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Love Hurts

Uploaded by GenBek on Feb 23, 2005

Love? What is that, I often find myself wondering? About ten years ago I would have said it’s when a prince comes in his bright and shining armor to rescue a damsel in distress. He would pick her up on his white horse and carry her into the sunset to his castle where they’d marry and live happily ever after. I used to believe that is what love consisted of. Complete and utter happiness. But, unfortunately I had to grow up and I then of course stopped believing. Then through my life I saw how love ripped apart peoples hearts and lives. It couldn’t be that bad could it? Wrong. It was shocking to see how many of my parents friends got divorced but they did eventually recover and just as quickly would get married again. It all seemed like such a game to them. Especially to men. There must have been something missing in their relationships as either the wife or the husband would cheat on their partner. How, if you were completely devoted to someone, could one do that? Love disappointed me. It was nothing like I had pictured it. There was nothing really great about it. I slowly but surely started to despise the word love. What was the point in it? It seemed to be only a feeling in which people completely lost their minds and acted in strange ways. People were always so happy, of course. That was great but after a while something would go wrong and they would be heartbroken. I always found myself wondering why people wanted to put themselves through the despondency of something not working out in the relationship over and over again.

There are very rarely relationships which do actually last. Couples are head over heels in love with one another but flaws in the marriage would begin to appear. It causes so much pain, and most of the time there are children involved. Seeing their parents divorce, scars them for the rest of their lives. Most of the time no one realizes that, not even the child until it comes to him or her dating. They can’t seem to commit. Is it the fear that they will end up like their parents??

This is how I feel about love. What good comes out of it? I promised myself a year ago I would not fall in love. I was too...

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Uploaded by:   GenBek

Date:   02/23/2005

Category:   Creative Writing

Length:   3 pages (605 words)

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