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I Always Want What I Can't Have

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    owlabyss owlabyss 16-17, F Dec 10, 2013

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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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    837 miles separate us. We met on tumblr and 7 months later we met in person. The minute his hands were around my waist hugging me I knew I was going to fall for him. The way he...
    slizzer slizzer 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I love a her and she loves me too But i can't have her because she already have a boyfriend. And she's scared that our friendship might be ruin if we follow our feelings
    Harukami Harukami 16-17, F Jul 21

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    Am I ready to let go of something I can't have???? I just want to cry!!!!! Can I accept the realization of him having another interest? I may have myself up for another heartbreak...
    ExecutiveAsst ExecutiveAsst 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ...just had a telephone conversation with him today...but i imagine his eyes and felt his sadness...i miss him and we can't have the opportunity to see each other...ours is a...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I am in love with my friends brother in law. He is gorgeous and has the sweetest personality. The one problem is he has a girl friend who has emotional problems. He tries to smile...
    staky85 staky85 26-30 Jul 6

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    ...i cried now and thinking that this is unfair...why i need to fall in love with him...why he stares and look at me through the eyes that almost touches my soul on our first...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm in love with someone I can't have.
    NecklessCage NecklessCage 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know this is really strange but I don't know what to do anymore, I'm struggling and just feel like letting all these feelings out by writing this... I have a really terrible...
    DingleberryBooBoo DingleberryBooBoo 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been friends with this girl for over 4 years now, and I've always had like a weird relationship with her. I have always had some sort of feelings for her and I could never...
    underquarantine underquarantine 16-17, F Jul 19

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    I'm 13 and i'm in love with my cousin. I am most likely sure she's my 2nd cousin so that might make a difference. She doesn't want to ruin our good cousin bond and everything but...
    smaemura smaemura 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    So I am completely in love with my bestfriends brother. I am most positive that he dose not like me... He has a girl friend that has already broken his heart. The only reason they...
    kkdashner kkdashner 13-15, F Jul 18

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    I get anxiety when I see him.. Even before I see him. Can't really look at him or carry a conversation. Always regret after how I act not too interested... but I'm sure he knows...
    Mira53 Mira53 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    He is my boss. I always laugh at how cliché and ridiculous it is at face value. I feel like a bimbo secretary. I don't want to feel that he is perfectly imperfect. I don't want...
    Karmacomagirl Karmacomagirl 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Always the people i cant have are the people i want 😒 i really wonder why but then i think to myself maybe i do it on purpose because i like the challenge of getting them 😁
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    ...3 days now that we have no communications...texted him many times, but no reply and his phone is off for 3 days but once a day he turn ON for few minutes, maybe to check my...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F Jul 2

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    Firstly I hate the word 'have' it suggests people are a possession for others to own and they aren't, that said this is the closest I have to express myself. It will have to do. So...
    LastEnglishRose LastEnglishRose 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Alive or just breathing. This is what i am feeling now. I can't believe how easily we fell for each other but now we're drifting apart. I can't let go of you, i know. But it seems...
    youaresoinsensitive youaresoinsensitive 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well, kind of. Since it's such a long story, this will be part 1. I am a dancer, and almost one year ago, after a performance, there was another show on the same stage. My...
    ReplacedAxe ReplacedAxe 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I can't disconnect the person I think he is and who he really is.. I think I'm caught in what I think a relationship with him would be like. I feel like he'll be the first guy that...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I fell in love with my best friend. I really shouldn't have. Especially since I dated her best friend, but I did. And I can't get over it. Everything about her is smart, and...
    JaysGrief JaysGrief 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Okay, so here's the story. I really like this girl I met online. She's super sweet and fun and happy and the best person ever. I really like her in a romantic way, but she'll never...
    derpicornsunite derpicornsunite 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    1000 times. And some of them would have been the "right one"; good for me, kind, flexible, attractive on the inside AND outside, but certain that I couldn't be with them I sought...
    smedleff1 smedleff1 41-45 6 days ago

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    3 months ago I found videos & pictures of my husband having sex with another woman. I was devastated, as he had been emotionally abusing me for a year & telling me he wanted a...
    RayRoMac RayRoMac 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I have a crush on this guy... he is amazing but he's really popular and currently has a girlfriend who is so, so pretty. She is really nice and it's so hard to hate her. I'm one...
    Dancergirl3 Dancergirl3 13-15 4 Responses Jul 2

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    He broke my heart and left me for his ex. She left you before you fool! Why take her back. But then I realized I would do the same for you. I can't help but want the thing that...
    mracinow mracinow 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I'm gay and it's hard enough to find people where I live, I found a guy or he found me on the computer and it was a long distance relationship, which I knew would be terrible in...
    EricRadliffe EricRadliffe 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I remember seeing you walking pass me right across the chapel. That back pack hanging in your shoulders and the wearisome look etched on your face. I love those metals on your...
    fosselfuel fosselfuel 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    ...i asked God's permission to love this man, and to protect me to whatever it will lead me in loving this man...i can't bear the thought of letting him go...i love him every day...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am in love with a Mormon. Our relationship has been full of ups and downs, from the very start. We can't be together because of his religion and his family, but I am so in love...
    wpsiatwin wpsiatwin 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Omg...I really wanna see him right now...hug and kiss him...but I can't 😔
    Mamasita25 Mamasita25 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I feel so down...I can't go to sleep...I miss him a lot...I couldn't see him this weekend...can't get him out of my mind...
    Mamasita25 Mamasita25 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    ​This summer, I am going on a guided study trip with some friends. I happen to like one of my friends (I fall for every guy taller than me), but something is hinting to me that...
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    ...trying to let go of him, but it's hurting me so much...can't bear the thought of not communicating with him at all...i'm so hurt...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    ...there isn't a day in my life that you are not in my thoughts...the other day when I texted you-"I am cooking and preparing my fave food for dinner and wish that someday you will...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F Jul 18

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    I don't understand why destiny allowed some people to meet, when there's no way for them to be together...i can't bear the thought of forgetting you and live my life without you...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    This is to her parents... I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I just want to take a little bit of your family time, to tell you about myself. You may know me...
    NishantJ NishantJ 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I write this to you, because you will never read it. I write this because those feelings are not going to disappear unless I reveal them to you. I write this to you because I know...
    Julize Julize 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    It's not about love coming in the wrong time. It's about how long you can hold on until the right time comes.
    youaresoinsensitive youaresoinsensitive 31-35, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Well update on the mm. I got to see him twice and the rush of me wanting him came back. But I found out something and it kind of hurts but I understand. I found out that he maybe...
    samatha22 samatha22 36-40, F Jul 2

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    I'm 19 and I'm attracted to a girl who is still in high school. She's one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen in my life. She stands about 5'6, and she has blonde hair and...
    UnMuro UnMuro 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm in love with this person who is way older than me and is also a girl and I just don't know what to do because even if she felt the same we wouldn't be allowed to be together...
    Darkcloud777 Darkcloud777 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    always - seems like the universe is playing a joke on me cause everyone I want doesn't want me and everyone I don't want is all over it
    Li1981 Li1981 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    The most depressing part of it all... There's nothing I can do to fix that. And I will always be reminded of her memory. If I were to go to hell to relive the worst moments in my...
    JaysGrief JaysGrief 16-17, M Jul 19

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    just today after lunch, received a missed call from him, so i return a call...so happy hearing his voice while he's talking about his recent work activities and I'm just listening...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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