Love Can Hurt

This may sound like it's just a kid rambling on about his feelings, and it is. I'm in love with a girl who's two years older than me. I have said perhaps two words to her. I'll probably never see her again, and it hurts. So many men find girls who love them and would stay with them forever but throw it away. Many men seem to not be able to realize the difference between love and sex. There is a difference, which is perhaps as different as fire and water. Love is like nothing you'll ever experience otherwise. Will you throw it away for the "good" life of lust and money? I may be talking about something that I know very little about while I think I know a lot, but I don't think that's the case. Teenagers are often seen as less able to understand several complex issues, including love, but are we? I'm at the point where I can't let her go and get her out of my head. It's not that I want to, just that it would be best for her if I could. It may seem that I have a while to find the right girl, but what if I've already found her? What if this is her? How do I tell her? How do I know if she even likes me? Would she ever consider marrying me? What should I do? I apologize for taking so long in writing this, but love can hurt.

— Thomas, 18

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