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I Am In Love With Someone I Can't Have

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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom

    and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad wanted me to be apart of their family so we made amends and I started building relationships with all my aunts, uncles, and cousins on his...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    This SUCKS! - 30 years of hiding my sexuality.

    So I decide "fcuk it, life is too short and precious to waste!" I start following my natural desires which lead me to a man who makes me feel those special feelings that are more than carnal lust - well I can't express my feelings and have to be secretive because he has a...
    LowRise LowRise 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    It sucks doesn't it. Liking someone you can't

    have.. Seeing them everyday, but knowing that they'll never be yours.. It's the worst feeling, cause all you can do is dream about and wish for them, but never have them..
    JennyAB JennyAB 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    My One And Only

    Hes my ideal partner. Someone I want to be with so badly. We started off as friends but it developed into admiration and much love. He's the one I want to spend forever with. We share everything in common and can talk for hours on end. His little neurotic habits are kind of...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 31-35, F 47 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    Dear my secret friend,

    I have really loved you since I have met you. Last in year we first met. You were the first person I really met on hear and one I still talk to as often as I can. The distance is far between us. However we are so similar. I care about you so much, no matter your past, no matter...
    ajl04 ajl04 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 4

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    VenusIncarnate VenusIncarnate 26-30, F 10 Responses May 23, 2014

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    Well I had an affair.

    Yes I'm sure there will be critics out there but until you walk in my shoes keep it to yourself! I did not mean to fall for him. I only meant to have some uncomplicated fun and substitute what was missing in my marriage. Well with receiving daily texts for over a year and a...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    Would it make any difference

    if I said I loved you? Because I do, and no physical distance or social barriers are going to change that. The only thing that matters is what changes between us should I ever tell you that I love you. Would we be better for it, or worse? Or does it even matter anymore? If...
    hacky2012 hacky2012 18-21, F Oct 24, 2014

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    I feel this connection with an actor I don't

    personally know. It feels weird but my intuition is telling me I will be with him. The same exact thing happened with my ex. He's a well known musician. I didn't know him at all but I just had this feeling deep inside I would meet him someday. Well a few months passed and I came...
    TheBossAng TheBossAng 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    It wouldn't be so bad

    if I didn't see him every day, and he gave me that same smile while I look into his eyes and pretend I'm not in love with him 😔
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    So I hang out all evening with this girl

    that I really like. We have quite the history. Long story shorter; she is breaking up with her current and kicking him out. Woot excitement for me! Just then, when I think I've almost won, she tells me she has been staying out late with this guy she used to date...... Bah...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 35 mins ago

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    le sigh.....it was awesome

    while it was....until it wasnt anymore....if i could just know if missed me too....but then again...if he did...wouldn't he find a way to tell me?
    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Woke up from a dream,

    I wish was real. Now I feel this heaviness in my heart, from getting a taste of what I wish could be. Only to have it ripped away when I woke up, coming back to reality realizing it will never be. It shouldn't be this hard, why can't let this go..
    Nottheaveragegirl Nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    He makes me happy, my heart beat fast,

    and hard, butterflies in tummy, he makes me feel. I havent felt alive in a while. He makes everything just that much better. Doesnt matter if it ends today, tomorrow, in a week, month, or a year. Right now he is mine and that is all that matters. Enjoy the time. ♡
    PassionateBaker PassionateBaker 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    Enough is enough

    I really need to get this off my chest as its tearing me apart. I've know this girl for over a year. We became good friends and spoke eveyday, and I quickly fell for her. I've told her I love her, many times. Her reaction is always to question me about it, she will ask me "why do...
    DuckFeathers DuckFeathers 22-25, M 15 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    Some Impossible Girl

    I’m always falling in love with some impossible girl, somebody never meant to love me, sweetness from some other world. I’m always falling apart from some improbable pain, sorrows never meant to break me, bullets with other men’s names. she’s never there when...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    In the ninth grade, I was starting a new school

    and was not prepared at all for meeting new people. However, the first day I walked into the doors of the band room and saw him sitting there, I knew I would love him forever. I even got to sit next to him when I stayed for the day. Ever since that day, I have cared for him and...
    jjswagg9 jjswagg9 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    All I can say is... I'm in trouble.

    We have a family friend that we only see about once or twice a year, she is beautiful and a really nice and interesting person in general. She is also married with kids (damn.) and happens to be about 20 years older than me. (Double damn.) I don't know what happened today but...
    Kayceyy Kayceyy 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I am desperately in love with someone I can

    NEVER have. I look up at the sky and think over and over again- why do I even exist in this selfish, cynical world? Tears of frustration and anxiety always well up in my eyes because of him. We crave for handful of attention. We try to look the very best just for our loved ones...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I am a Hopeless Romantic~ .

    .but I am in Love with someone who will be Impossible to find, Someone who can merely be sought out through my Heart, people say I am crazy, but I am who I am even if the one True Love I seek is thought as purely Fantasy to others, as he is a true form a Reality to me. It may be...
    FavoleRose FavoleRose 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Lol

    Damn straight :P I am in love with someone I can't have. But as long as he's happy, I'm happy too ^~^ And if you truly are in love with someone, that's all you should be concerned with. I know that it's difficult to get into that state of mind, but if they have found someone...
    NekoRose NekoRose 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    He's a jock and IM just basically a nerd girl

    that's liked him ever since 11th grade he plays hockey and fb and golf. But I'm too scared to talk to him I transferred to a different school not to far away but we were never acquaintances or anything my friends dad who likes hockey told me to just talk to him but I can't. I...
    jujufruit12345 jujufruit12345 18-21, F Feb 17

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    I'm a gay guy in my sophomore year of high

    school. At the beginning of my freshman year in high school I saw a boy named Josh in my multi-media design class. I kinda liked him at the time, but it was just another small crush. As the year went on I began to like him more and more. I'm really into singing and acting so...
    smellyfeetguy20 smellyfeetguy20 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love him alot more

    than i should. But i don't see a way out of this ..other than just loving him from a far. This is for you my love , my sweet bjorn.
    solongago2 solongago2 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's An Innate Tendency

    I do believe that human beings tend to gravitate to those who we can't have. Especially when we feel connected to a person and want them in our lives for the long haul. It's an interesting thing, because those who fancy us and give us attention, we tend not to want.I know that in...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 4 Responses May 12, 2012

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    I am... I have been having an affair

    for about nine months now. I hate admitting on here because I know what people will say, but I'm totally in love with him. I know that wasn't suppose to happen. He was just going to make me feel wanted and I was going to see him a couple of times a week for sex and that be it...
    jencpa jencpa 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 11, 2014

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    Why does a small, stupid "hi :)" text from him

    make my day....ugh - why do I allow myself to put so much hope and happiness into such a silly little thing???
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    TT__TT meh. Cant wait feeling to pass.

    .. Hurts to know i cant have her...meh...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My heart is sooo fucken evil.

    .. No matter how perfect we are...my stars are crossed in this life. Cupid stop! I cannot walk your mine fields anymore...as I typed that last sentence parts of me regretted saying it, but I am glad I did, I'm tired.
    Lastpoppy Lastpoppy 22-25, M Feb 4

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    I met someone at my job.

    Perfect complexion, perfect personality, perfect height, and a great person to all those around him. Of course he's married! Next!
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I really like boy but he is new to my life

    and so hot what should I do
    cam2169 cam2169 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've posted about this before,

    but it's still just the same. I am so in love with someone who stumbled into my life and quickly became one of my best friends in a matter of months. I confessed to him when it was just a crush, and soon after realized it was so much more than that. He makes me happier than...
    FlyAwayWithMe3 FlyAwayWithMe3 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    ExecutiveAsst ExecutiveAsst 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    I don't understand why destiny allowed some

    people to meet, when there's no way for them to be together...i can't bear the thought of forgetting you and live my life without you...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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    Well meh.... *sigh*..

    .. It is impossible for it all to work.... I dont even know whether she is looking at me or someone else... Well it doesnt matter.... Ik it wouldnt work anyways Fun while the hope lasted.... *sigh* The stupid thing about love for me is that im always stuck on it.... Meh...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 16-17, M Feb 9

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    Bad religion...I could never make them love me

    without denouncing all I am for one or the other. is it unrequited love or am I just in the wrong place at the wring time? She could never love me if things stay the same way and He would never love me if I don't change. I don't know how to move on like I was a child sensing the...
    Dannie92 Dannie92 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Sometimes the one you want the most,

    is the one your best without.
    CookieeMONSTA CookieeMONSTA 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    I am thinking of you.

    As I often do. I often wonder if you think of me too. Did you sleep well? Did you eat? Are you happy? Well are you? I would love nothing more then to wake up to you every single day. Until my days are taken away. I often get caught up in my fantasies of you. Silly me for ever...
    Brooklynbella Brooklynbella 36-40 6 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    We talked for the longest time

    and reconnected after college. After a yearof constant communication, we went from friends to acquaintances to know i feel like strangers. What went wrong, i asked one question and now it feels like that love that could have been is now a love that i wish could be. All i did was...
    evas1228 evas1228 26-30, F Feb 18

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    every dude i meet i wanna be with i guess it's

    not really because i'm intrested in them but because i desperately want to have a bf or new friends >< i feel bad that i do that but i can't control it.. somebody understands?
    nogafrischoff nogafrischoff 18-21, F 6 Responses May 9, 2014

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    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 9 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    This lady is much, much younger

    than I am. Although I'm sure there are couples with this age difference, I don't see it happening in our case. So, after some long consideration, I find that while she is indeed attractive (looks a bit like Zooey Deschanel) and has a very fit, petite body, it is not those...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    oneloveER oneloveER 22-25, F Feb 5

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    How Did This Happen??!!

    OK, here it goes....... I'm a married man, my wife (in my opinion) is very beautiful, OUTSIDE, she can be (not as often as I would like, or need) very sweet, kind, affectionate, fun, outgoing ..... But more often than not, she's just snotty, a bit rude, quick to snap.....I tell...
    LoveMyFox LoveMyFox 41-45, M 15 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    I have felt betrayel I have felt lonesome I

    have felt sandess I have felt happiness I have felt excitement I have felt awkwardness I have felt many things But love is the most increadble, painful and awesome feeling i have ever felt.
    FoolishTroubleMaker FoolishTroubleMaker 13-15 2 days ago

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    Once again she came into sight,

    talks between us starting happening, The smoke of the past is still pricking my eyes, Her condition is unlike mine, Why is there a little sadness in this happiness? why is that same old world forming again? The world from which I had come far away, Its once again coming to view...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 14