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Suppose I break up with my girlfriend and I still love her very much. And it is impossible for us to resume our relationship. What's the best word or expression that will describe my feeling?

I feel great pain? I feel terribly miserable?

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Google Dictionary: love·lorn /ˈləvˌlôrn/ Adjective: Unhappy because of unrequited love.

From love + lorn (obsolete) lost, doomed (archaic) abandoned, lonely, forlorn

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To be precise, my girlfriend does not necessarily love me that much any more. –  Terry Li Dec 2 '11 at 18:47
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Yes. Lovelorn describes your unhappiness because your girlfriend's love is no longer available to you. It's a feeling of unhappiness caused by that loss or abandonment. –  MετάEd Dec 2 '11 at 18:57
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You have a broken heart.

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....And this is often used as the adjective "brokenhearted." –  kitukwfyer Dec 2 '11 at 19:07
    
or the noun 'heartbreak' –  Joren Dec 2 '11 at 22:03
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OP might be feeling bereft - (of a person) Lonely and abandoned.

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