I Am Skeptical About Relationships

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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, 2014

    To be honest, I don't know what I want in a

    relationship anymore. I don't even know what will make me admirable or special to someone.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    18-21
    Jul 19, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2012

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    coryleecc11 coryleecc11
    26-30, F
    Oct 10, 2015

    Skeptical may be an understatement.

    I just can't find a woman around my age who cares sufficiently about important things like politics or beliefs. But even people in general just seem too wrapped up in their own world to lend any piece of mind to existential thought. I meet women and it's always pretty much the...
    SNOWD0N SNOWD0N
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 10

    Or more likely I am skeptical about people

    knowing how to love.They always mistake feelings,then want you like a spoil kid wants a toy and after they get bored and further more, blame it on you xD wtf
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2014

    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

    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

    I No Longer Believe

    I no longer believe in romantic love. It's to rare.
    Fireflower352 Fireflower352
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Oct 1, 2013

    Dare I say I'm almost relieved?

    It's a combination of both disappointment and having a weight lifted off of my chest. Disappointment because it never was. Relief because I can finally let go of something that was never there. I'm... Ok. If there's a lesson to be learned here, it's lost on me at the moment. I...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

    Relationships are irritating

    and weird, one minute they are like "I LOVE YOU FOREVER", next thing you know they're like "We're Breaking Up." I hate the part where they just involve you in their drama for no reason, and than ditch you. I'm probably gonna be single for life. :(
    Typingkeyboard Typingkeyboard
    22-25, M
    Mar 11

    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

    Our 29 Year Age Difference!

    Hello, I am 21 and my boyfriend is 50. We meet on AgeMeet.com.We were friends for a couple years before we got together, we have been together 3 amazing years and he's my best friend and the most wonderful boyfriend! We have a lot in common believe it or not, we want the same...
    fergiecc11 fergiecc11
    26-30, F
    Nov 13, 2014

    I have never been in a committed relationship.

    And I sometimes wonder if I want to anymore. If I hear that most relationships are bad or end bad then I wonder: is it worth it? I don't believe in soulmates or 'the one' and neither do I believe in fate or destiny. For a relationship to really work I think you need a great...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 12, 2015

    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

    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

    I don't believe people are sincere in what they

    say, I know why I think this way and that I need to stop but I can't seem to...
    dvolt dvolt
    26-30, M
    Nov 14, 2014

    And if you're awake at four AM,

    you are either in love or lonely, and I don't know which one is worse
    wonderwall12 wonderwall12
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2014

    As it stands when writing this,

    I've never been in a relationship. This is something that has often bothered me, but recently I've seen so many couples I'm friends with who seemed so happy and perfect for each other suddenly broke up with barely any explanation (and a lot of them now hate each other). When...
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015

    ...but I have an upcoming date with an amazing

    girl so I'm really excited =) It would be long-distance, but Snapchat makes things way easier <3
    JuleSinger JuleSinger
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2014

    Our 29 Year Age Difference!

    Hello, I am 21 and my boyfriend is 50. We meet on AgeMeet.com.We were friends for a couple years before we got together, we have been together 3 amazing years and he's my best friend and the most wonderful boyfriend! We have a lot in common believe it or not, we want the same...
    fergiecc11 fergiecc11
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    adeleccaa adeleccaa
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

    Today, my class received great relationship

    advice about casual dating from my 70+ year old History sub. Apparently if you like someone enough, you will want to "hook up and then go to get a taco".
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2014

    Skeptical is putting it mildly.

    I'm not sure that I trust them at all anymore... Not just the dating aspect either but even the platonic ones. Every relationship I've ever had has ended with pain for me. That says alot considering my inability to feel... Well much of anything.. I've only had two real friends...
    dogcrazy5 dogcrazy5
    26-30, F
    Jan 11

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2007

    When you're needing more emotional security

    and safety from an unstable partner but they say they need more physicality from you in order to feel comfortable in opening up the emotional side what do you do?
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    I'm never getting married.

    I will put this out there, for society. I will never become the selfish type that lets other people down for their "love". I will never be needy, I will never be selfish. I will never let a friend walk back alone, drunk, frightened, in the middle of the night. I will always be...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies
    61-65, M
    Apr 11, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Nov 19, 2010

    Skeptical is putting it mildly.

    I'm not sure that I trust them at all anymore... Not just the dating aspect either but even the platonic ones. Every relationship I've ever had has ended with pain for me. That says alot considering my inability to feel... Well much of anything.. I've only had two real friends...
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas
    26-30, M
    Apr 16, 2015

    I'm 24 now and I'm at a point in my life were I

    have no one I cant trust anyone friends&family I say that because it's like people are out to get what they can from me. All I ask is for a little help it cost for help from these people. I don't ask for much it may seem like a lot but it's not.Im looking at my life and...
    uniquemiss uniquemiss
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

    Heck yeah im skeptical about relationships.

    I was once sooo in love with my gf and sooo sure about "Forever" but now look at me. i want to be single lol. it trips me out how you can be so sure about something and then 1 day its not what you want. its pretty much a waste of time, money, sweat and tears when you guys...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 24, 2015

    i don't know what you want from

    although at the same time i do. i can't give you what you need yet not because i don't want too but because i don't know yet. trust is hard for me just as it is for you. I've been hurt just like you. I've loved just like you and I've lost just like. i hurt...deeply . words can...
    youroneandonly34 youroneandonly34
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2015

    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

    It's like being a wannabe sculptor.

    I'm unable to get close to anyone. It seems like there is something I lack. That's my conclusion. I have no problems with meeting and getting to know new people. I know what to say. I know how to listen. I know how to make it appear like I understand even if I usually don't. I'm...
    vintervandraren vintervandraren
    22-25
    Dec 21, 2014

    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

    Reverse relationships.

    Sounds weird? Sounds familiar? If someone wants to build a relationship with me most probably they would not know most of the real me and we would remain good acquaintances maybe even for years. If I were to let them come closer though, and things would become really personal, I...
    vintervandraren vintervandraren
    22-25
    1 Response Dec 23, 2014

    Just a random thought.

    .. Sometimes I hate having to be asked about my marital status whenever I get acquainted with someone --- as it's almost always the next question asked after my name and origin. I keep telling myself that I have moved on from a failed marriage, yet each time a member of the...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    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

    How long does it take to know a person?

    Wouldn't you think that after 9 plus years that someone should know something about you?
    greentea2006 greentea2006
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Nov 29, 2015
    beautyinman beautyinman
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    When i first meet someone I'm really open with

    them and everything goes well. Then after a few hours i suddenly don't trust them anymore an distance myself. I only call them if I'm in a good mood and whenever it suits me. I think it's kind of unfair on their part because they see me switch randomly even though nothing...
    T055 T055
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2015

    I'm alone but not lonely

    and really don't know if I want relationships anymore.'There are few things in life that haven't given me happiness.For example men.' Ava Gardner
    beautyinman beautyinman
    41-45, F
    Feb 6, 2015

    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

    I just went on my first date with a female

    (I've dated men) and I'm just not feeling it...we've been friends for years and I found out she had a crush on me so we went out. I feel guilty because she had a really great time but here I am doubting it. She's really sensitive and I am the first person she's ever dated. No...
    JuleSinger JuleSinger
    18-21, F
    Nov 29, 2014

    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
    7 Responses Jun 17, 2013
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