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I Wonder How Many of You Are Brokenhearted and Still Smiling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 174 People

    The Beat of a Broken Heart

    In my entire life I have had many short term relationships. I had two long term ones. One lasted 1 year and the other 3 years. The  one for three years hurt me the most. I had met this guy who was perfect at least I thought he was. He was athletic, cute, charming...
    dreamer234 dreamer234 26-30, F 12 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    Feeling Heavy Today

    Right now my heart hurts so bad it's bleeding.  As will happen sometimes- i will dream of those i have loved and lost and i will remember exactly why i missed them so much. and curse the fates because i couldnt keep them. And you know what?  I'll wallow in it for a...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    I Smile

    I have always been the strong one among everybody, which is why I mask the unbearable pain of a broken heart. I know what its like to see your hero fall apart; you feel hopeless, and lose faith. You have placed all your trust in that person and when they are shattered, its like...
    xDanceLullaby xDanceLullaby 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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    I Am.

    I am brokenhearted. I am smiling most of the time. When I don't smile, when I show people my sad soul, I frighten them away. That's just the way it is for me. I'm sure there's more people like that in this world. I'm just wondering how many.
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    When I Smile It Must Look Fake ...

    I had 3 relationships in my life...I am 41 now...a mariage that lasted about 10 years and 2 long distance relationships that lasted about 2 yrs/each. ...I am done...exhausted...tired...heartbroken...and wonder sometimes if I could ever trust and love again...if there is such a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    I Am

    However, I am bound by a Promise I made at 12 years old when I ask the one i loved to become my wife, or I would have joined her many years ago in death.
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Feb 13, 2013

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    It's Just Easier

    When I found out she had cheated. When she gave me back the engagement ring.  When she was pregnant and left me. When she had my daughter three states away. I will always have this hurt.  It's just easier to smile on the outside when you are crying on the inside...
    Disastrophe Disastrophe 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    I hope that you are, I know I am.

    It wasn't easy but you have to decide if you're going to die or fight. I hope you fight because there is so much power to validating and approving of yourself vs hoping that someone else will. Do the things you love and love doing them again, pray, laugh, yes I said laugh...
    ChampionNme ChampionNme 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    I Admit, I Am...

    Even though I am still very broken hearted over some things that have happened to me in my life, however, I do my best to smile, and deal with life. its not always easy, but I do try.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    He Broke My Spirit

    After overcoming so many hurdles that life had thrown at me, i met this lovely man.  He had the softest eyes i had ever seen and i thought yes i'm going to be happy at long last.  He wanted to start a family with me and said he wanted me for the rest of his life. ...
    Angeleyes777 Angeleyes777 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    It Gets Better

    I have been threw many heart breaks, cried my eyes out for someone too many times and I just wanted to say that that fake smile that your holding and the: "I'm fine, just tired..." Does end. It gets better, I promise ;D A broken heart can be healed but you have to let it, holding...
    ArielDiAngelo ArielDiAngelo 13-15 Jun 15, 2013

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    All That Remains

    Moving on doesn't always mean your heart isn't broken anymore. I smile because there is always something to smile about, but my heart is still broken despite me having moved on. My heartbreak was caused by someone whom I thought was my friend. In the end, he turned out to be a...
    IronLotus IronLotus 18-21, F May 17, 2011

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    I Figure....

    i dunno but i figure this must be most of us.  every day people are gettin gtheir hearts broken in one way or another.......but i admire those special people who still smile -- not to HIDE the pain, but becasue of the light they have inside them, which is untouched by any...
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    LAUGHING Outside Crying Inside

    When I was a little kid, I couldn't wait to grow up and fall in love...Now that I have fallen in love, I realized that wounded knees are easier to heal than broken hearts... I'd been in a relationship for almost 3 years (my first love). I thought everything will be okay. We love...
    sehrge sehrge 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    Ooh-Ooh! Me! That's Me!

    Ha! I do experience heart-break... more than I care to! But, after I cry about it, for a while.... I'm back to smiling again. A truthful and small smile. No pretending here, I don't know how to fake my way through pain, to be honest. =p Life is so full of pain, sometimes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Still Smiling

    I may be broken hearted (it will eventually subside) and one thing for sure, I still smile and will keep smiling all the way to my death bed.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2011

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    Keep Smiling

    keep smiling though it's killing you inside
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes 18-21, F May 12, 2010

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    Chicah Bawbawm

      Oh. I shouldn't fear anything, No. I bet this won't work.... And thats why it won't. You're doubting this. Don't ******* doubt things. Important thing^ Why not? No reason... Honestly? No. Well whats the reason then? I can't explain it now. Oh. Sorry...
    Acchbellon Acchbellon 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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    My Broken Heart Can Be Fix Up

    A broken heart can heal over time but what if you don't have the time to let it heal say if your geting bulled it makes it worst you go to cut and burning i have bin in a brake up it. Was hard at first but i go put a smile on just so i can't be broken not again i hop if your...
    sadboy2003 sadboy2003 18-21, M Oct 13, 2012

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    How Many of You Are Just Like Me?

    I am a woman composed of hundreds of broken pieces and there are days when it feels like my heart is too shattered for it to continue beating. I fear I may never have someone fall in love -with me- again. I know I am in love with a couple of people right now and I know for...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    I Think This Experience Alone Has Touched So Many On Here

    A lot of the experiences that I have seen on EP since my short tenure here has to do with relationships. Either loving, not loving, hurting, leaving, sex, no sex, etc. A lot of the people that I have talked to on this site either came here with a broken heart...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    Broken Hearted And Not The Same

    No One Compares My girlfriend broke up with me 3 1/2 years ago now and I am not the same. I literally don't enjoy my life like I use to. No one compares to her and I still haven't found anyone that I have fun with. I am not the same person anymore, I have really lost the other...
    ammodawgs ammodawgs 31-35 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    What a Good Day..

    I will delete my acount if things gonna be like that...but still smiling like a dumb...yeah that's the stupid Phedo...
    PhedoRuka PhedoRuka 16-17, F Jun 7, 2009

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    Smile Smile Smile.....

    I'm alwayz smiling..... it doesnt mean dat im alwayz happy...... people thought dat iam tough but dey dont know im not letting em to c my tears.... my heart is broken but im still loving with those broken pieces.... n smiling like a doll feeling happy for those left pieces...
    driedleaf driedleaf 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    I Know I Am...

    My heart has been broken, because of my parents, my Love and I are away from each other, and its been taking a toll on me, but I do my best to smile, so they don't know how much its hurting me, because I don't need them on my case about me being depressed, when it was their doing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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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've been in a sexless marriage for just over 16 years. In that time I've been through the counseling sessions, countless fights, nights on the couch, online trysts, real life near...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Can you really fully experience being you if you never get outside of yourself? Do you really know who you are if you've never experienced yourself through the eyes of others? My...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    You are lucky if you love and you are loved back
    oneheart1 oneheart1 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I'm 157 cm ftw! How about you? XD (=oWo=)/
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I wonder if anyone has a crush on me?? Hmmmm nah, everyone goes for those model girl. I ain't a model. I am who I am and that's that.
    SunSetAllDay SunSetAllDay 18-21, F Nov 19

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    My mom and female friends always tell me guys like more curvier girls, so I really wonder..
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    It seems more and more men, especially, live in sexless marriages. I wonder why? Is it because they can't look at their wives in the same way as they once did. She's had the...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 26

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    I miss her. The rules that govern social convention say I shouldn't. I never met her in person, but I know her. I know her in ways her husband doesn't (or doesn't care to know...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    In bed next to my wife. Wide awake on my phone staring at the ceiling. I tried to initiate, which as usual ended in a series of excuses capped off by her snoring. So I'm laying...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 6

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    I am 5"9 and i don't know if it's short or tall, how tall are you ?
    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    5' 9". most chicks are shorter than me. which is awkward. and most dudes love short chicks
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 9

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    Your grade can drop to an F because either you don't test well or just don't do your homework. My math teacher was disappointed because I got a C, because I didn't do my homework...
    bi14yearold bi14yearold 13-15, M 4 Responses Nov 30

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    Change this experience to girls. Anyway I thought I can be pretty good at figuring out who kind of likes me. Guess not.
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    1 or 2, at most. I'm not lying either
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    My ego says more than a few, but I'd imagine they'd lose interest once they actually sat down and spoke to me *shrug* C'est la vie.
    EdgeOfSanity EdgeOfSanity 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    thinking the number of people is very small
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    He wouldn't even watch me undress last night. Why do I bother with the push-up bra and the sexy undies?
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm 5'8" all legs and a short torso :)
    vbgirl10395 vbgirl10395 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 9

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    I'm 5'9". Or 175cm, for all the metric users like myself. :) So I'm quite a bit taller than most women and girls.
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    I suppose I am not tall at all.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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