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I Can't Feel Love

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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 Feb 23, 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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    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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    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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    how did I get here? I can't just leave, my son needs me..
    LoStOnArOcK2 LoStOnArOcK2 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ive loved him since I met him 13 years ago. No doubt in my mind. He is living and sweet one day and the next he's short tempered, calling me names, and not even talking to me. I...
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    i wake up every morning and do what i have to and yet i get no joy from my life. i am a loner. i have no true friends and i find that odd. i believe God has blessed me immensely, i...
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    Sometimes i can't feel like i am a human but i am. So i want to break and take a deep breath.i want to travel to a lot of places and meet new friends, lovers...
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    No, I am not in love with someone. I have never experienced anything like this actually. I think it'd be cool to know this feeling of "falling in love" and be "in love" with...
    Lila2088 Lila2088 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    So there's this guy… I know how many of these "can't let go" post start with that, original! But anyway, there's this guy and I fell hard for him long time ago. First a little...
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    It's kind of a strange situation, that probably requires a whole lot more back story than I'm willing to give it. Consequently, this will probably be a bit short, a bit rambling...
    LostInCode LostInCode 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I have been very lucky in this life of mine. Or is that even true? My world always appears so full of light. The outer rims of my soul like burning torches of fire in the night...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 13

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    Sometimes I wonder what is the point of me. I can't remember the last time I felt truly wanted. I know I have family and friends that love me, and I know they would be there for me...
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    Me and my ex broke off our relationship 5 years ago but it still feels like that I can't let him go. The thing is, I was not exactly a good partner. I was an emotionally abusive...
    Xlen Xlen 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I suffered form this anxiety- importance deficiency anxiety. Yes I made that up! I don't know how I got this disease. But it was really painful. It still is some times. So what is...
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    When you're alone, do you think of me? And my diamond ring's thrown out to sea. And when you love, do you love for me? Like harmony, a never ending dream. Oh well, oh well. I...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I just want to know if your feelings for me were real or if they were just part of your dark shadows and you wanting to control me through love? Was it really just sex to you? How...
    LoverInTheClouds LoverInTheClouds 22-25, F Jan 3

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    A while ago my boyfriend admitted that helped to me and had gone to ***** clubs multiple times with his friends. Although he claimed that his friends pressured him into going....I...
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    This was my dream. At the time, it was the guy that I fell head over heels for. In the dream, we were married and had two kids. A seven year old, blonde, girl, and a brown, curly...
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    Sometimes , No ! A lot of the time I am to busy giving out love and care . More and more it's my thing . Making everyone feel loved and appreciated :) and I do want that...
    LT167 LT167 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I still can not stop thinking about my ex. Some days I'm ok, other days I still cry. I can't get him out of my head. My heart pounds so hard when I think of him. I miss everything...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Tonight I'm about to have a rant so just bear with me. I come here to write and express myself because I don't always feel able to tell those closest to me what I'm feeling inside...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    You are so perfect!! Every sentence u say is meaningful!! You care about feelings although I'm not the only one, but I feel satisfied!! Thank u and I really love u, but I can't...
    Borika Borika 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Marry meet everyone, Its been a long time since i posted anything on here. Well let me begin. I am still with my boyfriend, and we are about to make it our first year together...
    sabedoria sabedoria 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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