Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am In Love With Someone I Can't Have

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 8,127 People

    My best friend is 12 years older

    than me, and has been with this guy for 15 years. They've been married for 10 and have two beautiful boys. But their marriage started to break down in communication and affection 3 years ago, and a year ago we fell in love. I know it's wrong and we broke it off but now they're...
    Lesmall Lesmall 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 5 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    She says she loved me once,

    but now there's someone else and I want so badly to be happy for her, but I can't, because I feel like it should be me making her happy. I should be doing that. Not him. I don't even know him, but I hate him. It hurts so much I want to scream. Like all the air in my lungs is...
    snitchwings snitchwings 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have a serious crush on one of my closest

    friends girlfriend. I don't say love because I'm only 16-17. I really hate myself for it... I've just fallen...
    JoeSorrows JoeSorrows 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 3

    Your Response

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am so hopelessly in love with this guy I met

    a little over a year ago. I met him through a friend and since then we have really bonded and gotten close. He tells me things he has never told anyone in his life and puts me on such a high pedestal. He even tells me that me being in his life has made him a better person. When...
    FlyAwayWithMe3 FlyAwayWithMe3 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Kisses

    There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shore no matter how many times it is sent away......... ...........and so love never expires in my heart no matter how many times I tell my soul to turn away.
    quietstorm48 quietstorm48 46-50, F 10 Responses Aug 7, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I wish I'd have known,

    how fragile I can be. I wish I'd have known, that falling is irrevocable. I wish I'd have known, the pain of unrequited love. I wish I'd have known, before I gave myself to you.
    amillionpeople amillionpeople 22-25 Jan 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    leemc leemc 18-21, M Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I haven't spoken to her in almost 20 years.

    She was my ideal. When we made eye contact it felt like my heart was being squeezed. Her brother was my best friend, her family liked me, and I ruined it. I was cruel and pushed her away because I was a coward. She married a man that wasn't in love with her, they are now...
    marlowgreen marlowgreen 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My best friend is a girl

    and I am totally in love with her. I am sure a lot of people know the feeling. We still talk almost every day and see each other once a week. About a year ago I we were hanging out at a bar when one of my guy friends walked in and so I introduced the two of them. I never thought...
    nathanvp nathanvp 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's been over a year

    since she left. She had become my best friend. She could build me up or tear me down with a single look. For 7 years I tried to make her happy. In the end, she told me I did not know how to love her. She was wrong...I loved her with all of my heart. I was thinking the other day...
    vincentriver09 vincentriver09 31-35, M 7 Responses Dec 7, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm in love with someone

    that doesn't think about me. We had a thing once, but he ran away and never spoke to me again. While he's moving on and seeing other people, I can't stop thinking of him and how much I wish he were mine. It's been 7 months.
    Flowerunderrain Flowerunderrain 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 4 Responses Jul 19, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm so in love with a man.

    He loves me too. His friends tore us apart with lies about me. The love of my life now won't even talk to me and I can't do anything to get him to know the truth. I tried talking too his friends who told him the lies and got no where. They destroyed me. They destroyed him. I...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I think I'm falling hard

    for someone from my past who has caught up with me. We both came full circle but the worst part was the fact that we had so many opportunities before to get closer but we were both too consumed in our own shyness to even attempt something remotely close to a friendship. I've...
    Dannie92 Dannie92 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    We are both attached

    and happy but there is a spark I feel with her that is undeniable. This relationship can never happen and I just want it off my chest even if it is to a bunch of strangers that are pretending to be women. Neither of us have so much as hinted at our feelings but nothing needs to...
    SchrodingersBox SchrodingersBox 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ok I'm not in love but i really like her

    and the worst part is shes almost 17 and I'm turning 15 in March but she's funny and sweet and she's been with me through everything and knows everything about me and she's accepted me for me and we can both be honest with each other but I don't want to ruin our friendship and...
    EpicBrotato EpicBrotato 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Here is how I feel...

    . In my room I have a picture on the wall that has provided me joy for many years. This picture shows a beautiful stream with clear water, graceful rushes along the shore and patches of cottonwood trees that provide shaded shelter on sunny days. The picture hangs on the wall...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm in love with my best friend.

    We've been together too much I suppose. It's even more like twins. I start to notice that's its not working out really well anymore as I really feel more than just a friendship. I can't ever have you, but you've got smile that could light up everything in my life. Well, at least...
    eliasstuedahl eliasstuedahl 16-17, M Jan 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am in love with my high school sweetheart.

    I have been married for five years and last year had an affair with my high school sweetheart who I have always been in love with and I can't leave my husband or let go of my ex.
    yungnsexi yungnsexi 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Good Example Of Bad Relationship

    "Some people are meant to fall in love with each other but not meant to be together."
    MonsterBeneathYourBed MonsterBeneathYourBed 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 19, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I met a guy recently.

    .words can't explain how I feel when i am receiving a text from him .. Those freaking butterflies in my stomach... The feeling of my heart going to blow off .. And all of this for what? I know that he will never turn at me .. I think i am doing like a crazy person just staring at...
    tommy21v tommy21v 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    am so badly in love with a guy

    who already has a g.f :( its tearing me apart. i can't let him go... please help me out ??
    senlee senlee 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I like the fact that you're real.

    I like the fact that you believe that I'm real. There's no flicker of doubt or disbelief in your eyes when I talk, and you listen with intent to hear, not to reply. I like the fact that I don't know who you are, not really. Every sentence that passes your lips carries a...
    amillionpeople amillionpeople 22-25 Jan 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I recently think I fell in love with my best

    friend. She's a lesbian and I am as well. Thing is, I know her for 8 years and we grew up together. She has a girlfriend now for 4 years and I recently got single after 3. She started flirting with me 3 weeks ago and since then a sort of lightbulb went on. What should I do? The...
    melliam melliam 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    He's my best friend. I tell him everything

    and he tells me everything. We are so close. I feel he is my soulmate. I love him and he has told me he loves me. He is married. I would never encourage him to leave his wife. I do the opposite. Remind him to buy his wife birthday gifts. Take her to dinner. Make her...
    TinyBlissBlue TinyBlissBlue 41-45, F 6 Responses May 17, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've thought I was straight my entire life.

    Until I met her. She's...****, she's so beautiful. She's so strong. She's so smart. She's so amazing in so many different ways. I don't even know what it is about her that's so god damn addicting. So damn enticing. I love her. Oh my god, I love this girl. She's... I don't even...
    LostNeko LostNeko 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Over the past few months I've developed a

    friendship with a girl I see everyday working at a local coffee shop. I'd seen her working there for a year or so, but one day she said something to me and something "clicked." There are two things to point out. I'm married, and there is an 18 year age difference. I'm...
    musicman1975 musicman1975 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    me and my ex broke up almost a year ago

    and he moved on. I thought I could never get him back but he recently texted me. I don't really know what it means and I'm really confused. he is the only person I have ever loved. there is also a huge age difference. he is 40 and I am 26. I suffer from an anxiety disorder and...
    skyhallow0203 skyhallow0203 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Oh Baby I Don Want Your Tears Fall Down,,they're So Precious

    When she's alone when she's had a long day when she's lonely when she's up too late not knowing why when she's upset not knowing the reason when she needs a shoulder to lean on when life seems a burden to her when she's cryin alone sitting on her bed alone when she feels that no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 17, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I fell in love with a guy

    but he is way to attractive for me. :(. It's so hard not to fall in love with people that are better than me...I want to forget him but It's so hard....
    Artist156 Artist156 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    There's this guy, in fact the same guy

    that I'm always talking about on here, the older one, I feel like such a school girl whenever I talk about him or ask for advice. Yet I just can't help it, I think it's the fact that I can't have him I'd what makes him even more desirable. Or the fact that he's intelligent, sexy...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Jan 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 Jan 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 48 Responses Mar 23, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Wish He Was Mine

    I've never been the type to be unfaithful to my husband. When I took the vows, I meant them wholeheartedly. However, he has become progressively more emotionally and verbally abusive over the years. It's very possible he has undiagnosed borderline personality disorder. Because...
    JacobsGirl360 JacobsGirl360 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's a hard feeling to know

    that it won't happen yet knowing that loving them means you'll be there for them no matter what. I can't figure out how to shut off the pain.
    ProphetaMessias ProphetaMessias 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    experiencing that heartbreak every day has

    become part of my routine, yet I can't pull myself away
    djps djps 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel