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I Can't Feel Love

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    If you fell in love your love can run out if you fall in love every day your love will last eternity! My love has run out!!
    billybaby5 billybaby5 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't think it's wrong to want your partner to text you or call you back in a reasonable amount of time. I don't think you can be doing something that's more important. Like when...
    OC93 OC93 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's like all my feelings, emotions, even my conscience have just faded over time. When you look into my eyes and feel my gaze and when you shake my hand and feel flesh gripping...
    BeingMe98 BeingMe98 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I need a friend to be up at 2 or 3 in the morning... I'm so lonely between 1 and 5 in the morning... All my friends have normal sleep lives... Why can't I?
    darthbeegirl666 darthbeegirl666 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    Before I was born, my mother was pregnant with my brother and decided to marry my father for the support. She stayed with him for twenty years until now to raise her children...
    bubbleteax bubbleteax 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    ThePolarPanda ThePolarPanda 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    darnit05 darnit05 31-35, F Nov 23

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    I feel nervous typing this as my beautiful baby sleeps beside me and my very handsome husband, who is a great father and a good person, snores nearby. I just feel so ungrateful, or...
    iamowl iamowl 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    This has been a problem for me my whole life. I grew up isolated. I wasn't allowed to have friends, go outside or be loved. We didn't celebrate holidays or get stuff for christmas...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Being sixteen and in love is inconvenient. Add in the factors that I am gay and she is not. She is 18 and leaving school and I am not, and finally the fact that we aren't close (so...
    Kayceyy Kayceyy 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Finally, a place to find some comfort. Thank you so much for your story... of course, I draw such similarity to my experience. I have had an affair for almost 4 years and she...
    hearbrokenandlonely hearbrokenandlonely 46-50 2 days ago

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    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    My boyfriend works 24/7 as he is a across the country truck driver and can be gone from home for 1 month to 3 months at a time. I feel like my life is passing me by and I want to...
    AngelicEssence AngelicEssence 36-40, F 12 Responses Dec 6

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    So there's multiple girls who really like me. And being a single guy, I'm not really tied down anywhere, so I flirt and talk to multiple girls. There's 2 specific girls who are...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Dec 8

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    I don't know how much longer I can go on. My throat is bleeding again, and I am unable to eat. I don't want to go on if I never get to talk with him again. I didn't even need to be...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    I know that I most likely have depression, but I literally can't ask for help no matter how hard a try. It's like I can't scream "Help me!" because every time I try I can't seem to...
    bloomingheart bloomingheart 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    I know I tend to get very emotionless & careless about others around me ... it really bothers everyone I can tell, but I can't help it ... I don't really like feelings you know...
    happygribi happygribi 26-30, F Nov 21

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    I know I am a human biologically, yet I don't feel that way mentally. I think about this when I walk around my campus, or when I am with my friends, or co-workers, or with any...
    EnigmaVolt EnigmaVolt 18-21, M Nov 22

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    I have been trying to break up with this man for the last three years. I had a very unstable home life growing up and it took me about 6 years of on and off school with full time...
    vrose004 vrose004 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    lindadalexmonroe lindadalexmonroe 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    ctzellers ctzellers 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Stephiternal Stephiternal 16-17, F a week ago

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    It feels like someone is literally holding my heart and squeezing it. It hurts so bad, I feel numb and hurt. My body doesn't seem to be mine, I feel regret and sorrow. What...
    ohida ohida 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    Tcallen Tcallen 31-35 Nov 22

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    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    Well, I appreciated all the responses from others in the same situation. It helped a bit and there was some good advice. I wish I could say I was cured on my unrequited love, but...
    Tryingtobefriends Tryingtobefriends 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    llovereadme llovereadme 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26