Do You Realize…

broken20heart1We date for a while. Then you don’t return phone calls. After a few weeks you pop up again and we look like a couple for a few weeks. But you always disappear again. A little at a time you’re tearing my heart up. Do you realize what you’re doing to me? D.W.

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I feel I’ve needed you
since the beginning of time
on my way to wisdom I ask,
will you ever be mine?
Derek del Barrio

Right Person at the Wrong Time

broken20heart1I wonder how things might have turned out had we met at a different time. Never will there be doubt we loved each other, but we were committed to other people and dealing with the problems of those failing relationships. Is “us” still a possibility? D.K.

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It’s scary being loved
because life is complicated
and all too often it throws you off balance
by sending you the right person at the wrong time.
Guillaume Musso

An Inevitable Part of Me

broken20heart1I loved you when I was twenty-one and still when thirty-one rolled around. The years pass without you. People come and go. Some I remember well. Others I can’t even recall their names. Now I’m over forty and still in love with a man I can’t have. H.E.

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The pain started years ago,
but I’d lived with it for so long
at that point that I’d accepted it
as an inevitable part of me.
From “Leaping”
by Ashley D. Wallis

How Could I?

broken20heart1My calendar has X’s on every day you’ve been gone. It’s been months and still each day begins with thoughts of you. I catch myself wondering if you’re thinking of me at the same time. How could I love you so dearly but hurt you so much? I’m a fool. S.W.

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I go to sleep alone, and wake up alone.
I take walks. I work until I’m tired.
I watch the wind play with the trash
that’s been under the snow all winter.
Everything seems simple until you think about it.
Why is love intensified by absence?
Audrey Niffenegger

Looking For a Way Out

broken20heart1In front of me you often flirt with other guys. Sometimes you go on and on. In some twisted way, my jealousy seems to make you feel better about yourself. Keep on hurting me like this and one day soon I won’t get jealous. I’ll just leave… permanently. R.Y.

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I tried so hard.
I tried my best.
I gave you my all,
and now there’s nothing left.
You stole my heart,
then tore it in two.
Now I’m falling apart,
and don’t know what to do.
Divided by decisions,
burned by the fire.
Confused by your words.
Tempted by desire.
I’m living in the present.
My mind is on the past.
Not knowing what I’ll lose.
Not knowing what will last.
Blinded by fear.
Drowning in doubt.
Struggling to be free.
Looking for a way out.
“I Tried So Hard”
By Whitney Barton

Better Off Apart

broken20heart1Deep down I know you’re not good for me. Being with you is like a toothache unattended that will fester and make me sick… heart-sick and heartbroken. Loving you has made me weak, but somehow I have to find the strength to get away from you. P.H.

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You aren’t worth my tears
’cause all you do is make me cry.
You aren’t worth trusting
’cause all you do is lie.
You aren’t worth loving
’cause you’re breaking my heart…
So why am staying with you
when we’re better off apart?
Anonymous

Avoid and Forget

broken20heart1Cut communication. Delete the number. Get rid of her stuff. Delete the pictures. Don’t go where you used to. Burn the letters. Give away the things she gave you. Don’t watch the shows and movies she liked. Ignore her. Avoid and forget. Stop loving her. J.R.

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Some of us think
holding on makes
us strong;
but sometimes
it is letting go.
Herman Hesse

Forget…

broken20heart1I have tried to leave you behind. I have tried to evict you from my heart. I have tried to let go. I have tried to move on, but with every new guy I feel more & more like I’ll never be able to replace you. And the sad thing is I know I have already been replaced. A.I.

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Forget the times he walked by.
Forget the times he made you cry.
Forget the times he spoke your name.
Remember now you’re not the same.
Forget the times he held your hand.
Forget the sweet things if you can.
Forget the good times & don’t pretend.
Remember now he’s just your friend.
Anonymous

Very Different Person

broken20heart1No one understands the silence between my words. No one understands the sadness behind my smile. No one understands the unsaid feelings deep inside. I have become one person on the outside while another very different one is within. D.G.

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You flew off
with the wings
of my heart
and left me flightless.
Stelle Atwater

Just Because

broken20heart1Just because my eyes don’t show tears, doesn’t mean my heart is crying. Just because I am strong, doesn’t mean nothing is wrong. I pretend I’m happy, so I don’t have to explain to those who’ll never understand. Smiling is easier than explaining. R.W.

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If a boy cries for a girl
that doesn’t mean he is stupid.
If a boy can’t move on to another girl
that doesn’t mean he is stubborn.
If a boy gets depressed for ‘one girl’
that doesn’t mean he is a loser.
If a boy always dreams about only ‘one girl’
that doesn’t mean he’s just got addicted to her.
If a boy is obsessed for one girl
that doesn’t mean he can’t be with any other girl.
If a boy is crazy for one girl
that doesn’t mean he has lost his mind…
All that means is…
He loves that girl so much
that he can’t love any other girl in the same way.
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