Do you feel loved?

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Registered: 09-02-2008
Do you feel loved?
Mon, 05-27-2013 - 10:28am

I was reading a self-esteem quiz with the question "do you feel loved by family and friends" and had to really give this a lot of thought. I do but I always worry they will stop loving me. Does anyone else worry about that?

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Registered: 01-04-2004
Tue, 05-28-2013 - 10:56am

i don't worry about it because it's out of my control. all i can do is love someone the way i'd want to be loved, and maybe they'll reciprocate and maybe they won't. i also practice loving myself (a) like i would a friend or family member (b) the way i would want someone else to love me. that's really all i can do. does that make sense?

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 05-29-2013 - 11:27am

No it has never crossed my mind.  Since I wouldn't stop loving my mom or my kids, then there's no reason to think that they would stop loving me.  I also have close friends who I've known for years.  I have had some friends kind of drift away over the years--not that we stopped liking each other but just not as close as before.  It's sad, but something that happens when you don't have enough chances to see each other I suppose.