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I Am In Love With a Man I Can't Have

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    I've liked this guy for almost 2 years.

    We used to work together. He has been married this whole time and I've tried my best to respect his marriage and not to come on too strong. We've never even discussed my feelings for him, but he does know they exist. In late January, I found out he's going through a divorce and...
    ImJustMe81406 ImJustMe81406 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I Love French Boy Who Has Never Met Me

    Well, I love French boy and it´s very difficult for me because sometimes( well, it´s too often) I have a good mind to move from my country to France and seek for my love until I won´t find him. I know it´s really crazy. He has never met me, but I believe...
    blueeyed blueeyed 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    I know this is a very long story,

    but I just had to get it out and I am eternally grateful to anyone who reads it :) Thank you friends. My life has turned upside down in the last six months... I started a new job, and my boss and I have fallen in love... We both are married and have families, and we don't want...
    Blukat67 Blukat67 26-30 2 Responses May 3

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    Somebody Elses Man

    i fell in love with this gurl man in when he took her back i wass so hurt in fustratrated cause he told me he love me in he care about me but ofcourse it wass all lies in games i couldnt understand why he would take her back if he wasnt happy but they had a child so he felt it...
    prettyfacekk prettyfacekk 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    Him

    I was in love with someone I couldn't have. Everyday it killed me. Almost every day I had to see his face, his handsome face. His hazel eyes, that perfect smile and that sexy little bit of stubble on his chin. I was in pieces as I wrote this. I wanted him so much, I needed him so...
    Blueskies22 Blueskies22 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    Driving Myself Crazy In Love With An Older Man

    Somehow I've found myself in love with a man 20 years older than me. He's a friend I see quite regularly. I met him around 7 years ago now, and was always attracted to him, which I found odd cos I knew he was older and at the time I was around 20 and he's not your obviously...
    Crazyinlove12 Crazyinlove12 26-30 3 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    How Did I Get Here????

    I feel a wreck. Sometimes I'm ok, sometimes I'm even happy. But othertimes I can't get ahold of myself and end up crying uncontrollably, on and off, for hours. I've had tons of turmoil this year. I lost several people close to me. My sisters marriage turned abusive and she...
    itsworsethanuthink itsworsethanuthink 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Best

    im inlove with my bestfriend who unfortunately have a long term girlfriend. he loves me also but chooses her girlfriend..:-(
    sweetie02 sweetie02 22-25, F Jul 31, 2012

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    Oh That Man!

    For about a year now I have been in love with a man (PJK are his initials) and I know for a fact that I cannot have him, I mean I am just head over heels in love with this man. And we have never met, he lives all the way in Rhode Island and I am down here in Dixie Land (North...
    3venus 3venus 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    So Typically Lame Sounding

    I can't help that he's married. Or that he's my best friend. Or that him and I just add so much to eachothers lives in amazingly deep ways, where other people seem to subtract, you know? I can't even help that he's nice to look at, or that he makes me feel like an amazing human...
    radventure radventure 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    He Is The One

    it's been a year now , all im doing is thinking about him, about the fun times we had, how much we were close to each others and how much he makes me fly. He was and still is my special one, but well, he thinks im too young for him and i know he is right. im actually 17 and loved...
    orphee orphee 16-17 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Love The Right Man At The Wrong Time

    I met and had a crush on JPH for the last two years. But for the last five  months it has become more than that. I am absolutely head over hills in love with him. He is a very good person, handsome, wealthy, young, educated great father.. could go on all night about his...
    jhmonique jhmonique 26-30, F Nov 6, 2011

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    My friend is a cutie

    and i cant have him but i would do so much to him if i could Mmmmmm!
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Its So Possible.

    Is it even worth asking if they're married? Which beeegggggs the question... Is it even worth bothering to date you? I can pretty much guarantee 90% of men aren't serious or worth it. Not that they're bad. They just more than likely aren't being honest. It's boring. I...
    mbug44 mbug44 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    It's Frustrating

    It's frustrating how I always seem to fall in love with them. Well, it's not actually "in love", I don't know him well enough for that. But I'm definitely crushing on him. He's a tutor on my college and he's three times as far away as anyone else... He hardly knows that...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    My Portuguese Prince.

    I go on Holiday twice a year with my daughter, we go to the same place every time just to chill out and relax. Two years ago a guy who works in the hotel where we stay, he started to show an interest in me, we got talking he seemed really nice. He told me I was beautiful, I...
    Joshadylady1 Joshadylady1 46-50, F Sep 11, 2013

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    I am in love with him.

    He is my best friend. He has a girlfriend and I know I can never have him. I can't even move on because he is always there. Always around the corner. Just when I think I'm moving on he does something so sweet, it makes me fall in love all over again. I want to move on, I do. I...
    tas126 tas126 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    He's so handsome, but 39 years old.

    I am 17. He works at the same hotel as me, it's so dificult He told me we would never be together, because he's married. Though he loves me too he will never leave his wife for me. And it is tearing me apart I love him so much, with all my heart
    Coldcaselove Coldcaselove 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    Willing To Wait.

    I am in love with my best friend. There. I said it. That is the first time I have expressed that out loud in any form. I met him 3 1/2 years ago. For me, it was love at first sight. We have spent hours upon hours talking, getting to know one another from a socially proper...
    bethg bethg 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    I'm In Love With A Married Man...

    I met a man online who just happens to live near me. We've seen the same things, we know some of the same people but have never met. The problem is he is trapped in a loveless marriage. I don't know what to do and it's not easy to think about just forgetting about my feelings. We...
    Tabykat Tabykat 22-25 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    This Is The Most Confused I Have Ever Been.

    I fell in love with someone I am sure that i can never have. He's one of the most messed up individuals I have ever met and thinks that no one can really get to know him. sadly, he always pushes everyone away and everyone he has ever had sex with, he looks at as if they were just...
    photoboyjake photoboyjake 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Emotionally Unavailable?

    All my life I have had relationships that have broke my heart.  I always seem to attract men that I can't have, or who are emotionally unavailable to me. Ive met an amazin person that I should have walked away from but I can't seem to bring myself to doing so, why cant...
    lilhrly63 lilhrly63 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Starcrossed Lovers

    I am in love with an ex-best friends husband. And he loves me too. I pushed him away. I even moved a thousand miles away. He's even coming to visit me. I am so hopelessly excited but telling myself not to be, not to care, not to count the days. He has kids there, I have a son...
    GreenFae85 GreenFae85 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    Hopeless.

    I have a wonderfull boyfriend who adores me and I love him so much...but im worried I may be falling for his friend. I shared a passionate kiss one night with his friend and since then those feelings have grown. ..we decided to forget about it but I cant !! Im soooo confused. I...
    Freckles910 Freckles910 22-25, F Aug 23, 2013

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    I Think I Fell Inappropriately In Love..

    It was all a mistake. It was an unintentional mistake. I have been married to a guy I used to love for 4 years and have been with him for 7 years. Our marriage has been going downhill for sometime. Even before infertility treatments on both of our parts and also having a child...
    CrazyGirl34 CrazyGirl34 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2008

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    I'm in love with my health teacher.

    I've always found him attractive and his personality is seemingly perfect... But not until this year, have I realized that I truly have feelings for my teacher. Sounds weird huh? I have dreams with him in them and everything. I'm 17, turning 18 very soon; he's probably 26? Not...
    Kkeiser Kkeiser 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I Am In Love With A Guy Who Takes Me For Granted

    My boyfriend is so mean. we have been togethr for 3 years now and i dont know what to do. when things are fine he is so nice and so sweet.. but he lets me go so easily.. he hit me, and i forgave him, he beat me up and i forgave him.. he keeps lying to me and never apologises, but...
    howcouldubesoheartless howcouldubesoheartless 22-25 2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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