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I Can't Feel Love

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    I don't know why but I just can't.

    I can tell when people love me but I can't love them back, I just don't feel it no matter how hard I try. It's like I'm disconnected from everyone, it's an annoying feeling at times and frustrating.
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    Oh wow! I thought I was the weird one

    and considered hiring a therapist but it looks like I'm not. I've an amazing mother and had a loving father. Growing up, they took care of me very well. I had a challenging childhood. I was on prescription steroids for over 7 years because of renal malfunctions and had to be...
    alphabrownie alphabrownie 26-30, M Aug 1

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    I'm with a great guy

    and I enjoy being with him but I can't seem to feel love. There is no powerful connection for me or any sexual interest. I wish o could feel love since he loves me so much 😔
    reapersweep reapersweep 18-21, F May 11

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    I can like someone but love is something I just

    can't feel I have literally never loved anything in my entire life. sure it's kinda weird but I'm not bothered by it.
    Nightfang109 Nightfang109 13-15, M Jun 11, 2014

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    First Time

    As human beings we're capable of doing a lot of things in this world, this ranges from things we enjoy and things we may even hate. But sometimes you go through life feeling empty because you don't want to get hurt by others. Not letting others get close to me is one of the best...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    Nothing.....

    I just don't feel love anymore. Like the emotion was expelled from my body. I don't understand it. I feel compassion, but not love. It's all gone........
    sunryae sunryae 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2009

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    Not Bothered

    I can like people, love, no. I do not desire to be loved either, just liked. It's not a problem for me, I never was able to connect to people. It doesn't bother me, I've always been this way. I've never suffered trauma or abuse, I was born this way. It's just my thing.. it's not...
    AnonyMouse200 AnonyMouse200 16-17 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    It All Blurs Together For Me.

    In my life, I have never felt that anyone loved me unconditionally. My parents did love me, but I know I disappointed them in lots of ways.  Friends only come around when they need something or want to vent because I will listen; even if my own life is falling...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2009

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    Incapable Of It.

    There was a time when I was able to feel love. It was a long time ago.But every time I let someone get close to me, I got hurt. Because I'm weak, people preyed on me. There are only so many times that a heart can break before it won't heal, and I have reached that point.I can't...
    probablyflashy probablyflashy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2011

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    Just Because I'm Lonely

    so i had hhim by my side... just to fill the empty time but the truth is my heart; it's empty... i can't feel the same way i can't love him the way he loves me.. i'm too broken-hearted to feel anything... sometimes i'm so angry at myself because i don't feel it... i don't...
    hellsdevil hellsdevil 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    I think it's a defense mechanism sometimes.

    I know that the more you allow yourself to love someone, the better the return. In most cases. If you hold back then you don't get hurt or let down. Now the love for my kids is something else entirely.
    ItMayBeShort ItMayBeShort 46-50, M Jun 11, 2014

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    My entire life I've been known as the 'doormat' - the one that everyone can happily take advantage of. And the worst part is: I let it slide. I forgive them, even when I really...
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    if I don't say the words. it doesn't mean that they are not there. I just want them to land with you the way that I intend for them to. I am sorry that I often say them like two...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This is my dilema and the most obvious is that it is NOT a dilema but the feelings I have makes everything feel so wrong. I in a sense do know the person I am inlove with, but I...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    When I look beyond myself I see and feel love, acceptance, joy, safety, and respect. I know I am not alone and I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I am abundantly blessed. I...
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    I Can't Feel My Face When I'm with you.....but I love it but I love it
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    It seems that I have a chronic case of this. I put to much faith in what people might do for me and how people might heal me. In the end, though I never reveal my problems, they...
    Person123x Person123x 18-21 4 days ago

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    INFJguytwin1 INFJguytwin1 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    The the thing with boyfriends' mothers. Oh my God they are so irritating. I'm tired of being lectured. I'm quiet and not a back talker and just nod and says yes or no, and say a...
    reginarose reginarose 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I met someone 6 months ago I cannot stop thinking about them we clicked so much. They live really far away so I probably won't ever see them again and the other problem is I'm...
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    I was just a small 6th grade kid who had terrible self-esteem issues. It comes with the territory when your father used to terrify you, when he would beat you for the most trivial...
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    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Okay... Im going to let it all out... Hope yall care enough to comment.. Sorry if this is all over the place.. Im just thinking so much about my life right now.. I met this...
    SkinnyIsPretty0 SkinnyIsPretty0 18-21, F Aug 20

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    We shouldn’t be together. Culturally, we are so diverse. Age, we are a decade apart. Location, across the world from one another. Relationship, too complicated to explain. But...
    MyHeart4You MyHeart4You 46-50, F Aug 20

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    Everyday I face a new wave of challenges that drag me down where I can then be met with returning currents that bring back old insecurities and weaknesses. I like to think that I'm...
    pressurecooker pressurecooker 16-17, F Aug 20

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    I'm moving out. I've been married for 9 years. I cook, clean, watch the kids, work full time, and seem solely responsible for the downfall of our relationship. 4 years ago...
    ugolliii ugolliii 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Isn't your significant other supposed to be your best friend... We've been together about a year and a half and I don't feel like my bf is any kind of friend especially not a best...
    SkyeFoster SkyeFoster 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    As a follow up, my ex got out of jail. And immediately following his release, he started with the incessant calling. Sending cards and poems and love letters everyday. I had a PFA...
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