I live in a world very different from most people. Since I live overseas, most people I know are only in Japan temporarily- usually for work. Then, they move on.
Goodbyes are all too common here, and I'm not good at goodbyes.
I grew up in suburbia-ville, on the outskirts of Houston, Texas. I lived in the same house, in the same town, for most of my life. So, I'm not used to goodbyes. Being good at goodbyes is a learned attribute that I haven't learned, nor do I want to learn.
Goodbyes are filled with teary eyes, snotty tissues, cards, hugs, and sadness. Goodbyes suck! I hate all the fucking goodbyes!