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I Can't Feel Love

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 6

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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

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 11

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    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    :( I can't. Noo. NUUUUUUUUUUU. What should i do.. :'(
    Orsas Orsas 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    My aunt has spectacular cleavage. That's a thought I'm glad my family can't read.
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    Unicorn1039 Unicorn1039 16-17, F Oct 28

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    I had this really weird, unexplainable thing happen to me over 3 years ago. I started to receive visions of this guy that I knew I have never met before but I felt like I was...
    electrapleiadian electrapleiadian 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I did it again. I pushed her away again, when she was close to letting me back into her world. Why do I feel like I am too much for her? Why do I feel like I am too much of a mess...
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