I Am Afraid to Say "I Love You"

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    I am very Afrain to say "I Love you" I am scared to say it, because im afraid that I am going to get hurt again. Last time I told someone I Loved them, it kinda eneded up hurting me more than words can explain, I don't want to feel that hurt again.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 18, 2009

    The First Week and a Half

    I don't know how to proceed.  I met this girl for the first time a week ago Saturday and she has been on my mind ever since.  I really like her, and we have lots of fun together.  I wish I knew when it was okay to say the L word.  I haven't said it yet...
    aldricravensfog aldricravensfog
    22-25, M
    Jul 22, 2008

    It Just Sounds Wrong

    I'm not afraid of the words. Not even a little. When people tell me they love me, I usually say it back. Albeit like a parrot on helium. But it just feels so awkward. I can't say it to my mother. I can't say it to my grandmother. I've said it once or twice to boyfriends when...
    kikis2 kikis2
    22-25, F
    Apr 5, 2013

    Crush On A Guy Who Doesn't Know I'm Alive

    I have a crush on a guy at work. He used to be a supervisor in my department but got promoted out of there a few years before I started working there. We have a few mutual friends but I have never actually worked directly with him. One year at a company convention, My friend Ben...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 23, 2012

    Zacagninni

    my boyfriend is near perfect. i almost never mad at him. he cooks me AMAZING vegan food, rubs my back, asks me how i am, tries to help me anyway he can, is supportive of my ED recovery, makes me laugh, calls me everyday, asks to see me everyday, cut the turkey at my family's...
    pinkpaintedshirt pinkpaintedshirt
    22-25, F
    Mar 5, 2010

    Finally Free To Say It

    “I love you.” I stood there surrounded by my family as we gathered our things together to leave the hospital. My uncle lay in his hospital bed; he had said very little during our visit, but now it seemed that he was anxious to make sure that we left with one thing in our...
    Ema2day Ema2day
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2011

    Confusion

    Its so hard to admit you love someone, when you don't know if they really love you. i'm so confused when it comes to love i have no idea which way is up.  If only there was an easier way to see. to be able to trust yourself.
    Artemis17 Artemis17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2010

    It Took Me Ages to Say It

    I remember the point when I fell in love, the exact time and what we were doing. I already knew there was something special about you from the first time we met. You picked me up and helped me walk to the pub as I struggled in my heels. Walking into you was probably one of the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 3, 2008

    I Hate to Say This..

    the word LOVE is so mushy to me..it's so...corny. I mean to say it so much..it eventually becomes just a word, love is supposed to be DEEP. not just 4 letters that are thrown together to get what you want.
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    Feb 1, 2009

    Often Times!

    As for friends and family, I have no problem saying it. And I say it all the time! XD But... in romantic relationships... it takes me FOREVER to say it. It's fear that if I say it first, the person will run away from me, even though it's what I feel. It took me forever to tell...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2009

    I Have Learned That It Is Wrong To Say Such Things To Another Person

    Yeah I remember back when I was 18 and I was in love with my bestfriend. it was after my gf left me and I was hurting already. I confessed and told her I loved her and her response? she was disgusted by it. "EWW" was her response. she was upset by this aparently... Well thats ok...
    Krie Krie
    22-25
    Mar 19, 2012

    Three Words, Three Syllables, Eight Letters, And A Million Different Meanings

    Well I have awful experiences with those three words. People who say them and don't mean them. People who don't say it to me enough. People who want me to say it when I don't want to. People who just never said it when they should have. So why shouldn't I be afraid? Maybe if I...
    Veronica4 Veronica4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2011

    And Mean It.

    The phrase itself has no meaning to me whatsoever... none at all unless it's from the right person. I'm not scared to say it, I'm scared to MEAN it and I do mean it and it's absolutely terrifying. I can look her in the eyes and mean it if we're alone but in front of her friends...
    elpatitofeo elpatitofeo
    18-21, F
    Feb 27, 2011

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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 20
    So long EP! Thanks for all the brilliant memories and wonderful friends. See you all down the road sometime !
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    Apr 20
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    16-17, F
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 20
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    donny8888 donny8888
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    I mean it. My love is real. Can you hear it?
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    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 20
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    46-50, M
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    26-30, M
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    If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    Apr 20
    Nowadays people say l love you, just like they are saying hello... My farewell EP !
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    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 20
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    36-40, M
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    70+, F
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    mmorgam mmorgam
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 19
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    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
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    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    You see in me what no one else does. You like in me what no one else does. You make me feel like no one else does. You love like no else can. You are, and always have been, my...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    I met someone once. We could not be together. So we stopped talking and than we started again and again everything came back. And again we started talking but I don't think we can...
    Llarra Llarra
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Alice Walker
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 17
    is the ep2 eving real . i got a mesg sayin join ep2 etc
    marcuscent marcuscent
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    A day has 86,400 seconds have you used one of them to say Thank You ?
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    thanks for the compliments. "you look like hell. all swollen and awful". "what the hell are you doing"? "you are not eating are you"? "i thought you werent eating". fits well...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
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    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn
    13-15, F
    Apr 16
    Your love for me skips playfully and freely across my chest, sinking down into the depths of my heart to where you live. You understand my heart even when I don't. You gently spoke...
    RoastedCycki RoastedCycki
    70+, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    You've got this life and while you've got it, you'd better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone's hand like you will never get another chance to, look into...
    Wantsfortomorrow Wantsfortomorrow
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Apr 15
    hey!!! I really love you ❤️😊 meet you soon. God willing waited a lot,hope it does happen :)
    CrazyAndBlacksheep CrazyAndBlacksheep
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    i want hear someone say that word for me hopeful i can quickly be taken
    Angel1ne Angel1ne
    13-15, F
    Apr 14
    The simple act of saying thank you, is a demonstration of gratitude in response to an experience that was meaningful to a human being.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    Apr 13
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    PeanutsauntieP1982 PeanutsauntieP1982
    31-35, F
    Apr 13
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    PotatoStarch99 PotatoStarch99
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 12
    I love my baby.. But maybe that isn't good enough. "Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough, I don't know why"
    ToughKitty ToughKitty
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 12
    When you let someone have the power of your state of mind, that’s when you realise you’re in such a dangerous space. Letting them protrude every corridor of your mind to the...
    trying2forgetyou trying2forgetyou
    22-25, F
    Apr 12
    Everyone from EP.I want to say thank you.I am going no EP IS going so miss you all and hannah you to and my best friend elisa.So good bye ep.
    haquemasum02 haquemasum02
    18-21, M
    Apr 11
    Thank you to the genuine people who I've interacted with on here and trusted enough to open to and vice versa. Hope we stay in touch.
    Philli8807 Philli8807
    26-30, F
    Apr 11
    I believe manners are very important and always make sure to say plz and ty. I'm also that person that will remind anyone sitting next to me to say it too if they forget lol.
    Sar323 Sar323
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    My sisters <3 I love them so much and even though I get mad at them, we are fine. So yeah. I love you, Yasmin and Yesenia. (that is how you spell their names xD)
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    16-17, F
    Apr 11
    the last time I said "I love you" it was as if I said "attack" to an army whom had no grief against their enemy
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 10
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