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I Can't Feel Love

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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 31-35, M Aug 1, 2015

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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 16-17, M Jun 11, 2014

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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'm avoiding going downstairs

    because it's exhausting pretending that I love my family and enjoy their company. I haven't seen or talked to them in a year and I don't miss them. They were crying and being emotional and it made me uncomfortable. But I need to manipulate them in to paying for things for me. I...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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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'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, 2015

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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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    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 5 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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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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    I know people love me I know the feeling of it

    but sometimes saying it back hurts those days when you would just lay in bed and let people bring the food to you was called laziness by the people who loved you when all you could do was try to avoid being sad. It stopped one day but why would it want to come back? I thought I...
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    I remember feeling love.

    I think I love cats. But I don't feel attachment. I tell people I love them but it's more for manipulation, to "rub them the right way". I've been really traumatized and I feel like I've turned in to a sociopath. I am crazy human intimacy and connection. I want someone to come...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I... I just, i cant... After years of having this constant and intense feeling of love. And then nothing, I felt so empty. And now, I've felt alone for more than a year. Not just...
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    I don't know why I have kept going for wrong people--those who don't care about me or how I feel. They use me and throw me away. Of course, I have been hurt and miserable. Still, I...
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    I didn't expect this. This wasn't in my plans. This wasn't supposed to happen, I had my heart on ice, my walls up high, all I wanted was a little fun, distraction. I wanted to feel...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Newly separated, and trying to pick up the pieces. Life is like a storm without the structure that my wife and I had built together. I haven't been single in quite some time, and...
    seijuroheiko seijuroheiko 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It is that feeling where you want nothing more than to be with her, you want to grab her by the waist pull her close, kiss her deep, and never let go. You want to let your passion...
    TexasBrian TexasBrian 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Every girl or Lets say All of us (Girls) is so sensitive and we admit it. We want to feel loved and appreciated the way we expect. We have a lots of expectations in our mind. We...
    Ughnna1995 Ughnna1995 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I can 't stand my husband I can't stand my husband etcetera....So i married a jerk .he only cares about themselves if i say anything about how i feel i get screamed at he actually...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F a week ago

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    I feel it bubbling up inside me. This anxiety. I've lost you again. I've let you go again. You are the love of my life. But I betrayed you and lost you. So you leave every morning...
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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I've never been able to keep a job for over 2-3 years. I always seem to get ... I don't know what it is ... exacerbated. So I quit. I get fed up. I dislike authority figures...
    dmcac dmcac 46-50, F Feb 3

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    I fell asleep for a couple hours after supper tonight, and now that I'm up again I don't feel even a little bit sleepy. I don't know what to do. I don't want to lie down and do...
    GreatWhiteBird GreatWhiteBird 26-30, M Feb 2

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    Cherylestayed Cherylestayed 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I feel like I'm surrounded by retards I tell them not to touch my stuff but they just don't listen. Now I can't find my gym clothes so that means I have to buy a new pair. I have...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M Jan 31

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    RELENTLESSLY HAUNTED by every instance of poor judgement or just common errors. Can't turn my mind off, I just relive every single moment! Even ones looong forgotten by people who...
    HollowBravado HollowBravado 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Most days I’m ok. I mean sure, just like always you do cross my mind, but today I really miss you. I came so close to sending you a message telling you so, but I know it’ll...
    jackflash3300 jackflash3300 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Th3Ch3shir3Kat Th3Ch3shir3Kat 16-17, M Jan 30

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    It's hard. Loving someone so much, with all your heart. Loving them so much that it physically hurts you when they are away. Loving them so much that they never leave your mind...
    Thelostsoulslasthope Thelostsoulslasthope 13-15, F Jan 30

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    February 2, 1985 A thousand times today, alone, I've lived it in my mind. You took something from me, and I will never be the same way I was. It's not necessarily a bad thing...
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I keep hoping that I can get thru to him, that the tunnel of darkness will somehow go back to light. Some days I just don't want to even try to get him to understand, other days I...
    NolaHollywood NolaHollywood 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    opinionatedchickfromuranus opinionatedchickfromuranus 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm in love with this boy with the perfect smile in the beginning when we met he was so sweet and we hung out all the time Then the popular gorgeous girl started talking to him...
    CookieTracker7 CookieTracker7 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Basically I'm looking for a girl who I am hopelessly in love with, the part that is tricky is that, I have a hard time remembering names, I forgot her name. Also she, last time I...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M Jan 28

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    everyone's negative sometimes. it isn't like i'm going to dump a friend for having a bad day or anything. i am so sensitive to others' moods, though; i feel like when someone is...
    astrifer astrifer 22-25, F Jan 28

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