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I Don't Believe In Happily Ever After

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 97 People

    All Of Our Bridges Burned Down

    I used to believe in true love and maybe even happily ever after with the exception that I always knew life was never going to be perfect. Now, I don't think I really believe in anything anymore...certainly not people...however, I do still believe in the love of animals...so that...
    LittleBeauSheepOliveEwe LittleBeauSheepOliveEwe 70+ Jan 21, 2013

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    They Told Us Lies

    Happily ever after is a load of crap, that or all the princes who are supposed to be coming and taking me away into the sunset are seriously late. Growing up you were always told how there was a prince for every princess and that you'd end up happy but what about everyone who...
    jiggy286 jiggy286 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    Its A Hard Thing To Believe Any More

    I used to, I truely did. Now I ain't to sure....................
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2009

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    Reality Hit Me

    I used to believe in "once upon a time" and "happily ever afters" but then I experienced something that every human being experiences at least once in their lifetime. Heartbreak. The 1st time I got my heartbroken was the last time I believed in happily ever afters. Feelings of...
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    The Thing About Fairytales

    I was about five or six years old when I heard the stories of the Disney princesses for the first time. I remember asking myself, “Why aren’t I one of those princesses?” I knew that I wasn’t homeless like Snow White was for a while, and wasn’t the child of royalty like...
    Syukotsu Syukotsu 16-17 Nov 25, 2010

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    Never Ever After

    I don't know why people fill their kids' heads up with that fairy tale ****.  Reading books is great, but I mean, come on.  My parents never did.  We had like The Velvetine Rabbit (so sad) and they were realistic about life and things.  I remember the Disney...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    Fairy Tales Don't Exist In a Real World

     Fairy tales exist, but never in a real world. Living happily every after is a lie to me.
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F Dec 4, 2008

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    Hate Happy Endings

    At one time I believed but when my girlfriend broke my heart. I said **** no there is never happy ends. I wish there was happy ends but then life would be to easy cause you would know that there is happy ends so you would have no problems with life. I wish one day everyone...
    BeastWithFire BeastWithFire 18-21, M Dec 10, 2009

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    At the Most It's "Contentedly For the Moment...unless You Stop Wishing For More"

    Fairytale Love is for cardboard cutouts sprinkled in radioactive glitter. It's dangerous to self-worth. Be happy that people show you any love, because the moment you believe in "Happily Ever After", you are depriving yourself of True Love...the love of yourself...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    I Think It's Always a Work In Progress

    I don't believe in happily ever after.  I wish I did.  When I was a girl, I did - princesses and princes. I don't know - I guess when you are a child, they teach you childish things, but as you grow into an adult, you are left on...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Humans are profoundly amazing at coping with their environment though. If anything it is more impressive that we can justify our negative experiences to move on.
    EtherealNomad EtherealNomad 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    That's the scary thing about life! I think much of life is as random as anything!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I pressed on me too when I saw this title about 2 months ago. Usually I write about that subject 1 or 2 days later. But I thought this was such an obvious statement. Of course...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Jan 10

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    Timeline part 2. All of my metaphysical training and all my observations of the human experience, around the world and in my own life, tell me that there are no coincidences. There...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 21

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    I don't believe in gender, just like I don't believe in ghosts or goblins, and I don't get why after thousands of years of civilization and intellectual growth, humankind is still...
    astrophobia astrophobia 26-30 Jan 9

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    I remember sitting in church with my parents when I was 14 and thinking I just don't believe any of this anymore. I really had no choice but to finish the confirmation program in...
    nogods4me nogods4me 41-45, M 21 hrs ago

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    I get a little annoyed at the ignorance of people insisting that there is some magical cosmic force, called Karma, that will punish people they don't like. You have Christians...
    LifeHunter LifeHunter 31-35, M Jan 6

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    I don't believe in any of that, it's all but a mere illusion of human perception that everyone seems to rely on these days
    deanratzloff deanratzloff 13-15 1 Response Jan 23

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    I've known some very not nice Christians and some very nice atheists. I am not sure all atheists will burn in hell. Think of the atheist standing before God; "You don't believe in...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M Jan 21

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    This is an interesting topic. "I don't believe in the other gender." My girlfriend is a figment of my imagination and her lady parts are lies...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    This gentleman Elder Sander from the Mormon church decided to talk to me. It was really nice though. Talking to him as a person. It felt nice. I hadn't had a good conversation in a...
    YukaPlant YukaPlant 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I was raised catholic...well not in a strict catholic manner...we frequently went to church. Before tucking me in I always said a prayer with my mother and at school we had...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel in order to fall in love, you need to know the person first. Although, I believe in attraction at first sight. For example, there is this junior I see everyday. I see him on...
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    4/1/15 pm I feel in some aspects we've lost the romance we used to have . Many expect to have sex on the first date . It doesn't matter if there is no tomorrow . How many...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    If blood was thicker than water, family wouldn't treat you the way they do. The way my sister treats me proves that blood isn't thicker than water. Family is supposed to be there...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, M Jan 12

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    People look at professional help as if it was the secret ingredient to make things better. I've been getting this so called help for a while and nothing seems to make things better...
    nuttyduck nuttyduck 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    For me it has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with the fact that marriage is meant to be a life time commitment and when I made that commitment I realized that my vows...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F Jan 17

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    Couple of months ago I was reading a library book and at the bottom of the page someone had wrote in pencil "LOVE ISN'T REAL PEOPLE JUST GET DESPERATE". It made me think. And...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I never believed in love, never experienced it, I say it but don't feel it, and my life is full of hate
    craz3f8g craz3f8g 18-21 1 day ago

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    "I wanna know what it's like, to be on the inside of love. Standing in-front of the gates, I see the beauty above" -Nada Surf Love... "People say the words, they sing the songs...
    YukaPlant YukaPlant 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    People need to stop labeling people and stop judging people. Sometimes i do it without even noticing. It's wrong for me to say something about that person if i don't know them. I...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Jan 3

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    I think that boy shorts worn under leggings would be a better choice than a thong. I know that a thong would seem like the best choice. If people are really trying to hide panty...
    Spandexblue Spandexblue 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    Obviously friendships don't count, and neither does harmless flirting or deeply caring about someone, but real relationships can't actually be real until you've seen that person...
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Natural selection is quite obviously a real thing that happens in animal populations as a passive reaction to environmental factors. There are continual changes in animal...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F a week ago

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    1) Why won't God heal amputees? Because God is imaginary, and he doesn't answer any prayers. Every "answered prayer" is actually a coincidence. All scientific evidence supports...
    findmeholdmehasbeenfound findmeholdmehasbeenfound 18-21 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel married destroy the true lobe this details after married can start as a boring things then will start fighting and in the end the both are not happy so after my experience...
    tetomni tetomni 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    Been here since time immemorial, so let me count how many boyfriends I had who gave those amorous attempts. (If I ever believed them)a few can only last a week, some stays over a...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    I wanna know what happened to that one family, we'll all the families, who kept telling their kids the world was gonna end, they even had a count down calendar. So, are those...
    Floo64 Floo64 22-25, F Jan 23

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    Sadly this is a generic group. To be more accurate I do not believe in the romantic love. You know that wonderful lie that males and females a like tell themselves to make them...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 18 hrs ago

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    The first place we lose the battle is in our own thinking. If you think it’s permanent then it’s permanent. If you think you’ve reached your limits then you have. If you...
    Reborn2live Reborn2live 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    My experiences are my reality. Whether you believe me or not doesn't change my experience. You may ridicule me of you like, but it will not change anything for me.
    Nixie1291 Nixie1291 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I feel like I can't trust a mainstream doctor to know what they're doing when thousands, even millions die at their hands every year.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    It is better to learn faithfulness before marriage. Those who were not willing to wait before marriage, will more likely not restist within marriage. I believe that true love waits...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    The only person in my whole family I can connect with is my sister. Everybody is superficial. Blood relations mean nothing to me, as bad as that sounds. We all bleed the same blood...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Just remember everyone. The full quote is 'the blood of the covenant is thicker than the waters of the womb' never let anyone guilt you into saying sorry or whatever cuz they are...
    FriendlyDalek FriendlyDalek 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Believe it or not its real!
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Jan 21

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