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I Have Given Up On Romantic Love

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 10 People

    So Tired Of Trying...

    I'm tired of trying and getting nowhere. People telling me what I want to hear to get me to do what they want or go away. Or get my money... I have love in my heart. I hoped for the longest time to find a good person to share it with. Someone to cherish and value our...
    amikety amikety 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2011

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    misstensed misstensed 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I found love, but out of fear that he was too good for me-- I let him go and hurt him. He came back, but then I felt I wasn't worth it. Now he's with another, and I can see that...
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    I guess this is karma for someone like me. I don't know. When I start to like someone, it always starts with an attraction. Crushes don't really last long in my case, and sometimes...
    ZeraSummers ZeraSummers 16-17, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Hi. I am a 28 y/o male, living in New York. I am a published author, and I used to sing for a somewhat popular band. I ran my own record label, and designed the majority of the...
    burningallmytimeaway burningallmytimeaway 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I've never truly loved my wife, nor do we have great sexual chemistry, but our relationship is otherwise very open and honest. I was mildly depressed getting into it almost a...
    Haplava Haplava 26-30, M Dec 31, 2014

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    I married my true love at the age of 20 and unfortunately she later fell out of love with me. I stayed depressed for months. I remarried later on and we had a beautiful baby boy...
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    I hoped to hide my affair from my H. Didn't want him to think that my wanting to leave him had anything to do with the affair. But my H found out somehow and he's hurting bad. I...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Just talked to my H. He wants to work on our marriage...is he nuts? I said I don't think I can be what he wants. I can't be a good wife...not to him. I don't want to tell him I've...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    so here's a true story. I have a strange way of being able to retell it even though its the worst thing to ever happen in my life. its one of those things that used to be hard to...
    lunaticthatsinthehall lunaticthatsinthehall 22-25, M Jan 2

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    The House that Found Us! My wife and I had made the decision to move to the country, a very rural place, so we wanted to buy a cool house, preferably very old. So, we went with a...
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 9

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    I have more than people can take! I guess that's what my cat is for.....poor little chirps
    ordminnet ordminnet 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I lost my mother last January. I think that was the hardest thing that I have had to deal with. She was my best friend. There isn't a day that goes by that I think of her.
    Camo74 Camo74 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Any time it looks like some girl other than my GF shows an interest In me... My gf will give me one .
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Jan 12

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    I’m weird, You said. You pointed out the invisible flab, The shadows of a mustache. And so I fixed it. Less food, More razor. And when I fixed it, You said I shouldn't be self...
    lordzephyrian lordzephyrian 31-35, M Dec 26, 2014

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    No matter how hard I try I always get screwed. Everyone's always so happy and I live in misery every day. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. What did I do?
    DarknessWolf DarknessWolf 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ugh....getting off of work soon. As tired as I am...I rather be at work. Home is so uncomfortable right now. Just passing by each other. No words...just stares...I get nervous and...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    More than a year ago now. Weird. I used to honestly think I'd not get over it. But I did. And that's even weirder.
    AzuraSkies AzuraSkies 16-17 Jan 6

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    Of course, you never truly realize it until it's gone. But now, I know what I'm looking for. Once I find it, I'll know tomorrow is never promised, but forever is guaranteed. My...
    musikid48 musikid48 22-25, M Jan 11

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
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    Is romantic love a choice? Is it a chemical reaction? A mental reaction? Emotional? Or is it a conscious decision? Maybe given desired qualities in another at the time, sexual...
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    The fact that I am calling him that destroys me. It's been months now. I picked myself up dusted myself off and we were still on good terms, even though I betrayed him. I came home...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I no I have mentioned this already! I have spoken to him and it has gotten a little better.. But when it comes to intimacy... It's been weeks! I want so much to feel that love we...
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    I would be lying if I told you I didn't doubt love. There are times when I scroll down my Facebook wall and I see all the perfect couples in their Christmas photos smiling under...
    Speranza27 Speranza27 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Romanticizing love is fun for some people I guess. But I like real love, where you're just, there for people. You stand beside them and support them and know when they might be...
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    During the Aquarian Age I was taught by very great teachers so I want to share with you what I have come to know. Before anything was ever here LOVE existed. LOVE created all...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Kisses should be given freely and frequently. You should not save them just for when you want sex. I kiss my wife good night at bed time and when I get up in the morning. I kiss...
    Wilddesires Wilddesires 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    He tells me love everyday...with sincerity. The other day a issue arrived for the 2nd time. I had hoped it wouldn't come up again but it did, and my heart went to my knees. I can't...
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    I have nothing....everything is goneTaken without my permissionI have been sent into remissionForced to live through everyone else's visionGo ahead you can have whatever you...
    Brokenvegetable Brokenvegetable 31-35, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Me and him are first cousins .Ours is huge happy family from India, I live in Bombay and he lives in the southern state of Kerala which is where we are basically from .I believe...
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    Back in the day the phrase "i love you" was used only when a person meant it, but now it is just thrown around like it's nothing. How can people just throw that phrase around like...
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    Love is forbidden To those who fight Who fight for love For love is not. Love is given To those who need Who need love For love is fickle. Love is lost To those who try Who try...
    zainshah1 zainshah1 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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