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I Am Broken and Picking Up the Pieces

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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...
    be2cute be2cute 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2012

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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...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 18 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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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...
    RoseAmongThorns RoseAmongThorns 18-21, F Nov 29, 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...
    cynrose75 cynrose75 36-40, F Sep 10, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 24, 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...
    cnk91 cnk91 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 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...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 6 Responses Nov 23, 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...
    RAINandSTARS RAINandSTARS 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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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...
    beautifulmind9 beautifulmind9 41-45 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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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...
    january24 january24 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2009

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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...
    dakota31898 dakota31898 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 17, 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...
    ForeverChanged81 ForeverChanged81 31-35, F Sep 15, 2013

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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...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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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...
    MrUgly MrUgly 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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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...
    prettierinpink prettierinpink 36-40, F Nov 1, 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...
    chulaandI chulaandI 36-40, F Aug 9, 2009

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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...
    be2cute be2cute 22-25, F Sep 3, 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...
    MyImmortal MyImmortal 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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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...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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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...
    edinburghgirl06 edinburghgirl06 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5, 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...
    RAINandSTARS RAINandSTARS 22-25, F Nov 10, 2012

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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...
    fairylust fairylust 31-35, F Nov 27, 2012

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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...
    flourishing flourishing 36-40, F Feb 16

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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...
    cantseemtobreath cantseemtobreath 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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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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    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...
    PenelopeParfait PenelopeParfait 18-21, F Oct 11, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2, 2011

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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...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 11, 2008

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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...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F Nov 30, 2010

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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...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 12 Responses Dec 25, 2007

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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...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 14 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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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...
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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 4 days ago

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    In August of 2013 my bf dropped me off at home after his cousins 21st Birthday party that we celebrated together. Once he got home he called me and told me that he had cheated on...
    Bluestarrr Bluestarrr 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Today my bf told me that he wasn't going to take my **** and that he wasn't coming home. It broke my heart into a million pieces. I've tried all day to talk to him and he ignored...
    k80lawrence k80lawrence 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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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.
    ayeitskenzie101 ayeitskenzie101 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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 14 Responses 10 hrs 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 5 days ago

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    I feel broken. I'm not sure how exactly I feel broken but I know I'm not what I used to be. Whether or not that's a good thing or a bad thing is yet to be determined. I'm in my...
    brokenpetal brokenpetal 26-30, F Mar 17

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    It started during freshman year I had just had a huge fight with my guy best friend whom I admit I liked i got over him a few months later. Then Mid February this senior started...
    lesseth lesseth 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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