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I Believe That Love Is a Gamble Worth Taking

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    Level Of Risk = Level Of Return

    Just like financial investments, the riskiest ones have the potential for the biggest pay-off (or biggest loss). My husband of 10 years and I took a big gamble getting together, considering we were both at very different points in our lives and NO ONE thought we should be...
    nevereverthere nevereverthere 26-30, F Dec 7, 2011

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    Yes,

    but do not go all in. It takes two to tango, and the way things turn out will depend not only on you, but obviously on another person, and external events. Do not be overly cautious, but be aware of the fact that you may very well lose. Save some cash for another bet.
    juliexplosion juliexplosion 22-25 Sep 19, 2010

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    I Will Gladly Roll Those Dice...

    I still see the counselor that my ex husband and I saw trying to save our marriage.  She was the 3rd in a string of them that we tried.  Each in turn had basically thrown their hands up in despair. JD and I now see her together….suppose we are trying to make...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F Nov 27, 2007

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    ACK! Snake-eyes Again!!!

    Yes... is the one gamble that I'm addicted to. I am no stranger to rushing into the fires of love, taking a risk on someone I think is worth the gamble. And even though many have been a HUGE loss to me, emotionally and financially, that's okay... I'll will live to gamble once...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19, 2009

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    Definitely Worth the Chance

    Ok Some of you may think this girl is stupid she doesn't know what love is.  I believe that I am able to love as much as a teen is able to.  Love is definitely worth the gamble.  and what excites me the most about love? That if I am able to feel this amazing and...
    Amara Amara 18-21, F Nov 29, 2007

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    Love!

    "A life without love is like a year without summer" - I think that's a Scandanavian proverb or something. I can't imagine never having loved anybody in my whole life. Not my parents, my brothers, my friends, my ex and now my wonderful fiance!   Ok, yes I was...
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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     the Only Thing Worse ...

     the only thing worse than failing, is failing to even TRY. If you feel it is love, do it right, but then do it.. always try to do it right morally - don't mess around or fool with peoples feelings, but if its real then yes, you have got to gamble.. but is it a gamble if its...
    Wysteria1 Wysteria1 36-40, F Jul 2, 2009

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    I Keep Taking That Gamble - It Better Be Worth Taking

    Heavens, if I'm afraid to take that gamble and love someone - how can I expect or ask someone to gamble on loving me. And, believe me I want to be loved  - and I do want TO love. What can I say. Things haven't always gone right. Well, to be more honest - I have not always...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 3 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    Huge!

    Maybe it's the gambler in me but I think the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. And I'm all in, I'm betting everything on an amazing connection. In 6 days it will either be the best move I've ever made or the worse... Either way it's a gamble and I'm risking...
    ThisIsNotBilly ThisIsNotBilly 26-30, M 12 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    It Is

    It is risky, it has the chance for such a huge pay-off it has to have a risk to it. That's the way most things in life work. Love is one of the things that can make life worth living even in the darkest, saddest times. And if it doesn't work out, at least you'l have something to...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2008

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    Can't Win If You Don't Play, But Don't Be Afraid To Fold Either

    Here's what I think.  If love is 'a gamble,' then it's best to pursue it when you have a good hand.  A good hand is not playing someone or trying to fool them, for then it isn't really love.  A good hand implies that there is probably good chemistry, common...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Nov 5, 2010

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    Yes I Do

    I firmly believe the title of this group is true......for other people. I used to believe it was true for me as well but have decided that......i don't have the mental makeup to take this gamble with my emotions. It hurts too much when it falls apart and i don't react very well...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 15 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Black-jack

    You know I really do believe this. The gains FAR outweigh any risk you may take. I would bet any price on love.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Feb 2, 2011

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    Definitely Worth It

    No matter how many times I get hurt and end up feeling worse, I always sign up for another chance at the earliest opportunity. I hope that never changes. Well, I hope I end up not being hurt at least once, but until that happens I hope I never get so discouraged that I give up...
    OneIsTheLoneliestNbr OneIsTheLoneliestNbr 46-50, M Feb 15, 2013

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    I remember a couple of years ago I was waiting at a bus stop. Then an old man walked up next to me he had gray hair, which was combed over to the side he also had big round glasses...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I truly believe love never goes away. We change how we think, and thus how we express feelings, but the feelings remain
    Goregon8790 Goregon8790 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    This is not a poem. Neither it is a novel story or some sort of anecdote. This is a simply advice from the author to anyone who thinks that his or her life is not worth of living...
    Craney1 Craney1 31-35 4 days ago

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    yep it is true;i believe in it love can't understand what age your or what situation your in.it comes and destroy you.........:)
    knowmeevery knowmeevery 18-21, F 8 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Honestly, love is love. As long as the ages are appropriate, I believe it's okay! For instance, when I was 14, I was in "love" with an 18. It doesn't matter how old, or how young...
    MaddyAlexis MaddyAlexis 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    When it comes to love I believe that you have to act like a woman and think like a man. From my experience is the only way to be. So from now on that is how I am going to be XD
    ChristiBoo2014 ChristiBoo2014 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    We all are creatures made for love.I believe there is no age for true love...although it is called in vein that way to mask interests,and fake feelings.That for me is no true love...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Exactly!!! I believe as long as two people have a connection and have common interests and bonds age doesn't matter! In most cases...
    Devotedmom77 Devotedmom77 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Whoever claims this is guilty of paving the way for pedophiles. Of course love has an age. Of course there is no true love without some maturity. This group is promoting a lie and...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    Hearts pounding A tummy full of butterflies Worried about appearances Memories of love Ten feet tall Head in the clouds Not a care in the world Love is in the air Kisses and...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F Aug 9

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    LOVE never dies. Love is not a thing. LOVE is a feeling. A feeling that all of us wake up to. You might be saying "I'm not LOVED" well...you are. You are ALWAYS LOVED You are...
    Doman5222 Doman5222 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Well, I am a living witness to this. If your love is strong enough, and if you have God it is the best blessing you could ever ask for. Whitney was right when she said "what God...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 12

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    O beloved why did my crazy soul begin to fly? Oh, where did this courage come from? The breeze teases and taunts me, the breeze plays havoc with me. Even the raindrops won’t...
    animelover1990 animelover1990 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Love is a game, just can't wait until it's my turn to win.. Xx
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Agreed love is love :). It's all in the heart
    Daddylicksyou Daddylicksyou 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    Yeah but jail is just a cell.
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    .....and sometimes, you just pray that it will.
    littlecreekgirl littlecreekgirl 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I Believe. I used to believe that I only grew on my birthday. I used to believe that if you laughed too much you'd cry too. I used to believe that if I hurt someone it was because...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F Aug 2

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    Everything starts with what you believe. I believe I may fall, then I would; I believe he doesn't love me, I then look for evidence to prove, then I found them; I believe I m...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    Oldie but goodie. ★★★★★★★★★ Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    But you know what, not really anymore. Screw His plan. I don't want any part of it. He has taken all the things in this world I love the most. Taking her was the last straw. I...
    ywilliam31 ywilliam31 16-17, M 12 Responses Aug 9

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    4 years ago my heart was ripped out of my chest and left to settle under dust. the void that was left of where my heart used to be was a cold place spiraling with thoughts of...
    tealbeliefs tealbeliefs 22-25, F Jul 27

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    Photo of Richmond Park by E Joseph 2014Under the Influence of Love"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~~ 1 Corinthians 13: 13...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love looking at/taking pictures of nature - mountains, plants, rivers, ect. The cover image is a picture of the Rocky Mountains during rain. This is probably my favorite picture...
    kenzeyeah kenzeyeah 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    I want to be with someone who loves me for who I am not what I can do for them sexually. Sometimes being pretty and good looking attracts all the wrong guys and finding a guy to...
    flowerloverxxv flowerloverxxv 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 26

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    Your love is blue. When you love someone, you give your heart entirely to them. You believe love is an unconditional, unselfish act. You don't love half-way. You are "all in...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Your love is blue. When you love someone, you give your heart entirely to them. You believe love is an unconditional, unselfish act. You don't love half-way. You are "all in...
    sintobus sintobus 22-25 Aug 10

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    BLUE! MY LOVE IS BLUE!When you love someone, you give your heart entirely to them. You believe love is an unconditional, unselfish act.You don't love half-way. You are "all in...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    honestly I know how it feels to want to find the right person who'll love you unconditionally and all... but I feel that focusing on searching only for that will drain someone and...
    rruser27 rruser27 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    some things i wish i had seen back then, questions i would have asked myself: what do you want to know about those many instances where you felt something? why do you want an...
    mofo33 mofo33 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm not completely sure why I even signed up on this site, yet alone posting a story. At the end of the day, I know that this will not improve nor will it change anything about my...
    LilMsUnknown LilMsUnknown 36-40, F Aug 13

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    I have this prayer, it is filled with questions that are seemingly never answered. I pray for answers all of the time and my prayers go something like this; Why? Why have you left...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I spent most of my life in Pittsburgh and have been a life long Pirate fan. I didn't really get interested in baseball til I was about 12, though I was 9 when Roberto Clemente died...
    StormWatcher69 StormWatcher69 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    A man that will lead you to God and not to sin is always worth the wait
    sunshinemae sunshinemae 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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