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I Don't Believe In Love Or Romance Anymore

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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    Love?

    As the years tick by in my now 12 year marriage. I have never doubted the "power" of love more than now. I feel that the feelings that we get when we are in a new relationship are more akin to infatuation and sexual attraction. It's more of a mating instinct than anything else...
    marriedandsoalone marriedandsoalone 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2012

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    Love Is A Many Splendid Thing...(can You See Me Rolling My Eyes???)

    "Love, love, you know what love is? Love is an illusion created by lawyer types like yourself to perpetuate another illusion called marriage to create the reality of divorce and then the illusionary need for divorce lawyers." (Kevin played by Andrew McCarthy, St. Elmo's Fire...
    LolaJ LolaJ 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    Why Should I?

    It ignores me daily and on the rare few times I've decided to give chase it has eluded me. Apparently the fates have deemed that I will not be rewarded with love or romance. I know belief can be invlved in things unseen, but that kind of belief draws reality. So if I can't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 26, 2011

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    No Love In My Life!

    Well, to begin with i am not saying that maybe there isn't any chances for people along the road but for me....?....i don't think its possible anymore, though i wish someday, someone, somehow would surprise me once again..... Ok, i am a 28 yr old divorced mother of a beautiful 4...
    melonely melonely 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2009

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    No Love In My Life!

    Well, to begin with i am not saying that maybe there isn't any chances for people along the road but for me....?....i don't think its possible anymore, though i wish someday, someone, somehow would surprise me once again..... Ok, i am a 28 yr old divorced mother of a beautiful 4...
    melonely melonely 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2009

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    Fantasy Land!

    I thought I loved a woman once, but now I question all of it! Was it real? Did love actually enter the equation at all? Was I just a fool? Blinded? Feels like it was all a dream, a fantasy. If it was real, wouldn't I have found it somewhere? Now I'm not so sure I believe in...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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    I Love You But...

    Never really understood loving relationships. I thought everybody fought, yelled, screamed and hit. That was what I came up knowing. Then in my mid-twenties something magical (or I thought so at the time) happened. I learned of another side. A side where people got along. There...
    girl1974 girl1974 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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    Another Fantasy Why Don't Ppl Just Wake Up And See Reality

    Love is just another fantasy ppl need to wake up and see reality. Reality really sees love like this a dark horrid place with all that valentines crap you get all torn and trashed on the floor black rose petals scattered then you see a girl with black long hair covering her face...
    fax4ever fax4ever 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2011

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    No Love In My Life!

    Well, to begin with i am not saying that maybe there isn't any chances for people along the road but for me....?....i don't think its possible anymore, though i wish someday, someone, somehow would surprise me once again..... Ok, i am a 28 yr old divorced mother of a beautiful 4...
    melonely melonely 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2009

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    I believe in family live and friends love but I just don't believe in ROMANTIC LOVE. It just doesn't make sense to me. I think people just get married to show that they have a...
    isabel16 isabel16 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I don't believe in sex before marriage. I am a Christian and I truly believe that sex is a gift from God that is intended to bring a husband and wife closer together. Whether you...
    illnameitlater illnameitlater 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I don't believe in God and it isn't because I lost hope, because a tragic experience. I just believe that God is nothing more than a way to explain the unknown and hope for...
    Alexa3608 Alexa3608 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I don't believe in it because it makes your relationship sound kinda fake. Do you really need a license and a bunch of paperwork just to know that your in love with someone? I don...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    It's not that I don't believe in them but I think it's kinda like saying "Everyone else eats grapes so im gonna eat them too even tho I hate them!"....... People forget that...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Considering my profile, it should come as no surprise that I don't believe anyone should have to shave. I absolutely hate it when people are shamed for natural parts of their body...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    It is wonder that the Muslim Egyptian president Sisi was the first who responded to deheading of 21 Christians in Libya by ISIS, through bombarding ISIS locations in Libya just...
    Freetune Freetune 36-40, M Feb 21

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    It's not that I don't believe in safe words it's just having a "safe word" implies that I have at least a little control over what is happening. I can't imagine simply by saying a...
    akaLauraWhitmer akaLauraWhitmer 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 21

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    I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 4 years, and I love him very much. I would say we are happy, which I think we are for the majority of the time, but lately I've...
    Deda0505 Deda0505 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I think marriage is for life and always wanted my first marriage to be my only marriage but it has broken down so badly now that I feel divorce may be my only option. my husband is...
    kimathy86 kimathy86 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    I've been with him for almost 4 years now. When I think of it, I never felt loved in our relationship. Lately I feel like he's been taking me for granted. A week can pass without...
    Brego Brego 18-21, F 13 Responses 4 days ago

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    Does anyone have any advice for me? My kids are 13, 10, and 6. I was a Catholic until about 3 years ago. After years of internal conflict, I decided to leave the church and...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just, don't know what to do anymore. I mean, yes the roads are bad, but my boyfriend can't even make time to see me. Every plan we made in the last week, he has cancelled. I don...
    Tara884248 Tara884248 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Like my younger sister used to be verbally and physically abusive towards me and then about two years ago I started being mean to her and now she acts like the victim... And I hate...
    Idonthaveanameanymore Idonthaveanameanymore 18-21, F Feb 17

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    Like, no!!! Not having my man by my side every night is pure hell on earth. I just don't see the point in being in a relationship where you can't even physically feel him. Having...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F Feb 23

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    She says she loves me but after 11 years together and me ******* up too many times, I think she has lost all respect for me. I don't want her to suffer my curse anymore. I want her...
    SmokesWax SmokesWax 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Why do people act so nice and respectful to me? I mean, don't get me wrong, it's nice. Humane. I just don't feel like I deserve it. I'm a sickening person. I break hearts...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Valentine's Day has just passed. Everywhere I go, I see all these happy people, holding hands, engaging in public displays of affection. If only they knew how much it tortured some...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    But I don't have problem with those who do. As long as you don't violate human autonomy or deny people in your care the medical treatment they need over it, then you should be free...
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I can't believe I said it out loud. The truth doesn't set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    There's this really complex feeling inside of me but I'm not depressed. But it doesn't mean either that it'll change just because 'I'll find the right person''. There's is NO right...
    indiebabe46 indiebabe46 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I've been single for over 6 years (this also includes not having sex) I'm a nice kind and caring guy holds down a job as a chef have my own place don't know where I am going...
    Baz11ga Baz11ga 22-25, M Feb 22

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    I don't shave because I don't feel that I should have to. I mean, why is that even a thing? I feel beautiful in my own skin. I'm often told that having hairy armpits or hairy legs...
    justarandom justarandom 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't know why I want to be married, I don't want the responsibility but I just want the companion
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 21

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    I hate it when older people think that they can just mess with us younger people........Maybe you can with some us...but not all of us are stupid.....Just cuz you're old; it doesn...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M Feb 5

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    There's absolutely no point to it. First, I abhor the idea of getting any sort of government involved in personal relationships. Who was the first person to suggest that anyway...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I don't care for religions at all. Some of them, I find interesting. But only in the same way I find books or games to be interesting. I find it disturbing that some people can't...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm living in a situation where I'm not loved, appreciated or even treated with decency. What's even sadder is that it's in a house with my bf and my mom. My mom is the most...
    therapeuticalsentences05 therapeuticalsentences05 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I don't know how to talk with my partner about not feeling loved. I've tried before and in different ways but she treats it like a personal attack and she gets very defensive. I...
    d0uggy d0uggy 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I feel like I'm in a one way relationship. I have been feeling very down, and might as well be alone, because when I voice how u feel it's hardly acknowledged. I'm sad. I'm scared...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 17

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    my boyfriend checked himself into a mental institution last weekend. He got on meds for depression and since then things have gotten a little better. but today he left, busted a...
    julia1155 julia1155 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I feel like my husband and I have grown apart and we kind of ended up living like room mates. I an so lonely and want him to treat me like I am special to him. I feel so angry most...
    fitfitwell fitfitwell 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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