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    Posted January 16, 2014 by
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    A Broken Heart

    I had a very enlightening experience at work, today, while we had some lag time. The subject came up on heartbreak and our most memorable moments and the floodgates of emotion just flowed from men that I have worked with for years and I never knew the pain that everyone was harboring.

    Society has always portrayed men as the strong, cold, emotionless beings, but the stories of love lost and heartbreak that we all shared dashed this myth.

    Some of the stories and experiences were so extreme that I had to create this essay to share them with others, who don't know any of us, but probably have nightmares of their own. One man shared how he was in love and the woman he loved took the home that had been in his family for generations. Another man shared that he was paying the rent for his girlfriend and he called one day and another man answered her phone. He went to investigate, unfortunately with a gun. His girlfriend called the police on him and he was jailed for possessing an unregistered gun on parole. One man stated that he was running very late for work one day, when he normally leaves like clockwork and and other man was coming up his steps to see his wife. Another heartbroken man shared how he found out that his son was not his, in his divorce, he was forced to leave his own dog behind, because the child that was not his, had become attached to it. A man can't even keep his own dog. Another co-worker shared that his wife talks in her sleep at times and calls out his brothers name. These stories are just staggering, but I had to share mine.

    I was totally in love with my girlfriend, at the time, and we were completely inseperable and talked everyday. There was no doubt in my mind that this was going to be my wife and lifelong companion. It was a very bad snowstorm one day and my girlfriend claimed that she missed me and would do anything, if she could she me. Unfortunately, my car would not start. I called her back with the bad news and she said that she would see me as soon as possible. So determined to see her, I got on my bicycle and pedaled across town in snow and freezing weather to see the love of my life. When I arrived and knocked on the door, she would not let me in because a man with a running car was in her house. -As I turned in leaving , I can still see the curtain moving, making sure that I was gone. As I pedaled back home, I was numb beyond the cold, but from a devastating heartbreak, that as much as my girlfriend stated that she loved me, that she would not even let me in to warm up and dry out. I realized that there is a level in evil and hatred in women that us dumb men simply can not comprehend. When we are young and dumb, we offer our hearts up so easily for sex and without exception, women destroy us.

    After today's man's session, it will be hard to see my fellow male co-workers in the same light. I never knew that I was surrounded by so many emotionally disturbed people. I thought that I was only crazy one.
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