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Is it normal to feel broken?

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Last Updated: 04/23/2019 at 9:30am
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Top Rated Answers
December 29th, 2015 7:24pm
Everyone feels broken sometimes, I'm sorry you are feeling this way at the moment, I'm here to talk to you. What do you mean you feel broken?
April 23rd, 2019 9:30am
*virtual hugs* sometimes, when things are not going how we want them to we all assume that it's because of us being weak or insufficient and we harden ourselves; emotionally, mentally and spiritually. but that just causes us more problems because we know that we are not that hard, unrelenting and ruthless person. hence it is important for us to feel broken at times because that lets us explore and understand our emotions and feelings. it helps us acknowledge them and gently deal with them. just as through a broken window can sunlight come in, similarly when we are broken can the light of compassion, love and empathy shine through us and illuminate us. when we are broken and have let down all walls, can we allow others in so that they can help us. moreover, once we have been through being broken, can we understand others who are going through it and help and guide them better. so it's perfectly okay to be broken and feel broken at times
February 20th, 2018 9:45pm
Yes, broken is an phase we all pass whether we want to or not, and it is a good thing to allow yourself to feel it because that is the only way you're going to get out of that feeling.
February 9th, 2015 1:56am
Feeling broken at some point of your life is normal. What's not normal is to let yourself feel like that too long.
April 1st, 2015 7:06pm
Yes. We all find ourselves broken at some point in our lives and that's okay. However, we must not let ourselves become stuck in that situation. The key is acceptance.
May 7th, 2015 2:29pm
Yes, we sometime find so many bumps in the road that we end up feeling like we left little pieces of ourselves everywhere, but it does not matter if we think or feel we are broken we can always be mend. You just need to have hope and faith in yourself.
June 30th, 2015 8:00pm
It is absolutely normal to feel broken sometimes. We are all given challenges in life, some of those challenges leave us feeling broken. The important thing is remembering that all challenges teach us something.
July 7th, 2015 3:15pm
A lot of people feel broken. I think its "normal" but some other people might not think so. Feeling broken is hard, and some people don't understand that, so some people don't think its normal because they've never felt that way before. So to answer your question, it really depends on who you ask.
August 24th, 2015 10:08am
Yes. But you should always work towards getting better. You wont be the only one feeling this way. It is normal, but you shouldn't comply. You should change the fact that you feel this way.
December 22nd, 2015 4:10am
yes because things happen and then you feel broken so then you have to work one yourself and heal and then some things else happens and then your borken again life can be hard but you pick yourslef back up and contuine life
January 5th, 2016 2:28pm
Its quiet common and normal to feel broken. It happens a lot when its time for hormonal changes in our body...
January 6th, 2016 4:20pm
A glow stick needs to be broken before it can start shinning. Feeling broken is a part of life's many events. It hurts and isn't pleasant but what comes after is amazing, you learn something from it and become a better person, stronger, wiser and more compassionate.
February 2nd, 2016 9:11pm
Yes. You can feel upset and broken if you need to but also know that it gets better and you will feel better,
June 14th, 2016 7:02pm
It's not exactly "normal" to feel broken; but for somebody grieving, going through depression or another disorder, or just going through a hard time, it is not uncommon to feel that way. It is best to seek help when feeling that way.
September 21st, 2016 12:52am
It's perfectly normal to feel broken, and in fact, there are somedays where I feel like I can never be anything more than that. Sometimes all it takes is talking to someone about whats bothering me to glue myself together and carry on another day.
January 9th, 2017 7:02pm
Truthfully, there is no normal. We all feel different things at different times. Speaking as someone living with depression, I can tell you that feeling broken is not particularly uncommon; there are a lot of people in the same boat as you, myself included. Not everyone feels broken, but you are definitely not alone. Just remember that broken things can be put back together, and that even if you do feel like you are broken, it doesn't mean you're not beautiful and worthy of love and respect.