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I Am Discouraged About Love

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    here's the thing about love, it never lasts.
    wordful wordful 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I'm confused about my sexuality when it comes to love because I think I'm bi, I know for sure I like woman. It's the guys I'm not sure I'm attracted to. I have a bf of 6 years and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Apr 8

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    On Online Relationships And Mental Illness: Love can be awfully messy. I finally went there. After nearly 5 years-- years that were spent feeling so in love and years that were...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F Apr 13

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    Moscow clubs capitalize on lonely women starved for affection. Women sitting alone together in a café would not give most observers pause, but in Russia, a group of women alone...
    1stworldview 1stworldview 22-25, M Mar 26

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    I believe love is necessary for being happy in life, whether it be in love or just love.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Can you fall in love more than once? Or do you realize you never actually loved the people you thought loved once you actually fall in love for real?
    Andreandthoughts Andreandthoughts 22-25, M Apr 9

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    How about one word? "Overrated."
    Vumsy Vumsy 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    How about one word... Painful
    unreciprocated unreciprocated 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have for the first time in my life really wants a women to love and care for
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 28

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    Love is a verb, an action, something you choose to do, it is not a feeling.
    littlegirlbigplans littlegirlbigplans 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    To love is to trust someone to not harm you. I find I do not trust many in this way. In fact, there are only a few people in my life I trust in this way (and they are not my...
    unreciprocated unreciprocated 36-40, F Mar 28

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    I believe love is something you can't live without if you want to be truly happy.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Mar 28

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    Love is a release, but also the worst thing at the same time.
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97 16-17, F Mar 28

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    Romantic love is never a choice but yet, an expression.
    Emmy182 Emmy182 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    when i think if love i think of the dragon sword... by that i mean a katana blade made from the cold metal of deceit... and then the one you have feelings for throws you onto the...
    MentallyUnsound MentallyUnsound 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I believe in love at first sight.
    norwegianfrmgrl norwegianfrmgrl 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Love is one of the few things in life that no one can take from me
    BlackMagicAttack BlackMagicAttack 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Love can be very unpredictable
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I think love sometimes can be blind but when you are lucky enough you find the person that completes you
    Farmmaid Farmmaid 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    Love is complex, yet simple... beautiful, yet maddening... and selfless in it's desire to let go and give happiness to another.
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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    "A strong relationship first requires two strong people ready to sacrifice anything for one another" Basically, you know you love somebody when you would be willing to sacrifice...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F Mar 30

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    “That is why love is a virtue. It is a language to be learned, a musical instrument to be practiced, a mountain to be climbed via some steep and tricky cliff paths but with...
    MissisWolf MissisWolf 41-45, F Apr 1

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    He said he loves me,, but he let me go,, He said he wants me to be wife in the future , but he didn't fight our relationship... I wish he did more action than talk...
    imlose imlose 26-30, F Apr 8

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    Love is love! Enough said.
    Roo502 Roo502 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    Love is a concept fulfilled by desire that ranges from the desire to breath to the desire to die and everything else in between..
    kemaii kemaii 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Mixed feelings,love and hate type of thing for me,so confusing..
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Love is not blind, love is stupid...
    Krz88 Krz88 41-45, F a week ago

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    love is like light and darkness you can't have one without the other.
    SeriousSquirrel SeriousSquirrel 22-25, M a week ago

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    Once I was lost and now I am found due to love finding me!
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 12 Responses a week ago

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    Love is life without excuses
    holmes2boyz holmes2boyz 26-30, M a week ago

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    "Love, the deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t. But that isn’t it, exactly. You are the condemner and the condemned. The...
    silvis silvis 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I don't think anyone knows what romantic love is until they find it.
    shannzzy shannzzy 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    there are so many types of love, family, friends, life, passionate, and if you are lucky they overlap.
    friendstrong friendstrong 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Romantic love is not worth the cost.
    micahmae micahmae 22-25, F 6 days ago

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