It’s been a rough year, hasn’t it?
And almost all of us have been longing to see our friends and family members again so we can give them a big hug and spend some time with them doing the things we used to do before the world got turned upside down.
But we’re getting there!
Who do you miss most in your life right now?
Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about this.
1. Old friends.
I graduated from college the summer right before COVID, and moved back to my hometown, basically everyone I knew in high school had moved away, and all my college friends I can only text because they’re so far.”
2. Sorry for your loss.
“My grandmother. She was my best friend.
She died alone without someone nearby.
I work with the elderly…. Now I make sure others don’t have to die alone.”
3. A long recovery.
“My husband. He’s sitting right next to me, but I’ve never felt so alone.
A week ago today he had surgery to remove a large brain tumor and his speech/general communication has suffered. Recovery is a long road to walk without my best friend, lover, and soulmate at my side.
I feel awful for wanting my pre-surgery husband back, even just for a moment to tell me that he’s going to be ok.”
4. Missing Mom.
“I miss my mom, who has been gone for almost 9 years, but missing her has basically become a daily thing.”
“My brother who was k**led in a car accident 2 years ago.
He was bipolar, and had so many issues, working and being with him was like being around “an inexperienced car bomber.” It’s that I never knew if helping him out would blow me up and my family.
Never knew what was coming next… his getting arrested for parking tickets, or staying in a storage/warehouse until he could find housing. Living with him was impossible, but so was giving him $$$ to get him through another day.
I never figured out how to help him, and I mean really help him out, and I wept when I learned he’d died. RIP Allyn, thanks for the laughs, and good times, as I think of you every day.”
“My best friend who ghosted me.
It’s been over 2 years and I still think about her all the time and wonder what I did wrong.
I haven’t been able to make any new friends since.”
7. Not the same.
“My friends from university.
We still talk all the time online and in group chats but it just doesn’t feel the same not seeing them everyday and hanging out on a whim.
I feel now too its had a strange effect where I dont really want to socialize with anyone or open up that much to people who don’t remind me of my friends.
Probably because I’m aware of what I once had and want to find it again.”
8. Feels empty.
“I still miss our beloved cat that had to be put to sleep.
He often appears in my dreams (some quite vivid) – and when I wake up, the house seems “empty” without him.”
9. Looking for a friend.
“Someone whom i can call a friend.
This pandemic and lockdown completely hit me as I am already an introvert so I already have very little friend circle, due to lockdown period then in between that I got corona myself, many distanced themselves from me due to fear of spreading it that time.
Now things are start to get normal but it seems that part of my life got lost, those friends moved on in there life without me. No msg, no calls.
When I tried to call and talk to them, I felt awkwardness in their voice.”
10. My ex.
“My ex-girlfriend. She is my ex not because of choice.
I wanted to get married to her and she wanted to marry me. But then COVID happened and we started drifting apart. I didn’t have a good house or money to give her the life she deserves. So she got engaged to someone else from pressure from her parents. She wanted to keep them happy.
I am from India so this is something that occurs here. I really want her back and I truly love her. But she is about to get married on May 9th. I do not know what to do.”
11. Came out of nowhere.
“My daughter ‘ran away’ in the night with a man she met online about about two months ago. I say ‘ran away’ because she had turned eighteen a few weeks before, so I guess technically she just left.
It came out of nowhere. She will fail school. She has no license and is mentally ill. She hasn’t spoken to anyone—family or friends or her therapist—since before she left and I don’t even know if she is alive currently.
I miss her so much I can hardly get through my days sometimes. I enjoyed her and her company so much and now she is disappeared possibly forever and it is hard to cope with.”
12. Dogs are the greatest.
“My dog that died a few years ago. He was a coon hound, so anyone who knows that breed knows how much of a character they can be.
Best memories of him:
Climbed onto a folding chair and got stuck
Climbed a tree and got stuck
Climbed between two fences and got stuck
Got out of the backyard, ran down the block, wouldn’t come home when yelling for him, so we held out some stinky ham and there he was trotting back home wagging his tail (very food motivated)
Me sitting in a recliner and he comes up and climbs on me like a lap dog even though he was bigger than me. (I’m an adult for size reference)
My baby niece was crying and getting attention and he got jealous so he climbed on me yet again
I gave him a Whopper (which I regret and learned better) and he ate everything but the lettuce, which he spat out completely intact)
He figured out how to turn the bath water on, but couldn’t turn it off.”
How about you?
Who do you miss the most right now?
Tell us in the comments!