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I Believe That Love Is a Gamble Worth Taking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 301 People

    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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    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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    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 46-50, M Nov 5, 2010

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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 51-55, M Feb 15, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M Feb 2, 2011

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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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    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 66-70, M 3 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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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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    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 love that on this site I have come to admire and appreciate so many different types of people and thier experiences. And its been such an honor to share and be part of what...
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    Cocojax Cocojax 36-40 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    There is no "you"...I'm in love with love. Today is Sunday and to me it's a day to relax with a loved one...laying together, whispering sweet nothings, playing word association or...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Because I absolutely have a fast lifestyle I love taking long hot showers to relax and enjoy the time with the hot water pounding and beating down on and all over my black body. I...
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    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I think older men have the experience to know how to treat a lady, they are sure about themselves and never in a hurry to make themselves satisfied...they usualy wait for their...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Her name was Madison. We had know each other for a while. So I went up to text her. When I told her I was going to sleep, the pain came in. She started light, calling me stupid. I...
    FarrelTaylor FarrelTaylor 13-15, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    TarikP TarikP 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    Most of my life I've sabotaged myself with negative thoughts and preconceived notions of something going badly before it even happened . I was miserable and very unhappy , and I...
    Ezmee Ezmee 36-40, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I love my girlfriend Riah. She's just amazing in every way shape and form. She's my best friend and my lover. Even when we fight I can never be too mad at her. I can have a...
    xoxoxxooxoxo xoxoxxooxoxo 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Phil loved relaxing barefoot on the common couch we shared at our apartment during our college years. I loved watching him taking his shoes and socks off when he got home. His...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Why? Please some take a moment to read and be honest. What's the point in taking a 14 year old girls virginity, having her devote her life to you, lie, beg, and bribe for you...
    therainberry therainberry 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Looooooooooove espressos. Regular coffee's good too but tastes to "blendy" and not enough caffeine in it. Also I hate sugar in my coffee. Nesspresso is my favourite coffe brand...
    ricke3 ricke3 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    Way too many people say country music is just hillbillies singing about hunting and beer but those people are the ones who will judge country music before even listening to it. I...
    ricke3 ricke3 18-21, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I believe in Love. Yes, it's the feeling I get when I go to Olive Garden, or when I cuddle my dog, but that's not the love I'm talking about. I'm talking about Jesus. Where I find...
    sarahrassy sarahrassy 13-15, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    i believe love is safety no more no less,the idea of being held in a mother's grip is LOVE
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I am very loyal to my family and my true friends. I believe they are worth fighting for
    michelley1999 michelley1999 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    While I personally love them ( my own) nobody will be my friend because I can't even hide them. Summer is the worst :( Today they fell out of my first bikini on my first trip to a...
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    I stopped searching and began to trust
    lizzy555 lizzy555 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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