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I Believe In "being Equals" In Relationships

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    Being Equals Is About Sharing Love And Life

    My definition of being equals in a relationship is that it is not about you lead and I will follow; instead, it is about us going along in life side by side, hand in hand, each partner providing equal value, and each receiving equal respect.It is not about one partner being...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    I think that every little thing you do in a

    relationship is counts for something such , bringing flowers to the special someone or knowing there favorite food or there favorite movie I think that the small make up the foundation of the relationship ! Always remember that the smallest things have a really BIG Impact...
    noahGb noahGb 16-17, M Jun 28

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    Imdestroyed Imdestroyed 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been dating my boyfriend for 6 months now, and he lives 10 states away. Believe it or not, we have never met once. I believe that there is someone for everyone.. even if he's...
    lilshyme lilshyme 13-15, F Jul 13

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    I have been with my boyfriend, Shawn, for a year and two months as of tomorrow. We live in the same state but we are still 2 1/2 hours away from each other. Neither one if us...
    BabyFox1995 BabyFox1995 18-21, F Jul 16

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    This kind of relationship tests the couple if they truly love each other... agree?
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    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    It depends on how you've utilised your energy during the investments for that relationship, give what you feel is being given to you or share the amounts that you feel is being...
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    Being in a relationship is great, but is it worth all the it comes along with? If I keep doubting it, isn't that saying something ?
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    What I Believe And Learned About Forgiveness At first the theory, the thoughts, the things I believe. Then one real example from life. --- I believe that there is no fulfilling...
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    "Perfectly Imperfect We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    So I finally move and by this time I move & I figure I had a grasp on relationships/love so I told my self I wasn't going to get into relationships till the time was right, I had...
    Jitsallgood Jitsallgood 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    So I had finally move and by this time I moved I figured I had a grasp on relationships/love so I told my self I wasn't going to get into relationships till the time was right, I...
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    maliciousMartyr maliciousMartyr 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    OnlyDeadHumansAreGoodHumans OnlyDeadHumansAreGoodHumans 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Even though I have only been in 2 relationships, chemistry played a huge role in both of them. I actually have a couple of books that I plan on reading by Helen Fisher, a famous...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Jul 5

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    There are no true parameters for dating lined out in the Bible. It always just says So&So finds a wife, and some cases, a man in the bible thinks a woman is pretty and that's all...
    BBopenbook BBopenbook 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    Josh1978 Josh1978 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I believe love exists although I have been through a couple of messed up relationships. Every person that crosses your path that you have feelings for could or couldn't be the...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Ur the reason it didn't work out with anyone else, I always have and always will have feelings for u, u believe I deserve better and that u are not good for me but u are wrong my...
    Danosaurphilion Danosaurphilion 13-15, F a week ago

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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...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I never use to believe in them and I taught they were just an excuse but I was on youtube and I saw this long distance couple so i started watching a few of their videos and I fell...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People judge all the time about interracial relationships. I had no idea that it would be my own mother.
    bariblessed bariblessed 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I am a social introvert, but that does not mean im anti-social, but i'd rather be with close friends than loads of acquaintances, that sort of thing. But I am increasingly anxious...
    Tonydsd Tonydsd 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I gave my all in my previous relationships. I was cheated on an taken advantage of. Now, I am guarded. I believe that we should be a team. But, still have the trust and give...
    lulusgurl32 lulusgurl32 51-55, F Jul 12

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    I hate relationships. I didn't used to but life, experience and a lot of pain have turned my opinion of them rather poor. I especially hate when the people around you start dating...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was in a long distance relationship for two years,then one night I was trying to skype him and his cat liked to climb on the computer and I was floored when his cat like hit it...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have come to embrace being single. I've started to realized that being single isn't a curse but a gift. I'm not in some waiting room waiting for "real life" to start with my...
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Musicaddict02 Musicaddict02 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I love how I just Float about things.This is how I solve my problems : -just pretend like nothing happened -find something else to focus on -always be around positive people who...
    EdithM EdithM 16-17, F Jul 7

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    This is long, sorry! If you make it even half way please comment! Feeling a little confused. Going on three years with my fiancé and now I'm starting to have second thoughts...
    janethinks janethinks 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I know love is real because I've experienced it, I have loved and I have been loved. And it's amazing, but it's extremely dangerous and addictive. Once you've tasted love, you...
    MattsShadow MattsShadow 18-21, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    I met him at the worst possible time we had both gotten out of awful long term relationships and thought we were each other's rebound. I was convinced I didn't like him that much...
    MaiV98 MaiV98 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I guess it's because I've seen my parents separate, just like many others have that I worry relationships can't last. We hear stories of infidelity, broken hearts, disappointment...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is SO spot ON! Wow. This is how I've been trying to describe it, and these are the exact words I've been searching for. I am crazy about you. And I am ready and wanting to...
    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "Seeing with Love" by E JosephLet's Work Together for a Wonderful World"To change the picture you must change the sight that produced the picture." -- Mary Baker Eddy...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    JosDor1510 JosDor1510 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Kerry2014 Kerry2014 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    shannen4 shannen4 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    samelove12 samelove12 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I'm not sure if I do believe in them. Sometimes it feels real and other times it feels fake.
    bmthgirl17 bmthgirl17 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I'd love it if my boyfriend let me go on occasional (like once or twice a year) dates with other men. I'm a virgin and am not after sex. I love him, but I like variety too! A...
    PersianPeasant PersianPeasant 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I do believe in God. But lately, things are too difficult for me to handle. Problems are always there and it bothers me. I've been crying and I prayed to God. I can't deal with...
    Gideon97 Gideon97 16-17, F 12 Responses Jul 18

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    I believe they can to an certain point. If your boyfriend who you've dated for a couple years is gone for a couple months on business and both people stay faithful and talk to each...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20