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I Know What Heartbreak Is

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    I don't know why they call it heartbreak.

    It feels like every other part of my body is broken too. Missy Altijd
    jml2000 jml2000 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    Do you really know what

    that is, it is neither a failure relationship nor to lose a heart of someone, it is something entirely different and far crueller than that, it is a lost ambition, it is to see your dreams and hopes pass away in front of your eyes, that is the meaning of Heartbreak not any...
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 2 Responses May 17, 2015

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    I thought I knew pain,

    in all its agony, its angles, edges. But heart-break is whole other ball game. By falling in love with someone, I not only put their happiness first, but I jeopardized mine by giving them all they needed to break my soul into two. I would lie on the floor, crying for hours...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21 May 12, 2015

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    leaving some one you totally love behind

    who you love with all your heart . Because his family are so horrible to him. You cannot stick around because you felt like dying watching him being tortured. Knowing you might not ever get to see him again. Even though you love him with all of these???????????????????????
    gallagher1969 gallagher1969 46-50, F May 11, 2015

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    I dated the girl I lost my virginity to

    for almost nine months I broke up with her because I figured the way things were between us was just normal and it could happen with any girl : I've never felt the same and I wish I could go back but I can't ... I hate myself for it
    wlanonymouslw wlanonymouslw 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2015

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    Heartbroken

    Heartbroken. How does one describe the symptoms of being heartbroken. Is it a feeling of pain, emanating from one's body. The dullness inside your chest which sometimes feels as if it is being twisted, spearing your insides? The weariness which fills each part of your body...
    JonesSmith16 JonesSmith16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2009

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    LookingForYou89 LookingForYou89 26-30, F Jun 9, 2015

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    I really know what it is,

    It is to see your future behind your back.
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 9, 2015

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    don't even get me started on this one lol.

    i still believe in love, but knowing it can hurt like hell makes you hesitant handing out your heart once more..still hoping to find the right luka/luki for this lonely gakupo ^^im sure i will find you!
    OneWingedNeo OneWingedNeo 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2015

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    It was awhile ago now,

    but I remember the frustration the most. Knowing that she left me for someone else, but didn't even have the nerve to tell me herself. I remember being desolated after learning about it. The anniversary is coming up, and I feel more and more like I'm the only one who cared. I'm...
    peanut159 peanut159 22-25, M Sep 4, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 6, 2015

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    I Do, And This Is The Final One For Me. NOTE: AS OF 180411, I HAVE ADDED A FINAL SECTION TO THIS STORY. IT IS IMPORTANT; I AM STILL IN SHOCK. PLEASE READ

    I loved a man here at EP enough to want to marry him one day. But he loved his ex-EP girlfriend and all her friends here (who are also his friends), far more. He was not able to distinguish between real life and real love, and internet flirtations with these women. I didn't ask...
    deleted deleted 26-30 27 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    Heatbreak

    The distance sound of a heart shattering into a million pieces. That heart, my heart-- It's the worst pain. As if no one cares for you, even if you have people there to comfort you, to support you. It doesn't feel like it. It's just cold, and lonely. Numb. It isn't easier, it's...
    Arriesrose Arriesrose 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    I have never been in a serious relationship

    but I have been seriously Heartbroken and seriously in love.
    Flowerpower5678 Flowerpower5678 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2015

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    Don’t despair if your heart has been through

    a lot of trauma. Sometimes that’s how beautiful hearts are remade: they are shattered first.” Yasmin Mogahed
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 10, 2015

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    I've experienced it shortly

    after expericing betrayal. All of my significant others have left me for others and yet I'm always described as "the best girlfriend" I'm told heartbreak is a life lesson but what's it's trying to teach me?
    Mintleafcookie Mintleafcookie 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11, 2015

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    Heartbreak... Drives people crazy.

    Lose your complete sanity. Forget what happiness feels like, drown yourself with the pain, doubt and bitterness.
    LightsinMotion LightsinMotion 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    I'm starting to believe

    that u don't really see that I had given u my life. You'll never know a good thing.
    LookingForYou89 LookingForYou89 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2015

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    So my bf told me a girl from the past started

    messaging him and I told him that needs to stop now obviously it didn't work out before I came into the picture and he is going to play games to leave me alone. Over childish games! I trust him but I've been hurt that I don't want to get to comfortable and get played like before...
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    it's when you've been married 21 years,

    and you make a mistake (not adultery) and are denied the opportunity to fix the relationship. I lost my wife, 3 kids, and my home, all in one day. It's 5 months later, and nothing has changed.
    Marty8438888 Marty8438888 46-50, M 3 Responses May 11, 2015

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    I have a pity story tbh it's horrible

    if anyone cares message me and I'll spill it
    coldasice2014 coldasice2014 22-25, M 2 Responses May 11, 2015

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    I got out of a relationship last November,

    and as much as I hate to admit it... I still am not fully okay
    haivee haivee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    I truely know what heart break is.

    when you loose your husband of over 10 years! almost a year ago. I know this much, it has been the worse experience I have ever been through. How do you mend a broken heart?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 17, 2015

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    I miss someone I once loved I wonder

    if I ever cross their mind? I learned to move on... I can't help the way I feel...
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F May 18, 2015

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    Trust me. I know how it feels.

    I know exactly how it feels to cry in the shower so no one can hear you. I know what it's like to wait for everyone to be asleep so you can fall apart, for everything that hurt so bad you just want it all to end. I know exactly how it feels.
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    Tell all the homies that you're the one to

    blame....And when you speak my name, I'd like u to explain the lies u told me. U gave her all we had. That's why I walked away. But still there is no love lost here. I'm just sad it never worked out. Second chance, **** all that. Do u remember who u were to me? Cuz I do. My...
    LookingForYou89 LookingForYou89 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2015

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    I have lost myself trying to car

    for someone who is not afraid of losing me
    katpippin katpippin 18-21, F Apr 13, 2015

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    Sometimes you need to remind yourself

    that you were the one who carried you through the heartache. You are the one who sits with the cold body on the shower floor, and picks it up. You are the one who feeds it, who clothes it, who tucks it into bed, and you should be proud of that. Having the strength to take care...
    MiraiKuriyama MiraiKuriyama 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    My boyfriend hurts me emotionally

    and it makes me want to cheat on him because I feel he does it purposely to hurt me cause he doesn't love me anymore. I feel he just wants to take advantage of my feelings just like everyone else.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 25, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 26, 2014

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    Heartbreak, what exactly is it?

    It's when someone you love, lets you go all of a sudden. It's when you sit on the floor crying, unable to get yourself back up. It's something you'll never get over no matter how hard you try, whether it be months or years, you'll never be the same. You'll be more cautious...
    Ally9895 Ally9895 16-17, F Nov 13, 2015

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    At some point, we all experience this,

    very painful.. Someone you thought will be till your old age leaves you in the middle of the journey... You can't do a lot but just move on...
    simplydbest simplydbest 22-25, M 2 Responses May 11, 2015

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    I met my ex a few years ago during my Masters

    degree abroad and she changed my life. I was in a pretty rough spot to begin with so meeting her at that time was the greatest thing that could have happened to me. For the first time I was able to say that I experienced true love with somebody. After I returned home, we...
    JayceFace JayceFace 26-30, M Oct 27, 2015

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    He broke my f*cking hard I wanna break his face

    .. But he has the most amazing face I've ever seen 😍 still a dumbass though
    Laurie18 Laurie18 18-21 Dec 10, 2015

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    Believe me, it is not to lose a heart of

    someone, but it is something far more complicated than that, it is to lose your ambitions.
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M Aug 8, 2015

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    I was so in love with my boyfriend at the time,

    Fred. He was Athiest and Conservative. I was Christian and Liberal. I would almost give up who I was to be with him. I'm glad I didn't end up with him because I would be a completely different person. But it breaks my heart to see him now so happy with his wife and his little...
    gglz18 gglz18 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    To fall out of love was something o could not

    do...so i created a new me..stronger,smater and so hard nothing could get in...not even love...at least not anymore...but it did matter how much i warm my hart to become as hard as a rock...i could not help getting hurt sometimes... Once something gets tru my hard dark shell...
    jrcervin jrcervin 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2015

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    It's been 7 months, and there is not a day

    that goes by where I don't think of you, miss you. I loved you I loved you I loved you. I love you. I still love you. I always will.
    Lynnd520 Lynnd520 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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    Yes, I understand why things had to happen this

    way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes...
    TheBermudaTriangle TheBermudaTriangle 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2015

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    The Feeling

    Heartbreak. It's more than just a pain in your chest. It's forgetting how to survive. You're not sure how to breathe except for the moments you spend sobbing. Food is out of the question, cause you know you'll just throw it back up. Sleep is uneasy as your dreams wander. It...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Yesterday my partner left me

    and now I accept its over but I will always love him n think of him even when I am old with a smile on my face hope he get all the love and happiness he deserves xxxxx
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 21, 2015

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    Heartbreak is terrible,

    it changes a person from this sweet person to this evil person. People shouldn't play with others emotions.
    Ridemywavvvve Ridemywavvvve 31-35, F May 11, 2015

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    Not in a relationship sense.

    It was with an animal whom I absolutely loved. My mom was to cheap to get somebody to float my horses teeth and he choked to death just a year after I got him.
    TeenieGirl TeenieGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2015

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    Whoever said it's better to have loved

    and lost than to not have loved at all...had no clue what s/he was talking about! And probably was a desperate single. The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain. When I was single, and had never dated, I used to feel sympathetic towards people who had gone through heartbreak...
    Forrestgump93 Forrestgump93 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2015

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    Don't think that I will be weak

    and sad over you because Ik better then to waste my time ...who knows I will do better and I will actual find someone that will actually show some affection I am glad u were gone from my life because you will realize I was the best u will ever have and I'm not being mean just...
    Angel1Hinojosa Angel1Hinojosa 13-15, M 1 Response