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I Now Remember Why I Was Afraid to Give My Love to Someone

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    Is It Really Better to Have Loved and Lost...

    ... than to have never known love? The age-old question. Right now I have to say No. My beloved of two years ended our relationship 4 months ago, and I'm still having a hellish time trying to get over it. I am 47 years old and have been married twice... but I have never grieved...
    YamiNoSensei YamiNoSensei 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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    I Actually Believed Him

    I believed him the first time he told me he loves me. Then things went downhill. I saw him break promises, and give his love to his "best friend" but I didn't do anything then. Iwaited and then boom! I broke up with him, but now that we are back together and in November it will...
    Hydergirl4ever Hydergirl4ever 13-15, F Oct 27, 2012

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    Fresh Wounds

    I feel like I have to hand out pamphlets to people now before I engage in a full on relationship of any kind lol....even friendship.....something where they can check off what they are or are not like: 1.) are you emotionally unavailable? 2.) do you lie to keep what you are...
    musicalchairs musicalchairs 41-45 2 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    :-(

    When you fall in love it is a marvelous thing.  You feel almost invincible, walking around like nothing can touch you.  However when he leaves you behind it leaves you in darkness, feeling like your heart has been ripped out, and as if there is no emotion left within...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 14, 2009

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    I'm actually afraid to love too hard... You think your love can push someone away? Or even scare them away? It's scary to really express someone how you feel because you're afraid...
    sadgurl2015 sadgurl2015 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I had a girlfriend that always said she loved me and we would have some of the best times together. I never laughed so much or quit smiling. I did everything with her but we had...
    Muleboy Muleboy 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I fell so hard for this girl. We started talking online. And then I met her at the club. She does drag and she was performing that night and we talked and had a good time and for...
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    Why she doesn't love me... Im just random guy... Boringg guy .. :( i try to give happiness.. And want to see a sweet smile on her face .. I never succeed :(
    prabh00 prabh00 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I loved someone that didn't love me.. Everyone has been through this before huh? I obviously loved a guy the very first minute I spoke to him... We didn't talk much but it was...
    yourxworstxblessing yourxworstxblessing 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm not sure this fits me exactly, seeing as how I am still in this marriage But in many ways I think I fall into a different type of love I fall out of being "in love" with my...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    So I have been dealing with severe depression since the age of four. I have spent years being told , and eventually believing, that I will beat this and live a long and happy life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    There is a sad comfort in knowing I never meant anything to you really. I don't know how you could say you love someone and then not be there for them at the very moment they need...
    c0mah c0mah 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    He told me he loved me constantly, and fairly (too) quickly, like at the very beginning of the relationship. I suppose when you physically hear "I love u", then respond back "love...
    Lthayer2011 Lthayer2011 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 18

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    Loved someone that didn't love me.. sad, but he's definitely worth every pain... i miss you DB.... i hope you're happy and always safe..... :)
    TrueLove213 TrueLove213 26-30, F Feb 20

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    If you haven't loved someone who hasn't loved you then you're either lying for some strange reason or you're young or you have no love life.
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I would love to love someone online preferably on EP!
    Jack1230 Jack1230 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I wasted my life on someone for a year and just realized it
    memoguyo1000 memoguyo1000 13-15, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why does someone makes you fall, but has no intention to catch you!! So weird.. Did I misinterpreted the signs/words.. Was it just for fun.. Or was he shaken by his own words...
    MaggieQra MaggieQra 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    This may not be the typical story but I still believe that it is relevant. Last year, I was in a relationship with this guy who was everything a stereotypical teenage suburban...
    Deedle81 Deedle81 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't say I loved him. But I was interested. I knew within the first five minutes of speaking to him that I could fall for this person, if not fall, then definitely trip. He...
    butterflyxhope butterflyxhope 22-25, F 18 mins ago

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    My story is such a cliche one. I fell in love with a guy (Marc)who already had another girlfriend(Dina). Apparently Marc suspected that Dina was cheating on him so he felt free to...
    Habeshagirl Habeshagirl 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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    Well it was a typical day I think that's why it hurt so much I dint even see it coming. but this is the is reason I don't trust any women. So like I said I just dropped my my son...
    Sypher1986 Sypher1986 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    It’s funny, thinking back now on where I was just over two years ago and where I am right now. I was lost back then and you were the only one whom I though knew the way back...
    Titan936 Titan936 18-21, M Feb 16

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    I became involved with someone who is in a 10 year relationship with the mother of his child. I know a lot of people frown upon "the other woman" and I take full responsibility for...
    plusisamust plusisamust 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    I'm a 24 year old female. My story started a long time ago. I was a sophmore in high school, I think I was 15. I was in chemistry and my teacher made me partner up with a boy. I...
    Fantasybird Fantasybird 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    You may be shaking your head at this experience. I mean, what the heck would a 13-15 year old know about love? If I were somebody else, I’d brush this story aside into the...
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15 6 Responses Feb 3

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    So there's this guy I have been so attracted with. We get to see each other most of the time. I believe he knows I like him so much. We eat lunch together sometimes, I mean if we...
    supercalifrog supercalifrog 22-25 Feb 6

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    It's not that I don't want to fall in love and have those kinds of experiences. I am afraid of giving too much of myself to it and forgetting what has made it possible to fall in...
    Letmebepatient Letmebepatient 31-35, M Feb 8

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    The picture above will be explainedSince May of 2014 I have been in love with someone (The Zebra) will be explained later.  The Zebra and I were in a creative writing class...
    jschertz jschertz 16-17, M Feb 17

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    The post I've seen in this topic is sad as hell. But I can honestly say I've been in a similar experiences than you reader. I was in love but she didn't love me. Looking back I...
    Sienga Sienga 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Hi guys it's atfenix here and I'm just saying before I begin my story that this is completely true and I'm still in the predicament... So bear with me! Please like and comment, it...
    atfenix atfenix 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Do you know what sucks the most? I give so much love for the people I love and they return none of it. Why am I always stuck in a friendzone, I know I'm not societies definition of...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I am a student. I don't know what I do is right or not. I'm just 14 years'old but I use to love my classmate. I can't live without her and I feel love her so much. I was fell love...
    vatanakvirekyort vatanakvirekyort 13-15, M Feb 23

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    When I was sixteen I fell madly in love with the sweetest girl. I can still remember the smell of her hair when we would dance or embrace. After several months my best friend saw...
    Tahooey Tahooey 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Little did he know, him ignoring me taught me how to live without him. At the time, I was confused and distraught. I wanted to know why. I began to blame myself by dissecting my...
    UnaLOME UnaLOME 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    It's been 4 months... And on the outside I've forgotten, on the outside I'm happy and I've moved on, on the outside I've realised and accepted.. That we are never going to be...
    missssyme missssyme 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    he said if he could, he would ask me out in a second because he knows I'm worth it.. but added, he's broken inside and the timing isn't right for him...... now he is ignoring...
    TrueLove213 TrueLove213 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    It is one of my worries in relationships. I dont want to have the other person feel tied down or caged. Not to have some personal freedom. It is one of the worst accusations I can...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Feb 22

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    It took me 4 days to find this site to express my feelings that burdens me for two weeks now...why is it so painful to be dumped by the person you used to loved....in a matter of...
    trustnoone13 trustnoone13 22-25, F 22 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Love can be gut-wrenching. Especially when it is felt more by one than the other. I fell completely for a seemingly wonderful person. Charming, funny, attentive...he seemed...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 11 Responses Feb 9

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    And even though he has recently shown his true colours I can't stop. I guess the person I can't forget doesn't exist anymore if he ever really did. But I can't have all been in my...
    masa2014 masa2014 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10

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