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I Always Want What I Can't Have

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    Seems to only happen with people, how weird..
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    owlabyss owlabyss 16-17, F Dec 10, 2013

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    ThePolarPanda ThePolarPanda 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The more i try to stop thinking of you, the more my heart wants what it cant have. Too many years have gone by and i can't bring myself to stop these feelings i have for you. I...
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    I am in love with my boss and she doesn't know it. She knows that I like her, due to the flowers and cards that I bought her, but I later found out that she had a boyfriend. I feel...
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    She was my twin's first love. That was the last thing he was talking to me about before he died, he was telling me how much he liked her. We were fifteen. She was a bit older. Now...
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    I want someone to cuddle up to. To kiss, to rest my head on their chest and just listen to their heart beat. I want silliness, companionship and happiness. I want the comfort of a...
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    ..if loving him is wrong then i don't want to be right...i'm still in love with the same man i can't have...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I am in love with someone i think i can't have... i can't even talk to that person for some reason and it really hurts..
    lover28f lover28f 26-30 1 Response Nov 2

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    i already moved out to another country but distance still not a hindrance to continue loving the same man i can't have...constant call and text and chat enough for me to be happy...
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    Have you ever had this secret that you have to hide because you're too ashamed? Or you're just so tired of being strong that you can't hide it anymore? Well that's me, And here's...
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    I am 85% sure that girl I like will never be mine. Don't say man up and talk to her because that's not how I do stuff. I might get into a relationship but thats short term until...
    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 18-21, M Nov 5

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    she loves me too.... we cry, we fight, but its not what it seems I just want you to tell me its all ok and that we’ll live happily ever after! But you can’t! I am going to love...
    madesomemistakes madesomemistakes 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 14

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    The thing is... our situation isn't good. We can't be more than friends, our situation wont let us. But we love each other, I love him, he loves me... deeply. We spend as much...
    Nyah27 Nyah27 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am happy to say since I've met my new boyfriend all my troubles have gone from the cheating exs to the rape, it has all gone I love him so much, no matter what problem I have...
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    My ex tells me today she misses me. It's what I've always wanted to hear. Why aren't I happy to hear it?
    dub000 dub000 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 7

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    You are so perfect, at least for me. You don't even see it do you? You have no idea. Probably better that way, nothing can ever happen, and I wouldn't wish this on anybody. It was...
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    We were working together today alone and he kept coming really close to me and at one point he looked at me with knowing eyes . I didn't know what to do! It was my first time...
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    I know this is so cliché, but I can't stop thinking of him! No matter what I'm doing throughout the day either at school or at home I find myself thinking about him. Maybe even...
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    I used to like my teacher... And he is married... So that sounds extremely dramatic BUT it's not like I (or anyone else) suffered about it because I knew that it was just something...
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    Would it make any difference if I said I loved you? Because I do, and no physical distance or social barriers are going to change that. The only thing that matters is what...
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    I wish I was brave enough just to flat out say it to your face, that I can't stop thinking about you... That you are driving me crazy and that I want you.. Badly... That I'm in...
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    I love this woman so much. I am currently helping her. She has two children. She is doing everything to improve her life. She says, we are found family. However, I can't help feel...
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    I met this wonderful man, sweet considerate, smart, and so in tuned. One conversation and he gave me ultimate hope in mankind, with everything we spoke about. He made me question...
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    I am a 15 year old girl and I am in love with one of my best friends. I have known him for about 2 years and he is the nicest guy I have ever met. I haven't liked him until...
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    Why am I still in love with this guy every since we were in high school, sucks because he has a girlfriend, and I can't never pass from being there for him wen he gets hurt!! He...
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    He said he was very tempted, he said he always liked me too, he said be good, you never know what is around the bend. He's also married. He's also giving me a house. I know he...
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    He said he was very tempted, he said he always liked me too, he said be good, you never know what is around the bend. He's also married. He's also giving me a house. I know he...
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    I want him to see me how I see him! For him to catch his breath if we happen to touch! I want him to look across at me and think 'I could spend the rest of my life loving you'. For...
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    Oh the things I want him to do to me! And me to him!! If only he knew. I wonder what he would think? I really wish I could have him. Even just for a little while :) I envy his...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    as I cant open and honest to this certain person, I remember what you said on my birthday, I remember the way you held and kissed me. cant believe we will never be xxxx
    gamer3613 gamer3613 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    Ok not exactly in love but for sure have a huge crush on him! He's taken, but I see him everyday and I wish I could have him on the side!!! I'm too afraid to tell him, I don't...
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