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I Want to Love Like I Have Never Been Hurt

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    After Death?

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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    I'm just going to be honest. I have never been in a real relationship. Sometimes I feel like no one understands what it's like to truly be alone and I mean alone alone. I can...
    106hopfulrhoughts 106hopfulrhoughts 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I'm just going to be honest. I have never been in a real relationship. Sometimes I feel like no one understands what it's like to truly be alone and I mean alone alone. I can...
    106hopfulrhoughts 106hopfulrhoughts 22-25, M Dec 3

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    I'm just going to be honest. I have never been in a real relationship. Sometimes I feel like no one understands what it's like to truly be alone and I mean alone alone. I can...
    106hopfulrhoughts 106hopfulrhoughts 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I'll be completely honest, I've never been in a real relationship. I'm gay and I hate that the gay community is mainly centered around sex. I don't want sex, I want friendship...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 3

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    I try to avoid making decisions because I do not want to be held liable if I mess up. I have no clue if I chose the right major in college, or what I will even do with it. When I...
    mike1989r mike1989r 22-25, M Nov 30

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    I been in 4 relationship in my life but have never been on a real date. Each one of them I knew before we were together but the friendship become relationship. I wonder what a...
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I'm 21 and never been in a relationship. I know that there are other people who are in the same boat, but everyone else in my life has had a relationship or are in a...
    rysac rysac 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    Sometimes I don't understand why I don't have a boyfriend. I understand having a boyfriend is not everything and school is a higher priority than guys however, I just don't...
    livelaughlove365 livelaughlove365 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like I will be forever single until like 50 or so. I've never been in a relationship, or had a first kiss those are the things I get sad over and I will never have. Mabey...
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M Nov 27

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    Lol i have like never been kissed before u knu and lol frankly speaking right now I don't even wanna be. I mean like I'm almost 18 and lol I don't feel like I'm missing out on...
    mynameisismyname mynameisismyname 16-17, F Dec 9

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    I've never been asked straight up...just like "hey kid...let's go eat some ice cream later." Or "I'll take you out to (insert amusement park) since you're younger. I don't know...
    SerineTheSquirrel SerineTheSquirrel 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I've never been in a relationship and I never will I haven't even had my first kiss yet. I will forever be single
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I mean Ive been in a relationship, and I still haven't been kissed and its so look freaking annoying! I know preschoolers who have it better than me in their love lives, and its...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am gay, i really want a man to kiss me.. I have never felt this way and i dream about the day i will..
    tommy21v tommy21v 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think there are many reasons why I've never been in a relationship... Mainly because I'm always afraid of how it's going to turn out, or how much I will change once I'm in one...
    tayylah tayylah 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Talk about not being on a "real" date. I've NEVER been on a date to even consider defining a no existent experience a "non-real" one. : (
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    if someone physically in the state of iowa wants I would love to have a real romantic date with whoever. need to find someone in Iowa usa.
    transgirl28 transgirl28 26-30, T 5 days ago

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    I've never been kissed. Hopefully soon.
    Titan222 Titan222 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have received many emails after posting my last experience here claiming that i am a cheater. Let me put it right that even in the relationships that I had before getting married...
    Rirchu Rirchu 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Am I the only person who feels like God forgot to love them???
    h3art4luv h3art4luv 31-35, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    ** This is probably why. I fear this very thing. Vulnerability is beyond difficult. *** "When you love someone, truly love them, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 12 Responses Nov 24

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    sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me or if I'm just flat out choosing partners that are not going to make it to that point. I'm going to be 34 on next Sunday, and...
    FoxyNC FoxyNC 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I dated dozens of women from the ages of 15 when I started dating to age 38 when I finally got married and never once fell in love with any of them. I wanted to but it just wasn't...
    Elcoman115 Elcoman115 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've never have been I'n one and ill probably never have one and depressed I don't have one. I feel that I'm going to be single forever and never get married or have a wife and...
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I was with a man for 13 years and even though we were married for I think 5 years(made a lasting impression I guess) I don't consider it an actual relationship. It was horribly...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    iv been on a double date with some friends before. but iv also asked someone to go with me to a more fancy restraint like olive garden, her mother would never her let her leave...
    aadamchick aadamchick 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    carecc13 carecc13 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    alinacc12 alinacc12 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I only say this because I think being in love requires both parties complete infatuation . I love people who love me but loving them doesnt mean I'm in love with them . People...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    well I been in love before..a couple times in my life..but I thought I put this song on to share since it reminded of that dope track from Talib Kweli :)
    jonnygoode74 jonnygoode74 36-40, M Nov 30