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I Want to Love Like I Have Never Been Hurt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 371 People

    I Think It's An Attitude You Develop When You Get Older...

    ... not just with age but with every chance you take at finding love you become more resilient against pain. It's inevitable to find love without pain. A lot of us fear it. After each upsetting break up, you can reinvent yourself and change up the kind of people you fall in...
    misselodie misselodie 26-30, F Apr 19, 2012

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    I Want To Smile Again...because I Love

    I have known what it is to Love and how it makes me Smile all the time......until Hurt comes like a thief in the night...stole something essential for my happiness....and now it left me bruised and badly hurt....someone came into my life...and offered his heart .....  but how...
    Satinne Satinne 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    But I Can't

    How can I love like that when I know what it's like to be hurt so badly that I just wanted to curl up in a ball and die? How can I set myself up to be hurt like that again? If I knew there was no risk, I would. But the reminder of the pain I endured makes me cautious and...
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2011

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    Hurt So Much

    I have been hurt so much in my life. I wish I could leave all my past hurts and "baggage" and love like I've never been hurt. But I really do not know if that is possible. From all the pain and hurt has come trust issues, self doubt, guilt, low self esteem, depression, etc...
    HazelEyedGurl HazelEyedGurl 31-35, F Oct 15, 2010

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    I Do... But I Don't.

    While I do fantasize about having that feeling again, I would never trade the experiences I have had (some good, some ******) that have made me the person I am today. Though, there are days I wish I could go back to that feeling.
    sirusnsnapelove sirusnsnapelove 26-30 Jun 27, 2012

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    Nice

    How wonderful it would be to forget that pain of loves past.  I think I try to do that but time and time again the women in my life point out that they are not the same as the women from my past so I don't have to react in the ways I do at times, It sucks...
    r161616 r161616 41-45, M 10 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    I Know You May Disagree ...

    Many people will say, 'We can never truly love or be love unless we have at one time lost.' But what if we could? If this is MY experience, even if I placed this as a goal, I could shape it, nurture it, and build it into something that could resemble this...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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    Second Time Around

    How I wish I could do this.  It would be amazing to fall in love and give it my all like I did before to someone that actually deserves it and cherishes it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 5, 2010

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    After Death?

    I've been hurt million times, million millions in fact.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Oct 18, 2009

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    Is That So Bad?

    I want to love like I've never loved before. I want to be with someone as if I'd never been with anyone. Why is that bad? Why am I judged so harshly for "falling" quickly? How do you know it's not real? Just because I don't follow your timetable, how can you assume that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2009

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    Real Life Night-tale

    I haven't been really in a real relationship before, but sometimes I want to be in one. Its just that I am kind of afraid that I might be hurt and never be the same again. I still believe in fairytales, still believe that my knight in the shining armor will soon come, and still...
    sunsetglow sunsetglow 18-21, F Sep 9, 2010

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    Like I'd Never Been

    I love to know the feeling like I'd never memorized it. To start fresh like it was never ended and I never felt defeated. Let it grow from a seed to a tree of a mighty foliage like it was never destroyed and chopped into pieces. Be mine like no one had ever owned my heart before...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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    To wake up and look at him with a smile on my

    face as he kisses my lips ever so gently. Making love while the sun barely peaks through the blinds. Cooking him breakfast while he reads the newspaper and sips his coffee. Spending the day together strolling through the park. We can't keep our eyes off each other, nor our hands...
    Ariannabella Ariannabella 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    Searching For Some Answers.

    I have been hurt many, many times before as well as I have hurt many people.  I am not searching for the answer for myself.  I have learn a lot of ways to embrace the hurt and to heal from it.  I am in search to help my sister out.  She has been deeply hurt by a man a couple...
    llady99 llady99 36-40, F 6 Responses May 25, 2011

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    Love And Never Hurt

    Love is what I'm trying to give away even if people hurt me or has hurt me.  I don't know if people notices it or not or get the message. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 4, 2011

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    What Is Love Like You've Never Been Hurt?

    A fairytale!!!!!!  There's no such thing.  Love isn't only of dreams we've been brainwashed to believe.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 1, 2009

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    I Want To, But I Can't

    The love I have for this man is unconditional. It is overpowering at times. There is nothing I wouldn't do for him to ensure that he is happy. But... I have been hurt. Badly, and he knows that. Sometimes I can feel it creep up on me, and I just... withdraw. I want to love like I...
    IronLotus IronLotus 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2012

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    I have never been in a relationship. I'm 36, gay and never been in a relationship with a male or female. I'm scared out of my mind because I'm sensitive to people and there...
    monteJ monteJ 31-35, M a week ago

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    I am 18 and have never been kissed, or have dated. I feel pathetic for writing this because I know that the vast majority off people my own age have at least gone on a date. I have...
    Narp12 Narp12 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm 26 and have never been kissed. It's just gotten to the point where I'm too embarassed that it will be my first kiss to have my first kiss. if that makes sense.
    sfoss21 sfoss21 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    I have never been kissed I am still waiting for a girl to kiss me
    paul642 paul642 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I never been in a 3 year relationship. I should say 2 but I be lying. In the 2 years it was off and on. The max of my relationships was 6 months total.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have never tho or real one fake people
    ridleyswaq ridleyswaq 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This is not a regret, it's something I've known would happen. Parents thankfully divorced at age 4. My dad had weekend custody and is a great dad. Still, I saw how hard being a...
    MissASC77 MissASC77 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    It's a little past midnight, and here I am thinking about a conversation I had with someone earlier. He pm'd me and asked, what one thing I really want in life. My answer was to...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I'm 35 years old, and I've never kissed a woman. I'd like to, but I never seem to get to the point where it would be a reciprocated feeling. I've often tried to imagine what it's...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M Feb 6

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    I mean I'm pretty young but I want that experience like "talking", going on dates, falling asleep on the phone, surprise visits, everything like that, I want to see what its like.
    FrankietheCat FrankietheCat 16-17, F Feb 8

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    Never was on a date, never had a chance to go on one. Seems like I'm just not what girls are looking for these days :D
    SorrowSong SorrowSong 18-21, M Feb 4

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    I have noticed several people in relationships, even going so far as to get married. They're all like "you'll find someone one day" this and "you need a partner" that and I'm...
    orderedchaos orderedchaos 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I dont really know how it feels to be in love
    johnny437 johnny437 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Not to sure it sounds too great tbh though I am partial to a glass of cider. I did shots out of egg cups once with my friend and we got a bit tipsy but never drunk
    Minutes2Midnight Minutes2Midnight 13-15, F Feb 11

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    It's true and kinda sad. I want a boyfriend so bad
    ciarajones179 ciarajones179 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The only one I had was a online one but I don't count that, and I'm 15 I find it a little sad, but I know I will find a girl I like later in life.
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    It sucks because all around me I see and I think is it too much to ask for someone to love?
    Frozenfireflies Frozenfireflies 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I mean I'm 13 what do you expect? 😂 I've had boyfriends but nothing deep
    Uhilikepizza Uhilikepizza 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    But I did ride in the passenger's side of a cop car :)
    Bethstar Bethstar 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I´m so hard to handle... difficult to convince ... except, of course, by the gentle persuasion of his kisses... mmmm......
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Yup . true I'am still in the closet I guess that's why but one day I hope i kiss the one and I will feel the magic huh I watch a lot of movies But I rly hope someday
    brokenV brokenV 18-21 1 Response Feb 19

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    I caught part of it right here
    Shhhhandenjoy Shhhhandenjoy 26-30, M Feb 21

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    I hate when people pretend to understand or to say I'm better off. Well I'm not, they are better off. They just don't understand. They'll argue with me and say, "Well you've...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F Feb 21

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    I have presented many ideas for making the world a better place and some people have responded that "things have always been this way". The truth is that few things about now have...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 10 hrs ago

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    well I've never been but I have an immediate family member that has and let me tell you that once you get out society doesn't let you forget that you've been in. probably why so...
    sleepyphotograher sleepyphotograher 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Sooo....I got my phone taken away and haven't been on for several weeks. I got my laptop fixed a few days ago (which I'm ecstatic about :D) and now I'm here. I NEVER use the web...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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