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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    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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    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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    I'm afraid of love cuz i don't wanna get hurt... i don't wanna lose the one i love... it hurts when you love someone so much and they just don't feel the same, they fall out of...
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    I would have never given this much thought until joining ep and making connections and friendships here. When you remove the physical part of getting to know someone your other...
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    Letting go of someone, someone you love, how do you do that? You know in your heart you should... you must... yet, your body trembles at the mere thought if it.The only choice you...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I did, it hurt so much the fact that they are everything you think about, you can't go a day without seeing them, making them smile, nothing they do will ever look strange or weird...
    lloydieboi14 lloydieboi14 18-21, M Nov 2

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    Some people think this is stupid, because I'm young, and it wasn't that long. What did I expect right? .... I loved this boy. Well I don't love him at first. But I came to love...
    LittlemsA LittlemsA 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Many years ago, I came upon a girl on a forum of this website that I recently had joined. It wasn't long though until I ended up falling in love with her, but then I did the...
    LegendaryHero7 LegendaryHero7 18-21, M Nov 14

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    So yeah I loved someone who didn't love me, I gave him my all, I loved him at his worst and tried to be the one to show him how great he really was, i always listened, and made him...
    Lai96 Lai96 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think I loved the feeling of being in love so much because I was not used to such a thing. I loved looking into his eyes and seeing the joy in them. For once I was bringing joy...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I once liked a guy, he liked me back but he was too shy to talk to me so we kept texting for months and with my friends he would always ignore me and act like I wasn't there .one...
    watermelon16 watermelon16 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    he waited a year to tell me how he really felt. young love is such a torture. but I wouldn't know why he didn't love me because I gave him anything he wanted, sadly.
    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F a week ago

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    The thing is... our situation isn't good. We can't be more than friends, our situation wont let us. But we love each other, I love him, he loves me... deeply. We spend as much...
    Nyah27 Nyah27 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Imagine spending 10 months totally obsessed with your partner.. And when it ends you soon realise that the person they portrayed wasn't real. That feeling you thought was mutual...
    TansssIBDxUC12 TansssIBDxUC12 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    I've been with my ex boyfriend for 7 years now. since I was 18 and now I'm 26. He just did me the biggest favor by telling me it's over. I feel free.
    gia267 gia267 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    For 8 years. I was with a man I adored, admired and loved. He was 10 years older to me but I loved him. I loved him from the bottom of my heart. But you know what? He didn't love...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 2

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    I couldn't help but fall for someone i knew deep down didn't love me. We are close friends who live together along with five other people. I spent every moment i'm at home with her...
    philo15 philo15 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    I bet my experience will take the cake...we were friends for 4 years before I couldn't resist him any longer...had a wonderful year & a half, talked about leaving our spouses...
    haleyscomet88 haleyscomet88 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I love someone that doesn't love me. It hurts so bad. I'm still not over him. I don't think I ever will be.
    Pereiranatalie Pereiranatalie 18-21, F Nov 17

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    All of the great lines in all of the best Love stories like "Love is never having to say your sorry" and so on, are only lines, imagine if you will never telling your spouse your...
    jonesfornow jonesfornow 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I completely wasted my time on someone. I wish I had never met them. They almost cost me my marriage to the best man I know. I will never endanger that again.
    antisocialrainbow antisocialrainbow 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Here's why I give up on people: I walk away because I cannot stand the thought of believing whatever he says and letting myself feel vulnerable around him, only to later feel like...
    SuperWomanFly SuperWomanFly 22-25, F 16 mins ago

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    Two years ago I was introduced to a guy whose I knew before but just by sight. He is one year older than me from the same hometown as me, visiting the same Uni as me. He always...
    michaela2 michaela2 22-25 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I'm a Christian and I'm supposed to be thankful in all circumstances. It's kind of hard for me to find joy or be thankful in my circumstance though. I fell in love with a woman...
    AlexCorvace AlexCorvace 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I think about you everyday. I look through your twitter to see how you're doing from day to day. It's so different now that we both go to different colleges and you and I are...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Please... Please don't do this... I'm here for you. Dammit why can't that be enough? Why can't I say I love you and that could just fix it all? Why?! Why the **** would God EVERY...
    InsanityIsTheButterflysDrug InsanityIsTheButterflysDrug 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I like this girl who happens to be my classmate also ,as time went by we got really close and I told her my feelings ,she feels the same way ....though she has a bf and their...
    lostinside109 lostinside109 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    When I met my wife 35 years ago we were both heavy drinkers. I knew her ex-husband and used to drink with him sometimes but didn't like him because of the way he treated his (later...
    arthur1446 arthur1446 61-65, M Oct 30

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    When I met my wife 35 years ago we were both heavy drinkers. I knew her ex-husband and used to drink with him sometimes but didn't like him because of the way he treated his (later...
    arthur1446 arthur1446 61-65, M 3 Responses Oct 30

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    Concert band. Sometime early 2014. A girl who I met last year when I was a freshmen walks in. I feel nervous and my body temperature rises. I wonder if I love her at first, then I...
    TerrelicTom TerrelicTom 16-17, M Nov 4

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    To begin with I want to say that I feel I wasted my time only because of the last 5/6 months. For the record I have social anxieties and I worry I'm going to come across as stupid...
    BlueZeo BlueZeo 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 5

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    Around 13-14 or so, hit puberty, start seeing childhood friend from church in a different way. She only got prettier as time went on, and I tried on more than one occasion to go...
    fgcujames fgcujames 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Slam poetry piece: Unperturbed view of future's abyss. So now the lines of seemingly well constructed literature are literally (italics, pun) eating me. If I look at all the...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I have liked the same girl for years and as I've gotten to know her more and we've become friends, my feeling have become hightened (I think I'm in love with her). Everything...
    danielk128 danielk128 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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    How can I feel alone when I sleep next to you every night. How can a love I have for you seems so distance sometimes. When I think of you why do I feel that I lost you and, your...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i am numb to emotions...i dont feel loved or wanted....what a toxic combination....
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I know him for a just while. He was the sweetest person I met. He was bold enough to open himself to me. At that moment, I felt as vulnerable and weak as he does. I asked the Lord...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    It was a long time ago. We were goofing around but we agreed to be in a relationship. There were years we didn't see each but we kept contact with each other with love letters...
    NotKool NotKool 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    Out Of My League Crush. Soo, I'm a girl with a lot of insecurities and unsure about myself. So therefore I can't have something to describe myself that comes out of my own thoughts...
    killcutes killcutes 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Out Of My League Crush. Soo, I'm a girl with a lot of insecurities and unsure about myself. So therefore I can't have something to describe myself that comes out of my own thoughts...
    killcutes killcutes 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I am madly in love with a girl (and she knows it) but she is in a relationship with another guy. She had told me they broke up, and then lied to me about getting back together with...
    logic93 logic93 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 31

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    I love this guys who has a girlfriend and she loves him back too. when I'm around him my heart stop's and I lose my breath when he hugs me. when we talk I I never want the moment...
    ShadowRiver ShadowRiver 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    We've all been there, the fear is everlasting but in my case its not that I fear the process of love itself but instead fear the ends of it, what becomes of the love I give and the...
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M