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

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Jan 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Yes quite a few :( I was in a bad accident in 2001 Fractured my eye socket, fractured my jaw in 2 places, compound fractures in my wrist (was in a coma for 3 weeks- napping)
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    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    My Daughter and one my student has a Split bone inside her body. It is two separate part. there is a part in her body no BONE.
    mataltoronee mataltoronee 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I had my heart broken after an affair. 8 months after it ended I'm still desperately in love with him and so not over it. Some days are worse than others and I keep telling myself...
    Thinkingoutloud06 Thinkingoutloud06 36-40, F 4 Responses May 11

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    I have had my heart broken. Been lied to. Been down to the ground but its how I picked myself up and became a better me.Peace
    DevineTension DevineTension 36-40, M 1 Response May 13

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    It's not a matter of falling in love again,, rather allowing your heartto feel love without restraintAnd so you may giveWithout fear...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 4 Responses May 13

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    But as an EP friend wisely suggested... I want to take my time. What does this mean for me? Well, ratcheting back my natural tendency toward intense love. Oh, my dream birl will...
    wayward71 wayward71 41-45, M 1 Response May 23

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    I've been married and divorced I have had girlfriends broke up with them or they broke up with me I should say I would love to meet that special woman and fall in love again I am a...
    satinbitch58 satinbitch58 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    "I don't have a heart" well, I'm a vampire. Wait, they have heart too. Then what I am.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    After my breakup, i lost my best friend. we didn't work out, and she moved on, and despite having friends, i want to be loved again and have a close person who knows me. :) feel...
    Theixco Theixco 18-21 May 11

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    All my life I have dealt with problems. I have an unstable home life, unstable emotions, unstable relationships, unstable thoughts. I have adapted to depression and anguish, I once...
    Majesticscribbler Majesticscribbler 16-17, F May 18

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    Around 8 years ago. Played me up for a while and I carried on till I could no more. Found then that the large stone couldn't be taken out keyhole as the gall bladder was swollen to...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M May 25

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    I just read some of my medical records, and found out that I have had about 150 ECT treatments. Anyone heard of more than that?
    BluffCountry BluffCountry 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I’d go above and beyond for you. My love is my pain. My blessing is my curse. My lesson is my heartache. My pride is my shame. What’s left is a broken game that can’t be won...
    zeick18 zeick18 18-21, M 1 Response May 6

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    6 years ago:I had someone telling me for the first time (in my entire life) that he loved me, that frightened me more than anything! Suddenly I could see myself as my parents...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F May 24

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    Spoke for a guy for a month. Wasn't interested in a relationship until he put the idea in my head. He told me he loved me, he said I was the one, he told me I was pretty and...
    thequietone0307 thequietone0307 18-21, F 13 Responses May 21

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    I started talking to this boy. It took me months to get to start to like him back. But in the end I'm glad I got to know him, I'm glad he was there for me for awhile. But I still...
    lovebugg11 lovebugg11 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23

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    I've broken some hearts too. Swings and roundabouts.
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I write this with tears streaming down my face. I ****** up! I'm taking full responsibility for my **** up! I've learned a valuable lesson however I lost a GREAT man in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 13

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    Navigating through a broken heart is a difficult process, but necessary. I'm thankful for the life lesson.....each one has made me a better person.
    ANELEGANTLADY ANELEGANTLADY 46-50, F 1 Response May 13

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    Everyone knows that the heart is a muscle. I think it's even deeper than that; When people do resistance training (weight lifting), they are creating little tears in their muscle...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wake up every morning and realize you aren't in my life anymore..and it hurts so badly that I cry all over again.
    czmarie czmarie 51-55, F 1 Response May 3

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    Well being ignored for a long period of time may have done me a favour. As I get used to the peace and quiet, I'm enjoying time spent by myself more and more. Once I find total...
    byshoreline byshoreline 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    In tears once again...... I'm so sick of this. Sick of being an option, being lied to. I hate dating. I hate love. It's all a big lie. I give up
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    I've dated a man for 2 years. He cheated on me once and I forgave him. Today he told me he was in love with someone else for the past month and slept with him. My heart is...
    EricRadliffe EricRadliffe 18-21, M 3 Responses May 21

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