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I Want to Love Like I Have Never Been Hurt

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    23 and never been kissed. Thats far older than most of the people posting under this topic but i just wanted to say theres really nothing wrong with waiting if you don't think its...
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    im 19, soon to be 20 in july and i've never been kissed or had a boyfriend. the more i think about it, the more it brings me down. i feel like if it hasnt happened already, that...
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    I've never been to juvie, jail. and never been arrested and don't have a criminal record. Im a good girl
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    I'm 20 and never been kissed. All my friends have been kissed, in relationships, and had sex. At first I felt left out and felt like I was missing alot. But now that I grew up and...
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    i.m 35 and never been in a relationship I'm terrible and terrified talking to women or ask them out I've been thinking that I'm better off not being in a relationship
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    I am 16 and never been in a relationship. It's actually become abnormal nowadays LOL. I don't mind at all, but it only starts to bother me when I see happy couples. Or when I see...
    bradfordbadboi1 bradfordbadboi1 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    AngelsinDevon AngelsinDevon 18-21, M May 19

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    I'm 20 and I never had any kind of relationship. I see all these happy couples around me, and I feel sick, angry and sad. I hate that I feel like that. I never wanna go out because...
    Sal395 Sal395 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay I just want to get across the fact that I'm not desperate to be in a relationship nor am I one of those guys that goes from girl to girl but, I'm 16 about to finish my GCSEs...
    CallumW CallumW 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've never liked someone before. I only had crushes (usually one-sided) but I wonder how being in love feels like. *random thoughts* (maybe because i'm just ugly so no one likes...
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    mrbultitude mrbultitude 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I mean, I'm 14. I'm not trying to rush into life too quickly and be mindless like everybody else in my school. I just want to focus on what is important, and keep what isn't to the...
    Matthew7211 Matthew7211 13-15, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    But I want to. I feel like I've missed out on a lot.
    missfiona missfiona 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am just a ***** and Jesus Hates me what is the point of living and even being born when He hates u & wants you in hell and is going to condemn you ? And then He curses you and...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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    My parents love me, but at times, i think they really don't. I think it's stupid
    Rh1no16 Rh1no16 16-17, M May 6

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    My uncle wanted my dog, so i gave it to him. To me, that dog was really special. It all went down a week into me giving my dog to him. He took it to my grandpa's, it got out of the...
    Rh1no16 Rh1no16 16-17, M 1 Response May 6

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    "Hey, lady!" one guy cried out to a young woman at the gym. "You ever been mistaken for a man?" "No," she replied. "Have you?"
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 13-15, F May 8

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    I want to cry because I had a dream that my crush kissed me. Then I woke up :(
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    I feel like everyone else has already had their first kiss... I'm 15, most of my friends are 16. I don't go out much. I hear these stories from my friends about who they kissed at...