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I Am Broken And Trying To Pick Up The Pieces

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 324 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So, I'm really attracted to my friend, who I assume is straight (and as far as she knows so am I). I figured there was no chance but one day when we were having dinner she...
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    But it's hard. Almost impossible even. I just want a guy to come along and show me that they aren't all the same. Every time I go into a relationship, it is with high hopes, but...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I'm happy to report that I've made great process with my skin picking disorder. My skin is looking great and I haven't picked it in a while. I'm very proud of myself. I feel a lot...
    chocolatebabygirl chocolatebabygirl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I thought he loved me, I thought he cared, When I looked into his eyes I thought it was love that I could see, I thought I was held in high regard in his life, He told me I...
    Mfudgie Mfudgie 31-35, F 14 Responses 3 days ago

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    To everyone in this group - good luck, cause this stuff ain't easy. Still - I've broken some pretty major league bad habits in myself, so no matter how iffy the path forward often...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Like how today I feel it's all just so unfair. That you will get to move on and start a whole new life and I will be picking up the pieces of a broken family. How I'm going to be...
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    My family is in pieces, mum made me leave my siblings when I turned 11 and move to be with my dad, but he never wanted me, and now I live with never being good enough for him, and...
    4alex442 4alex442 16-17, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am so tired of trying. I am so tired of pushing forward. I am broken. I am done. I give up. I am tired of being broken.
    PrairieSong PrairieSong 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I might be broken forever. It's been a year. And God help me I still feel it. I feel the void trying to swallow me whole. The worst part is that I still have him. And he loves me...
    silvis silvis 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I might be broken forever. It's been a year. And God help me I still feel it. I feel the void trying to swallow me whole. The worst part is that I still have him. And he loves me...
    silvis silvis 18-21, F Aug 22

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    a year later and its still not easy. a years worth of pain takes a toll on you. when you're completely lost you must ask the most basic questions. am I going to live or die. being...
    EnConTroll EnConTroll 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 22

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    This is probably the first story I have posted on EP where my feelings are really hurt. I got blocked by someone in my circle today because she felt I analyze everything and that...
    pone22 pone22 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    have fun picking up whats left..........hahaha :( I need super glue and stitches to fix whats fallen apart
    jontony jontony 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I bite my nails. I know, it sounds gross. But I only do it when I'm nervous or feeling anxious. Everyone tells me I have such beautiful nails so when k tell them I bite them or...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I divorced in Feb 2014 and although I started dating very quickly, I had already checked out of my marriage approximately 1-2 years prior, so I felt I was ok to date. I met an...
    14nolookingback 14nolookingback 36-40, F Aug 21

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    And I am continuously putting things together, bit by bit, better and better. I have learned a lot. I have been through some painful things in my life. So painful that I can't make...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I never believed in love at first sight... until I first saw her... I fell deeply in love, I pursued her, the first and only woman that I ever pursued. I abandoned a few friends...
    brokencowboy brokencowboy 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    School started for me this week and already I have gotten picked on and bullied quite a bit. People tend to pick on me because I am short and small for my age and bullies tend to...
    chloehenderson chloehenderson 13-15, F Aug 20

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    I feel broken inside, like I am being torn apart inside, my heart aches so bad, it is full of love but it is the love that is hurting me because I am afraid to tell them how I...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    "Broken Love" We've burned ourselves hopelessly to the idea of love.. But, is it ever enough to just let the fire die? Pain seeks to every inch of our systems, bleeds to every...
    TheUntoldStory TheUntoldStory 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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