I Can't Feel Love

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 51 People

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 3, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 2, 2016

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    May 11, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 6, 2014

    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.
    seecurt seecurt
    46-50, M
    Jun 11, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Feb 23, 2013

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 17, 2013

    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


    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

    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

    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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