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How long does it take to get over a broken heart?
Broken hearts are like diamonds. Forever. You'll never get over it.
25%
 25%  [ 7 ]
You still have a broken heart? We don't even know the guy!
10%
 10%  [ 3 ]
It's a little bit algebraic. You take the length of time you were together, divided by 2, add in the asshole factor, subtract 4 and convert that number to years. Yes years.
17%
 17%  [ 5 ]
You have to meet somebody new.
46%
 46%  [ 13 ]
Total Votes : 28

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knikkki



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Broken Hearts, a poll.  Reply with quote  

I probably should have put this on politics.

I'm going to go sing Neil Sedaka songs. Or Paul Anka ... one of the two ... or maybe not.

How can you mend ...
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Post Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:14 am   View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Lynn



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I don't know. You didn't give me an I don't know option, so I can't vote.
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Post Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:08 am   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
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I don't think you can get over it but you can learn from it. You learn how to be better at your next relationship and you learn what to avoid. All I can say is that it does in fact become bearable. Some days you will hardly think about the ex-whatever for more than a minute or so. If you find yourself later going "What the hell was wrong with me to have ever hooked up with that ass?" it was a mere (MERE?! HA!) infatuation and it will go away much faster. Either way good luck and keep your chin up and all that. You are after all among friends.
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Like Robb said, the answer is that you never quite get over it. After almost 30 years of knowing my wife, I still have a tender spot for every woman I ever loved. Sometimes I'll go for years without thinking of them, and then an old song or place will bring it all rushing back.

You don't get over, but you do get better with time.

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Have a smoke, drink a beer, have a shot, read a book, go on to the next one. The past will always be there, but the future never comes. To be kind of cheesey - live for today.

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Cry when you feel like it -- it really helps.

Write about it. I've always found that cathartic. Then burn what you wrote.

Joe and I can rough him up for you if you want.
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There are things that can break your heart besides love.
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Lara



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I only had my heart romantically broken once and I am over it. In fact, I have fond memories of him now, even the drama part.

Ran into him that other day, spent a minute catching up with him. Felt nothing. Hope he does well with his new set of life plans. Wished him luck.

I think everone should have their heart romantically broken. You know, that jagged little pill.

I'm sitting here trying to remember how devastating the pain was and the memory is slippery, kind of like how some people don't "remember" the pain of childbirth which they say is why women willingly have more than one baby.
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As is often the case, I think I most agree with Steve.

I can imagine being a very, very old woman, and thinking about Michael (which I surely will) will still make me smile, and will forever make me feel sad. Terribly sad. But I'm moving on with life and time will make it easier.

Steve is lucky. He found a wonderful woman to spend the bulk of his life with. That certainly helps heal old wounds. Maybe one day you and I will be able to look back on a few decades with a wonderful man. I hope so. We deserve that.

For now, you have my empathy. I wish I could offer something...better.

Susan

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suetu wrote:
As is often the case, I think I most agree with Steve.

I can imagine being a very, very old woman, and thinking about Michael (which I surely will) will still make me smile, and will forever make me feel sad. Terribly sad. But I'm moving on with life and time will make it easier.

Steve is lucky. He found a wonderful woman to spend the bulk of his life with. That certainly helps heal old wounds. Maybe one day you and I will be able to look back on a few decades with a wonderful man. I hope so. We deserve that.

For now, you have my empathy. I wish I could offer something...better.

Susan


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My heart has never been broken. My trust, my hopes, my dreams, yes. My heart? No. It was given honestly and fully. Though it was trampled on and spit at and shat upon by some of those who have been recipient and that I am still here, hopeful of another, means it is fine.

Love is a gift, and eventually one will understand that having given it freely it was theirs to do with as they pleased. Eventually the pain of this mistreatement turns into sadness for the emptiness that is their life for never knowing what it meant to have had someone love them so.
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I prefer the ditch 'em 200 miles from home approach to mending a broken heart, then imagine him hustling to old fat guys just to make bus fare. But that's just me.
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I'd recommend how I handled it, but it involves illegal pitfighting, massive amounts of alcohol, working for drug dealers, sleeping with as many women as possible, and nearly being killed several times. I hate to advocate that approach to anyone else, but it worked for me.

And it only took twelve years to heal. Smile
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Brush it off Kinikkki
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I have no advice except to be VERY good to you and let time do it's job. Lame, I know, but do indulge yourself in what makes you feel good.

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I prefer the seething vindictive path to mending a broken heart. Spread vicious rumours. Deflate tires. Anything short of a felony. It might not make you feel better, but at least you'll know they feel worse.

Seriously though I think a broken heart does mend. It may be cliche, but it just takes time. I had my heart terribly broken two years ago and it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that I realized I could think about her without a twinge. The first year, eleven months and three weeks are the worst. After that it's easy.

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