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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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     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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    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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    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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    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,

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    If the connection is there and both parties are above legal age,love can occur, between two people years apart in age.Since I have been on this site I've come to realize this is...
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    I'm puzzled by the fact that I'm still here, I'm so god damn useless, I just suck everything up, I'm just a burden, so why do you keep me in your life.
    AmJordi AmJordi 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Well Lets see, It drives people towards Illogical, and hasty decisions, including a huge life changing event called marriage, which spending an entire life with just one person...
    Firewire57 Firewire57 22-25, M Feb 3

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    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    It's the things that life alone has to offer that easily takes over my control. I feel the air..., cold and crisp... Refreshing at times. Taking the air in deep as I get lost to...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses 40 mins ago

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    Loving you is painful my dear, but it teaches me how to struggle, it teaches me how to be patient, it makes me stand between my strength and weakness, it gives me reason to always...
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    I used to be sweet, kind, fun loving, Friendly, and believe in being a gentleman. I loved trying new things and I wished so much to sharing new experiences with someone special...
    Micheael Micheael 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    I got to my bathroom to smoke and takings nice hot shower during my high is so soothing!!
    demonswithin demonswithin 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    [This is an actual letter that I sent. Some details changed/redacted to protect the privacy of the innocent.] Jana, Twenty-seven and a half years is a long time, a very long time...
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    What I'm about to tell you is the experience of love I felt for the first time, the story is very long but I'am very thankful to those who reads this to the very end...Introduction...
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    I believe in kindness because kindness comes from our hearts. I believe in kindness because kindness could save more than one life. I believe in kindness because I know there are...
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    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    City of angels as it is a Meg Ryan movie. She was a doctor at this movie who an angel of death should take her life. The angel of death fall in love with her and couldn't do it. He...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 6 hrs ago

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    I don't think you need 1000 camera to accomplish photography. You just need to love taking pictures and telling stories ;) Just thinking out loud (btw love that song lol).
    SincerelyA SincerelyA 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    It’s funny, thinking back now on where I was just over two years ago and where I am right now. I was lost back then and you were the only one whom I though knew the way back...
    Titan936 Titan936 18-21, M Feb 16

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    Patient: "Doctor, do you think that I shall live until I am ninety?" Doctor: "How old are you now?" Patient: "40" Doctor: "Do you drink, gamble, smoke or do you have any other vice...
    2015ishere 2015ishere 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    While walking down the street, a bum asks a man for £2."Will you buy booze?" the man asks, to which the bum replies "No.""Will you gamble it away?" Once again the bum replies "No...
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I believe that you never stop loving someone, you just learn to live without them.
    Luisa246 Luisa246 22-25, F 17 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure if this is something that becomes more important to us as we get older, or whether it is simply a way of thinking, of living. But for me, it is all about the memories...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Don't ever give up... Don't let frustration knock you down... Don't let fear stand in your way... Don't let time get in your head... Who cares how long it takes, or how many you...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M 51 mins ago

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    Part 1. Time is of the essence . Yes in your life , your time is worth much. Don't allow your time to be wasted by people who seems like they are not intending to serve an...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M Feb 11

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    I'm fighting myself. Throughout my bad relationships I've developed these bad habits. I expect a guy to leave, I expect him to cheat, I expect him to lie, I expect him to use. It's...
    Nottheaveragegirl Nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    yup.. hate it for awhile then.. i think.. oh well no one knows you for who you are.. only you (and God).. so its okay if they dont believe.. important thing is you know you are...
    graciousindifference29 graciousindifference29 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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