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I Have Given Up On Romantic Love

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    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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    I always say to my friends "I'm not romantic!" meaning; I don't like roses, chocolates, diamond rings, I don't talk about cute boys or crush easily. I don't dream about my wedding...
    FearlessLeo FearlessLeo 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 6

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    I know it's possible. My parents had an amazing loving romantic marriage. Then nine years after Dad passed away. Mom met her recent hubby here on EP. But I also believe it's...
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    "The Heart Of The World"Tin cans on rattlin' pavementConfetti scattered everywhereShe falls asleep in the seat beside meRice caught up in her hairI don't mind it, I keep drivin...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Mar 12

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    I'm done with love. I don't ever want to let myself be that vulnerable again, I can't, my heart can't take it anymore. Please do not say that I'm young or that I'll find someone...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I surrender. It has almost taken my life one too many times. I've succumb to the inevitable feeling of half empty. pessimistic are my nights. Reminiscent my mind wanders through...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    This is not mines: “I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Well someone literally attacked me for being gay on a public experience not gonna say any names but you know who you are and don't lie cuz I have screenshots of the entire thing :P...
    silverstrike silverstrike 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    No good, worthless, garbage, stupid, hideous creature, a failure, trash, less than human, should never have been born, that's how I feel about myself, what has led me to feel this...
    UnwantedHuman UnwantedHuman 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Constantly and Perfectly Loved Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. —Psalm 34:5 My Love and salvation are not just waiting for you in...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F Mar 6

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    So, I've never had a real life boyfriend before, maybe because I'm not pretty enough or smart enough idk. I've had crushes, I talk to boys, I've had guys interested in me, it's all...
    slowme97 slowme97 16-17, F Mar 4

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    Sometimes I think of the second he turned to me in the dry mid-summer grass and kissed me for the first time. I have a collection of moments that literally take my breath away. I...
    sckrluv sckrluv 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    And while I accept that, it's just who I am and my life, it doesn't mean that it's not hard sometimes. Tonight is one of those times. I was reading a book that I didn't expect to...
    IrisArrow IrisArrow 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    my friend cant handle the love i have for her , she thinks i am too emotional !! and weak because i love her so much and can not live without her!
    TRHL TRHL 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    Don't get me wrong, my husband is my world... My here, now and my future... But I can't stop having either dreams about my first true, long term love. Why is that? I know up and...
    laurenb229 laurenb229 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    i still love you! i still have so much to give and to do for you! its all about love. i love you T.i am hurting baby but i still love you , i have been so jealousy and needy but no...
    TRHL TRHL 26-30, M Mar 13

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    The best night ever. Was on snap chat talking to my crush aka my guy best friend and right before he was going to sleep he told me that he loves me. My day just got ten times...
    dimplesgirl17 dimplesgirl17 13-15, F Mar 13

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    Perhaps the greatest. A story full of passion. It is a story of two hearts that had to heal before they could love and be loved. I lived this story and have spent hours considering...
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I didn't know I could so easily be moved to fall in love with her. It wasn't planned. I simply was looking for a lonely soul on EP who lived in the same state, was from the same...
    Jonny1959 Jonny1959 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    my lover is not human!, it is a spirit that has been with me since I was about 7 and we have been in contact ever since, she is very protective of me and has keep me isolated from...
    seikofontay seikofontay 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel so full of love it just comes spilling out - J.M
    Ragoo7 Ragoo7 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    The moment I saw her it was like someone hit me saying you have fallen for her and we talked and talked, she is beautiful, fun to be with and easy going. I am not sure if she likes...
    JoeWallace1995 JoeWallace1995 18-21, M Mar 13

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    I have horrible anxiety. So I like this guy and I honestly think he likes me too. But we don't talk. I can't make eye contact. But he always looks at me and I can never look back...
    ImMessierThanMost ImMessierThanMost 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have anxiety. Throughout high school, I knew a girl I liked. We talked and hung out a bit, but only really as friends. I never once hinted I liked her (darn anxiety) though. Too...
    raptor980 raptor980 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i have lost many people, but the lost of my crush was surprisingly the most hurtful of them all. RIP Toboe. i`m a mess without you.......
    WolfsParadice WolfsParadice 36-40 2 days ago

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    I met him a year and a half ago and my world changed. I am married and he is 14 years younger. There was an instant connection, literal sparks. We have been seeing each other on...
    Kristen2331 Kristen2331 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's sad.. Because I want to give it to one person .. But the question is, are you ready for me? ..
    bprice0600 bprice0600 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Many times. It felt great. And still can.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 10

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    Many. Not very rare if one cares.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 13

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    My mum has been with her partner for a while now, maybe four years, and they're finally engaged. My mums fiancé has a son, and he comes over to sleep regularly at my house along...
    ClaraBowDaily ClaraBowDaily 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    God relapsing feels so good with you, until I come down from the high of having you again and you say "maybe one day we'll forget about our relationship". Our relationship had all...
    Ragoo7 Ragoo7 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Especially for my EP friends, those that have lost a loved one, those who let "the one who got away" go, those who wish they were more than just EP friends, and those that can't be...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    NO.. romance is not dead.... It IS NOT a faded idea in your head... I am a man who cares for your needs.... and will not just give you words, but show you in deeds... I heart...
    Someonetowatchoveryou Someonetowatchoveryou 46-50, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired of being judged based on my stories and experiences. Like yeah, I have some experiences that may not be the ones I'm proud of, but I have them as my experiences...
    TheArtisticOne TheArtisticOne 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    this is not a romantic love that I am feeling. this is the love for my newfound sister. We may be on the opposite ends of the world, but I love my big sister.
    Redmoon383 Redmoon383 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 7

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