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I 'm Cynical About Love and Someone Loving Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 341 People

    Thanks To Past Experiences

    I've been with several people and none of them ended very well. The first had been with me and we had been decent with each other though we never really went out on dates, at least it never felt like a date. Though we were together they openly told me they were in love with two...
    doritos1254 doritos1254 26-30, M May 30, 2011

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    Good Guys Finish Last.

    I hate to sit on  a pity-pot and whine, but it's so frustrating for nice guys like me.  I the kind of person who is genuinely loving and supportive, compassionate and generous... to a fault.  I love to party and have a good time and I'll hang out with different...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 7 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    i kind of laugh when people say they love me

    because i dont feel like anyone actually does. its always true though.
    oriko oriko 70+ May 24

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    I Hope To Stop Being So

    I've been in love twice in my life, and although neither ended in some tragic fashion, they each left me affected in a different way. There are many other experiences that feed into my cynicism as well, but it is definitely shaped by my own experiences with love. But I hope to...
    instinct12 instinct12 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2010

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    Where Is The Love?

    Hi there! I was been wondering, where the love has gone and why no one seems to care about the love anymore. I have lost faith in love and I hope I will recover love someday. Please come back into my life and convince me that there is love out there.I will always love you but...
    FaroesePearl FaroesePearl 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2011

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    Life, Love And Being Cynical

    I have been in love before. Whether it was "really real" or just infatuation, I'm not going to get into here, and I'm not going to guess. But since those relationships in which I believed I was "in love" have since come to an end, it's left me in a strange place. I hate chick...
    ThePainINSIDE ThePainINSIDE 22-25, F Mar 1, 2013

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    But...

    then I realize that I am loved deeply and that he would do anything in his power, and has, to prove it. He is amazing, brilliant (smartest man I have ever dated in fact), sexy, and all mine. MMMMM
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Apr 17, 2010

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    I guess in this post,

    it won't be about how I want to be loved but I can't because of trust issues, or because I am afraid of being broken hearted. Actually, I've never experienced anything about love and when I was younger, I use to imagine me being in love. Funny huh, yeah well, not any more. I...
    relinashinee relinashinee 16-17 Feb 14

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    I do love people and care deeply

    for every living thing, the problem is that I feel and almost truly believe that I am unlovable. I've been told I don't have a lot of self-respect, I don't want to be one of those people with low self-esteem who talks about how lame they are.. but I'm not sure how to look in...
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F Feb 20

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    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    It Depends

    When it comes to loving a friend as a friend or loving family, I believe. But BF/GF or Husband/Wife I don't really want. Aromantic Asexual and S.F.L. representin'! Goodbye.
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 18-21, M Aug 15, 2013

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    Sadly

    I am not totally a cynic when it comes to love but the balance is shifting in favor of cynicism and not entirely by choice. Rather by design, it's years of disappointments and holding onto a faith you are not even sure is even valid in this world you live in. Love seems to take a...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    No one's going to want to be with me anyway

    once they know how I feel about relationships...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns 16-17 Apr 5

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    I've always wanted someone to care about me,

    but somehow be able to dominate me without hurting me, emotionally.
    ilovestarr98 ilovestarr98 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Love

    love is something i want more than anything in the world. i want to be loved and i more importantly i want to learn how to love. i know im still young but i feel that if im afraid of love now, i will always be. i come so close to getting into a relationship but then i purposely...
    wonderwall12 wonderwall12 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Absolutly!

    Love is a form of delusional mental illness characterised by obsessive thoughts about a person.It is certainly responsible for putting many people in the mental hospital, I know it was certainly instrumental it putting me there once.When I see a suggestion of love my inner self...
    waddlergirl waddlergirl 51-55, T 1 Response May 22, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Haven't we all....I mean seriously....haven't we all at some point gave our hearts and souls to someone who just didn't deserve them..... Loving them...Caring for them....giving...
    ladyamelia ladyamelia 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 11

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    I loved someone . And he broke up with me cus I had depression. Which made me even more depressed . I ended up putting myself in more relationships to forget him but I never did...
    kaylafuentes kaylafuentes 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Why is now in days that we (people in general), always have to find a way to prove our undying love for one another? What happen to " I LOVE YOU", or "YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME? I...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I loved someone who didn't care about me. He was too selfish to give a damn about any of my feelings.
    mistakeoverload mistakeoverload 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Yes the title is correct. I truly love someone. Oh I have loved before, or what I thought love was. I had no idea what true love was. Now I really know what true love is. It scares...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Hi all my ep friends, My story in this group "She loves someone else and I know, I still love her" got me responses which were heart wrenching. I have observed that there are so...
    anuragch11 anuragch11 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I fell in love once and it was badly heartbreaking... After that I had crushes on one or two girls but I never saw much chqnces of mine... So I retreated everytime. But now I feel...
    RareOne RareOne 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I loved someone for 8yrs, have my whole life to this person but they never appreciated, nor did they see the love I gave them. I went through so much turmoil in those 8 yrs, from...
    Navia55 Navia55 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I loved someone that was willing to get four abortions just to not have my children.
    Bakerbreaker2 Bakerbreaker2 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I love someone who no longer is IN love with me. I believe he loves me cause we have been together to long for him not to but I know hes not in love with me any more because he has...
    devilseye1996 devilseye1996 36-40, F a week ago

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    Hey guys! :) I just recently broke up with my boyfriend who was emotionally and physically abusive to me. He had abused every part of me....mentally, physically, sexually and...
    nixielizabeth nixielizabeth 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I was having a conversation with my ex a couple of weeks ago on the phone about our kid and when we went to hang up he said I love you. Then he quickly corrected himself and said...
    FloatingStars FloatingStars 36-40 1 Response 42 mins ago

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    “nothing in this world was more difficult than love.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez Words are the best part of one's heart, they start from eyes and ends on lips... they...
    nealbrute nealbrute 22-25, F Jul 4

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    Just when I thought I was done loving him he showed up in my life and proved me wrong. I don't know if I still love him because it's been a while. The only way I'll know is when I...
    alexiadahl alexiadahl 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I've never really thought highly of myself. So when I started liking a boy who ended up not liking me back, I was crushed. Before I met this really adorable guy, I was already...
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I met this girl at a party and we started talking for like 3 months then after talking for this time we got together and entered a relationship. But after 4 weeks I found out she...
    wallsies wallsies 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I never meant to start having feelings for you. I already had strong feelings for someone else. I guess they weren't strong enough, huh? You could have told me you were in love...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 10

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    This is what I would like to ask God: Why can't I, just ONE damn time in my life, have the man I want? Not the nice guy that I date for awhile because he's the best of a bad lot...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    This is what I would like to ask God: Why can't I, just ONE damn time in my life, have the man I want? Not the nice guy that I date for awhile because he's the best of a bad lot...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    My sister and I haven't spoken for months and one night we ended up at the same bar. The guy she was with (her boyfriends friend) was there reason we spoke that night. I have met...
    Celinejean Celinejean 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I remember the exact moment that I knew i loved him. It was when I discovered he was moving away for six years to another country I couldn't possibly visit. Must when I was about...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I'd loved you. Though our time was short I felt that you understood me better. You did everything right, you texted me sweetly, you held my hand. I remember our first date and...
    isodole isodole 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm in love with a guy I used to live with. He lives about 20 hours drive away , so we never see each other anymore. We did however see each other recently and we ended up getting...
    Nomi1992 Nomi1992 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I was a straight woman who fell in love with a lesbian BPD almost 2 years ago, deeply and madly in love. Last spring, she "needed space," announcing this days before an...
    Dim485 Dim485 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    I'm Super confused right now. My fiancé and I are fighting constantly and in our recent argument I believe I crossed the line in saying something that I regret and that was very...
    wishingforabetteroutcome wishingforabetteroutcome 26-30, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I know its wrong but it happens to be that I just don't love my half brother, I'm in love with him. I haven't said a word to anybody, but I have always liked him since we met. I...
    adusen adusen 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    She was a close friend. I knew her for a year and she seemed perfect. Really feminine, intelligent, soft-spoken and stunningly beautiful (at least in my eyes). I mustered my...
    JourneyOfLife JourneyOfLife 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Hi all my ep friends, I have observed that there are so many wounded hearts in this world which scream to be heard. Stories of love which have failed to blossom for any reason...
    anuragch11 anuragch11 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I need to quit posting about him and it's always the same thing me just complaining about how much I love him and I always leave the same end as if he it actually matters but he's...
    renguard renguard 16-17, M Jul 17

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    Ok so this my first story, I was about 14 when noticed I liked girl I was lesbian or bi ...Well I fell crazy in love with this girl in my school, she great when two us where...
    freedomlovergirl freedomlovergirl 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    It's not necessarily love but I like to think of it that way. So I dated this girl a month or two back, and she said yes so I was happy. Little did I know she regretted every...
    Mjm01235 Mjm01235 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I love this guy. I feel so close to him. Talking to him comforts me whether through text or on the phone. He knows things that most people don't know about me. He doesn't judge me...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I wish you missed me when I wasn't with you. I wish you would surprise me with things, I wish you would stay by my bedside when I'm not feeling well, I wish you were passionate...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 4 Responses