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I Am Discouraged About Love

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    Love....don't Believe In It.

    Okay, well, i just don't believe in love. I think that people can feel strongly about other people and that yeah of course you love your family. But i am talking about when like a girl/guy loves a girl/guy. I think that people that say they love that "perfect" person is...
    Jessica420 Jessica420 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    I Don't Know

    i have had boyfriends in the past and done the whole 'i love you' we are going to be together forever, blah, blah, teenage romance thing. but in my early twenties i met him. the only man i trusted indefinitely, he never hurt me (every other guy has), he gave me unconditional love...
    lonesomeallthetime lonesomeallthetime 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    Chameleon

    I think love is like a chameleon It can come to you as a beautiful lizard, and turn in to a fire breathing Dragon, with little or no notice.It is what most of us seek in our lives, but rarely ever really experience.Many times we just settle for something that seems comfortable...
    shelle48 shelle48 61-65, F Mar 1, 2012

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    Never Had A Girlfriend, Feel Like I Never Will

    I have had some one night stands - nasty, ugly experiences with women that were very poor choices. I am not ugly - far from it - but my online personals go almost entirely ignored. At 44, in a big city, I have never dated anyone for more than a week. And I'm not the one breaking...
    sunlitwaves sunlitwaves 41-45 3 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    Romantic Love,that Is

    I've just never seen a romance last.Even if they DO last,they turn into obligated states of being rather than romance and everything is bitter and strained.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    Grumbling a Little, Over the Endless Absense of Love

    Darn it!  I have had some bad experiences in this category, that have left me wondering "Is it really worth all the bother?"  Time and again, I've noticed a woman, or become friends with one.  After a few months of increasingly good conversations...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 7 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    Most Of The People Around Me Tell Me No One Good Will Ever Love Me

    many people around me have told me love for me will be a waste of time due to my appearance and most people I know put me down all the timemost people I know say love is a waste of timemost people I know convince me that there is nothing good enough about me
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Just Dont' Know

      All my life I have known love to be this awful thing that always goes wrong. My mum and dad, he was just an abusive ****, then I fell in love and got my heart broken. Now a guy I used to date, wants to start things up again I do like him but... I just don't know. Maybe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17, 2008

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    I know in life you meet someone

    and they may or may not be the one. But why does it hurt so bad? It would be awesome if we loved someone and they can give the same love right back like in the movies, dreaming is fun, thinking about how it could be but getting hurt.. makes you wonder am i better alone without...
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    Related Experiences

    So, there's this guy in my class and it feels like I have a crush on him. I don't know what I like about him tho. He's funny. That's all. I don't know why my heart is choosing to...
    imsounknown imsounknown 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Love is fleeting... Intense love is intoxicating
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    A weakness, If you love no one then no one you love can be used against you, but sometimes, loving the right person, is worth it
    diegosauns diegosauns 16-17, M Sep 6

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    I just can't decide how I feel about her. It's driving me crazy!
    2t3v3 2t3v3 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    So i know a guy and we really like each other. But he lives 1houre away from me but i don't mind and he said he didn't mind too. But after a week he says: yeah i don't know maybe...
    Vietta Vietta 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I don't know that I've ever really been loved by a partner. Sure, they said they wanted me, couldn't live without me, but they didn't value me. They wanted me, and it didn't matter...
    teawithharry teawithharry 18-21, T Aug 21

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    I believe there are infinite kinds of love.
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F Aug 29

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    Love can be so strong that it can last for eternity.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 29

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    Do you know what comes before love... Boliving
    whome67 whome67 18-21, M Aug 29

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    essential!! <3 it's a way of life I live by these three words "love, peace AND acceptance"
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Aug 29

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    Love is when you look at the person in front of you and you realized you are not just willing to be with this person but you are willing to suffer for them.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Aug 29

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    I haven't really actively looked for love. I usually just experience it through others peoples stories. I am curious and know that it will change my perspective on things, but I've...
    bec413 bec413 18-21, F Aug 30

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    Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 30

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    Joyful admiration filling souls like a balloon of light and willing to sacrifice everything to promote itself is love.
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F Aug 30

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    Love is an open door!!!!!!!!!!
    saboosa1 saboosa1 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Love is a waste of time. .
    nigelthekoala nigelthekoala 16-17, M Sep 6

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    It keeps you up at night, it stops you eating, it makes you a different person and can change your life; that's the fun of love.
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    romantically or platonically. i know no one holds those feelings for me and when people tell me i just know they are lying. it bothers me quiet a bit when people try to say...
    fillia fillia 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Tears of glass, they fall at last. Upon the Earth they shatter, crash. What truth there was, has come to pass. This lie this life goes by, so fast. My skies without heaven, my...
    LifeLacksLuster LifeLacksLuster 22-25, F Aug 29

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    ******* ruins your life......
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F Aug 29

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    A beautiful thing can easily be turned into something ugly.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    You must tread carefully .
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M Aug 30

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    It's challenging, thanks to the unique needs and past experiences of each participant.
    ceirdyrael ceirdyrael 46-50, M Sep 6

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    It's like doing a jigsaw puzzle but fruitlessly searching for a missing piece.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Somebody explain please to me what it means if you do message me
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F 5 days ago

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      The Obsession Continues When I was a child my father played music on Sunday mornings. Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Elvis, Patti Page - ...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Photo of Richmond Park by E Joseph 2014Under the Influence of Love"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~~ 1 Corinthians 13: 13...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I googled about love and this is what I found- It’s normal for both people to occasionally sacrifice their own desires, their own needs, and their own time for one another. but...
    yiskah yiskah 18-21 Aug 30

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    And have come to the conclusion that if other people can't explain the content of anime in every genre to anyone in any way, then I'm going to HAVE to. Why? Because everyone either...
    YuriXWolfram86 YuriXWolfram86 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    When I think about love and friendship.. When I think about warmth and loyalty.... When I think about all those beautiful things.. Spontaneously I think about you <3
    cheekymonkey21 cheekymonkey21 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    A man of woman is not BFF pendant, where they have the other half of your heart. Our happiness or our wholeness is not outside of ourselves. There is no finding happiness. This is...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    the life is always vice versa i mean the people you love them don't care about you. but the people you don't care about, love you. i have been in such a terrible position....that...
    Niotask Niotask 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Actually im not sure about it, my friends were like 'omg love is so unbelievable so strong emotion its like miracle...' I was like my bf so much but it wasnt like miracle or...
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Before, I used to write short stories for school (just for the sake of having high grades and retaining my honors), soon enough, I got engrossed with it so much, that I would write...
    AntiHelix AntiHelix 18-21, M Sep 3

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    Call me what you like but I strongly believe that I like screamo and heavy metal because a lot of the songs are about love, not sex and how a girl can do this and that, or what I...
    charlieedwards charlieedwards 18-21, M Sep 5

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    WTF!!!??? I dont know how can people post stories about love and how much it mean to them when they are simultaneously cheating on significant other ? I dont know how can people...
    iwantutoo iwantutoo 22-25, M Sep 8

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    Ok. So after several months of meeting a guy. He messaged me and told me he is seeing someone. Honestly, we had a good time talking and thought he was a good candidate to be my...
    happysha17 happysha17 36-40, F Aug 20

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    When I was younger, I didn't really want to think about love. My parents got together in their thirties, I always though that it would be the same for me. I was a little worried I...
    Troianne Troianne 22-25, F Aug 26

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    Nothing to say , all i want is someone who can love me like hell.....Any one wanna talk about love you are warmly welcome..
    dj4u13 dj4u13 18-21, M Sep 5

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