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I 'm Cynical About Love and Someone Loving Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 461 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    When it comes to love I am a stranger.

    I have never truly felt nor experienced this emotion before. I always fear that people have motives or strings attached for their love. Like love is a toy dangled in front of a cat trying to paw desperately to obtain. I just do not seem to trust others so easily, more than...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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    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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    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 5 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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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...
    Acezsinkillx Acezsinkillx 16-17 Feb 14, 2014

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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 18-21 Apr 5, 2014

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    I've never been in a relationship

    but I've seen firsthand what they're like and I think that it's all a load pathetic,cult bullshit.The idea of validating my life by sharing it with someone else makes me feel offended.People cling on to each other like diseased rats and it just disgusts me for some reason.
    CaptainKurMujunShang CaptainKurMujunShang 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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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 22-25, M Aug 15, 2013

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    I was never like this I

    though Love was the key to happiness. Then when the person you Love most in the world walks on you, and you're left feeling alone it's changes. If the person who Loved me did that what chance have I got.
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I try to buy love but I hate

    when someone buys my love. haha that's why people stop loving me haha. lol
    butterflyofchange butterflyofchange 18-21, F Dec 9, 2014

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    romantically or platonically.

    i know no one holds those feelings for me and when people tell me i just know they are lying. it bothers me quiet a bit when people try to say something that i know isnt there. do yourself a favor and keep it to yourself.
    fillia fillia 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2014

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    I don't think I'm an easy person to love

    and I don't like most people. The odds of finding someone who (1) can tolerate me, (2) actually likes me, (3) is attracted to me AND that I like and am attracted to?! The odds of that are astronomical!!
    IntoTheWyld IntoTheWyld 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    As I get older I've started to believe

    that the idea of love is just too good to be true. Who just falls in love at first sight or want to spend the rest of their lives with someone? I know it's possible for some people but I don't think it is for me.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F Nov 23, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    We have all been in this spot at one point or another with someone who isn't that into you, but you are for them. Painful certainly but the question is how do we let the pain...
    LJformarriedwomen LJformarriedwomen 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I gave you my heart, I gave you my soul, I gave you my life, my love, you stole. I never poured my heart out to anyone as much as I did for you. I did things for you, I said things...
    LonelyAJ LonelyAJ 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 11

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    I write about love. I'm not afraid to write about love although I probably should be. Writing about love can feel pathetic, especially when you find yourself writing about the same...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Two semesters ago, there was this boy and this girl that always shared a seat. They would share food and their drinks together every morning. I thought it was sweet. Considering...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is particularly interesting, when I was of 17 I loved someone. That someone dumped me. Again when I was 21 I loved another one, that another one also dumped me :p, I fought...
    mike15121 mike15121 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    It hurts to know that you love someone for 3 yrs but knew it's impossible cause it's one sided....
    ThunderManami ThunderManami 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 4

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    WWW is a media to interact ..people control the machines which help them interact so how can human emotions be hidden or false if the intent is correct..we meet wrong people in...
    romel4747 romel4747 41-45, M Jan 17

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    if you truly love someone well then the distance will not matter what counts is where your heart is at true love will over look any distance and make it work
    phoenixprince15 phoenixprince15 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 17

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    It's strange. There are far too many ways that we get on each other's nerves. He's crazy. I'm serious. He's worried about being "cool"....I couldn't care less. I've been pretty...
    MercedesK MercedesK 22-25, F Jan 2

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    I looked through your photographs today and sighed in disbelief. The self portraits pressed out from the screen and latched onto my heart, jumping off my ribcage back and forth...
    amillionpeople amillionpeople 22-25 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I can't believe this has happened to me... I didn't even think this is possible... How can I just realize now that I am madly in love with you after so many years? Or is it I just...
    MsDemeanorMe MsDemeanorMe 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    And perhaps I still do and maybe I always will...but for the first time in my life I think I'm gonna be okay, I use the ache of the loss to drive me to a better place. I hope that...
    bittersweetlemonade bittersweetlemonade 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    My little cousin, he's twelve, and the smartest boy I have ever met in my entire life. At first it was hard to have a conversation with him, because he would just repeat words he...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm currently in a relationship where I have 6 children by a guy and we've been through so much **** it would take a lifetime to explain. I'm such a Happy loving person but in the...
    nefe1983 nefe1983 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I loved him way before we got married to other people and i still cant seem to stop loving him and he loves me too i know but cant say it for obvious reasons . We met as teenagers...
    solongago2 solongago2 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Okay, well I was starting to know this guy and on New Years we spend it together and it was the first time I kissed him and we ended having sex. But before all of that happen I...
    ddanniiella ddanniiella 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I miss my ex girlfriend. She was my first love and we haven't spoken in over a year. I find it pretty so heartbreaking that I'm so young and already feel that she is going to be...
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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    He was gay. And using me as a "beard" to keep his family and his "industry" unsuspecting. Hurt. I was initially skeptical when he informed me of past lover(s?) but with a lottttt...
    theinfamouspanda theinfamouspanda 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    He was 18 I was 15. He had swag and I was a lunatic. He was the best thing that happened to me but I knew I wasn't going to be the guy he ever wanted. So I made him hate me so he...
    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    My husband is "away". I have no one to talk to. No one understands. I don't know who I can or cannot trust. I want to talk about him and tell the world how much I love and miss...
    MissbeingMrs MissbeingMrs 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    You Will Never Know Its Goodbye I think of how our late night talks will be. Our morning wake ups how it would it feel. The kisses that will makes my body shiver for you. When I...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm in love with someone who thinks I'm a pysco. We had a long distance relationship and he was my first. Hes 12 years older than me. I am still hurting and I have tried my best to...
    kpweant1 kpweant1 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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    Heh, it's not that I'm in love... I'm a handsome guy, and women find me attractive in general. ...a year ago I madly fell in love with her and she had a boyfriend for maybe 7 years...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M Jan 11

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    I have never in my life regret about meeting or falling for someone. I always walk out of it with a smile, happy that I've learnt how to look on the positive side of an ending. And...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I still think about her every once in awhile. How she completely destroyed my trust in women. Being led on and used wouldn't have been so bad if she wasn't everything that I...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I say I'm over you but my heart knows that's complete bull. No one really knows how much I still love you. I can still feel the warmth of that night, the grass on our feet while...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    I was in love/had strong feelings for a guy for two years. Whatever, he didn't love me back. A while ago I faced the truth and moved on. I can't say it was hard since by the time I...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014