I Am Cynical About Romantic Love

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    I've had the guy that brought me flowers at

    least once a month and that would cook me some amazing dinners. I've had the guy that fathered my kids and was amazing with them when they were babies. I've had the guy that won the heart of my daughter over and took an interest in her. I've had the guy that gave me...
    snowberry75 snowberry75
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    What's the point anyway?

    People just get hurt. Besides, most likely, the relationship won't last. I don't get why people even bother. Even the long term relationships fail. Another one of my uncles moved down here. He moved away from his wife of 9 or 10 years and her delinquent kids. A few years ago...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    Apr 6, 2014

    I Know It Sounds Bad

    I can't help but feel this way when every love relationship I've ever had has crashed and burned.  I totally believe that love is real, that it is something that can be passionately felt, but as such, I also believe that it can be lost--and that it usually is.  To make...
    trixi trixi
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2008

    I know it's possible.

    My parents had an amazing loving romantic marriage. Then nine years after Dad passed away. Mom met her recent hubby here on EP. But I also believe it's rare. From my own experience. I've become cynical about the sincerity of romantic gestures that were shown too me...
    snowberry75 snowberry75
    36-40, F
    Mar 13, 2015
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