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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 97 People

    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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

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    Related Experiences

    i'm only 15, and i have so many issues and have made so many mistakes that i regret. i also have been heart broken, i swear to god i thought i was f*cking dying. it hurt so bad. it...
    courtneythepizzaqueen courtneythepizzaqueen 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't think you've lived til you've had your heart broken. I am coming to an interesting point in my relationship where it feels like he's broken my heart so many times that it...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    HEARTa heart is such a powerful thing. it's a muscle. strong and determined.it's the thing you never seem to think of... but if it's not there... your life is over. it's that ever...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    I know I'm still young and shouldn't be worrying about this yet but... I don't want a broken heart! It could be my family or a boy or anyone. When I was 12 and my parents divorced...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    I had my heart broken. They didn't care. When I see my ex's. I be so rude you think they just broke up with me. You can call me childish. they broke my heart now I have break...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 12

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    Today has not been a good day. Ive been in bed all day long so much my body aches. I just have no ambition, motivation or drive to get up and do much of anything. Plus my funds are...
    emagynethat emagynethat 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been broken for almost a year now. I want to feel how it is like fallin' in love again, like I was still in my teenage years. I hope and pray that one day, someone comes into...
    astrangeryouwereonce astrangeryouwereonce 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    It is sad to lose a good EP friend. Several have left and returned and left again. It's a delight to see their return, but so sad when they leave again ;-(
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 2

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    Some of you men may be able to somehow relate to my story headline, so you probably know how much it sucks when you've had the worst luck with women. As a man in my 30s, I have...
    dude2278 dude2278 31-35, M a week ago

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    Its been 9 years for me.I still haven't found my prince charming.I am a single mother looking for a true soulmate.I was involved in a bad relationship with my son dad.I never...
    queenbee69 queenbee69 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    yes i have and i still have got it. i got bronchitis 4 and a half months ago i was given some antibiotics for about 5 days which did not get rid of it completely i was left with a...
    pussyboots pussyboots 31-35 a week ago

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    yes i have and i still have got it. i got bronchitis 4 and a half months ago i was given some antibiotics for about 5 days which did not get rid of it completely i was left with a...
    pussyboots pussyboots 31-35 a week ago

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    yes i have and i still have got it. i got bronchitis 4 and a half months ago i was given some antibiotics for about 5 days which did not get rid of it completely i was left with a...
    pussyboots pussyboots 31-35 a week ago

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    no matter how often love has failed on me i will always love being in love ,it's a feeling so powerful and unexplainable , i've been heartbroken a couple of times but i've never...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have had more than a few premonitions in my lifetime, but I will tell you of 5 that are still fresh in my mind. 1) I was driving to work and was on the interstate. Something...
    1EPMinnie 1EPMinnie 70+, F 4 Responses Nov 15

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    I have had it a couple times in my life,but last night was the scariest thing ever.I was sleeping,fell asleep on the couch.I started to dream about demons and i was scared,but i...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 31 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had girlfriend and now we separated for some, So I don't think I find some one to feel real love again ....
    abdi0 abdi0 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's been years since the last time I fell in love. I like flirting and going out with guys but when things start to get serious I shut them out immediately. I get scared and just...
    Sofiie Sofiie 18-21, F Nov 4

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    When I was a kid I easily say I like someone until I was 6th grade at elementary school. I fall in love with a boy for 4 years. I didn't expect to love him that long. People were...
    killbillhell007 killbillhell007 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have lost many people and I haven't been able to let anyone into my life for many years now. I don't know if I can ever fall in love again. I feel really lonely sometimes but I...
    xosiobhan xosiobhan 18-21, F Oct 28

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    I joined this group sometime back. And I did! I fell in love again. But this time, it's better than the other.... others. *smile* It's on a different level. It's more.... mature...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 29

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    i miss the feeling...it was pure and raw...it was kind and patient....it was peaceful...oh how i long to fall in love again....to experience the sun dance upon my face...the wind...
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Why would I want to love again when love has ruined me? Be strong o soul. Love is not just teeth but lips
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I really want to fall in love again, but with someone that is going to respect me and love me, and not someone that is just going to see mi physical appearence or is going to mess...
    danyjiad danyjiad 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    i d0nt want to fall in love again...bcoz it hurts...and the fear of losing the person...:'(...
    luv19 luv19 13-15 1 Response Nov 9

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    I want to fall in love again, I wish i could meet someone i like, and i wish that someone would have the same feeling.
    beee23 beee23 26-30, F Nov 19

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    I'm not too old...and have had a pretty good life..a hard life, but a good one..and I've got a good romance left in me...Que Sera, Sera....
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I Wanna Fall In Love Again :D
    yesrancien yesrancien 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I want to fall in love with my bestfriend.. Or meet someone and fall in love... Something :( I just want to feel love again
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 18-21, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I was 11 my Mom had been dead for a while. My Dad was especially drunk one night. He never liked me and was always abusive. He kept yelling at me and he hit me really hard. it hurt...
    StormianaGraymane14 StormianaGraymane14 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I have had a really great day today:)! My gf and I were able to talk on the phone for the first time:)! It was really awesome, even though we were improvising on things to talk...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 13

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    One Night Stand I'm in college and have had two one night stands but not have sex with them. I have brought them back to my house on separate ocassions. Both of the guys after a...
    jojo11136 jojo11136 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I hate the saying "everybody has bad days" because I have had a bad 8 years and no day has been good since. It seems like everyday gets harder and harder
    NPkid97 NPkid97 18-21, M Nov 10

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    I wonder how many guys have had crushes on me in school because seriously nobody ever made a move.. or it was me that didn't realize or made a wall around me..
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F Nov 19

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    I have had erythema nodosum, only one bout of it because I found a cure, sure it took a little while to clear up but got there in the end CHLOROPHYLL! Try it people :) it really...
    AmyRob11 AmyRob11 22-25, F a week ago

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    I am bloody frikin huge. I’m not going to lie and say that I’m only slightly large; I mean I’m not attractive in the least. I met someone who thought, for a little while, I...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    I don't think I ever want to date again. I'm afraid it would be the same as it was with guys before and my last ex. I'm tired of getting cheated on and not being good enough...
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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