I Don't Understand Love

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 225 People

    But I believe I have given my all in pursuit of

    it. I have tried to claim it, tried to give it unconditionally. I've felt the most joyous feeling in the world for having it, and I've felt terrible when it failed miserably. I've experienced an incomparable amount of unexpected generosity from it and I've also given what I...
    AquaQ AquaQ
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    What is this that we do,

    this coming together and moving apart? Why are we, the young, drawn to each other with such burning desire and passion that there seems to be no other option but to be one, only to find that we must hurt and injure one another by cutting the bonds we created and becoming...
    AquaQ AquaQ
    22-25, F
    Nov 25, 2015

    Happiness In Life

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

    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

    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

    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

    How can you love someone

    so much and it all be one sided? You spend so much time with this one person and it not be enough. They say that they still love you or whatever but you know it's still all bulls**t. That none of it would be like this if what they actually said was true. The things you hear and...
    KeKeNae KeKeNae
    18-21, F
    Apr 10

    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
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2010

    Okay... so I've liked alot of people

    but I don't think I've ever beem.... "in love" with someone, I don't know how to be in love with someone... relationships for me, all I do is like hug and holdin hands and stuff, I don't do alot of the kissing and I love you stuff cause its like O.o .... mkay den to me... I...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    6 Responses Jan 3, 2010

    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
    16-17, F
    Oct 1, 2014

    I guess I understand it.

    I just don't understand why it has to be so tumultuous and unyielding. I guess what makes it so unruly is that sometimes you don't get the love that you deserve. The love you get may manifest itself as a card at Christmas from the grandkids or a random text from your sister...
    JadedUnicorn JadedUnicorn
    31-35, F
    Nov 27, 2015

    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

    This Is What Love Is....

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

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2014

    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
    pravins70 pravins70
    26-30, M
    Nov 26, 2015

    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, 2014

    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

    Happiness In Life

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

    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
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2012

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    15 Responses Jan 3, 2010

    ????

    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
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 31, 2009

    I really love someone,

    i love him so deeply that sometimes it hurts, but I don't feel comfortable around them. What does that mean? In some way, and this is only my reasoning, I think it's because I feel like I'm his, but he's not mine. And by this, I don't mean that he would cheat, or other girls...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 16

    I haven't put it all together yet,

    haven't made sense of it yet. With every new relationship I get closer to an understanding of what love means to me, what relationships mean to me. I used to think that I needed someone there all the time for me, someone to give me constant attention and approval. I got it for...
    AquaQ AquaQ
    22-25, F
    Nov 25, 2015

    I've studied sociology,

    anthropology, psychology and biochemistry and I don't think I'll ever get it. I've experienced infatuation and lust but love..... Nope. I'm not sure it's more than a construct of the media at this point. It's one hell of a marketing tool, anyway It's raining balls here, light...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 24, 2015

    So, what exactly does love feel like?

    I know people say it all the time, even I say it, but what does it actually FEEL like? I imagine it feels like falling and knowing someone will catch you no matter how heavy you and your baggage are. Or perhaps it feels like bliss; complete and utter bliss. Either way, I've got...
    TheFluffyGozette TheFluffyGozette
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    Aug 23, 2014

    So a friend of mine keeps treating me like a

    true romance is coming from us and she then turns around and goes on about her 'one true love' and how she has already found it, but it's not me. she's polyamorous, but I don't understand how you can have one true love, yet give all your love to another person romantically.
    SorceressSupreme2 SorceressSupreme2
    22-25, F
    May 8, 2015

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