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I Learned Something From My First Love

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    Less Poetic

    Mine is short and sweet. I was very young but we start off young in Mexico. My first boyfriend was very handsome and also very popular. He could be nice but he he could turn mean in an instant. Once he hit me even my own family was telling me that it was not a big deal. I did not...
    lilraskall lilraskall 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2006

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    Til Death Do Us Part...

    My first love was an instant attraction, from the moment I first laid eyes on him, I felt in my heart, surely this is my SOUL MATE. I first met him when I was the ripe age of 13,due to the fact my grandmother had enrolled my siblings and I in a weekly family therapy session due...
    ReBornAnArtist ReBornAnArtist 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    Slow Down

    I feel in love when I was fresh out of high school and staying for a year with family in France. Lothair was my uncle's coworker, a handsome and distinguished man in his early forties. I was immediately captivated by his refinement and charm. When we started to see each other and...
    charbakes charbakes 26-30, F Jun 27, 2013

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    Yeah, I Learned...

    To take off my d@mn shoe and hit your piece of crap a$$ upside the muth@fukkin head, if I ever see you again! Plus, you owe me $52 b!tch and I want my other goldfish back. Plus, your Mom still got a pair of my hoochie-c00chie shorts and your cousin stole my favorite ring!
    smooches smooches 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    Heartache In Paris

    It all started, or should I say ended, when I flew back to Paris for my final year of college. Each of the previous times when I had flown in from my 2 month hiatus (visiting my family) to the states, I could see the joy in her eyes when we'd first lock gazes. This time was...
    Lisbon5 Lisbon5 21-25, M 3 Responses Feb 13, 2006

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    Thy Love Is Blind...

    They say never fall in love with a best friend because it'll just break your heart, & one person will always end up getting hurt. I didn't listen very well & before I knew it I had fallen to my demise. She is my best friend... Right? So I should want her to be happy with her now...
    lostndelirious lostndelirious 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    I learned that people will lie

    and hide everything from you to save there butt. I learned that god have me a brain.. I need to use it and have Common sense. I learned that it am a human being not an item. Therefore I am supposed to be treated like one And not take ****. I learned that everything happens for a...
    scar7136 scar7136 16-17, F Mar 15

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    My First Love

    Frances, not her real name. She is the most beautiful amazing woman I know. Super smart, loving, caring, and a great friend. Her only flaw if that's what you call it is that she's thinks she has a weight problem. I think she looks great. She can take my breath away, make my heart...
    Rfs299 Rfs299 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    Quite A Few Things Actually

    Well my boyfriend and I have been together for a little over 2 years now. We've had our ups and downs and have been through a lot together. I'm hoping we can always stay together even tho we have broken up before. I feel that all the problems we have faced has made us stronger...
    thesuitelife285 thesuitelife285 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    Not the Did, But the Was

    It's difficult to pick from these prompts, only because love is such an amorphous feeling. At first, I wanted to say "Lost Love," but truth be told, the lesson that I learned from this first love, lost love, whatever you'd like to call him, is that I possess these...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel 31-35, F 28 Responses Feb 14, 2006

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    I Learned...

    I learned just how yummy boys are. And I learned that there are some times that saying "no" doesn't really work out so well. And that just because you love someone doens't mean that they won't hurt you to get what they want.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 13, 2006

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    In the beginning it was the typical high school

    relationship. He waited 2 years before I gave him my virginity. Then all down hill after that. I tagged along, for a year, on a relationship that was over. He crushed me then walked away. My broken heart lasted some time And then I began to grow. I learned to realize when the...
    Katietwice Katietwice 31-35, F Jan 9

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    I learned that my first "love" really wasn't my

    first love at all. Our relationship was a lost cause that ended with heartbreak. I don't blame him for hurting me. I only blame myself for staying so long with him.
    emmerrzz emmerrzz 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    How crazy is it that my first love happened at

    the age of 35. I never knew what love was until I met him. I learned from him that not all men are horrible. You don't necessarily need a fairy tale ending to love someone. Just caring about that person above yourself is the best feeling ever. It won't ever work like it should...
    wonderstruck77 wonderstruck77 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    That sometimes your first love ends up being

    the one you didn't realise was your first love at the time and you wasted so much time and opportunity and now you know you will never experience that first love again and yet you just threw it away.
    lilykyra lilykyra 26-30, F Mar 22

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    Mr. Changeable

    I learned that not everything is as it seems. My first love was soo great when we first got together and then after being together for several months he changed into be a complete different person, someone I didn't even know. He started cheating, and doing other things that weren...
    dansbabygirl07 dansbabygirl07 16-18, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2007

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    I'd say what I learned was

    that we weren't meant for each other. We shared a moment of our lives together learning about ourselves and relationships. We learned how to love and trust and hurt and heal. I've learned to be more guarded and not take everything someone says at face value. I hear of people...
    oceancrab oceancrab 36-40 1 Response Feb 11

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    I mean i guess you learn something from every

    single person you share your life with, even if you learn with the hard way. I learned that i have to love myself and i deserve a good person by my side, i dont know if i ever going to find that person, maybe not but at least im clear in what i want in my life.
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    My Lesson From My First Love

    My first love is also my first crush and sadly my first heart break. Despite the pain, I am still happy because he has taught me valuable lessons like: -I have to constantly improve on myself,that's why it's called a break-up. I have to go up and improve. - Be thankful for all...
    huangzichen huangzichen 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    the Day Love Flew Bye

    It all started when I met this guy named Tyler at a football game. He was sweet and very cute, everything I was looking for. We played it cool for a while, and then he was like, "Sam I really like you and  I just wanted to know if you wanted to be my girlfriend?"...
    sHenson sHenson May 31, 2006

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    I Am Getting Smarter By the Minute!

    The thing I learned from my first love is this; It is okay to walk away and make a better choice for your life and your future. The man I loved, The man I wanted, wanted me too but I was sunk in a pit that I could not see. I felt betrayed when he walked away. I was hurt and...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 3 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    Totally Not What I Want

    Its better to get to know someone before you begin dating. I didnt know this a while back, when I had my first love. In the moment, he was perfect....he was older than me by 2 years, very attractive, and everything I was looking for after a recent heart break. he asked me to be...
    cantdothis5 cantdothis5 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    Pumping Love

    My first real love was a boy I met when working at the local gas station. I was just starting college, and took a job there, I was a novelty, and he was a cutie. He was 2 years younger than me, which totally embarassed me. We went out for a few years, talked about getting married...
    dirtylittlesecret dirtylittlesecret F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2006

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    1) Always date a few times

    before "becoming official" as it helps you learn their personality and it helps stop you from wasting time. 2) No matter how well you think you know them, they can always change once they're in a relationship. 3) Good friends don't mean good relationships. 4) If you can't...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I learned if they lie once,

    give them a second chance. If they lie twice, be worried but give them another chance. If they lie CONSTANTLY you need to know you're better than that and can find someone else. Don't stay with a liar!! No matter how big or small the lies are.
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I Learned What I Should Have Known

    I learned that I dont believe in love, only that I love the idea of it. 
    FabulousGrrl FabulousGrrl 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2006

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    Not to trust so easily

    and not to fall so hard. I regret kissing him so hard with my eyes shut so tight.
    browneyedgirl10 browneyedgirl10 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    First Lesson(s) In Love

    I dated this guy for a few months before he broke up with me, and I learned a few things in the short time we spent together. I learned that any guy who makes you feel lonely and unwanted, even if they appear to be doing it unintentionally, is not the right guy. I learned that it...
    alwaysuplate alwaysuplate 16-18, F 26 Responses Aug 22, 2007

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    magicfairy1 magicfairy1 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Soulartgirl Soulartgirl 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Sex , especially the first time,

    creates an intense emotional and lingering bond. it can leave you bonded to someone who is painfully unsuitable. Sex is not necessarily love. Sex is not a promise to marry.
    jurispree jurispree 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I learned that people lie

    and cheat, and will blame others no matter what. People are hypocrites and I have the right to stand up for my self and to protect myself.
    stumb stumb 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    The Lost of Love

    It all happen when I was in 7th grade. He was in 6th grade and I was in 7th garde. Every day he came to my table at lunch and started playing with my hair and taking my books away to see wat I had in then. One day I was coming from the bathroom and going up the stears. He...
    LaBeba4lyfe LaBeba4lyfe 16-18, F Apr 18, 2006

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    I Just Understood It In Love.

    When love comes How did you know, it is only what you want? When love comes But, it's not belong to you, what will you do? When love comes, How to make sure , it is real? When love comes and your life shining again just because the person, what can you say? When love...
    shao810505 shao810505 18-21, F Jul 24, 2013

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    I remember when there was a time

    where nobody was made for eachother like me and him. Young, naive and fearlessly in love. I loved how i just fell for him without being afraid or jaded because i hadnt experienced the feeling before. Although it didnt work out, it taught me how to love another and most...
    kcm92 kcm92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Well 4 years, planned

    and all. Now she cheated on me.. Kissed another guy got so scared came back to me quiet. Lied to me to meet him again... Kept quiet.. Came back to me again. And I kept taking her back. Did many many many many things for her. But may I know what I should do now she left me for...
    lusicqued lusicqued 18-21 a week ago

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    Speechless...

    My first love and I used to get together for long, extended makeout sessions. I am amazed now that we could literally French kiss for four hours at a stretch. And not have it go any further than that. Kids today seem like they go down on each other after a peck on the cheek...
    hellosailor hellosailor 36-40, M 14 Responses Oct 13, 2006

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    edgarr edgarr 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Doormats And Guitars

    Love is a finicky thing to someone who has never experienced it before.  What resources should I trust?  Should I take advice?  Is my ‘experience’ solely based on hearsay and movies?  Then came the wonder of the fear of being hurt by misplacing my...
    renough renough 21-25, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 2006

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    I learned that guys are ********!

    Lol most of them anyway :P
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    She Taught Me

    My first love thought me quite a bit about life. I met her when I was still in High school and still not as mature as i should have been. She was younger than me but more mature as it usually is for teenagers. I learned that love is not easy to sustain. We lasted 6 months and we...
    dobosininja dobosininja M 2 Responses Feb 12, 2006

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    cowboyac82 cowboyac82 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    The Messed Up Story Of Us

    *Note: I think every story should have a soundtrack. *Song 1. - "Guilty As Charged" by Tegan and Sara We met when we were little kids. He was the boy on the atv and I was the girl with the crazy dog, but our story didn't really start until we met again much much later. It...
    iamalaska iamalaska 16-17, F Sep 11, 2013

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    This Goes Out To All Teenagers!

    As a teenager, I understand what goes through the adolescent mind. Love is one of the first things on it. If you think you’re in love at a young age, more than likely you’re not. When I was 16 I thought I was in love for the first time with an older guy online who lived...
    domo93 domo93 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    Where Should I Begin?!  M...

    Where should I begin?!  My first love was a wonderful, wonderful man.  He had the kindest heart and was normally soft-spoken, yet he had a strength and ruggedness that made him a very well-rounded fellow.  In the time that I spent with (loving) him, I learned more...
    RaraAvis RaraAvis 31-35, F 5 Responses May 4, 2007

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    I learned from my first girl friend

    that I don't want a child and not to rush in to relation Shia and that I shouldn't trust so easy I also learnt how it fells to be cheated on
    boomboomx20 boomboomx20 18-21, M Mar 8

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    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Mar 13

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    i loss my new love she is

    so cute but she she new bf I'm so sad
    mohamed7204 mohamed7204 26-30, M Mar 25

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    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F Mar 19

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    I learned to not make

    that same mistake again...to not let myself become vulnerable and open to be hurt.
    pinkisperfect pinkisperfect 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I met my first true love in my second year of university. We dated for two years. He was wonderful, kind and thoughtful. I broke up with him, breaking his heart and mine in the...
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    It's hard for me to say this, but I thought it would be germane to the meaning of my life to this point. I named my daughter after the girl that I first loved, the white tiger as...
    warriormusician warriormusician 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Strange as it might sound because I’m married with a child but I don’t think I’ve ever truly gotten over my first love. I guess I’m thinking about it more now as I’m not...
    northwestjames northwestjames 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I am glad I found this group because I can not tell anyone else this story. 20 years ago when we were 16 my first love and I fell deeply in love. We dated 3 years steady and...
    upsidedownandconfused upsidedownandconfused 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    My first love was in Middle school. He was very a nice person and we started dated in 6th grade till 7th grade and we broke up after because it didn't work out that he changed a...
    AllyMai AllyMai 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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