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I Am Afraid to Say "I Love You"

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Very....

    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

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    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

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    CleansedSoul CleansedSoul 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    i love you i love you i love you <3 <3 <3 !!! :-* :-* :-*
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    And sometimes I don't say it when I do mean it.
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