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I Believe That Love Is a Gamble Worth Taking

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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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    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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    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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    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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    Craney1 Craney1 31-35 Aug 18

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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 7 Responses Aug 23

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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...
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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 16-17, M 1 Response 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 Aug 20

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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 1 Response 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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    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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    Sometimes being fooled by love is worth the price. At least you know you're alive and capable of feeling, even if all you end up with is chest pain.
    afoolishheart afoolishheart 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am 35 years old and still believe in true love, however, I am very much doubting (at this point in my life) that I will ever find true love. I am approaching middle age and I...
    pantspooper12345 pantspooper12345 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 Aug 19

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    I had an affair with a married man who I believed loved me for 11 months. He was my best friend. He came to my Mothers grave with me, met my children, openly showed affection in...
    Faerylak Faerylak 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Even if the blood is not on your hands you are still guilty. A song that helped me understand how to stop condemning people and blaming people: Red Hands by Walk off the earth...
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    I have 4 AP classes- AP Bio, AP College Readiness, AP Psych and AP Lit. Should I do my AP Lit summer work? I mean I have 3 essays and a journal entry but I didn't do one essay and...
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    Love Peace Marriage Relationship Will all be victorious in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ I will not tell you my name But I will tell you my age I am 23 years old If you and...
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    This experience is brought to you by birthdays. Not celebrating them, or the occasion itself. But how it's a unique identifier. About how it's a small tender piece of us and yet we...
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    Queensryche.........I Don't Believe In Love......I Awoke On Impact, Under Surveillance From The Camera Eye, Searching High and Low. A Criminal Mind, Found At The Scene Of The Crime...
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    I believe the only true form of love is the one a parent has for their offspring. I don't believe in love platonically as in friends, and I sure as **** don't believe in it...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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