best of luck and happiness in your life--with your job, with your family, and with finding a new love.

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I have never been good with good byes, but I just want to tell you that I will always love you.

Never have I felt so crushed like this before, but you are leaving and all I can say is take care.

No matter how much I do not want you to leave, I cannot stop that, thank you for everything.

Good bye to you, but know that is only temporary, someday we will see each other again.

I do not even want to think about it but I care for you more than you do, farewell for now.


I will try to live with the thought that one day we will be together once more, farewell to you!

May you have a happy journey up ahead, I am just going to be here for you, farewell, friend.

I am not the best person but I promise I will never forget you ever, good bye to you for now.

Forget me not for I will always be here for you just the same, just farther away, good bye.

Farewell to you, my friend, I wish you would always call or text me or send me mails!

I am going to miss you so much, my beloved, I wish you do not go but you need to, goodbye.

Now that we both must say farewell in the meantime, I just want to tell you that I love you.

I hope that even if we say goodbye I do not get removed from your story, I love you so much.

I know that I have to let you go but I hope you know that I appreciate you so much more.

I have not even got to tell you all I wanted to so why must we say farewell to each other?

We have not been seeing eye to eye lately that I cannot believe I have to say farewell to you.

I want to reconcile with you before you leave for another city, I am going to miss you so much.

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No matter what happens, even if you are leaving, I want you to know that I love you so much.

Life is going to be full of people leaving and you have to swallow it and say good bye.

It pains me that you are leaving but it pains me more that it is only now that I have known.

The story of our lives has been so quick that I find it hard to believe, farewell it is for now.

There is never a farewell between lovers for every good bye is as good as a hello from you.

I promised I would not cry when you leave but it seems I do not have control on my eyes.

I know, no more waterworks now that you are actually leaving for the city, farewell, friend.

I will always remember you with a smile on my face, we had been great friends, farewell.

How can it be that I feel so unprepared for your absence when I knew this a month ago?

It is so hard to say good bye to that one person who has been there for you, farewell, sis.


I will innovate myself with things that will help me get over the loss of my loved one.

It is not easy to say good bye to the people that you have learned to love, but you need to.

When a person you love dies, it is so hard to be the same person, but you have to say goodbye.

I do not really see anything good with farewell but I hope that someday I probably will.

We have been there for each other, through thick and thin, let not this farewell change that.

It is just so sad that we are not able to talk anymore, that is what really scares me the most.

Saying good bye to you was the hardest thing I had to do in my entire life, it remains the same.

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I will be back soon, but for now, I just have to say farewell to you, I will miss you so much.


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I am lucky enough to have you, someone who makes it so hard to say good bye, thank you.

I may never get to say hello to you anymore and that is what really sucks the most, friend.

We don’t even talk anymore and what pains me most is that we have to say goodbye right now.

Being friends with you is one of the best things that happened in my life, good bye for now.

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It is meeting you that have made the introvert in me happy and it always will, farewell.

I just cannot believe that we are now being ripped apart by fate, farewell to you, dear friend.

You are the one who would always make me laugh when I am so sad, now I have to say bye.

I am going to miss you badly because I love you and now I cannot even see you anymore.

May we still find a way to talk to each other though we will be so far apart, I miss you so!

If I can just stop time and stop you from leaving, I would but I cannot, farewell to you, love.

It was in saying goodbye to you that I somehow lost all the will to keep on fighting on.

I will not say good bye but farewell until we meet once more because believe me, we will.


I am and never will be good at farewells so I will just tell you that I will see you again.

I wonder how other people can find it easy to smile even when they are saying good bye.

There is no way I can ever put you behind in my past for you will always be part of me.

I want to cry so badly at the thought of losing you, at the thought of saying good bye to you.

It just hurts me so much to say goodbye to the person that I love the most in this world.

I feel like I am being torn apart now that I have to say good bye to you, my beloved friend.

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Good bye does not mean we will not see each other again but that we have to be apart.

I just want to tell you that I will never forget every memory that we have shared together.

Saying good bye for the second time does not get easier, believe me, I do not think it ever will.

It is never simple to say goodbye especially with all the emotions that comes with it.


I was okay before but I realized that saying farewell to you is not as easy as I thought it is.

I am so scared to tell you good bye because it breaks my heart so much, I do not even know.

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I cannot stop myself from loving you so tell me how I am going to say good bye to you?

After everything that we have been thorough I just cannot believe that we have to say farewell.

I know that I am going to miss you so I do not know how to say farewell to you right now.

I wish I can say the right things to say just so I can say farewell to you the right way, today.

I do not want to say goodbye to you but it seems I am going to have to, but see you soon!

Every goodbye is but another chance to say hello, I do hope we get to say hello one day.

The world will end for me the moment that I say farewell to you, it just hurts so much.

Eventually at one point of our lives we have to say goodbye and that is what scares me.

I just try to think that every single goodbye will make me a step closer to saying hello to you.

It is so hard to tell you goodbye when I do not really want to be apart from you, my love.

I want to be able to hold you but I am afraid we might need to say good bye, I will miss you.

I want to try to be strong and that means I need to let you go, farewell to you, my love.

Our time has come to pass, sometimes, I do not even know myself anymore, good bye.

Before I say my good bye to you, one last time, I want you to know I will always love you.

I am saving up all my tears because I do not want you to remember me crying, farewell.

May you always keep that lovely smile of yours, my dear, I love you so much, farewell.

Every goodbye means that a hello would soon follow, that is what I believe, my dear.

Even if we say goodbye a thousand times our feelings will remain and that is enough.

I do not even want to think about being apart but I have to say good bye to you, though it hurts, though it pains me so much, though it brings me to my knees.

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Written by: Darren Crocker

What Happened in the Final Few Hours Before my Gap Year

After years of procrastinating, months of saving and dozens of sleepless nights, the time had finally come to leave Aberdeen. It had been coming, and regardless of setbacks I felt I was ready.

Despite their differences, my family had gathered – mum, dad, both grandmas and granddad –  but I had made it clear that I didn’t want a sending off at the airport. My parents were going through a divorce and not on talking terms, and my grandmother from my mother’s side hadn’t spoken to my father in years. All in all, I was a nervous wreck. Not ideal.

This would be an important moment in my life, but I hadn’t thought about how significant it would be to them. They were proud, supportive, would certainly miss me, and of course they wanted to say goodbye. The life that awaited me was within touching distance. A familiar life, for now, was even closer.

An awkward meal

Scattered tactically around the restaurant table, my family watched on as I sipped on a strong coffee, rifled frantically through my notes and enjoyed the last Scottish breakfast I’d be eating for a while. I was very much being given room to breathe, something to which I had been missing for months prior.

There followed careful conversation, as my family remained focused on me and the impending trip. They tentatively judged and changed the pace depending on the ever shifting vibe around the table, in a concerted attempt to form a delicate environment for me to star in. But in truth, I had said most of what I wanted to the weeks before, and was, surprisingly, doing a good enough job of keeping it together.

I only wanted one person with me at the airport that day, my granddad; a strong, wise and worldly man who gave countless pieces of good advice and was always generous with his words. When the time came to leave, he would know what to say, he would know how to act and he would give me the added strength I needed.

The mood around the table changed as the time drew closer. I was suddenly bombarded with silly yet mandatory questions: “Got your passport?” “Got everything you need?” “When does your flight get in?” “How are you getting to the hotel?” This unsettled me. I could feel my family becoming restless too, as what little conversation there was descended into unsubstantiated ramblings.

I was flying to Heathrow and then onto a connecting flight to Beijing. I had been dreaming of this for as long as I could remember. I hated who I had become in Aberdeen – a gambler, a drunk, and the clichéd under-achiever. But I had worked hard to escape. I was proud that I was finally reaching out, broadening my horizons.

My flight was called. It was time. We, as a family, began to make the short walk to the gate. I walked ahead to buy some time as I couldn’t bear to look at my parents. This was going to hurt.

Tears and farewells

As expected, both my grandmothers were in tears, and, although there was no family protocol to saying goodbye, I turned to them first. They couldn’t be more different: a very Aberdonian grafter, with a love for whisky, bingo, and an incessant quest to cater for my vegetarian mother despite not really knowing what a vegetarian was; and a flamboyant, eccentric, animal loving Jehovah from South Africa to whom there is never a dull moment. I loved them both equally.

I turned to my old man. I was dreading this. I harbour a lot of feelings on him and our relationship has been, and still is, strained. We are both scarily similar to the way we walk to the way we talk, to the jobs that we do. I see so much of myself in him, and he does in me, but we still find it incredibly hard to relate to one another. We moved in for an awkward hug. I would have welcomed us letting our guards down for just one moment but it wasn’t to be. Unfortunately, moments of true honesty, relaxed conversation and real bonding is few and far between. He loves me; I love him. Yet, something, nothing and everything stands between us truly becoming close.

The relationship between my mum and I had also seen better days. The three of us had been living under the same roof since it had been announced that they would be getting a divorce, but I couldn’t remember the last conversation that any of us had, together or otherwise. We had our own rooms, now ate at different times, and tiptoed around each other. My mother said she thought she had driven me away. That wasn’t true. And I made sure she knew that. We shared a genuine moment at the gate as we said goodbye and I was reminded how much my mother loves me. It was hard for her to let go. I edged myself out of the death grip hug I had found myself in and pulled away. I couldn’t tell her when I’d be back as I honestly didn’t know. She was devastated I was leaving.

Then, as I approached my grandfather, suddenly I began to crumble. I had remained strong throughout, but it was all getting a bit too much. My eyes filled up, my lip began to tremble and I knew I was about to fall apart. But before I could, he interjected with some more wise words and the wisdom to which I expected from him. I wanted his advice and I wanted to remember it. It felt right that he would be the last person to see me off.  We shook hands firmly and I was almost there. I worried that I would never see him in good health again: Parkinson’s had been slowing him down in recent months and he could well be a different man by the time I returned.

Head down, passport and boarding pass in hand, I took a deep breath and made a turn for the gate. My eyes had been pushing back tears for the last few minutes, but like faulty swimming goggles, I couldn’t keep them dry any longer. I began to sob, but out of sight from my family as I continued to make mercifully towards the desk. I looked back only once, to let out a forced smile. And then as I turned the corner, it was done. I had officially left.

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About the Author: Darren Crocker

Darren, who goes by the user name Rollingcrock, drank, gambled and grinded himself into a self loathing rut before deciding to leave the North East of Scotland to… well… leave the North East of Scotland. Soon after he found himself in Beijing, scared out of his mind, a nervous wreck and not truly knowing if he would sink or swim as a traveller. Darren has spent six months in China and South East Asia before speanding a year living in Brisbane, Australia. In between jobs he travelled to New Zealand. Darren’s also lived in Germany for a year with his very German girlfriend.

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The Who Matters Most Letter template will help you complete the following tasks of life review in minutes:

Task 1:Acknowledge the important people in your life: It is very important to start the process of life review by identifying key people in your life. Take the time to express your pride in their achievements.

Task 2:Remember treasured moments from your life: The second life review task is to recall the most special, meaningful instances in your life, including those involving your loved ones. These moments or events can range from important life milestones or simple family moments that you treasure.    

Task 3: Apologize to those you love if you hurt them: In our experience, many patients worry about specific past instances when they have hurt the people they love. In doing a life review, it is important to take a moment to ask forgiveness from those you have hurt . Also, take this time to forgive yourself for any mistakes you feel you have made in the past.

Task 4: Forgive those who love you if they have hurt you: Now is the time to give solace to those who may have hurt you. Let them know that you acknowledge what they have done, but that you ultimately have forgiven them. This will give you and them a sense of release and peace. It will also give you peace when you successfully let go of old resentments.

Task 5: Express your gratitude for all the love and care you have received: Thank your loved ones for their concern through the trying times in your life and for everything else that they have done for you. You might mention specific instances that you hold close to your heart.

Task 6: Tell your friends and family how much you love them: Sometimes it is hard to express your love for someone in speech, so take advantage of this opportunity to write to those you love and express how much you care about them.

Task 7: Take a moment to say "goodbye": The final life review task is to bid adieu to your loved ones. If you feel comfortable, take this time to ensure that you and your loved ones have a proper parting without any regret or guilt. In working with diverse Americans, some have expressed reluctance to complete the task of saying “goodbye” due to cultural taboos. If you are uncomfortable completing the “goodbye” task, it is perfectly fine to defer this for later.

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