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I Am Broken and Picking Up the Pieces

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 41-45 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, M Apr 4

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    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 Nov 1, 2012

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    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 26-30 Feb 2, 2011

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    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..
    kaaat101 kaaat101 16-17, F Feb 5

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    Complete Emptiness

    This is the first time I've ever opened up about my feelings and its unfortunate that I have no one to talk to face to face. My name is Jason and I am a 31 year old Army Officer. I have been on my own since I was 17 and had somewhat of a rough childhood after my mom passed when...
    dakota31898 dakota31898 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 14 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    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

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    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...
    RAINandSTARS RAINandSTARS 22-25, F Nov 10, 2012

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    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 26-30 May 24, 2012

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    Slowly

    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 10 Responses Mar 11, 2008

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    Trying

    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

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    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

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    Shattered

    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 18-21 6 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    Change

    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

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    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...
    RAINandSTARS RAINandSTARS 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    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 41-45, F 18 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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    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 36-40, F Feb 16

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    ~ 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 26-30 4 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    I used to have dreams, and I wanted to be somebody, somebody that matters, somebody that my parents could be proud of, that I could be proud of. At this moment, a moment in...
    moonland moonland 26-30, F Mar 24

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    my heart is broken into pieces now. how can you forget someone you love when you see that someone everyday?
    myat999 myat999 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    5 months ago, I met a wonderful, attentive man through online dating. I'd just started a new job and was looking to meet new people, so when M* entered onto the scene, I was happy...
    moggymawr moggymawr 22-25, F Apr 1

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    She was broken. Her heart lay in billions of pieces, spread about the floor like tiny specs of dust. It would be impossible to tell that her heart had even been there at all, had...
    suppressingadulthood suppressingadulthood 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    A Letter To Myself 22 March 2014 1:53 AM Dear Sam, I know what you're going through, I know how you feel. No one knows you better than me, I reside in you. It's over. Why do...
    simran1694 simran1694 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Once again, I find myself picking the wrong men.. What is it about me that chooses men who eventually go back to their ex!! My heart is breaking slowly..so I met this guy and we...
    Xococoxo Xococoxo 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    After 14yrs together and 3 small kids, it's over! Why is it so much easier for a men to go on, and us females get stuck in the end of that relationship and we suffer more. I am...
    Br1981 Br1981 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Words float in transient limbo A few lines across waiting Is it true or interesting The eyes can only read Whatever the ego wants to know There is true feeling though From...
    itsRman itsRman 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I need a powerful glue to put me together. I dont even know if i feel something, all i do is crying, crying for what i feel and what i think. Then...i stop crying, smile and walk...
    Donotletmego Donotletmego 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    You shattered my heart into tiny pieces, but yet I still have feelings for you... I don't get it.
    Thatbrokengirl1 Thatbrokengirl1 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Always thought you were the one I was gonna spend the rest of my life with. You have a new girl now though. And it seems like you want to take it to the next level - getting...
    nadz27 nadz27 22-25, F Apr 11

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    No one understands how much pain a person can have inside from all the **** that they've been through and when they're still going through it they break into shattered pieces and...
    sillygirl008 sillygirl008 16-17, F Apr 11

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    I can't stand this feeling. I am just going crazy. I miss him so much words can't even explain. I feel a longing and sadness and anxiety. It's so awful I wouldn't wish this on...
    brokenheartbear brokenheartbear 31-35, F 16 Responses 4 days ago

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    God uses broken things beautifully. Broken clouds pour rain; Broken soil sets as field; Broken crop yields seed; Broken seed gives life to a new plant. In any hard situation, if...
    ksnit ksnit 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I drove around today, left the house. I almost drove myself off the road a few times. And I poured myself a tall glass of bleach twenty minutes ago. But I didn't drink it. I didn't...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    It took for me too reach an all time low of unhappiness and loneliness and misery to realize this. Life isn't a game, it doesn't go how we plan it or how we want it. It is cruel...
    RegretfullySO RegretfullySO 18-21, F Mar 28

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    When the heart turns cold Love turns to hate Words left untold Have sealed our fate You kept up your walls To protect your heart But cloud nine falls And our ways must part And a...
    SpiritQuest2014 SpiritQuest2014 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Irrevocably so. Sometimes I fancy I am so smashed that there is no possible way to reassemble such an entourage of shards let alone know where to begin. Yet I altogether do not...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M Mar 22

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    I don't understand life. But I hope that it gets better. Work has been amazing but I have been trying so hard to deal with this broken heart. I am reaching a point where I have...
    dmsummerwind dmsummerwind 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I have had a broken heart from splitting up from my first love. but I'm glad of the experience. I think your heart needs to be broken so you can piece it back together and make...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm so sad and broken hearted. :( The one I loved just Broken up with me a couple days ago I was crying my hearts out when I called him. He said that our relationship was just a...
    ashleyloveca16 ashleyloveca16 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I should have broken so many bones but didn't. 6 months ago I messed up my left foot to were it should have broken it but nope. And then I fell down the stairs like 2-3 weeks ago...
    Chase1997 Chase1997 16-17, M Apr 5

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