It’s not always easy finding the words to express how you’re feeling, but these 17 brave women have shared their heart-wrenching stories in hopes that you’ll find some solace in knowing that you’re not alone. Some of them endured hurt and betrayal at the hands of their husbands, while others had to face the loss of their mothers at a young age. But through it all, they were able to find a way to cope, and eventually move on.

What’s Your Number?

“He dumped me because he believed I had slept with 2 more people than him”

Choosing Your Mother

If you feel like you would rather spend time with someone else, talk to a therapist about it.

Musky Cologne

Insecure About His Height

Sitting Outside The Apartment

This can indicate that the person is insecure.

Drawing Flowers

A Manly Martini Glass

Gamer Girl

Dated a guy who made fun of her for having rolls on her stomach.

One Night Stands

Instagram Models

Just Checking

Randomly show up outside of your apartment to check on you

Women’s Work

Big Words

“I got yelled at because me and my friends used big words” at a party.

No Opinions

“He told me ‘tell me what you want and that’s what I’ll be.’ Yikes. I hope he’s gotten therapy since then, truly.” 

Size Comparison

“He constantly accused me of cheating, said I was too loose and that meant I was cheating. He would stop mid-sex and ask me if he was enough.”

Bright Shoes

Earrings

He thought she was trying to impress a male coworker.

Finally, a blog that speaks to the heart! Each and every one of these 17 women have endured something heartbreaking, but they managed to share it with the world in the hope of helping someone else. As difficult as it may seem, there’s always someone who’s been through similar struggles, and you can lean on them for support. So if you’re feeling lost and alone, read one of these stories and maybe find the strength you need to get through this tough time.