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This photo represents the most heartbreaking moment I experienced in 2009 because in July last year, my boyfriend of five years asked me to marry him. A few weeks later we picked out a little $40 costume jewelry ring from the shop around the corner and I happily wore it on my left hand while planning our special little punk rock wedding. But at the end of September, he got cold feet and asked me to cancel everything. We’re still together, but I now feel really sad and empty inside all the time, especially when I look down at that hand where the ring used to be. 2009 was definitely the worst year of my life.