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I Am Broken And Trying To Pick Up The Pieces

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    I Smiled Today At Our Memories

    So I found a shoebox in my room today -- forgot what was in it and opened it up. It was filled with all the concert ticket stubs, travel plans, parking passes, little gifts, and other memories of you. I remember the day we broke up just like yesterday -- I told you how much I...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    i have been in the dark

    for quite a time now. I am not a genius not smart and stuff. I always worked hard towards getting good grades and becoming smart like figure. My parents tell me that I might end up going to community college not university or Harvard the one place I dreamed of. Whenever i look...
    1234abcj 1234abcj 18-21 Feb 17, 2014

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    Broken Then Fixed Then Broken Now Trying To Be Happy

    all my life i have been pushed aside or the exstrem opposite used as a party trick, if that even makes sense but to put it plainly used and abused. mostly by family but also by friends. now i am with someone who i think has stood by me for the last six years while being...
    butterfly2377 butterfly2377 36-40, F Mar 6, 2013

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    My Brain Tumour Story

    I had a pituitary Schwannoma 20 years ago. I had two remove two huge ones in my head. I was a teacher, so you can imagine that the memory issues affected me daily. I had to resign and take things AT&T a slower pace; instead of students/colleagues , they take the chance to knock...
    midget38 midget38 36-40, F 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    And this year's 'Winner' of the Annual Free

    Fall, Sky - Diving Competition with no parachute, canopy, safety net or air bags goes to......Arnold J. Rimmer!!! We understand he is slowly pulling himself together and should be more or less available later this evening. Here to except his award are two of his X GFs, Gena the...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F Apr 26

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    So all divorce negotiations are over.

    A settlement has been agreed to and signed. I put deposit on an apartment and move out next weekend and I find myself broken, hollow, empty and sad. I find little to no joy saying goodbye to my husband. Will my life ever be the same again? Will I ever find true happiness? Will I...
    lionessstrong lionessstrong 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2014

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    I believe that the saddest thing in life,

    is caring so much for someone & then one day, u'll look in their eyes & listen to them talk & realize that they are gone. All u see infront of u is a stranger with just a known name.
    burnsandbruises burnsandbruises 36-40, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I tried to call my girlfriends earlier.

    ..two of them did not answer the phone and the other did not show interest in talking with me about my feelings for my ex and hand up the phone after 4 mins. It's good that I still have this place to write and express my feelings. I went on a date yesterday. This guy was very...
    xiaofengzi xiaofengzi 26-30, F Feb 2, 2014

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    Cuz Im Broken...

    I don't know where to start. I feel so alone. I had a good friend, and now I'm pretty sure it is ruined. I don't know what to do anymore. I constantly feel like I am going to get sick. I feel really intense happiness in bursts, and then something will happen and I'll be bummed...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Life's Game

    Anger swells inside my chest. Rage controlled I do my best. I look at the world with a cynical eye. I can not help but laugh and wonder why. My life is nothing but a joke. How could I have sat and hoped. Sometimes I think all is lost. I played Life's Game and I Lost!
    LadyKoonce LadyKoonce 31-35, F Aug 11, 2012

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    Acceptance...Sort Of.

    Things change. People don't really change, your perception changes. The lens of your past shapes how you see your present. Maybe that's an incredibly selfish way of looking at the world: You look at someone and only see what they've done to you, be it good or bad. People aren't...
    802green 802green 18-21, F Mar 26, 2013

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    My ex just went up north to a cottage with the

    girl he cheated on me ... Aka my best friend for 4 years back then ... And we've been talking a lot lately .. Guess it's bye bye for good now *******! 👊💥
    Liveandlovefree Liveandlovefree 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2014

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    Is it better to have loved

    and lost than it is to have never loved before? Tough question. I married my high school sweetheart. I can honestly say that I believe it was love at first sight. Three children and twenty years later she decided that she didn't want to be a wife or mother anymore...
    enjoyreadingyou enjoyreadingyou 36-40, M 1 Response May 14

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    I can't say its killing me,

    but I'm still bothered and annoyed. Just trying to move on and continue with my life and realize there's much more to the world than some jackass who lied to me.
    Tears3 Tears3 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2014

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    My Brain Tumour Story

    I had a pituitary Schwannoma 20 years ago. I had two remove two huge ones in my head. I was a teacher, so you can imagine that the memory issues affected me daily. I had to resign and take things at a slower pace; instead of students/colleagues , they take the chance to knock you...
    midget38 midget38 36-40, F 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    Getting Stronger, One Day At A Time

    No matter what happened, breathe. You are here, you are alive. Breathe. The hurt and pain can go away, if you open your heart and release you anger. Breathe. The memories may last a lifetime, or you can replace them with better times. Breathe. You can have power over your...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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    I was good until now it's been 6 months

    since I broke up with my boyfriend and I am starting to miss him so much it's ridiculous ... I would never take him back NEVER but I still love him ! I'm broken but slowly working on finding someone to make me happy again ✌️❤️
    Liveandlovefree Liveandlovefree 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    My Road Is Broken

    My road is broken. Ever since I started breathing, everything has been broken. Not only broken, but broken beyond repair. Everything is shattered, it always has been. It’s like every where I continue to walk, everything I continue to touch ends up broken. It’s just me, I’m...
    courttttmarie courttttmarie 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    It was recently we've been dating for one year and few days. I sorta felt it coming though cause I just had that feeling. Plus it was a long distance relationship. He felt that we...
    StayingStrong21 StayingStrong21 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I once used EP because I was hurt. I vented here. wrote it all out here, felt it worked. Felt that all the pain and hurt that I had carried inside for years, was gone. And it was...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    last sunday my OH told me hed decided to spend a few nights back at his folks, as he wasnt sleeping properly, i was completely fine with this as he does need his sleep and for some...
    Ffirebrand Ffirebrand 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I just wanted some advice I have a big problem I was engaged to a guy for a year now. He says loves me a lot and wants to marry me. a few months ago his parents saw private...
    braveheart30 braveheart30 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I just wanted some advice I have a big problem I was engaged to a guy for a year now. He says loves me a lot and wants to marry me. a few months ago his parents saw private...
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    My name is Jiuan. I'm 18 years old and an upcoming sophomore in college. And this is why I need $10,000. (It's a long story so sit tight) I graduated from East Central High School...
    jmou jmou 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I just got a denial letter for food stamps. I am pregnant, both my husband and I work full time jobs and we already have one child in the home. We have no money left after paying...
    chibinovachan chibinovachan 26-30, F a week ago

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    I used to bite my nails and chew my cuticles for almost all my life and it didn't look pretty. One day I decided to get a manicure at the salon and my friend recommended the gel...
    Girl568 Girl568 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My whole family from my mother's side is broken. Everyone of them. Out of all my mother's 4 siblings, all of them have suffered, including her. I honestly think it's just like a...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    my family is not as bad as others,but here we go,to start off I a 12 yr old girl, I'm a extrovert,I'm popular and strong. it all started when my mom was 25,she thought she really...
    Superwoman123456 Superwoman123456 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Break ups are hard but the hardest part is trying to move on. When you go on Facebook and you see her post "you're the reason I smile❤️" and you know it's not you she is...
    ngoodrich54 ngoodrich54 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    Used these for years. Love them and they really work your muscles. Make sure you get the right ones for you. There are loads of cheap products out there... Not always good. My...
    anotherme2011 anotherme2011 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Why does he get to make me feel this way inside. . .He gets to make me feel lost and broken, stupid and un-useful. Then he just walks in like nothing has happened and drops his I'm...
    BabyDoll23p BabyDoll23p 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 23

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    I look back, and my past seems to be the fantasy of long forgotten dreams – the people in it, unlikely to be real, at times, it breaks my heart to know they're still there. How I...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F Jun 23

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    I have a place in my heart for Broken People because I am one of them and I hurt so deeply without anyone there to listen or truly understand. So I decide to be their listening ear...
    JustMe1214 JustMe1214 18-21 3 Responses Jun 23

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    That glass shattering feeling. Like I'm made of nothing, just waiting to shatter to a million pieces and wait for someone to glue all the pieces together again. I hate that feeling...
    RosaGoesMeow RosaGoesMeow 18-21, F Jun 22

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    Many families have cracks. Some have small dents, chips, or polished scrapes. But broken families do exist. The pieces have been blown off and are so far from each other and so...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I don't know how but people always seem to find a way to get back on their feet..I haven't gotten to that point yet. I thought at a stage I was, but something...
    B1ngo B1ngo 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I should actually say I've had a LOT of broken bones. I've broken an arm, a foot, my collar bone, a few ribs, and all of my fingers and toes (many of them twice, and a few three...
    WalkingMyOwnPath WalkingMyOwnPath 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    For a moment, I was completely whole. So very ecstatic. Happy I walked.I dressed with a smile.Where'd did the time go?In one spit second my whole heart of heavy stone started to...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F Jun 20

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    YOU NEED TO KNOW how many pieces my heart shatters into when you gaze away, away from me. You can spend a whole lifetime counting all those infinitesimal pieces and you wouldn't...
    heymarie heymarie 18-21, F Jun 19

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    Tolerance must be my theme, this time upon this earth Some teach if I want beauty, I must deal with ugly first They say that I must experience the negative, and heartache deep...
    1HelluvaMessGma 1HelluvaMessGma 61-65, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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