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I Am Letting Go of a Love That Can't Be

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    Trying To Let Go....

    Wow where do I start.... Well here it goes I just want to share my story because I am sure there are plenty of people out there with stories like mine and you never know maybe I can touch someone else with sharing mine. I am 30 yrs. old and have been through my share of ups and...
    godslovechild23 godslovechild23 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    Why Won'T You Let Me Go?

    I will never forgive you for what you are doing to me. The hate is boiling inside of me but then sometimes I still can't help but think I still love you. How can I possibly love you? How can you love me? I am not real to you. I am a fantasy. You go home to your reality every...
    LostinLustandLove LostinLustandLove 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Finally Letting Go

    For the past ten years of my life I have been in love with my ex boyfriend. I would think about him endlessly in hopes he felt the same way. And I honestly thought from the bottom of my heart that he did. We were teenagers. Young and in passionate love. Not just love, I mean it...
    Natakat Natakat 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2012

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    Why Hold On.

    Why hold on to you,when I gave my all and you dont' give ****.
    angelwithoutwings angelwithoutwings 26-30, F May 16, 2011

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    Which Hurts.

    I don't really want to give much away because I'd rather my friends didn't know much about it. But I have to write this because I'm writing a story for all my experiences :(   I just wish it didn't hurt so much.
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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    I'll Be Okay... Because I Have To Be.

    In early 2006 I started liking a person. My feelings for him were so strong from the beginning.. I told him I liked him right away, although I came on kinda strong. I got rejected. I tried not to force myself on him.. although we did manage to hook up a few times, but I tried to...
    cannibox cannibox 18-21, F Dec 16, 2009

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    All That Matters

    All that matters to me now is the past. I want to preserve it. I want to memorize every aspect. Have your face in my mind and know every mark on your body. I want to picture my life with you, be beside you and make love to you over and over again. All that matters to me now is...
    letitgo193 letitgo193 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    Sorry

    I had to leave a love behind, as I chose to go down a different path. His way was a good way, but mine was better, so I said His was full enough with his wife and their kids and their kids and his work, but My way has been family, sex only friends, and heart aches. Would I go...
    djw1 djw1 61-65, F 7 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    013110

     He will always be more than a friend, but I will also always refuse to be with him.   We made an oath three days ago, which was supposed to begin today at dawn and last until my birthday.   I have refused to make promises of the sort since a...
    softandonly softandonly 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    Right Or Wrong I Shoul've Never Told Them Truth.

    I started to date Rob again. He told me how much he missed me, wanted to see me, about having a family, talking about me possibly moving up there in December just to see how it goes. The later on the in conversation he asked me if had sex with anyone after him (I couldn't lie...
    HazelEyedGurl HazelEyedGurl 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    Letting You Go.

    I knew him before, but this summer in the space of two months he became my boyfriend. It was exciting, the prospect of having someone you're attracted to and have it reciprocated. So, to you... Slowly I could see a hindrance in our chance of pursing love: 1. The parents who hated...
    Hiddenintheleaves Hiddenintheleaves 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    It gets a little easier every day.

    I was what you needed then. She is what you need now. The things she is giving you now, I can't. It is so great to see you happy. I am doing my best to not let how much I miss your touch show. God I miss that touch. I'm pretending I don't love you...but I do. Lord help me, I...
    MyLifeIsNow MyLifeIsNow 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    Need To Move On

    so, yeah....title says i need to but its just that i dont want to, well not yet anyways...i miss him like crazy....i wanna talk to him but i dont know what to say...he broke up with me so i should be angry right, i mean, i didnt even do anything wrong, i dont think i did, i had...
    idontwannadream idontwannadream 18-21, M Nov 6, 2013

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    All A Part Of Growing Up

    i guess the simple truth is that, no one wants to end up alone. so we hold onto things we should have let go weeks, months, even years ago. i have finally mustered up some kind of gumption.... I realize there is a problem. I am not being treated the way i should.... and the only...
    justasia justasia 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    Hah.

    I already know the answer. We all do. We met two years ago. Went out maybe three times before I stopped returning his phone calls. He just wasn't for me, didn't know it then but it was because he was struggling with his own demons. Met back up in November and he was a...
    Jan 23, 2013

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    That Man, That Man!

    I met an awesome human being, completely aware of himself and the world around him. He has more figured out than the average man, and he's more in tune with himself than most people. In the short time we've known each other he's taught me so much about myself and helped me...
    Lilacprincess295 Lilacprincess295 22-25, F Sep 20, 2012

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    It's like having cancer on a part of your soul

    but given the prognosis that it is killing you and even those close to you watching you die. So carefully, you severe around that area where that love lived. I told him he was my cancer and I was willing to lose that part of myself to rid his abuse. Now I'm free and it feels...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I just realized fully tonight

    that the relationship I was in was one sided. I was only needed because it was convenient. I am feeling so used right now. So frustrated with myself. And she wants to stay friends?! Why do some women do that?
    Yersparky Yersparky 31-35, M 2 Responses May 28

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    Im Moving On.......

    we've broken up roughly 5 times....for the past 3 years, we've been in this relationship that is just not worth fighting for anymore....your confusion over who you really are is the main reason,...ive tried to help you figure it out but i can't keep on going this emotional...
    idontwannadream idontwannadream 18-21, M Mar 5, 2013

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    It's Difficult

     He moved on so I have to too. Its so hard because he is always on my mind. I think he will forever have a special place in my heart.
    reset reset 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2009

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    Knife In The Gut

    You weren't happy with me.I want your happiness above all else.I can't push you to stay with me.I love you too much so I set you free. Did i do the right thing ? My heart says yes, But my mind says no. Was it an easy decision to make? No.. Did it hurt to let you go ? Yes. I...
    coldontheinside coldontheinside 26-30 2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    I sporadicly dream of my first love.

    ..It is haunting. The dream always ends with me crying and him walking away with the intention of coming back. It has been over 14 years for goodness sake. I'm happy and in "grown up" love with my soul mate. These dreams just mess me all up. Almost make me feel like I'm cheating...
    MrsSomeday MrsSomeday 31-35, F 3 Responses May 3

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    Shattered

    I sit here tonight and just want to cry . I think about texting him all the time, I pick my phone up and almost text him all the time . It's exhausting to love someone that I know I can't have . There's just too much drama between us . When it's just us everything is fine . But...
    remember22 remember22 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    I Have to

    I need to. It's the right thing to do. Besides he deserves better then me. Way better. We were not meant to be with each other. Even though...I do love him a lot. Think about him all the time and everyday. I will never forget him. I wish the best for him. He deserves to...
    musared musared 16-17, F Aug 23, 2009

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    Say Something...

    Say something, I'm giving up on you. I'll be the one, if you want me to. Anywhere, I would've followed you. Say something, I'm giving up on you. And I am feeling so small. It was over my head I know nothing at all. And I will stumble and fall. I'm still learning to love Just...
    Hamyamyak Hamyamyak 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    How Hard

    How easy it is for the human being to move their legs and move forward.  Yet, how hard it is for the human heart to hesitate and lack the ability to move on from love.  At some point, however, for one to be able to move forward in life and regain their ability to...
    alteredstate alteredstate 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    Maybe. Sorta. Kinda.

    It's funny how I've been deluding myself in the months since we broke up. Telling myself he'll come to his senses and change his mind. See how it is supposed to be and not a peep from him on the subject. Now when I have finally come to my senses and decided to face reality he...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I know this is really strange but I don't know what to do anymore, I'm struggling and just feel like letting all these feelings out by writing this... I have a really terrible...
    DingleberryBooBoo DingleberryBooBoo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    ...i asked God's permission to love this man, and to protect me to whatever it will lead me in loving this man...i can't bear the thought of letting him go...i love him every day...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F Jul 28

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    Am I ready to let go of something I can't have???? I just want to cry!!!!! Can I accept the realization of him having another interest? I may have myself up for another heartbreak...
    ExecutiveAsst ExecutiveAsst 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I dated a girl all throughout high school. We started dating Freshman year (her sophomore year) and we dated up until she went off to college. I left her after she had been at...
    whoknows2014 whoknows2014 22-25, M Jul 23

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    So I know I should always love my dad and be grateful for everything he's given me, but I really cannot stand him most of the time!! He pays for everything for me and my mom always...
    sindianau sindianau 18-21, F Jul 23

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    I am a mother at heart... I have cared for children since I, myself, was a child. At 7 years old, I taught myself how to make macaroni and cheese for me and my younger brothers...
    HiddenAnger HiddenAnger 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    My ex dumped me a year and a half ago and has never spoken to me since. He quickly meet another woman and married her in 6 months time. He told me he loved me when obviously he was...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F a week ago

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    The boy i love, we send certain 'pictures' to each other but never actually got the chance to be with him or do anything in real. We've been talking since January ect i've...
    SilkyDoughnut SilkyDoughnut 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm sorry-I seem to be saying those two words a lot lately, mostly in my mind. I wish I could say them to the people who deserve to hear it. The ones I care about....I've hurt them...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It's sounds cliche but it's the honest truth. My mind won't stop. I don't feel like I belong. I'm so shy and my family is so outgoing I'm always the outcast, I know they love me...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    3 months ago I found videos & pictures of my husband having sex with another woman. I was devastated, as he had been emotionally abusing me for a year & telling me he wanted a...
    RayRoMac RayRoMac 26-30 1 Response Jul 28

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    I am in love with a Mormon. Our relationship has been full of ups and downs, from the very start. We can't be together because of his religion and his family, but I am so in love...
    wpsiatwin wpsiatwin 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    So basically I was instantly attracted to this guy the first time I laid eyes on him. He wasn't hot or anything but he was cute to me and just something about him had me hooked...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I've always loved him since I met him. His sparkly brown eyes, his little soft-lipped smile, his tattoos, the way he dressed however he wanted and did whatever he wanted and never...
    Somejoygirl Somejoygirl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    It's really just this one girl, and it bugs the hell outta me. Most times women I thought were hot but found out they were married or had boyfriends, I usually didn't care about...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    There is a Persian woman who works with me. She is the most beautiful person I've ever seen. I may have never noticed her, had she not went out of her way to make sure that I did...
    valtameren valtameren 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I suppose saying I can’t keep a job is like saying I don’t have one. I have kept jobs in the past, but since I started working less retail jobs it has become more difficult. I...
    DV527 DV527 26-30, M Aug 14

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    I've only ever had 2 boyfriends since I was 14. First relationship lasted for about 6 months, second one lasted for 2 years but it was an on-and-off abusive relationship. If I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F a week ago

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    I feel so alone. I know it seems cliched to say these words but its true. I'm surrounded by so many people that say they love me, so why can't I feel loved? It's not like I'm an...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    We flirt(ed) all the time in person, we'd hug and sit together and have inside jokes at the back of the bus even though he's 3 years older and it looked slightly weird to all his...
    n4ta1i3 n4ta1i3 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Na Noooooooo. No can do! Now I can't go for that, can't go for that
    MaxSinner MaxSinner 31-35, M 20 hrs ago

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    I'm gay and it's hard enough to find people where I live, I found a guy or he found me on the computer and it was a long distance relationship, which I knew would be terrible in...
    EricRadliffe EricRadliffe 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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