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I Am Skeptical About Relationships

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    Eh...

    I have a really hard time believing that someone is into me enough to commit to a long-term serious relationship. The person who ends up with me is going to have have the patience of a saint.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2010

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    To Walk Away, Or To Stay?

    The love of my life has recently came creeping back in yet again. for the past 8 years I have had a love,hate relationship. we were together 5 of those 8 and he continuely broke my heart. The last time he left me it was for another girl. In which case they ended up getting...
    TheRarestRose21 TheRarestRose21 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2012

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    Being Played

    I have had men in the past that have played me like a fiddle. It is time I turn some tables. It is my turn to be the player. I love a good and true relationship. I have been single for 4 years now. Although I have been very active in the dating scene. If you want a true prince...
    justme02 justme02 51-55, F 8 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    Tired Of Feeling Like This. Cant Take It Anymore!

    I have been feeling really depressed and lonely to the point I feel like giving up. I was with someone for 3 yrs and he totally used me and mentally abused me. Since he left me, I feel worse then I ever did. I feel ugly and useless! Im so afraid to be with anyone again. Im...
    sweetbunny75 sweetbunny75 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    Am I Skeptical Or Naive?

    I'm waiting for butterflies. I refuse to settle. I'm very perceptive. I have had long term relationships, short term, flings, one nighters all that jazz.. and I'm done. Dating someone you barley know is basically like listening to someone lie for 3 months. Most of the time. Is it...
    DecemberLady DecemberLady 22-25, F 3 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Cant Help It, Theres Truth In The Once Bitten Twice Shy Analogy

    When it comes to relationships I am a rather serious person that will devote my time to that relationship to build it, to get to know them and hopefully find something worth keeping.  I have never really been a play the field kind of girl, my heart is too soft for that.  Things...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    Can You Play A Player??

    Reader's Question: I have been going out with this guy for a couple of months. We've been on a few dates and we text sometimes but not every day. Over these couple of months I have come to the conclusion that I am one of many women he is dating/seeing. Not only have I realized...
    SinglesRevolution SinglesRevolution 31-35, F Jul 9, 2012

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    All They Bring Is Heartache.

    I don't believe in true love. One minute you can love someone and cheat on them the next. The world is fuc*ked up. I'll never let myself get too attached to a guy.
    CrystalKlear17 CrystalKlear17 18-21, F 1 Response May 2, 2011

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    Let's Move On

    You keep asking to see me, but in the back of my mind I know it will never happen. I let you keep thinking that you will though, because I don't want you to stop talking. I'm just afraid to see your face, or maybe more for you to see me like this. I've changed, and I'm trying to...
    Stacy8989 Stacy8989 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2010

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    Wtf

    Why can't anything be easy and without drama? In the absolute simplest terms (because I dont have a lot of energy), here was a weird experience which happened last night: Boy likes girl, girl is skeptical but likes him too. Girl goes to boy's party. Boy gets really really drunk...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    A Girl Who Thinks Like A Guy?

    I've never really cared about havig relationships. I've always had a bunch of guy friends, but while my friends were jumping from boyfriend to boyfriend every week of school, I really didn't have an interest in it. I'm a bit of a skeptic for sure. I don't like the whole fake...
    Jan 11, 2013

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    She Is Engaged And Im Married

    What to do in the case falling for an engaged woman while being in a marriage. Feelings are mutual. But never slept together.
    Preachur Preachur 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    Too Much Like My Mom

    I have always had commitment problems. Granted, I only had two boyfriends, but they were both short lived. It's like like they were bad, it's just that I didn't feel comfortable in the relationships. See, my mom always told me that a woman is just as strong without a man, if not...
    lanacat lanacat 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2012

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    I Was Cheated On

    I was with my ex girlfriend for 5 years.  We split up about a 18 months ago.  I was heart broken, even more so, when i found out that she had been cheating on me for the past year! I would like to forget about her and move on with my life, but im finding it very...
    tranquile tranquile 31-35 2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    She'S Great... But

    She's inteligent and I like it. She isnt extrovert and I like it, cos Im not too. She isnt superficial. She does not judge people by appearances She's very nice to me. She influenced me to be better.. I think. She is almost perfect. We have lots of common interests.. I will the...
    sucker38 sucker38 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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    First Date, Now What?

    So I met this great guy. He is someone I could see myself dating. We had a great first date. I was a little shy because I liked him a lot. He is really smart and successful so I was a little intimidated, but I still think it went well. We had sex, twice, which was also good. I...
    1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    Hello Me! Are You Still There?

    I was a child of a marriage where two people hung in together for 20 years for the sake of their children, but no joy in one another at all almost to the point of hatred. They had nothing in common and spent very little time together but had no trouble inflicting discipline (no...
    ru4real2 ru4real2 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Nope Never

    I'm skeptical about falling in love, most relationships that I've seen have ended in break ups so to me there is really no point of having my heart broken.
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    Feeling Fear From The Past

    My relationship with my ex ended horribly. I had cops knocking on my door asking if I was alright. Even after that night, I couldn't let go. It wasn't an abusive relationship or anything. This happened about a month ago. Before he left for basic training, we talked things...
    Thaon1229 Thaon1229 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    Yup

    I've always been cynical and jaded. My parents bad marriage and messy divorce made me learn to play it safe. I am in my early 20's and only been involved with one guy, and got my heart broken badly.  I'm pretty closed off, and letting him in was a big deal for me.  When...
    littleroo littleroo 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2007

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    I've never been in a relationship,

    but every single one I see has so many complications, and it seems like all relationships are sour. To top it off, I'm not a people person so I have to wonder if an SO would ever get tired of me "needing space". Then my brother just got engaged, and while that seems great and...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F Jul 24

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    Followed Like A Shadow

    back in high school when I was a freshman I was a loner and weighed 180lbs. i had never been kissed or looked at as a woman. well i had taken notice of a 16 year old in the same school. he was everything i thought i wanted tall brown with curly black hair played guitar wore dark...
    cambrina cambrina 22-25, F Jun 4, 2013

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    Where Did It Go Wrong

    This hole thing about love and hope seems to be lost once I look up. Sitting in my room 14 years old looking around me, watching my friends get a hold of guys they are in touch with reality, sadly thats just not how it goes. I have never been held nor told Oh hey babe whats up...
    cookie285 cookie285 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    Camping

    A couple nights ago, Anthony and I were talking about him potentially coming to my family reunion. It might seem like a huge step, but it really isn't. He was talking about coming to my cousins' wedding a month ago and I already had my freak out over that. But once he realized...
    critterprintlover critterprintlover 22-25, F Jul 8, 2013

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    Relationships

    They go one from the next to another to another, just like outfits. You where something someday, and then decide to wear something else. When you over wear it, they get weary and ****** up. Who's the one wearing them out, not the outfit, but the one who puts them on and runs...
    Budhabro Budhabro 18-21, M Mar 30, 2013

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    What Does This Mean?

    So I never remember my dreams but this is the second time i had a dream like this. So I had a dream about being in a room with a guy I had relations with who I still like and his girlfriend and they were arguing about him having sex with me and he told her to ask me and so she...
    honey823 honey823 22-25, F Jul 22, 2013

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    Should I Go Back...?

    I dont quite know why it is that i have to question myself on this topic. I was almost positive 6 months ago that i was head over heels and insanely in love with him, and then one day he just left. Was i just his secret? He dated other girls, but only messed around with me. We...
    CandySlut CandySlut 16-17, F Oct 2, 2012

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    3 Moms And A Dad

    After work 2 nights back, I went out to drink with some of my coworkers. We were talking about two of theme most recent heart breaks and the ****** relationship one was going to get pulled back in when Anthony told me to come down. "Down" was a 2 hour drive to his friends to...
    critterprintlover critterprintlover 22-25, F Jul 22, 2013

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    Not Terrified, Perhaps Too Lazy

    I don't know what it is, but I have a lot of trouble wanting to have a guy sit next to me when I watch TV or a movie or something. I prefer hanging with my girlfriends, as I don't need to put up a front. Also, am very uneasy when I need to wipe my nose and a guy is around. I...
    HotPotatoeDahling HotPotatoeDahling 16-18, F 4 Responses Apr 9, 2007

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    No Loyalty

    Let me start by saying that all relationships can't be like this. There has got to be some relationship somewhere that is sparkling. (This is my attempt at optimism) However, every relationship in front of me (besides my mom and step-dads marriage) might as well not be a...
    Dulcette Dulcette 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2011

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    Think Like A Man

    Even when I was young and in love for the first time, I was very different about it. We lived two hours away and saw each other almost every weekend and that was fine with me. I worked full time and was going to school and didn't really want to give him anymore of my time. Not...
    critterprintlover critterprintlover 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    Here We Go..

    I've had my share of the struggles during the 19-years of my life, and I have a huge need to just write and confess everything somewhere. So I think it's awesome that we have sites like this. Anyways, let's get started then. I'm currently 19 years old, a male. I was the first...
    iamonajourney iamonajourney 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    Cold As Ice

    I'm just a teenager, but I have never had an honest-to-God relationship. I've tried loving many times, but every single one either saw me as a friend, showed disinterest, or worst of all, played me like a harp.Because of all these girls, I've stopped believing in love. I treat it...
    Stingfish742 Stingfish742 16-17 1 Response May 6, 2012

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    Passed experiences, past heart breaks,

    made me this way. Are all guys ********.? The fundamental question. Why do guys play you.? Why don't they let you all the way in? Why play the mind games? All these questions with no concrete answers. These past relationships and non relationships made me skeptical ad jaded...
    ceetasha23 ceetasha23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Relationships With Men

    I don't know if anyone else has been in a situation like mine but I just need to get it out. I have been searching to understand myself and understand why I am the way I am for the past three years. I have learned alot, some things good and some things, well I wish I didn't have...
    Kat47 Kat47 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    I Am Always Going To Be

    I always picked the wrong girls, probably hoping I could fix someone else so I wouldn't have to look within. Then I let the relationships happen naturally and still wound up getting hurt, so I just don't even know what to do anymore man. I do try and think about the fact that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    Meaningless Fear

    I don't know what's wrong with me. Every guy I've ever dated has dumped me because I acted too distant. Call it shyness, I guess, but that's no excuse. Truth is, I'm scared of them seeing the real me. The girl who sits at her computer all day, who hides from the world because she...
    rose413 rose413 13-15 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    I Moved Countries To Avoid Commitment

    I was supposed to move in with my boyfriend of almost a year, and a week after looking at houses I booked flights to australia without him. Sub conciously I think I was trying to run away. And I miss him more than anything in the world.
    hayisa01 hayisa01 22-25, F Sep 30, 2013

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    Its Been A While.....

    Well I recently ended my relationship I had with a married man for almost a year. Right now I started dating a new guy and I feel as though after being in a relationship where I was promised marriage and stuff thats all I can think about. My new guy is not even close to ready for...
    firegirl01726156 firegirl01726156 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    Stamped On My Heart

    Me last girl ran off with me best mate so you could say im a bit pissed off at the moment,we had been together for 2 years and were going to move in together when i came back after a gig and found her in bed with me best mate since childhood nice heh so im a bit over love for now...
    Gothic13666 Gothic13666 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2012

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    Dating Rules

    Dating Rules: I wanted to share a few dating rules with you to help you on your dating path. One main rule is to NEVER lie. This is one attribute of the player that has made people, in general, hate the player and the game. Do not lie to the men or man in your life in regard to...
    SinglesRevolution SinglesRevolution 31-35, F Apr 27, 2012

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    My last relationship was a

    friendship/relationship weird ordeal. We started out being friends and he was extremely controlling and abusive in that he would call me terrible things and guilt me into telling him what he wanted to hear and make me feel awful. I won't go into the details but basically I ended...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I No Longer Believe

    I no longer believe in romantic love. It's to rare.
    Fireflower352 Fireflower352 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Never Bothered

    I've honestly never really been in a relationship of any kinda. It was something I used to dream about as a teenager, but time and experiance seems to have mellowed that out. I watch everyones failed relationships around me and think 'why bother'.
    TypeZero TypeZero 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    Alone and Okay With It...

    Not relationship  for other people, just relationship for me.   I truly believe that some people were met to live life with just a handful of close friends and no significant other...and I'm one of those people.   I'm excepted a long time ago that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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    Almost divorced. Over a yr been single.

    I don't trust anyone and an afraid to even allow someone in my circle. I have so much love to give. I wish I could call in love to forget about all the pain
    mzirene73 mzirene73 41-45, F May 31

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    They're Not Intrinsically Good

    By that, I mean it's necessarily a good thing to be in a relationship. In fact, I think most of them are based on the wrong things. It's true that people can often make stupid mistakes that ultimately lead to a divorce when it's not necessary. However, I also think a lot of...
    siamul siamul 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    Cursed

    My whole families relationships have gone horribly wrong and after one of mine did a couple months ago, I'm afraid to find someone else... Faithful and trustworthy people are hard to find these days...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ 2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    What Is Up With Women These Days?

    I mean, come on, they want a good man and end up dating the bottom dregs of society. It ****** me right off.
    syderb79 syderb79 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes I can't help but wonder if a few EP users are either frauds, trolls, or just maintaining a "persona." Either way, it's whatever to me.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I am 21 years old while he's 28. I am single, he has a girlfriend. I think they were together for a long time and they already have a plan to marry this 2016. I know this because...
    august01 august01 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Ten things, all true. 1. I love the ocean. 2. I hate mint ice cream. 3. I'm bisexual. 4. I only want men for fun. In my experience they're not much good for relationships. 5. I...
    restitutor restitutor 22-25, F 40 mins ago

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