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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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    I never have. I believe in affection, but romantic love, being in love, no. I think it is just a state of mind.
    MidnightMasquerade MidnightMasquerade 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Yes, I am married, with children, and have fallen in love with someone on the side. My new male lover makes me feel so wonderful and loved when we are together. We have so much...
    maryannelamb maryannelamb 46-50, F 10 Responses Mar 31

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    I've just given up. Every guy I've been with acts like this super sweet and caring person and then turns out to be some complete monster. I've been sexually, verbally, and...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I don't love that easy. I don't care for others like I should. I know you need a bundle of it so I'll give you my heart and my love so you have what your missing. Remember the road...
    Isis27 Isis27 36-40 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm really close on just giving up on love. I really am starting to believe is something we make up in our minds. /: I hate the fact that my parents are being ******** rinow, they...
    AdolfosGirl AdolfosGirl 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I feel so full of love it just comes spilling out - J.M
    eshgheman9 eshgheman9 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    today I met one of my close buddy zayn at maths academy after a very long time ...it was dark and raining when we were leaving the academy ....We both had to go through different...
    stoneseeker stoneseeker 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I fought about 2-3 years now and he just dosen't want me .... He allways gives me that feeling that he is way above my standerds but I feel that I reached something more than...
    bestimmung bestimmung 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Loving yourself, in my opinion, is one of the most important and difficult hurdles one can hope to jump over. Without self-love, what's to stop one from despising themselves and...
    unimportantname unimportantname 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Feeling amazing.love to be loved by you.oppa sahrange.
    femina femina 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    My best friend, who was Chinese, saved my life from getting beaten up... I lost contact with her, and while being so sick, I hardly recognized her. My heart skips beats knowing...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 17

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    My ex-boyfriend and I broke up because he wanted to be more intimate, and I didn't. Yet, I still love him with all of my heart, and according to what he says, he feels the same way...
    MargoSkylar MargoSkylar 13-15, F 1 day 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 Mar 27

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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 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Went from one nightmare into a worse one. I can barely motivate myself to get out of bed and am just waiting for the final remnants of my life to crash and burn.
    dezmo1983 dezmo1983 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16

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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...
    eshgheman9 eshgheman9 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Still trying to cope now that my grandmother died.
    zakkiyyia8 zakkiyyia8 36-40, F Apr 1

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    I get ones of my suicide about 99% of the time, and I enjoy them. The other 1% is always about rape. Those are slightly more detailed, and it kills me inside.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 11

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    He passes, causing my heart to stutter. Whenever he says my name, it's a caress. That crooked smile makes me weak. Every glance brings a blush to my face. Yet I am just a girl to...
    XraZorBladezX XraZorBladezX 18-21, F Apr 16

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    With no one too give it to.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Last night I received an email from my ex.. I can't stop myself reading it over n over again.. it was beautiful.. she brought me to all the beautiful corners of our love.. they all...
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    I've only been playing for a couple of years, but I've decided to try to make it as a musician. My father always listened to ACDC, Metallica, and Journey while my mother listened...
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    First things first. Take this brief quiz to see if you are likely a love addict. 1. Did you once think that if only someone loved you in that "special way" you would be happy for...
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm a romantic but I'm full of hope. I feel that hopeless romantics feel that one day they'll be at an event and their eyes will gaze across the room and meet the eyes of stranger...
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    I believe true love comes in many forms The true love of a friends who sticks up for you when others try to degrade you, the true love of a parent who refuses to give up on their...
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    This is such a beautiful and powerful quote: "Don't let my death no matter how terrible stop you from living your life." - Second Chances A 911 Dispatcher Operator lost her ex...
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    After going through so much at home, after being molested and possibly impregnated, I began to hemorrhage... I messed up on someone's deposit and I do not recall giving the...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am in love with a married woman whom I deeply admire and want to desperately spend the rest of my life with. We both are pretty much of the same age. Let me tell about this...
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    Romantic love is never a choice but yet, an expression.
    Emmy182 Emmy182 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    This is from the movie Ask Me Anything, and I'm not sure I've ever heard a list more accurate than this. Dear Miss Kampenfelt, since you expressed a desire today to learn more...
    KiraEliseStClair KiraEliseStClair 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    Am I to be considered clingy for always wanting hugs, and to be caressed and held ? I have SO much love and sweetness inside and I want to let it out , but it's hard to when I'm...
    wannaberain wannaberain 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 4

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    I have this guy in my life who I am in love with. We have been romantically involved in the past but currently we're just friends. He says he's not ready for a relationship but...
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    I don't think anyone knows what romantic love is until they find it.
    shannzzy shannzzy 22-25, F Apr 18

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    Romantic love is not worth the cost.
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    I thought we had it at one time... Now it has been months since we have been romantic. And you have been traveling for a week. When I messaged you 'I love you!' No reply. It...
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    I use to believe in such a thing but now it seems so pointless because its so elusive. love is on the brink of extinction or like Bigfoot gone into a hiding. I have a better...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    So... I just finished reading The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams. I've never been in love with books about animals... I haven't read books like that since I was in elementary school...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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