I Am Broken and Picking Up the Pieces

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 478 People

    I Fear I Have Gone Numb For Good

    The last two relationships I have had spanning the last 13 years of my life I fear have ruined me emotionally. There was a brief 3 year break during my divorce in which I felt free and happier than I ever have in my life, then I got lonely and gave in to my ex again who shattered...
    cynrose75 cynrose75
    36-40, F
    Sep 10, 2012

    It's never easy to leave.

    .. But I will try and take it... One day at a time.
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella
    26-30, F
    Sep 7, 2014

    My bf dumped me we were having a chat i was

    suggesting he can do better for his own good he got up and walked away... Then i tried to commit suicide sent him a video because I've had enough in life he was the only happiness i had and i lost it and then he said i used that video to blackmail him when no I've just had...
    sabzzzz sabzzzz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    I Hate Money.

    I quit working a job in 2003 to follow my dream. Everything was going great until I ran out of money. Starting my own business cost more than I predicted and in 2008 the cost of everything broke me. I am broke and I don't own anything but a busted up car.  I have friends and...
    MrUgly MrUgly
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2008

    I am waiting for the day

    when I can say that I no longer hurt from what happened to us.
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    I Am That Girl.

    The broken feeling comes in waves. Sometimes I forget it, other times its there, a little part of me watching the smiling interacting part of me. In the quiet moments - sitting on the bus, waiting somewhere, in the dark hours of the night when sleep wont come - its there...
    edinburghgirl06 edinburghgirl06
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2012

    It's already 1 year,

    since she stopped contacting me. I did not know why she left me, cos there wasn't any quarrel or unhappy event that happen. Her and I had a 2 year worth of good relationship, our parents were also being positive about our relationship. But she just simply stop replying to my...
    martelkai martelkai
    18-21, M
    Jun 1, 2014


    I am trying so hard to move on, I cut you out of my life completely, but it is still sad when I think about it. I thought you were the one and I honestly never felt that way before, the way I felt about you was so strong and now you're gone and you don't care. I am trying to keep...
    be2cute be2cute
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2012

    My heart is in so much pain.

    I cannot even sleep at night or eat properly. This is what I am reading today to help me recover: http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/prayerplainandsimple/2009/08/a-prayer-for-anyone-with-a-broken-heart.html# A prayer for anyone with a broken heart posted by Mark Herringshaw...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9
    26-30, F
    Jun 29, 2014

    I feel that whenever a person breaks your heart

    they always take a piece with them. And for the longest time I just thought I had to live with the hole but I realized that I could love someone just the same and they could fill the hole and make me shine again. And it's so refreshing. :)
    Wanderingsoul441 Wanderingsoul441
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2014

    Imaginary Lover

    I have been in love with a girl that I met when I was 17, she was pregnant with my child. She wanted me, she needed me but I pushed her away until one day she killed herself. I have mourned her loss, have spent hundreds of nights crying, have spent the last 15 years regretting...
    MyImmortal MyImmortal
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Apr 1, 2008

    Those Scattered Pieces

    Just today, those pieces scattered apart on me and now once again I need to try and reassemble them. They never seem to go back together the way they once were. My heart was once again broken into pieces by the man I love today because of his lying ways. This relationship was...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2008

    Broken Up

    A lot of people think I haven't gotten any problems on this site, but I assure you all that I am as broken as the next. I don't post much about my brokenness because I am sort of ashamed of it. I try to smile for everyone and make you guys laugh, or I try to comfort if and when...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    13 Responses Dec 24, 2007

    I went to church tonight.

    Asked Jesus "Why?"
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9
    26-30, F
    Jul 20, 2014

    Please Read And Try Give Me Advice Ugh :(

    I started dating this wonderful girl who i fell so much in love with but few months into the thing. people started hating on me and her saying she was someone who was involed in a murder but could never get evadenct ,,cant spell it lmfao but then the other girl was involed has...
    cantseemtobreath cantseemtobreath
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 19, 2012


    I've been broken for so long, that I've forgotten what it's like to be whole.  I've been writing, meditating, talking, crying--anything to find the answers I need.  At some point today, I have no idea when, something shifted inside of me.  It felt like something...
    goddessone goddessone
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Mar 11, 2008


    I won't let you hurt me anymore, I won't let you keep breaking my heart and although letting you go is hard, being just your friend could never have been enough for me, you leading me on with the hope that we would get together again one day, using me, it was all too hard...
    be2cute be2cute
    22-25, F
    Sep 3, 2012

    ~ I Have a Slight Problem ~

      I'm pretty sure that there are pieces missin' & that when I broke, sh!t leaked out..... I'm not quite sure what to do about the pieces that are missing or how to fill up the holes they left. Furthermore I know I'm missing crap that use to be here, I just have no idea...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    My thoughts today Why it hurts

    when you get dumped 1. You lose self-worth When he said he liked me a lot, or even loved me, it meant that there's someone in this world who believed in my value as a person. He sacrificed things that matter to him because I was more valuable than these things for him. But...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2014

    My Story....

    I was sexually assaulted in my sleep by my husband. He knew I didn't want to have any sexual contact with him, because I wanted a divorce. I told him so before going to sleep. There was a lot that he did to me I will not mention. But throughout the whole...
    fairylust fairylust
    31-35, F
    Nov 27, 2012

    Getting Over You

    6 AM :I woke up today and something was different,like there's been a cloud of your essence following me,but this morning it began to clearSuddenly you weren't  my first thought and neither my last10 AM:Someone said your name and it didn't hurt as much and by lunch time...
    RoseAmongThorns RoseAmongThorns
    18-21, F
    Nov 29, 2012

    Heartbreak, Is What I Needed.

    It's hard coming to the realization that everything he said, was most likely a lie. I believed so much in our love, when really it was only my love that was true. The reality of it all, hit me like slap in the face. I am broken. My heart, is constantly in pain. My mind, is...
    cnk91 cnk91
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2012

    Getting Better Every Day

    Can I let you in on a little secret? Part of what is holding me back from being all the way whole again is the fact that she can't seem to get herself in a better place and that makes my progress, generate feelings of guilt within myself. That hardly seems fair in the grand...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 2, 2011

    Taking Back The Hammer

    I have a heart of glass. By taking back the hammer I don't think it will break. I won't let anyone get that close to me again. I will lock that hammer up. I won't give anyone that hammer again. I'm okay with being alone if that never happens again.
    ForeverChanged81 ForeverChanged81
    31-35, F
    Sep 15, 2013

    Sometimes Strength Comes From Being Broken.

    This was the song that was playing on the overhead speakers when I realized how I was going to memorialize my son.  I was a huge ball of self-pity and tears and then this song came on and it clicked for me. I took it as a very vocal sign from God that, although my heart was...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    16 Responses Nov 26, 2008

    I Can'T Do This

    Nervousness Anxiety Panic Swirling, tumbling, tumbling, twisting Thoughts spinning out of control Running like water Can’t catch them Can’t slow them down I feel the pressure pushing back from inside my skull weighing down on my chest I don’t think I can do this I’m not...
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2013

    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789
    22-25, M
    Apr 4, 2014

    Will I Rather Be Broken Or Broke?

     I've always been a believer in LOVE. But I realized that it just doesn't work for everybody, including me. A few months ago, I met this guy who showed me how it was to love without any hesitations. A few good times together and a big fight after, here I am broken and...
    january24 january24
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2009

    Help me, God. I am in

    so much pain. I literally cannot breathe well because of how shattered my heart is right now. _____________________ http://www.prayerideas.org/wp/praying_for_needs/healing/prayer-for-healing-a-broken-heart/ Prayer for Healing a Broken Heart Posted on February 3, 2013 by...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    I Have Realized

    That if I don't pick up these pieces, no one else will. I have to throw these broken shells in the trash, cleanse my hands and go on. I am so very broken, but I'm picking up the pieces, it's what I have to do.
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom
    18-21, F
    Nov 30, 2010

    Too much to even type.

    I had a terrible childhood, with an absent father throughout most of it with an crack/ meth addict mentally ill mother. Many abuses were experienced throughout my childhood until my teen years. In which, I suffered major depression, anxiety disorder, and borderline personality...
    ericalee87 ericalee87
    26-30, F
    Nov 2, 2015

    If I Can Find Them

    I have been hurt so many times that I feel broken beyond repair. I would love to pick myself up again to fight another day, but I don't know if I can. I don't know if I want to. Is it worth it? Is it worth it to keep fighting when you know there is only more hurt coming your way...
    deleted deleted
    May 24, 2012


    I have shattered like a vase.My pieces have been strewn across the marble floor.There is no hope for repair.There are pieces missing; hidden underneath the stove and the refrigerator,freezing and burning out of sight.Someone tried to fix me once, only to drop me again and ignore...
    Yoru Yoru
    6 Responses Nov 23, 2012

    Broke up with my partner

    who was my 1st ever romantic relationship.It was the WORST pain I had ever experienced. I'd have preferred a stab to the chest compared to this...I felt like my heart had been ripped out and kicked to the sidewalk...while I was watching...couldn't concentrate on studies, couldn...
    naisherR naisherR
    22-25, M
    Aug 9, 2015

    Broken Again

    i was dating a man for six months. in that time, he was very attentive, supportive, loving, patient, and he often told me i was the love of his life and his best friend. one night, he said that he needed some time to think. he said a switched had flipped, and he didn't...
    beautifulmind9 beautifulmind9
    1 Response Jan 29, 2012

    Trapped in the memories,

    haunted by the past, lost in the present. Your everywhere l look, a part of you is still in the music we used to listen to, you’re part of the news that l wish l could share, cause l know you would relate. Your in the movies and programs that we used to watch. That was not...
    flourishing flourishing
    41-45, F
    Feb 16, 2014

    Okay, he dumped me. He no longer wants to have

    a future with me. What I don't understand is why he wants to completely remove me from his life.
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2014

    A Long Time Coming

    It took me awhile to finally get to this point. I have been avoiding the process of picking up the pieces, but I'm just happy that I'm finally making real progress. I'll be a much better person for it.
    PenelopeParfait PenelopeParfait
    18-21, F
    Oct 11, 2012

    A Dangerous Time For Those With Bipolar

    Well, Christmas is over, and the spending season is over, which can actually leave us with a big void. ANd the void can be dangerous. Depression can set in and things can start to look really bleak. It's like all of a sudden there's no purpose, nothing to look forward to. The...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    12 Responses Dec 25, 2007

    Breaking Bad and The Wire,

    along with so many other TV series. He made me watch them and I loved them. I'll never be able to see them again without being reminded of him who left me and whom I loved and cared for so much.
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2014

    Why is it that you're the one

    who broke me, shattered me to pieces but im the one picking up back the pieces? My hands are blood red, scarred.. Tears keep coming.. But I feel numb..
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123
    22-25, F
    Feb 5, 2014

    I Don't Believe In Fairy Tales

    She could do anything. Strong and independent. She didn’t need anybody. But the walls came down. Along came the goofy-sweet smile and those blue eyes. Swept off her feet, and dancing to the rhythm of her heart. Romantic nights out, snuggly nights in, she never wanted to leave...
    22-25, F
    Nov 10, 2012

    Broken Vow

    Broken Vow You swept me off my feet You promised to make happy You said you would always be there for me And that you would forever love and cherish me "I take you to be my wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you...
    prettierinpink prettierinpink
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2012

    Help Me Understand What I Did to Deserve This.

    I fell in love with a married woman. She is gay with kids. I knew better and I wanted more. She no longer talks to me. Told me that I should forget her. She is too afraid to say she is gay. She believes that her kids lives would fall apart if she told their father the truth. I...
    chulaandI chulaandI
    36-40, F
    Aug 9, 2009
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