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I Broke Up With My Boyfriend

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    I broke up with my wonderful boyfriend G in

    September. We had been dating for seven years, since I was 18. We had a beautiful, quirky relationship and he taught me how to love. I am so lucky to have forged through my early twenties with him. G started medical school in 2012. It was so hard to keep our relationship healthy...
    lenaethompson lenaethompson 22-25 1 Response Feb 17

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    Frustrated Rant On X...

    So, two years and you think that you can treat me like **** because I broke up with you, and found someone new? I think I was blind to the little boy that I was dating. Yes... Little boy. Age does not make a man. Were you really surprised I ended it with you? You knew I was...
    30Forward 30Forward 31-35 2 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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    I just broke up with my boyfriend

    because of my friends and I'm here crying while there at their house having fun and this is so freaking stupid I hate them right now
    Excuseme1357 Excuseme1357 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I Just Can't Take It!

    We tried the friend thing. My heart is still as raw and red as a babboon's *** with open festering wounds. He tells me about the girls- Eve, Court, Nicky, Bree.. I'm ok - I'm cool with it. We're friends. I CAN DEAL WITH IT! I smile.. tease.. even though I suppress the tears, the...
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    I Broke Up With My Boyfriend Who Was Obsessed With Me But I Still Love Him

    I recently broke up with my boyfriend. I would want to think that was right in doing so but somewhere I wonder if I am wrong...I have been in love with this guy for over 2 and half yrs, but during this period we had innumerable fights and mind you bad fights!! He wanted me to...
    asadbutterfly asadbutterfly 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    Hi... I just broke up with my boyfriend of

    3 1/2 years and it's taking a toll on me, especially since I helped him get a job where I work and we broke up last week when he started his first day... It's so painful and hard and we try and avoid each other... I lost a lot of friends while we were dating and even though I...
    lanaturalesa82 lanaturalesa82 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    Trying To Mend A Broken Heart...

    I was with my boyfriend for nearly 4 years. Things were good apart from the last 4-6 months where we spent less and less time talking properly mainly due to us both starting new and very demanding jobs. In the end I felt like he wanted to go out on nights out all the time and...
    Sparkleandmagic Sparkleandmagic 22-25 1 Response Dec 21, 2012

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    I Don't Wanna Ruin His Life Cause I Love Him So Much

    Okay... It's 8.20AM. We've been not talking to each other properly for 2 days, I don't know why?! And I found myself flirting with my friends (guys) and my ex's for those two days and I now feel guilty about it! I sent him a message and told him what happened for I can't keep...
    SteffyC17 SteffyC17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2011

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    Finally...we kicked him out.

    I am so much happier without him. It just feels amazing to be ME again ^_^ I don't even miss him. He put me through so much bullshit grr but now I'm free :)
    StrangeMe18 StrangeMe18 18-21, F Jan 8

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    Today

    I had a boyfriend of about 8 months and today we just broke up. Actually I broke up with him. We were having a lot of problems with him not being very nice to my guy friends and always thinking I was cheating on him with them. He would think this but then go off and flirt with...
    Emirembe Emirembe 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2008

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    After a year and a half I broke up with him.

    I'm devastated. But he needs to realize what he has. And how he treats his gf. I love him and will never stop. But I was tired of being treated like crap and being on his time. He needs to change some things and I need time to think. So it was best. But I wanna be with him again...
    Lex222 Lex222 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    happened today actually.

    he pretty much chose his ex over me :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 10

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    And I think it was a good thing.

    We were never really meant for each other anyway. Not when he told me to quit my job, not when he looked at me strange for my hobbies. Not when he doesn't even see me for what I am.
    Felicity3110 Felicity3110 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I finally broke up with my bf of 2

    and half years coz of my insecurities and hair loss.
    AchingSoul AchingSoul 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I think that for the 500,

    000,000 time, it really is over. It took me just under 2 years to completely close the door on this relationship. This was one of the most unique / bizarre relationships I've ever experienced in my life. There were times I honestly don't know what I would've done had it not been...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 41-45, F Jan 30

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    My boyfriend of 9 months broke up with me

    yesterday. He said that we were too different and that he was never able to fall in love with me even tho he wanted to. He also said that he wants a girl that will teach him things and a girl that wants to be a writer and someone who will challenge him. I took this break up...
    katherinapmts katherinapmts 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I need some advice...

    my boyfriend broke me up because we are un different culture and beliefs..He is muslim and I'm Christian,.he told me that our relationship will not work out..i feel that he broke me up because i feel he will getting married to a muslim girl soon..he told me that he loves me and I...
    january022 january022 22-25, F Feb 18

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    We were together three years.

    A stupid girl made him angry at me then sent him an Instagram direct saying she loved him. He agreed and now I hate him. He is a malious, vain and naive person.
    magegirl11 magegirl11 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    It had to be done. The reasons aren't important

    right now. I was putting it off because I know I would miss talking to him on the phone, sharing our day with each other. When I told him I didn't want to see him again, He didn't try to change my mind, didn't mention loving me. Wished me a good life and that he wouldn't...
    Badina Badina 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Silly.....

    It sounds silly to me to say "I broke up with my boyfriend".  After all, I'm 41, not 15 or 25.  I guess it would be more dignified to say I ended the relationship.  But I found EP by googling I broke up with my boyfriend, because I wanted to find other...
    aligirl999 aligirl999 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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    I know this is long,

    but it's worth it :) thanks! He's shy and he doesn't express his feelings in public. But we talk a lot online. We don't seem to express ourselves in front of our friends that easily. Maybe because he is a grade higher than me and he finds it uncomfortable. Anywaysss we recently...
    booksrlife booksrlife 16-17 23 hrs ago

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    It's Killing Me, But It Was the Right Thing to Do.

    This has been quite the emotional cheese grater.   Breaking up with someone with whom you are still in love is so heartbreaking, and although people can relate, there is no way for anyone else to fully understand as all relationships have their own personal dynamics. My...
    annetastic annetastic 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    So I did it.. He's upset of course.

    He fell in love with me and wanted to be committed, but I'm not ready. He doesn't understand that and now he's taking it really hard.
    iCelebrate420 iCelebrate420 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I just broke up with my boyfriend.

    He needs someone who understands him, I'm not that one. It was for the best
    Otto1234566 Otto1234566 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    First Time Walking Away

    I dated a guy for eight months who I thought was the love of my life. Two months into my dating him, I discovered that he had NPD(narcissistic personality disorder). I think the process of finding this out on my own was so excruciatingly that I went into denial mode and pretended...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    Hey told me he lost feelings

    for me. I broke up with him. Yesterday would have been seven months
    JuliBReina JuliBReina 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I just broke up with my boyfriend

    after dating him for 9 months and I'm happy. Maybe it was the fact that he was mean to me. I realized I was strong and didn't deserve that. Now I'm happy. Am I wrong to feel that way?
    Tristynwuvsyou Tristynwuvsyou 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    It's been three weeks.

    He still doesn't know, and I won't ever tell him the reason I finally broke up with him. And just like that, three years of my life is something I have to put in the past. But he'll never be part of the past. At first, he cried. I cried. Then at some point, I got so sick of...
    Jenuinely Jenuinely 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    LucyGirlAkita2 LucyGirlAkita2 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Today. After 5 long years of putting up with

    the lies and the cheating, and more lies, I was finally over it. Today, I gathered up the courage to face him and say "It's just not working out." He took me for granted, betrayed me, ruined my trust, and today, I let him know that he was never, ever going to get that trust back...
    thisaintlove thisaintlove 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 13

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    I cant stop crying i cant fall asleep i loved

    him so much and i still do. I have to keep telling myself to stay strong and put this energy towards something else but its not working. But i cant expect being as though its been a day. But I'm going to try sleeping because this emotional pain wont stop me. Im gonna try...
    fearisaliar fearisaliar 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Saw My Ex Yesterday...

    Yesterday, while on my way back home from office...I spotted my ex. Felt so sorry for him. He was there walking beside his office parking lot and having a smoke...(Our offices are pretty close :( , and also I was strict with him about 'no smoking'.) And then I said to myself...
    asadbutterfly asadbutterfly 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    I Am The One Who Ended It....

    We were dating for One year, and seven months. It was great at 1st, than it went bad, and we thought it was over, than he changed, or said he did, and actually acted liked he changed, so things got better again for a short while, but than things just got bad again, and for months...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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    Painless..

    i broke up with guys thru text msgs & IMs...takes the sting out (for me anyways)..my mom thinks its a cruel and dishonorable way to take care of such business
    oRACHELo oRACHELo 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    Me and my boyfriend, just broke up.

    We only dated for like a month but, hey, everything happens for a reason. I'm happy we broke up. That's mean I know but he had a boring personality after a while and a stale sense of humor (if that makes sense). I just didn't like him anymore.
    Knicksfan20 Knicksfan20 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    He seemed to take it better

    than me. I'm crushed, he was such a kind person. He said he still had feelings for me yet he told my best friend he didn't want to date.
    lunaloves lunaloves 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    Life After

    It has been about half a year since the break up with my "first love". I was devastated for three months, miserable for two, okay for one, and now I finally feel like myself again. I don't know how long it usually takes someone to "get over" someone else, but it took me half a...
    KayKai KayKai 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    I broke up with him 2 nights ago,

    after almost 4 years of being together. It's weird, because he's my bestest friend, but I need to learn to love and accept myself first before I can dedicate myself to anyone else. I literally feel lost right now, I can't find sense in anything. I just hope this is for the best...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Finally we have ended our relationship

    as much as I feel sad I feel a heavy weight lifted off my shoulders and not having to worry about not being myself and being free!!
    joshuaherrera20 joshuaherrera20 22-25, M Apr 7

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    I thought he was amazing,

    kind, and loving... Then, he started acting weird. Told me it was because of my weight... Said he loved me though, and wanted to give our relationship a year... Shortly after I was in the hospital, and he didn't offer to come see me, and didn't check up on me after... I deserve...
    QueenofCalifornia QueenofCalifornia 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    And I am so glad that I did,

    because I am already finding happiness with others.
    ateamgirl ateamgirl 26-30, F a week ago

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    I'm hurt and mad. He disappointed me.

    Hard. But.... I joined plenty Of fish and I've had a full day of praise. A stark difference to what I've been getting the last 3.5 years. I'm mad he wasted so much of my time, but glad that I can get over this. Never. Again.
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    XDeathTheKidx XDeathTheKidx 13-15, M Mar 11

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    Broke Up

    Breaking up sucks in general. Breaking up with someone you love has to be the ultimate heart-wrenching experience. No wonder people write songs about this stuff- I think the pain hurts about the same as when I found out my little cousin died. The anguish is so terrible I haven...
    KayKai KayKai 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    I Hate My Ex

    I broke up with my terrible ex who abused me physically, mentally , cheated me for about 2 and 1/2 years .!
    richa12345678 richa12345678 22-25, F 4 Responses May 6, 2011

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    I Dumped My Boyfriend

    I I loved him and still do love him. But I just couldn't give what he wants, what he needs. We have been going steady for almost a year and as far as I know, he has not been with anyone else. He is the only boyfriend I've ever had. I've always been afraid of boys and he was the...
    Kuniko Kuniko 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    A First Love Gone

    In this case, he broke up with me. It didn't make sense at first, he seemed very promising, being my high school sweetheart. We started liking each other after meeting in school, and we became close within weeks. We were both shy and seemingly emotional, and yet we would tell so...
    rocket2themoon rocket2themoon 18-21, F Nov 20, 2011

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    Not Really Upset That Its Over...i Wonder Why?

    I guess we really weren't totally exclusive...it was more out convenience, but we said sexually we would stay exclusive and if we were going to be someone else we would tell each other so that we both could move on. Over a year of seeing him on and off and the first time I ever...
    gemify gemify 36-40, F 15 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Trust

    when i started dating my boyfriend, i was 15 and he was 16. it's kind of crazy that we made it this far... three years later and we're both nineteen, going to the same college. It was always in the back of my head that we would break up when we weren't in love anymore, I figured...
    Phasmid Phasmid 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    I Can't Go Back

    I can't go back, I don't want to. The love I had for him is gone. Respect went out the window for him a long time ago. I knew what he was capable of and yet I still stayed in there, hoping he could change. Yet in the pit of dispair, dissapointment in the end. I was really weak...
    dannah777 dannah777 22-25, F 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    I read what you wrote in one site.

    .regarding break up..Nom I want to share my situation now to you,Cause i know you are a good adviser..I'm in a long distance relationship with him because i resigned to my work thats why,but i didn't forget him means everyday I'm the one who always give a call to him just to...
    january022 january022 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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