Among the most difficult things I have ever had to do, one of the hardest was saying "goodbye" to a dear friend indefinitely. The reasons are mixed, muddled, vague-- whatever. The emotions are painful, certain, haunting-- everything.
I cling to hope that we will meet again under better circumstances, but for now, this is the most helpful situation for us both.
Have you ever had to bid 'adieu' to someone you loved? How did you do it? Why did you do it?