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When somebody loves someone, but they don't love them back, whether there heterosexual or homosexual. Often times the person in love is miserable and just longs to have the other person feel the same way and to be near them. To just look in their eyes and feel that there is someone who cares. Someone who loves you with their heart, not thinking so much and just...to hold them forever. But the person doesn't feel the same way. And it's like they are ripping out the one in loves heart. So people are too afraid to tell the person that they feel this way...and the person never knows.
Girl walks up to a boy and pulls him a side.

Girl: "There's been something I've been wanting to say to you. It's hard for me to say it, but here it goes. I...I'm in love with you."

Boy: "What? Listen, you're a great friend and everything, but I'm sorry. I just don't feel the same way."

The girl nods and walks away with tears streaming down her face.

THe girl is lovelorn. Wanting him to love her.
by Katie F. M. August 19, 2006
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When you finally amass the courage to hold your heart in your hands as you make your stand before them, and nothing less than an "I love you, too," will suffice, but there's no reciprocation. Where a response of indifference cuts as deep as one of rejection, causing the very heart you bore before them to bleed uncontrollably.
Sometimes loving someone means letting them be what you may not want them to be- even if that means being with someone else. It's hard to accept, I know, but loving them means letting them be THEM, not you. Despite how much you may want to, you can't desire otherwise, because you would be destroying that which you loved so much about them: that they are who they are. And to desire that- the destruction of that which makes them who they are, denying them of finding happiness outside yourself- because you can't have it, is to do the most unloving thing I can think of; for, in doing that, you wouldn't be concerned about their happiness, but only your own. If you really love them, then, let them be them, not you, and find happiness in their happiness. It's only if you're able to do that that can you say you ever really loved them at all. Even though you're lovelorn because their love wasn't provided in reciprocation, that doesn't make your love for them any less real. Take heart; you're worth it.
by zappz88 June 23, 2013

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