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I Have Had My Heart Broken and Am Afraid to Love Again

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    I am slowly getting over it.

    ... time heals all things hopefully
    MisterToto MisterToto 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    Big Concrete Walls

    I'm a male musician, have a lot of attention from females. That's really good, I like the attention. But when it's getting cozy and close, I'm doing something stupid to get rid of her, before I get attached (mostly when it's still in flirt-mode). I'm attracted to kind of "girls...
    VK078 VK078 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    So I dated a guy for almost 1 year

    and he broke up with me because we can't be Inlove (because we were only 12/13)and he said he has been flirting and cheating on me with my best friend and he only dated me to get really close to my friend so he could marry her when they get a bit older and have 3 kids. All...
    jazzy0191 jazzy0191 13-15, F Apr 2, 2014

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    I fell in love with this guy

    when i was 16 , i used to be a shy person he helped me be more open and made me fall in love ..but he never loved me ... he spent a lot of time with me but never committed.one day he would say he loves me , but then the next day he would act like he said it accidently ... It...
    Iamme804 Iamme804 22-25, F Jan 14, 2014

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    Jaded

    I guess you could say that I'm jaded. I have been hurt badly by a woman how I thought was my love. It's not a new story but it seems to happen time and time again. I'm scared of gettin to close to someone that I go out of my way to end the relationship. I don't mean too but...
    jadedheart96 jadedheart96 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    THE Day My Heart Got Broken

    MY X BOYFRIEND OF  ALMOST TWO YEARS TURN HIS BACK ON ME BECAUSE OF MY PARENTS. DURING THE FIRST MONTH OF DATING WE AGREE TO KEEP OUR MALE AND FEMALE FRIENDS AROUND AND NOT THINK THERE'S ANYTHING GOING ON BUT MY FATHER DIDN'T LIKE HIM SO HE TOLD MY MOTHER TO FIND AWAY TO KEEP...
    BIKERGIRL99 BIKERGIRL99 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    I have had my heart broken more like shattered.

    I spent eight years of my life loving someone unconditionally...all to find out he didn't love me back. I gave him my heart and he broke it. He lied to me and always promised he would never hurt me. Told me he loved me and would never leave me. Told me he wanted to spend his...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2014

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    You Know, Usual Stuff Like Self Doubt, Once Bitten, Twice Shy.

    But is it really so bad if I'm comfortable alone? I know I don't want to be a parent, I've always paid my own way, I love having a whole bed to myself, and, I'd dread the idea of doubling the amount of family celebrations and events in my schedule. Besides, I'm better the devil...
    AskB82 AskB82 31-35, F Dec 3, 2013

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    One day I may, but right now,

    my heart is picking up the pieces. I spent 18 years with the same person. I'm still apprehensive to let people in. I can't understand how it's difficult for people to take their time to get to know you. It seems like the minute they meet you, they want your entire life story...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F Dec 6, 2013

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    Intimate Anxiety

    I've had my heart broken on several differnt times from one person. First was my Ex-girlfriend Rebecca, in the seven years off and on that she and I had been together everytimes it was her that hurt me. The I dated Dawn Ex-girlfriend #2 she and I hadnt been together been together...
    martymcfly1274 martymcfly1274 36-40, M 2 Responses May 9, 2011

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    I hate car trips, I have been asleep for 3 hours and I woke up needing the bathroom, my sister and my good friend are in the car with me, we are on our way to Florida for a...
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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Hot summer nights mid July when u and I were forever wild the way you play with me like a child will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful
    flyguy3326 flyguy3326 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Today, I was jumping off my friend's roof into a pile of hay, and then I broke the fall with my hand. One of the bones on my pinky was even sticking out. In conclusion, my whole...
    anonyme23 anonyme23 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have broken my right arm twice! The first time I was playing with a friend who lived down the street, and tripped on the uneven sidewalk. The second time I broke it, I was...
    ben243 ben243 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I thought my fiancé and I were as safe as could be, I'm on birth control, he used a condom. The condom broke so we went out and bought plan b. I started cramping and bleeding and...
    fresh16 fresh16 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    ...i have had everything from restaurant jobs to my own cleaning business, to being a graphic designer and print shop assistant. i haven't worked in about 9 years however.
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Because it always go through so much pain while he never give but love and kindness, best brother i am but when it comes to love, i am always having troubles with my heart, and...
    GamesBOSS GamesBOSS 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I knew my bio mom when I was-15yrs,they had me when both were teenagers..Our relationship is on/off,I often notice she's more communicative when she want to as me for something...
    comfortherself comfortherself 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    No, I do not have a relationship, but I am broken in another way. There was this person I met, and I've never met a person like him ever in my life. The chances of us meeting were...
    Birdielle Birdielle 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    He shouldn't take me for granted but.. Of course he does.. It won't ever get better but.. of course I have the most difficulty leaving..
    coolusername19 coolusername19 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't know, what's wrong with him? We broke up almost four years ago and we still have the same emotions. But when I try to approach him he blushes and looks so joyful that he...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Depression from a broken heart is one of the common depression, and what makes it interesting is that it's not easy to notice when that person is sad and people would feel very...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    To have your heart ripped apart by the person you thought you wanted to spend the rest of your life with is such incomprehensible pain. I'd rather be numb.
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have had too many bad dates... this one has been a few years ago. I was meeting up with some guy I'd met online, like a complete idiot. I was a starving college student whose...
    TheVegemite TheVegemite 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I dated a guy for 4 years and I was completely in love... Unfortunately it ended and my heart got broken. I dated another after that and its been over a year now.... but we...
    azzyxo azzyxo 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    He told me I was priceless and made me feel like he actually wanted me... I've never felt so worthless in all my life! I got us a new build house because he told me that we'd need...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I just went through a bad breakup. He physically and verbally abused me during the relationship. Yet, I still love him so much and I want the best for him. I know I'm not ready yet...
    MonicaGeller13 MonicaGeller13 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 30

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    Hi ma name is Nancy and I live in the Bay Area. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2002 I was 303lbs and now weigh 155. Only 5 more to goal! My husband has passed away so I am...
    1amamanancy 1amamanancy 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I live alone in a small apartment in Nevada. Last night I had one of the worst experiences I've ever had with sleep paralysis. I've experienced SP before and it's nothing new to me...
    ChloeRivers ChloeRivers 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Not a day goes by without me wondering what could have possibly went wrong. I've spent most of my days since we last spoke almost 2 weeks ago, attempting to get ahold of him. I...
    HazelLancaster HazelLancaster 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Over and over and over again until I'm not even sure I can feel anymore. Maybe someday it will be different.
    GhostPizza GhostPizza 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    To have someone emotionally stab you in the chest and rip your heart out with their hands feels almost physical, and it really ******* sucks.
    Suspect00 Suspect00 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Before my ex and I dated we were friends for 5 years and good friends for 1 year. He was smart, nerdy like me, and we enjoyed doing a lot of the same things. He has a three year...
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 27

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    Last year in March, i met a guy on Facebook. I didn't know exactly what he looked like as he had old childhood pictures of him on his page but I really fell in love with his mind...
    HazelLancaster HazelLancaster 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Back in February last year I passed out at the top of the stairs at my apartment and fell down the stairs. I must of hit the concrete hard cause I knocked myself out. When I came...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Im a 19 y/o gay man who fell deeply in love with my bromance best friend. My best friend and I knew each other for three years. He knows that i am gay and claims himself to be...
    poomiepoom poomiepoom 18-21, M Jan 24

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    still have moments where I want to do nothing but cry I wish I didnt why cry over someone who's not worth it. Who isnt even worrying about you. Its crazy how things end up...
    Devinefaith Devinefaith 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    i had an emotional affair with my ex boyfriend and my husband just found out today who I was speaking to. I have not been this low in such a long time. my husband travels Monday...
    embelina06 embelina06 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I have been in a relationship for 3 years. I don't think it's going to make it to the fourth. In the beginning and for a large amount of the time we were together, everything was...