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I Don't Understand Love

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    Happiness In Life

    There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F Nov 14, 2012

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    Do You Know What It Means To Be In Love?

    Does anyone out there know what it feels like? I’m dead serious. I’ve been asking myself this question over the past few days and I can not get an answer that makes sense to me and my logical side. See, I’m a child of the 80s (ok I was born in the 70s), and I remember...
    jeweltonedstate jeweltonedstate 36-40 1 Response Nov 29, 2012

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    Heartless

    When I was a kid, people would ask me if I loved my family, and I sometimes had a hard time answering them.  I just didn't know.  I loved my dad, but my mom and my brother would make my life a living hell.  How can you love someone when every memory...
    SeraphicWannabe SeraphicWannabe 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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    ????

    I don't understand love at all! it's so freaking confusing. I mean there's different kinds of love, like the love or lack there of for your family, it's expected that you love them because they're your family but you don't necessarily have to love them, i know i certainly don't...
    musicqueen musicqueen 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    I Don't Believe You Can

    Love is ridiculous It defies logic It doesn't make any sense It is something you can never understand Think you do and you don't know what it is But it is beautiful It is amazing It is the most wonderful thing a person will feel
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 4, 2010

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    It's a complex emotion

    that I can only say I've felt it for my parents and grandparents and even then it was a respectful admiration. I feel no sense of connection to my brother and that doesn't bother me. Romantic love escapes me and I've only had passing fancies that leave me wondering what I was...
    BrokenBeauty301 BrokenBeauty301 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Is Romantic Love Sustainable?

    So confused about romantic love nowadays. Too many mind games, too many liars. At some point, I don't give a damn and play with others. But in the end, I want to be with someone who cares. Yet, is it even possible to find someone who likes me as much as I like him? Someone as...
    ladyrosa ladyrosa 22-25, F Sep 9, 2012

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    I Don't Understand

    I don't understand, I try to be kind and loving, but it always backfires. My kindness it always taken for weakness. I talk to my girlfriend all the time and I try to be as open as possible with my feelings and try to get her to communicate the same way with me. And I'm getting to...
    Donlicknobody Donlicknobody 18-21 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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    Happiness In Life

    There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F Nov 14, 2012

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    I Just Dont

    I love someone, kind of....It's Luce, you see. Read some of my other stories and you'll understand a bit better.But I look around me and see all these people in love, destroying their lives and themselves over it, and it just makes no sense to me. Why live for anyone else? Why...
    TessaDarling TessaDarling 18-21, F Mar 30, 2012

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    Just Let The Love In 2 Your Life

    I don't understand people who said this!! If they only let the people in to their life who love them,then they would see that there is nothing 2 worry about
    memyself4u memyself4u 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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    What Does It Mean?

    I loved her. She said she loved me. Then one day she left with no explanation. Did she stop loving me? Did she ever really love me in the first place? I was angry and hurt, but that passed and I find I still have feelings for her. Is it even possible to just stop loving someone...
    CosmoLang CosmoLang 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    I Don't Have Any Desire To Understand It, Either...

    Love is an emotion that defies logic or explanation...and that's just the way I like it. I love just because I feel close to another human being, or pursuit, or object...not because I think that I Should Be obliged to love.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    There Should Be More People In This Group

      I don't think that I will ever understand love even though it is the feeling, the belief that all cultures and religions share even though they will strongly refute it when faced with it. It is a very precious gift, one often misused and one that is unable...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    Is it because I've never had relationships with

    anyone, much less even really thought of anyone in that way...? Usually, all that happens in the end is one or the other getting hurt, so why even bother?
    Suisen Suisen 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    My Thorn

    I don't get it. I want to feel love I long for it, but at the same time I'm afraid. I don't know what to do. Maybe I'm afraid of girls? I've been in relationships befor and I always ended them when they started getting deep. Then I would hide under my cover in my room and cry...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 12, 2009

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    I honestly don't understand love anymore,

    maybe I'm just young for it right now, but with the experiences I've had, I wasn't so happy with it... at one point I was happy while I was dating my ex, but then he left me without a reason. I was depressed for a year, then I met someone else who I thought would make me happy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 7

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    Definition Of Love?

    Love is meeting the needs or satisfaction of oneself, any person, object or animal by responding with much interest where one smiles in happiness and is personally attached.
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F Nov 14, 2012

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    Illusion Or Real ...

    After I had been waiting for such a long time to be in his arms again .. Here it comes .. After a week we had been together .. so many nice things so many sad memories .. so many stupid arguments just gradually happen to us .. Now Im alone in my room trying to find out the answer...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 15 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    It has never happened to me- I have never

    fallen in love. I have been attracted to some girls and they turned out be minor crushes, but I never pursued those interests. I always- SIMPLY LET IT GO. That's why, I've never been able to understand the concept of love at all. Maybe, someday I will. But, I won't really take...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M Aug 23

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    Fear Of Love

    Sometimes I feel like I should just give myself wholly to lust, because deep down I fear that love will never find me again ?
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F Nov 8, 2012

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    What's the big deal about it?

    Why do people place such importance on the three words, 'I love you'? It's not as if anyone actually knows, for sure, what love is. It's an intangible thing, that only exists when..almost, when we want it to.. But just cos you think you're in love..doesn't mean you actually are...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F Oct 1

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    This Is What Love Is....

    hormones neutrophins and dopamine. and a very interesting delusion.
    corbin00 corbin00 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Types Of Love

      Well, I have read many of other stories on this, and most people use the term "love" as in "in love" with someone else. I am confused on what love is, also in different ways.  I have had friends tell me that they love me, and some people who I...
    nicolian131 nicolian131 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2010

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    I don't understand what's wrong with me...why is it that I'm just not lovable? Why do I always have to be the one who gets hurt? I don't want to love anymore. What's the point of...
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I waited almost an entire month to contact him. I finally send him a positive message, asking if we could talk, and he read it on the app we talked on that night. I waited 6 days...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I got rid of her and so did most of my friends...I don't understand why he can speak outside with out 3 morons watching........
    awake1235 awake1235 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Her stupid friends are hacked into his sites also.....we know you bimbos we just don't understand who the **** you think you are Your blocked from hundreds of people ladies.....
    awake1235 awake1235 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Now, before I get into this, no one start flipping out on me. I asked something similar on a different site and all I got was insults and no answers. Now, could someone explain to...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I sometimes think god, if there is one, is really sadistic X( I mean why do I gotta be sick?! Tomorrow's Thanksgiving man! My friends and I 'suppose to be goin out to watch a movie...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I don't understand life or how to be happy in it.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I guess you could say it's a defense mechanism... My mind repressed everytime my ex fought with me and emotionally abused me. So it's only fair to think my brain would repress my...
    AlysonBlack AlysonBlack 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    They always say "why can't you be like your cousin?" "Behave more like your brother" "if you're good like your brother/cousin you can go to a good high school" I don't want to be...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 14 mins ago

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    As I'm sitting this house wondering what going to happen in my later life. As right now I do not understand myself because there so much stuff that I wanted to do. Well I can't do...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't get it when people post the same exact story in several places. I was looking at someone's writings tonight and they had posted the same thing in about five areas. Not...
    Longrun Longrun 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    What more lies will unravel? Why couldn't he just tell me to my face? I bet he wasn't working all of those weekends. I bet he wasn't falling asleep on me at 9 and even 8:30 at...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    And I don't think anyone else does either. So many people have such strong opinions on their beliefs but there is so much divergence in them that it is hard to believe that any...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 1 Response Nov 23

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    How come when women on EP say they need someone to talk to, they don't care which gender. But when men write the same thing it means I'm Looking For A Woman. Often tagged Dating...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M a week ago

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    You just can't. I think of myself dying more often then graduating high school. I care too much. I'm unsatisfied. I hurt so badly. I have so many hallucinations. I'm always in pain...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Dec 2

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    It's not productive, and I don't see it as interesting or entertaining. I just take part in it to satisfy other people's weird needs.
    Arekkusu12 Arekkusu12 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    My boyfriend invited me to a family event where his co-workers brought all their children. A day before that he asked me how many kids I want. I said one, but he said two. He also...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    Parents just fought again. Some days I enjoy their fighting and other days like today I just wish they would stop. I'm not sure why I enjoy their fighting. I think part of it may...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Dec 13

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    I have 3 moods 1. Helpful and Loving to others 2. Quiet and isolated from everyone 3. Pissed off at everyone who leads normal lives whereas I don't
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Somethings seem to be from another planet, I just don't get them. Why do we keep putting ourselves in situations that hurt us?
    Nyah27 Nyah27 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    About a year ago my wife realized she was going to turn 50, and our oldest kid would be leaving us for college. She has said that she sees herself as 90% mom and now that purpose...
    SeatownMan1 SeatownMan1 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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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 5 days ago

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    He dumped me.... And tbh I was sad. Lived with him. But don't miss feeling lonely sitting right beside him. Don'tiss the lack of affection. Feel sad but free....
    honeybee86 honeybee86 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I do not understand why everyone sees my existence as some kind of offense. I mean really, what exactly am I doing wrong. Here is my only crime, living the life I want to live...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M Nov 23

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