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I Wonder How Many of You Are Brokenhearted and Still Smiling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 180 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 10 Responses Jun 30, 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 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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    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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    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 22-25 1 Response Jul 22, 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, 2014

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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 22-25, F 9 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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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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    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 22-25 2 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    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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    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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    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 56-60, M Feb 13, 2013

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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 22-25 4 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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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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    Keep Smiling

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

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    And I'm one of them, I know I'm

    so stupid to love him through text messages, at first I thought just somebody that joking around, till he let me see what I wanted to know, feel, and see, we're texting like almost a month, then I always wait for him and I learn to lie to my parents and to use my friends for him...
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa 16-17, F 5 days ago

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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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    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 22-25 4 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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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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    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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    Laying here to Marvin Gaye sing "Just To Keep You Satisfied" the track before this song is called "You Sure Love To Ball". The latter song was my love life for 30 years. Now...
    tomthumb1974 tomthumb1974 56-60, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    100% Real ... There's hardly a person on this earth more real than you are. You have no problem showing people who you are, flaws and all. For you, there couldn't be any other way...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F Feb 25

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    5'1". I'm short but all my friends are like 5'6". I'm jealous lol.
    xLeandrax xLeandrax 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    here are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    anneluna anneluna 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    here are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    anneluna anneluna 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    here are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    anneluna anneluna 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ...are aroused by members of our own sex? I know I am. Does that make me bisexual? I'm still way more hot for women than men, but do enjoy oral sex with men, which my wife thinks...
    Craver Craver 66-70, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I wonder but will probably never know.
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F Feb 8

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    I know I've dreamt about people. Sometimes they just show up for a second sometimes the dream was completely about me.....Sometimes it's naughty but most of the time it's just...
    mottkat mottkat 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I'd love to find out that. Should be interesting. Also, it would be interesting to find out who in the past had crushes on you but never told you :p
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    yea, especially those that never told me! I mean, I'd tell you if I had a crush on you.
    WinterSunShine WinterSunShine 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    5'4. But I still feel short. Well, I'll still grow anyway.
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 5 Responses Feb 20

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    Well I'm 18 right now and I'm 5'11 + ½. But I usually just say I'm 6'. I hope that by 21 I'll be 6'1 or something. I hope is still have an inch or so left in me. What do you...
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    The goal has always been 6'4 but I am 18 and have the sinking feeling I am done growing at 6ft. On the bright side I'm still tall enough to easily reach most top shelves so it is...
    Desrass Desrass 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    5'6" (170 cm) and I'm still growing :'(
    XxxxMemories14Xxxx XxxxMemories14Xxxx 13-15, F 8 Responses Feb 18

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    Love both, but black guys... Definitely to consider always hahaha
    rubyroo15 rubyroo15 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Probably no one forever alone
    silverstrike silverstrike 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 22

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