I Survived Broken Engagement

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 172 People

    I Can'T Breathe....Heartbroken After 9 Years....

    My story starts when i was 14 years of age and he was 16. We met at church fell in love right away and stayed together for 9 years. During those 9 years we broke up 1 year but got back. Now i am 24 and he is 26. He proposed to me 6 months ago for my birthday. I of course accepted...
    carla788 carla788
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2013

    My fiancee and I had been together

    for about 6 years. We started dating sophomore year of college and were long distance for those 3 years. We made it work and these 6 years were some of the best of my life. I knew this was the girl I wanted to marry. I had known this since the moment I met her. We got along...
    EngagementOff EngagementOff
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    I've been looking for a group like this

    and am so happy that I've found one. It's nice to have friends to talk to but it isn't the same if they have not actually gone through the same situation. Growing up, I always thought that when I found the one my life would be complete and I would never have to deal with the...
    Healingheart123 Healingheart123
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    Understanding Why When I Still Love Him

    I was engaged to the love of my life and he ended it. I don't know how to begin healing so I think this may be helpful for me to just get it all out and if you can, please give me some advice. My fiancé and I have had a wonderful relationship, we met in college dated for a year...
    Jheartbroken15 Jheartbroken15
    31-35, F
    Feb 26, 2013

    "need Support" Follow Up

    A few weeks ago I wrote a post called "Need Support" in this group.. I wanted to write another post asking for my advice in this situation. It has been about a month without contact and he finally caved in and texted me. Expressed his depression, that he missed me, and wanted to...
    Distraughtgirl Distraughtgirl
    Jan 4, 2013

    I was once engaged to someone

    who I thought was the man of my dreams. I was 19 years old when we first met (I am 21 now), I remember it all too well. Within six months we were engaged, we got our own place, my parents didn't bless it but told us to wait a year. Between the months of May-July everything was...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 7, 2014

    Feeling wronged I knew this guy

    for a over an year now. We met through our parents. We started talking initially I wasn't interested but then he kept coming back and I was going through a lot at that time just been out of a messy relationship and he was always there I don't know why even when I tried to push...
    braveheart30 braveheart30
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

    I Can Do This

    My fiancé broke off our engagement today. We've been together for 3 years. How can it be so hard to lose a future I haven't had? I have a doctor's appointment scheduled for tomorrow to make sure I'm healthy before getting pregnant. We wanted to get pregnant right after we got...
    SugarFairy34 SugarFairy34
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2013

    Me and my ex-fiance met in high school.

    we feel in love since then moment we seen each other. we got pregnant and he decided that he wanted a better future for our daughter. one day out of no where he said he wanted to join the military i agreed with him. he went off to boot camp and i waited for him he came home and...
    navarro2014 navarro2014
    22-25, F
    Mar 28, 2014

    We Were Going To Be One

    I still love you despite all the empty promises you made. Although we are not together I wish you well. You will never know the damaged you did to me mentally you really hurt me spiritually as well. As I pick up the pieces to my life I pray you treat the next one right.
    GlitzDoll GlitzDoll
    26-30, F
    Jan 29, 2013

    How Can He Not Feel The Way I Do?

       When I met Thomas, I knew it was meant to be. I had always heard that some people just knew they were soulmates from day one, but I never believed that. For one thing, you have to know a person before you can love them! The first day I ever talked to him, I just...
    elisalinder elisalinder
    5 Responses Mar 28, 2010

    He Made It Easier

    On December 16, 2011, my boyfriend of almost two years proposed to me on a horsedrawn carriage. We were in a neighborhood that had been decorated beautifully for Christmas. I had a feeling it was coming, but the proposal still took my breath away. When he asked me to marry him...
    snaveytak snaveytak
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2013


    I don't claim to have made sense of what happened yet. I don't think I'm over it. I'm not whole again, or healed. I still miss my best friend terribly and have private moments, daily, where I feel like crying, screaming or some combination of both. Sometimes I do. I met my...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2010

    Broken Engagement? Still So Confused...and Stuck!

    I've been with the same man for over 5 years now.  He proposed 2 years ago Christmas day.  I'm a pastor and, actually, I wasn't looking forward to a long engagement.  I would have been glad to get married the following May but my fiancé wanted to wait.  He suggested the...
    Valentina4me Valentina4me
    1 Response Dec 29, 2011

    14 Days Later...

    14 days later...I have not survived anything yet except another day of heart break, emotional struggles of uncertainty and a constant wonder of why did this happen to me? Three years of my life seems to be flushed down the drain into an abyss of emptiness. I was with my girl for...
    xfyblissx xfyblissx
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Jan 6, 2011

    Engaged...not Engaged...engaged...not Engaged

    We were togethet a little over 4 years and he proposed. 3.5 months into proposal during a trip to his hometown to plan the wedding, his friends and family stirred the pot said how they truly felt about me and he called off the wedding, cancelled all meetings with vendors and cut...
    brenbrya brenbrya
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2011

    I feel like writing might help me heal.

    My ex left my house in early September to go back to her parents. She had asked to leave before and I told her to take it day by day and stay and she stayed. This time when I asked her to stay she said she needed time apart to see the big picture and nothing was changing (I...
    lostlove54 lostlove54
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

    It Gets Better

    It was about 9 months ago that my fiancee broke off our engagement, completely to my surprise. I didn't see it coming and never would have expected it - I thought he was the love of my life and didn't have a single doubt in my mind that we'd be together for the rest of our lives...
    AlbertaSky AlbertaSky
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 2, 2013

    He Was My Best Friend And He Called Off Our Wedding.

    My x fiance was my high school sweetheart, and the boy next door. He found me again at age 36 and proposed. One month before our wedding after everything was paid for he got cold feet. After marriage counseling, church etc. we could not salvage the relationship. What hurts...
    Jilted1 Jilted1
    May 31, 2012

    It's Been A Year

    I wrote my experience down here a little while ago of what it was like for me going through a broken engagement. I wanted to provide an update to all of those out there who are struggling with heartbreak.It's been just over a year since my engagement fell apart. For a long while...
    AlbertaSky AlbertaSky
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 17, 2013

    My Best Friend Broke Our Engagement And My Heart

    I'm still in the midst of all of this. I am at my moms- its easter sunday. He is at the house that we once shared packing what he can of his things. And its killing me. He is my high school sweet heart and my best friend. He knows more of my secrets than my girl friends. We were...
    oncePerkyBritt oncePerkyBritt
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2013

    6 Years Of Lies

    i had been dating by now ex fiancee for 6.5 years. We got engaged on january 2013 on my birthday (which is now tainted for life). I could not believe how exited he was, and we were more in love than ever planning our October wedding. Around June, he called and told me he was...
    mafg mafg
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 6, 2013

    The Hardest Thing I Ever Went Through

    I broke off my wedding engagement two  years ago because I realized that my fiance was not the one for me. Since we were together for five years, I already felt like we were married. The decision to end that relationship was the hardest thing I ever had to do. It felt like a...
    reeny417 reeny417
    31-35, F
    16 Responses Apr 21, 2010

    It Was Broken

    I cannot say I have survived it yet. I am trying to move on but I keep hitting road blocks.
    BPBitch BPBitch
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2013

    Some Things Are Left Best Alone...

    In high school, I had a boyfriend who was so shy and timid that he was afraid to invite me to prom. After he invited a "sure shot" he found out from a mutual friend that I liked him. He did the right thing-he went with the other girl. But after prom, we started dating the summer...
    Eccelsiastes1dash9 Eccelsiastes1dash9
    46-50, F
    Mar 14, 2013

    Disengaged. Twice.

    I knew it in my stomach all Saturday and Sunday. I knew she was going to end it. I just sat and waited all weekend for her to come through the apartment door. Of course she didn't look at the grocery store flowers when she came in that I had placed on the Amish table. She just...
    defiancy defiancy
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2010


    I moved to Africa to be closer to my fiance, who was starting the Peace Corps. A couple months in he tells me he doesn't love me. I'm still breathing, so I suppose I survived. I am very consciously trying to not let this leaving me jaded.
    VanillaCoke89 VanillaCoke89
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 17, 2013

    Broken Promise

    Im supposed to get married this month to my fiance of almost a year. He was the love of my life. He's everything to me, I treated him as my bestfriend, brother, father, protector and my partner in life. We lived in together for almost a year, my world revolves on him. Im so happy...
    djmix51 djmix51
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 4, 2012

    My Broken Heart

    When I met my fiance, exactly a year and a half ago, I had just moved into an apartment with my two best friends and was happier than ever. I met him one night when we were out with our respective groups, and we immediately hit it off. He was everything I had looked for and I...
    RLJ14 RLJ14
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2012


    Chillysauce Chillysauce
    36-40, M
    Apr 25, 2013

    My man and I met at work.

    It was the most amazing 5 years of our lives. We had good jobs. We worked together. and about 6 weeks in we professed our love. Our relationship wast perfect of course but the good always outweighed the bad. He put the ring on my finger at about 3 years in. It was romantic and...
    secret911 secret911
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

    How Do You Move On?

    On November 23 I was dumped after over 5 years together.  We would have been engaged for a year on Christmas eve.  We were set to get married on 2/4/11.  I had my birthday roughly a week after he broke up with me and turned 25.  We meet in college and became...
    snugglebunny2103 snugglebunny2103
    22-25, F
    19 Responses Dec 13, 2009

    How Do You Stop Crying And Move On??

    Hi everyone. My story is similar to a lot of yours. My fiance` and I met only last year on Valentine's day 2009 at a wedding. Things were fantastic in the beginning and we actually had gotten engaged after only 7 short months and he moved in with me. We were so in love until this...
    corabeth23 corabeth23
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Aug 17, 2010

    All Talk And No Action

    My former fiancee and I use that term very loosely asked me to marry him 3.5 years ago on our 1 year anniversary of being together. He didn't have a ring or anything, but I said yes and I figured that he probably wanted to have me pick it out, so I didn't ask because I ...
    JenBorg JenBorg
    4 Responses Sep 6, 2010

    Has anyone here ever lived through a broken

    engagement? How long did it take for you to get over it. Did you have a child together? My engagement was broken off by him. I didn't want it. I wanted to be with him so badly. 5 years of wanting to marry him. Took me 3 years and a ring to have that baby. I thought I was being...
    secret911 secret911
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    Calling It Off.

    I keep reading articles that are mostly based for the dumped. What about the dumpees? It's just as hard and devastating. We had the same dreams. We are letting go of it too. I have to live with the fact that i destroyed someone's life. Not just anyone, but the person i thought...
    darr24 darr24
    Aug 8, 2013

    I just wanted some advice I have a big problem

    I was engaged to a guy for a year now. He says loves me a lot and wants to marry me. a few months ago his parents saw private pictures together and go offended and told him I was an immoral girl and wasn't right to be a part of his family. after a lot of fighting and trying to...
    braveheart30 braveheart30
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    I am trying to survive this ,

    it's been a week. I go through so many emotions in one day , I am sad mad angry then I feel positive .. I found out a few months ago he possibly cheated when he went on a guys trip to Canada , he admitted to what I had evidence to buy denied actually cheating . This trip happens...
    Misi8855 Misi8855
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2016

    Hi, I have similar story by mine it's worse.

    I and my ex met at work, he was volunteer in my place. We fell in love each other. He purposed marriage when one month after relationship. We had planning that we would have wedding ceremony on the next 2 years. He was foreigner in my country and must stay in here for 2,5 years...
    dearnoersrie dearnoersrie
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    I Lost The Love Of My Life

    I started dating my former fiance when I was 18. We had been best friends for two years and then realized we wanted to take our friendship to the next level. We lived on opposite sides of the country, I was going to school in LA and he was going to school in Philadelphia, but we...
    ncfa96 ncfa96
    13 Responses Sep 12, 2011

    When Will The Pain Go Away. . .

    I find myself here after nearly 3 months with a broken heart. More then 3 years ago I meet the love of my life. After never really having a long term relationship I was ejoying every minute. He always knew how to make me laugh and feel special. After a year of dating we moved in...
    divajay divajay
    5 Responses Jul 19, 2010

    Unexpected Broken Engagement

     My ex and I had dated on and off since high school (10 years). We dated this past time for two years and decided to move in together. He had a 3 year old daughter that I welcomed with open arms. Not long after, he proposed in a surprising and romantic way on my 27th...
    cheygyrl15 cheygyrl15
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 19, 2009

    Today Was Rough ...

    So, today my (now ex) fiance blind-sided me and called off our engagement. I'm sure many of you have actually felt your heart shatter like mine did today. It actually felt like my heart broke into different pieces. It was strange and terrifying. Now, I bounce between being okay...
    jillian191j jillian191j
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Aug 30, 2013

    Do I End It Or Give Us Hope...?

    Hi guys. I'm in a really painful situation. If there ever was a rock and a hard place, this is it. I love him. We've shared the past eight years together. But in that time I've grown and he, well he has grown, but is still the same. I feel stifled, suffocated, and held down in...
    bluemoon24 bluemoon24
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2013

    A Spiritual Journey

    It's been a few months.. My heart is still completely shattered. Some days I break down and cry alone, some days I rage in anger at everything. Today, reading others' stories, for the first time in a week, I quietly cried... She and I weren't high school sweethearts, nor dated...
    Chilisauce Chilisauce
    1 Response Feb 19, 2013
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