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The pain of loving someone that you know you can never have; by circumstance or subjective decision.
Married to one; but loving another.
by hb March 30, 2004
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the exquisite pain of wanting someone that you know you can never have, and knowing that you will still try to be with them.
has drug like effects.
kate: so you'll sleep with him and then you'll hate him for sleeping with you and hate yourself for doing it?
lauren: yea. i'm psyched.
by Marie Claremont March 28, 2004
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The exquisite pain of loving someone unattainable.
"Was I addicted to the pain, the exquisite pain, of loving someone so unattainable?"
by Charlotte June 08, 2004
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One Heart split in two. One part loving a husband as a friend and companion; the other part loving an unattainable lover.
Have been married for 21 years... have been loving another man for 25 years....

Pain is definitely there
by Mrs. Jones December 26, 2004
51 67
the exquisite pain of loving some unattainable.
jill: oh beth, have you fucked charles yet?
beth: La douleur exquise! i found him fucking tim...i didn't know he was a fag
by scraddle March 05, 2004
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