breakups

When it comes to breakups, pain is inevitable, but Humans thinks that suffering is optional.

Alana Silber2 days ago
Thoughts for You
Your memory smells like Germany Christmas markets Your memory tastes like cold kisses in the alps That time we almost skied It will stay on that list of things we wanted to but never did -------------...
Laura Romberger6 days ago
The True Strength Found in the Vulnerability of a Break-Up
On the Monday he had texted me crying, I dropped everything and ran to him. A month prior he had told me he needed space because he didn’t know what he wanted. The whole drive there my body was shakin...
Kira Tomlinson7 days ago
The Push
As the header reads, I had thought I would marry my now ex after a trip to Japan. But let's go back a little bit to give some substance to this story. I had fallen in love with a man, we will call him...
Lex's Lair8 days ago
Ghosting: Harmful Effects on Mental Health
We all know what "ghosting" is in today's world. This phenomenon, put simply, is when one person in some type of relationship decides to cut off all contact with another, without even granting an expl...
Indescribable
When someone says the word “pain,” you always think physical pain right? A paper cut on your finger that stings like crazy when you find it with hand sanitizer or lime juice. Or maybe when your pinky ...
Lu Groblebe9 days ago
The Call of the Heart
Heartbreak. It's used figuratively to describe the pain associated with a loss but it's an all consuming vacuum for those who have experienced it. I myself being one, and I've watched many of my frien...
Chapter 2: Heartbreak Motel
Chase found himself on the bus, heartbroken and headed to a roach infested, weekly rate hotel, which he would call home for the next four weeks. Meanwhile... Michelle was staring at the screen of her ...
Surviving Narcissistic Abuse
Noted in July, 2013. I'd been silent for months now. Here my Narc was, attempting to triangulate me. He had discarded me once. A month before, I'd cried and like most, tried to rationalize the discard...
May-Tal 15 days ago
I Escaped My Abusive Relationship
Maybe it’s just me, but I never received the "relationships manual" in the mail. For a long time, it seemed like everyone else had received theirs sometime during high school. But no, not me. I jumped...
Broken Into Pieces
Why does it take us losing important people and significant things in order for us to appreciate them? Michelle had loved the way Chase loved her more than anything. The way he looked at her, sexed he...
Megan Saber16 days ago
Traveling Alone with a Broken Heart
Sure, it sounds dramatic. Maybe it is. For six months now, my partner and I had this amazing 10-week road trip across the United States planned out. We wanted to see as many National Parks as we could...
Chapter Two Continued
It didn't take ten minutes before the back door flung open and she stood there in all her majestic mercy. “What could you possibly have to say to me?” I barked. “Well howdy fuckin' do to you too!! Wha...
Spencer Hewitt21 days ago
Not Ready
When my parents first signed me up for driving school in the last week of summer, I wasn't very enthused. Being a very shy guy who didn’t like talking to new people, I knew this was going to be a chal...
Lex's Lair22 days ago
Nine
One Your morbid laughter resonated around my dark, nearly empty room. She cackled disgustingly as your arm surrounded her. “I lied to you... you fell for it... why would I... ever… want a little virgi...
Rey Dimayuga23 days ago
The Things You'll Never Hear Me Say
The tears are finally falling... I didn't think I had it in me. I felt like I had felt all the hurt and let it go. But no, because the last time we talked you told me to not blame myself, to be strong...
Chapter Two
How do I begin to fulfill myself? How in the fuck was I supposed to fall in love with myself? The monster in the mirror stares back with unmoving eyes, small subtle reminders of a past I’d rather leav...
Jill Carson25 days ago
Eighteen Years of Wasted Time
Eighteen years of wasted time… I first met him. He was charming, fun, attractive. I was into him; he was into me. I found someone to hang out with, I was twenty-two, he was twenty-one. I was happy hav...
Maddie Goodya month ago
A Year After
June 16th, 2018. The day I made one of the hardest and best decisions of my life so far. The day I let go of him, so I could finally be happy for myself. This is a journal about my journey through my ...