Why are so many people afraid of the word Love?

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  1. Lady MJ profile image70
    Lady MJposted 12 years ago

    Why are so many people afraid of the word Love?

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    alberichposted 12 years ago

    I believe it is because we are control freaks and many people cant just let go. And I guess these "most controling" people would need a totally out of control exploding love experience indeed.


  3. Alhamora profile image53
    Alhamoraposted 12 years ago

    May be they are afraid of getting a negative response.

  4. C.V.Rajan profile image60
    C.V.Rajanposted 12 years ago

    People exchange emotions like a coin. The coin has 2 sides. On one side, it is engraved "love". Many people collect coins getting attracted by this side. If you flip and see the other side of the coin, it is engraved "hate". Those who have seen and understood that most of the coins always have these two sides, perhaps become vary of "love".

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    Sade Jonesposted 12 years ago

    Some people are afraid of love for many reasons. Fear of commitment, disapproval, failure or even feeling trapped.  Sometimes the word "Love" may bring up unresolved fears related to intimacy.

  6. HattieMattieMae profile image61
    HattieMattieMaeposted 12 years ago

    It brings up deep emotions, with past hurts and pains, as well as present fears, and insecurities.

  7. Darknlovely3436 profile image72
    Darknlovely3436posted 12 years ago

    Love hurts, that why so many people is afraid of the word(smile

  8. CARIBQUEEN profile image64
    CARIBQUEENposted 12 years ago

    Some people may be afraid of the commitments that come with the word "LOVE".

  9. L. Spikes profile image65
    L. Spikesposted 12 years ago

    I think that a lot of people are afraid of the word Love because it is so hard to define and therefore difficult to use without reservation. The meaning of Love varies a great deal from person to person based on what the person using the word believes it means and how the person hearing the word interprets it. Many people will often focus more on what the other person will feel when he or she hears it and make personal definition secondary and malleable. Still others are unwavering in what they personally believe and won't compromise that belief based on the requirements of someone else for fear of "cheapening" their emotional convictions. In most cases (either way, in between, or otherwise), people don't discuss and/or try to understand the meaning (or emotion) behind the word before they use it (or don't use it).

  10. Loveslove profile image61
    Lovesloveposted 12 years ago

    Love is many things ....
    Love endures all things
    Love is endl;ess and fulfilling....
    Some find it easy and some never ever experience the true meaning of Love...I dont think its that people are afraid of Love its more they are afraid of the feelings the word  instills in others and are afraid of the commitment  that  Love for another person may bring

  11. PR Morgan profile image61
    PR Morganposted 12 years ago

    Maybe because they have been burned before...that's what scares me.  It is a great thing but when you put yourself out there and you get cut it's not the same next time around...but nothing ventured, nothing gained!

  12. Matt in Jax profile image60
    Matt in Jaxposted 12 years ago

    A lot of people just aren't willing to make the Love Commitment. It's just easier without the responsibility.

  13. Claudin_Dayo profile image61
    Claudin_Dayoposted 12 years ago

    because when it abandons you it sometimes leave a wound that doesn't heal over time. smile

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    reeltaulkposted 12 years ago

    because they hate!  For whatever reason love is not welcome, and if it is, it's not long term.........

    After reading all these comments I must say.  When you truly LOVE all of the above goes out the window.  You are not sitting there thinking about things that are irrelevant.  You wont go against the grain to sabotage something that feels so good as well as is powerful.  Anyone truly in love will want more as well as all that is in store

  15. onceuponatime66 profile image61
    onceuponatime66posted 12 years ago

    I think Love has to be given freely and unconditionally without expectations.  I think Love hurts because we "expect" in return when we give our love and then we get let down when our expectations are not met.

  16. maria.rose profile image40
    maria.roseposted 12 years ago

    Love is a strong word,,,...most people think they know what it is but belive me they really don't.People are afraid to love because they are afraid to trust. . love always hurts you..........

  17. Sarah Masson profile image61
    Sarah Massonposted 12 years ago

    People are afraid to love because they don't want to be hurt. On the other hand, how are they ever to know if they don't reach out a little? It's a tough one.

  18. dannamae26 profile image60
    dannamae26posted 12 years ago

    because they've experienced it already. how to love and how to be hurt.. but it doesn't mean that you will not love again..

    i have my experience on that and i've learn that the best way to conquer your fear to love again.

    comment me if you want my answer.. i swear, i've conquered my fear. and now i'm so happy overall happiness i mean..

  19. zduckman profile image60
    zduckmanposted 12 years ago

    I don't know...I guess it would be fear of failure. After people have been hurt they seem to stay a little gun shy. I for one am ready to allow myself to be vulnerable and invite someone into my life. My favorite quote about this is" it is better to have loved and lost , than to have never loved at all"

  20. julie58 profile image60
    julie58posted 12 years ago

    It may be that they will be giving a part of themselves away .... and there's the commitment aspect of course

  21. ChristineVianello profile image61
    ChristineVianelloposted 12 years ago

    With being in love has the potental of being hurt. Being hurt is heartbreaking.


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