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I Am Afraid of Being Too Needy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 342 People

    So I've been talking to this guy Sam.

    He kinda makes my day perfect. He's the only thing I look forward to. When we're not together we are almost always texting. But there are sometimes where he just doesn't text me. I break down during these times. I get really sad and overreact when he doesn't text me. Like for...
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M Apr 24, 2014

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    Fear?

    I don't think I am afraid of being too needy. I think I AM needy. I am starting to think that actually, its perfectly reasonable. Its a fact and it's just how things are at the moment. I have a hell of a lot I am trying to deal with and I am not a strong person. I try, but I am...
    jellibeanz jellibeanz 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    Probably Because I've Been Called Needy

                                       ~~~~  I know that I can across as very needy & dependent. I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    So Desperate

    I am so desperate for reassurance right now I could scream.  In the past I would have been having a complete meltdown, but through hard work I am gaining insight into my emotions.  I want someone to tell me what to do, when to do it, and exactly how to do it.  I have no...
    soleil321 soleil321 31-35 Aug 10, 2011

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    I need advice.. My bf is an international

    graduate student. He says he doesn't have much time for me because school is so demanding. We see each other once, sometimes twice a week for dinner and he usually sends me only 1 text a day. He told me things would be better once the spring semester begins because he needs to...
    mary1277 mary1277 26-30, F Jan 19, 2014

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    Owning It...

    No one wants to be, but the truth is all of us are. Some of us need reassurance. Some of us need love. Some of us need acceptance. Some of us need all of that because they tend to go hand in hand. Some of us need attention. Some of us need to feel wanted. Some of us need to...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Mar 14, 2013

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    Worry

    I need to talk stuff out and have a friend more then people know even online but i'm afraid if I bug someone they'll be annoyed and not like me :(
    Jason255 Jason255 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    Why am I so needy? Why am I

    so dependent on him? When he doesn't talk to me it tears me apart. When I'm not with him I get really depressed really quick. All I want to do is just be with him all the time. I can't do this though. This doesn't surprise me. I don't deserve to be happy even ways.
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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    Well

    i'm not afraid of being needy. it's just that being needy sucks. it's a real downer, very depressing. i love my independence, it means everything to me. but.. we're all needy at times. some too much vs some not enough and bounding back and forth between Until Balance is Finally...
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123 26-30, F Jan 5, 2011

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    I’m Not Talking About Material Need; I’m Talking About The Emotional Kind

    i've been on the receiving end of needy before. i know how stifling it feels to be needed by someone when you don't feel that symbiotic need in return. the unfulfilled need of another can leave a host with a sense its life force is being drained—it’s worse to me, even, than...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday 36-40, F 10 Responses Apr 24, 2011

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    I Think I Am Too Needy

    At least, Im having a needy patch right now.  I apologise in advance for being incredibly self indulgent and pitying.   In fact, its sooo pathetic Im stuggling to write it.   I dont want to be so - reliant, on other peoples opinions.  But I can't seem to...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis 22-25 7 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    I think I want so bad to find someone,

    and it feels wrong for me! I can't be in a relationship feeling this way, I'll always get frustrated... damn... I thought I was finally feeling ok till last week. suddenly I started to feel very lonely and it's been hard for me to deal with this. I need to find my balance all...
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I Want People To Talk To Me, But I Am Scared

    Maybe I am just codependent and independent at the same time...IDK. I want to talk to someone, and I look froward to contact with others (like literally, I say "1,1,1, please let me have 1" or something like that when I get here, like one orange thing or mail) Because I want...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    Warning: This Is A Needy Post.

    I have been scarred by my past. As I look over my 30 years of existence, I am saddened by all of the times that people who said that they loved me and always would be there for me went back on their word. These relationships have left behind me a lifetime littered with...
    PrincessPumpkin81 PrincessPumpkin81 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    Needy And Introverted

    Well... I don't really know where to start. I am just a very clingy person, and I can't help it. I'm a very introverted, very to-myself type of girl... I have friends, but not friends I hang out with on a regular basis and I'm not really close with them. My cupcake is my best...
    MPDGirl MPDGirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    The Reason

    I have this need for people. I have this need to feel needed or wanted. I try so hard to control this need. I won't initiate a conversation with somebody for weeks in fear of appearing too needy. When I was dating my (now) ex, I was so afraid of coming off as needy. He was...
    SavedByHim SavedByHim 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2012

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    Even Though I Like Living Alone

    When I lived at home, I had my mom, dad, sister, brothers, and assorted pets. I never thought I could cope alone. It's been three and half years now where I've been living in this apartment . It's a block and a half from my childhood home, in the same neighborhood...but Mom and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Sep 14, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    from everyone i talk to. i hate applying and learning the new skills. sorry for being negative. it's just a bear.
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response 31 mins ago

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    this really is a perfectly natural thing to worry about. I have trust issues beleiving anybody 100% even my husband the only person I know 100% won't cheat is me. I don't know my...
    loreto789 loreto789 31-35, F 1 Response 38 mins ago

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    ya! I guess maybe I am? one reason why I'm not big on relationships. all these men wanna cheat with me, so I'm sure they would cheat on me, too....
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My grandma passed away Sunday and my family is trying to kill my mom because she got all of her possessions and the full inheritance, meanwhile up here my stepdad and me are...
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    One of My Fake Mother's boyfriends and his entire family use some sort of drug to give me bodily itching, especially through fecal excrement. The only thing I could think up of...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I hadn't given much thought to death until someone recently told me to die after a misunderstanding on social media. I am particularly sensitive to everything that goes on around...
    naqisvafi naqisvafi 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I just want to get some things off my chest because I can't tell anyone in real life, especially about the plastic surgery. Here goes, put your emo shades on. (And for the love of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    i can't help but keep certain people at a distance cause im afraid of being hurt all over again.
    imyourbunny imyourbunny 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Pretty sure this either causes or is caused by my social anxiety. I can't talk to people properly because I'm so afraid they'll just give me a 'wtf why would you even approach me...
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was born in Connecticut and raised in a terrible little town called Ansonia in an even further away from the tiny town area that doesn't offer **** to do but drink in one of the...
    lifeisdumb62 lifeisdumb62 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I'm 24 and I wasn't like other kids in my family growing up. For one thing I have Mild Cerebral Palsy and growing up has been slow for me. I didn't get my id until I was 20, my...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm not at all afraid to die, I'm afraid of tomorrow
    LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    It's not like I really want to die or something. But there are things that are much worse than death. Many people are forced to undergo unbearable suffering because euthanasia is...
    UchuuStranger UchuuStranger 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    My dad has been in and out and completely out after maybe 12 or 13 yrs old for me. I didn't even get calls for my birthday. Now he occasionally texts me maybe 1-2 times every other...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    my spouse is one that shout and yell as much as she wasn't to. but as soon I start standing up to her she starts crying and acting the victim. we have three kids and I don't what...
    Dean6736 Dean6736 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    i don't really know how to start this out, so I'm going to jump right into it. When you were little there was nothing you care about, you'd dance around and not care if people...
    silverelephant silverelephant 13-15, F a week ago

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    Tomgirl: A boy who behaves in a typically girlish manner. I've come to realize about myself that I found myself being interested in things people defined as "girly" or "feminine...
    kite0404 kite0404 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Tomgirl: A boy who behaves in a typically girlish manner. I've come to realize about myself that I found myself being interested in things people defined as "girly" or "feminine...
    kite0404 kite0404 22-25, M Aug 21

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    I have this friend that is needy, dependent, and relies on others. She asked me for rides a lot along with other favors. We’ve been friends for a long time, since high school...
    hiitsme15 hiitsme15 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm the type of person that can be very blunt with others, no matter what their situation may be. I was never too social as a child, and the friends I did end up with never really...
    MisAnalogy MisAnalogy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I am not afraid of it and honestly thats mainly what I am here for. My friend told me about this site because it helped her explore her sexuality and talk to a lot of cool people...
    emmastewart emmastewart 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 19

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    Not at all...I know posting mature stories occasionally will draw some of the crowd that is only here for that...I understand that, and I am a big girl and can handle my own lol...
    BeachBumMom BeachBumMom 31-35, F 17 Responses Aug 19

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    I post comments on yahoo news reports and this one psycho using the name "commenter" started out accusing me of stalking him because I made posts on news reports that he did or...
    Comprehensive2 Comprehensive2 31-35 Aug 19

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    It really does depend, but I generally feel very very uncomfortable if I am in a room with men only or if a guy is near me. I am gay and am attracted to men but I am afraid of them...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Ive been married for a year and a half to my husband. When we were dating I didn't mind he was previously married but now that we are married I hate being number two like it's bad...
    bchp1963 bchp1963 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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