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

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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...
    Tabykat Tabykat 22-25 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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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...
    bethg bethg 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    I'm falling for a guy who Is a REALLY good friend and he tells me everything! We have no secrets except the one where I like him. I'd say I'd have a shot if he wasn't in love with...
    7Bird 7Bird 16-17, F a week ago

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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...
    Crazyinlove12 Crazyinlove12 26-30 3 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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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...
    prettyfacekk prettyfacekk 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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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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    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...
    howcouldubesoheartless howcouldubesoheartless 22-25 2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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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...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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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...
    itsworsethanuthink itsworsethanuthink 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 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...
    jhmonique jhmonique 26-30, F Nov 6, 2011

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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...
    lilhrly63 lilhrly63 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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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...
    Freckles910 Freckles910 22-25, F Aug 23, 2013

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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...
    orphee orphee 16-17 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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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...
    Joshadylady1 Joshadylady1 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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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...
    Blueskies22 Blueskies22 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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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...
    CrazyGirl34 CrazyGirl34 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2008

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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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    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...
    radventure radventure 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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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...
    ImJustMe81406 ImJustMe81406 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    blueeyed blueeyed 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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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...
    tas126 tas126 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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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...
    3venus 3venus 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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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...
    mbug44 mbug44 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    I'M In Love With My English Teacher - I met him my sophomore year. He is my English teacher. At first I though he would be my least favorite. Little did i know. I got to know...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F Jun 15, 2013

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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...
    GreenFae85 GreenFae85 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    MIKA!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol 😂😂😂
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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...
    Kkeiser Kkeiser 18-21, F Mar 26

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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...
    photoboyjake photoboyjake 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    I'm in love with this boy I know. He's cute funny and we're really good friends. The only problem is that he's straight and he doesn't know in gay. Every time I see him I can't...
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    I always wind up liking guys that I can't have. And not liking guys that I can have. Maybe I subconsciously do this to myself. Maybe I'm afraid of the reality of actually being...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I always end up with feelings for the guys I can't have . Then there's tons of guys I can have but I don't like.. It's so annoying and I just wish for once I could like someone I...
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    As times passes by and you get fed up with feeling un love it just fade.... It will take time but... You become a better person in the end... Regret for the one u can't have....
    emikei emikei 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I want her but can't have her.
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F Apr 6

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    He is everything to me... But I can't have him cause he is taken. It is the worst feeling ever especially when he is flirting back with you.
    Bellllaaaxox Bellllaaaxox 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm attracted to Cassie and I can't have her. I'm attracted to Beyonce and I can't have her. I want to MARRY Cyn Santana and I can't have her either! 😭😭😭
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    He pulls me in with his eyes and funny expressions. I can't help but laugh when he makes ridiculous jokes. When he utters my thoughts out loud, I feel the terror of admiring...
    Jesticles Jesticles 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I first this girl (Tori) on the bus I always thought she was beautiful but I never had the guts to go and talk to her. I guess this was partly because she was surrounded by her...
    larybobjinkin larybobjinkin 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    It's unfortunate that I finally found a great man who I love and I can really connect with on every level and knowing he feels the same way about me but there is no way we will...
    pinkjag pinkjag 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I fell in love over 20 years ago and never let go. We loved one another but the timing was off, again and again. After years of heartache, I trusted my head over my heart and...
    blueskies100 blueskies100 36-40 Apr 2

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    He saw her for five delicious months. She gave so much of herself, just about everything. The one thing she couldn't give was her whole life. He had just wanted the moments, each...
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I don't know if I can say I'm in love or not because in truth I haven't know her very long. I do know that I care for her a great deal. She is in a relationship though. In my eyes...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I was about to send this to a girl, who I'm madly in love with, and who is also my best friend. But I couldn't bring myself to hit send... "I've known you for about 6 years now...
    Canonomousjay Canonomousjay 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I can't be with someone I love. My heart is so broken. I do not know how I can move on. We have been through tough times together for almost five years. Now we are apart. We do...
    kitt321 kitt321 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    There you are again at the back of my mind, always there never leaving my thoughts. I know we can never be, I push you away constantly but you always persist and I can't help but...
    anonbeing anonbeing 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    We are thousands of miles apart right now but eventually we will be together. I hate being so far apart, I want to be able to hug her, kiss her, hold her any time I want to. I just...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Why can't you notice the girl who's head over heels for you, the girl who thinks about you all day and night, the girl who stares at you when you stare at the other girls... why...
    LilithAbney LilithAbney 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I love someone so much But he doesn't love me I don't think he even want me to be a part of he's life because of he's awareness of my feelings for him I guess the natural thing to...
    nsmble nsmble 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Almost a year ago I started dating my neighbor. After about three weeks things started to go downhill. I started loosing feelings for him and not talking to him as much. We broke...
    stephaniesababe stephaniesababe 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    This feeling is heartbreaking. Well, I don't know if what i am feeling for him is love or just nearly love. Any difference? Haha I am his adviser and shoulder to lean on whenever...
    iamblue1234 iamblue1234 18-21, F 2 Responses