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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 never believe people When they said how much it hurts To have your heart broken Until It was me Lying on my bedroom floor With mascara running down my face gasping for air crying...
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    Those words you said "I want to remain as friends" and "I knew you liked me for a while" took me by surprise. I didn't know what they until a couple of hours later when I finally...
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    Have had my heart broken a million times by the same guy,he destroyed me!He was always promising that he would never hurt me again,he once said "i would rather die than hurt you...
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    Sometimes I feel ridiculous because of the among of attention I give to love. I've had my heart broken and I've never been the same since then. I hate that about me.
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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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    And this goes out one person and she knows who she is ;) to me i've come so far with you and Hopefully many more to come but I'd be more than heart broken if I lost you , your the...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M Nov 29

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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 1 Response Nov 20

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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 Nov 20

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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 Nov 20

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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 Nov 20

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    I fell in love. He said he did too. He decided he didn't want to love me anymore. He decided he didn't want my love anymore. His loss. I can do better anyways. He was a great guy...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    crimsonreggie crimsonreggie 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days 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 Nov 21

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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 Nov 26

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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 Wanna Fall In Love Again :D
    yesrancien yesrancien 18-21, M Nov 23

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    MisMisMis321 MisMisMis321 18-21, F Dec 6

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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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    AmyRob11 AmyRob11 22-25, F Nov 21

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    And I still have. I have had it since many years back, about 8 I think.
    GSSB GSSB 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You were always there for me. You inspired me deeply with your words of wisdom and your faith in me. You have never let me down or fall, you were there to support me and guide me...
    MsAviator MsAviator 18-21, F Nov 19

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    Months ago, I met this boy. From the very first time we hung out, I knew I wanted him to be mine. Something about him was just so different from anyone I have ever known. He made...
    troublelover08 troublelover08 18-21, F Nov 25

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    kmviolinist kmviolinist 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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