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I Am Clingy

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    Try Not To

    I have always been so clingy but I think I have pushed some of my relationships away from being to clingy I think there was no chase with me so they got bored but I cant help who I am I am a very passionate person
    mandyme mandyme 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2010

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    24/7

    I want to spend all of my time with my partner. Doing everything together, holding hands, sharing every moment together. I suppose that some see this as being clingy and would feel suffocated by such affection. To each his own. I won't apologize for who I am.
    neonshades neonshades 51-55, M 6 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    Wish I Wasn't

    Perhaps no man is an island, but many are quite proficient at being a slightly land-bridged peninsular. I wish I was one of them. Strangely enough, for the most part, I think clingy people are adorable, but hate being one myself. I see it as a sign of weakness and desperation. In...
    forlornhope forlornhope 16-17, M Jan 27, 2008

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    Long Distance Is Driving Me Mad.

    I moved to a different country and left my boyfriend behind. We decided to try and maintain a long distance relationship. The thing is, after being with him 24/7, being away from him is hard. But he seems to be okay with it - possibly because he has his friends and family there...
    hardboiled hardboiled 22-25 Jan 28, 2011

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    And She's My Boss!

    Hi.  I'm a little older than most of you, but there's a little kid inside us all, so I'm not that different.  The little kid in me was emotionally abused by a mom who is in now in the early stages of Altzheimers.  I moved around for 25 years and have never lived...
    Oldbuskid Oldbuskid 46-50 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    But I Overcompensate

    I'm horrified at the idea of anyone realizing this about me. Which is why as soon as I notice certain behavioral and even thought patterns appearing, I consciously keep myself from acting them out, doing & saying things ย which might grossly contradict what I really feel. I guess...
    finaldeadline finaldeadline 18-21, F May 30, 2012

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    I Am Way Too Clingy

    Im afraid Im going to push my friends away by trying to push them close. Im especially afraid of pushing away my best friend Ashley. She means more to me than she can ever know. She might as well be my little sister. But I am extremely clingy to her. We can be texting...
    littledhampir littledhampir 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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    I Know People Sometimes Hate The Word Clingy.

    .. But My Bf And I Have Been Together For 1 Year 4 Months And 2 Days Together And... I Want To Spend The Rest Of My Life With Him... I Wanna Spend Every Second Of My Days With Him To Make My Life Worth Living Instead Of Waiting In My Room For Him To Reply To My Texts.. I Hardly...
    KateMost KateMost 13-15, F 1 Response May 13

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    I don't mean to be clingy,

    but what's mine is mine. I like to embrace what we have and no body else is allowed to have you ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•
    ashley719 ashley719 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Long Distance Clingy

    My boyfriend and I have liked each other for a long time, we started out as foolish kids in French and then we started hanging out with a group of some of our friends. We got together in July and he moved away in September. He used to text me all the time (kinda...
    bretagnexsade bretagnexsade 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    I don't know if I'm too clingy

    or my boyfriend is too distant. I think both
    jazzylites jazzylites 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I need you and I need you now.

    And I want you to be clingy. I don't need you all the time, just when we're supposed to be talking, I need you. ๐Ÿ˜’ I hate that I'm clingy, but I am.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Aug 25

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    Am I ?

    ...well partly I am, but only to one person. I was never affectionate or dependent to other people. I prefer to do things by myself wherever and whenever I can. I don't show any emotion that will depict clinginess either. Just thinking that I am clingy makes me feel sad, like I...
    hopelessaddict hopelessaddict 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    My girlfriend stayed up all night the other day

    and I couldn't text her yesterday because of the party she was at and now she's slept all day and I'm so lonely and bored I'm so ******* clingy
    killjoyz killjoyz 13-15, F Jan 2

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    do ya'll think guys or girls are more clingy?

    ( i asked a similar question in another group thing)
    danondorf danondorf 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I Had Not Seen My Boyfriend In 6 Months...

    & now i get to spend a little over 2 weeks with him!!! but i have been here for 4 days now... & i feel so right when our faces are a few feet apart or closer & i get to stare into his eyes... especially when he's not giving me a deep stare in turn, but his usual face...
    Reina01 Reina01 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2008

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    ..and I Just Realized...

     the sad thing is i never really considered myself as such because i didn't do all the "standard" clingy things: calling too much, worrying too much, always around too much... because really the phrase "too much" depends on each person. what if a clingy...
    HoshiakariYumi HoshiakariYumi 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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    Need Too Much Affection!

    I cling to my boyfriend too hard. I get jealous over the smallest things. I'm way too insecure. He's a fairly attractive guy, & I get jealous when he just talks to a friend of the opposite sex. I always tell him I want more affection, and he gives me more. But more is never...
    mynameisjupeach mynameisjupeach 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    I Need Somebody To Talk Too

    Im so clingy. i just cant let go. ive lost so many guy friends and my ex because of this. please message if youre in my situation. i dont want to seek professional help but i do need somebody to talk to about it. girls and guys preferably in the 18-26 age group.
    CheekyMonkey92 CheekyMonkey92 18-21, F Mar 22, 2012

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    I am very clingy with my female friends.

    So much so that I have scared some of them away. Ever since I lost my mother I have been wanting to find a similar connection with other women. Sometimes I think that I should warn them that I become very clingy if they talk to me a lot and especially the ones that give me...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Too Much Is A Bad Thing

    I've been the clingy type ever since I was little. Then it was cute, now its not. Its so much that I think it keeps pushing people away. And when I try to control it, I seem like I don't care. Plus, I begin to feel lonely and depressed. I want to be able to have a nice...
    FlowerAmongStone FlowerAmongStone 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    Wants And Needs

    The "sucky" thing about it is that I really don't want to change either, I like the feeling of constantly talking to someone and interaction. I wish I didn't need it perhaps just because it's a hard void to fill.
    Sisyphus0 Sisyphus0 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Help!!!

    I'm so emotionally needy lately. No amount of love can satisfy me. And I'm so intense about it. I don't know what's wrong with me!!!! I'm afraid that I'm going to scare off people in my life. Honestly, people have commented on the changes in me. What's wrong with me? How...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses May 10, 2011

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    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    After reading posts people have made regarding

    being clingy I read one that made me think. I may have the reason of why I am clingy. A couple of years ago my mother told me she was sorry for not being more loving to me when I was very young. She would yell to my father to get me and take care of whatever my problem was at...
    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Can Be a Little Annoying

    Yep... I often annoy the crap out of people... because I am a bit (a bit?) clingy. I am a passionate person by nature, so it comes so naturally to hold on tight to my friends and loved ones. And with romantic relationships, I am worse! I want to be around that person all the time...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 21, 2008

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    Clingy!

    Yea i found im the very clingy type, if im with someone i give as much attention as i can and love it right back, you could find me snuggleing on the couch watching a movie instead of being all sprawled out. I dunno i just love the attention whenever i can get it i guess. DB
    DirkyBear DirkyBear 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2008

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    Last night my boyfriend told me

    that he can't see our relationship lasting if I continue to be as clingy as I am. I realize that I have a lot of trouble thinking about anything else but spending time with him...however I never thought of my attachment as a fault--I just assumed that I felt this way because I...
    hob0xcor3 hob0xcor3 22-25, F 1 Response May 31

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    It's no longer clinging

    if they can't even breathe. I'm sorry if I smothered you.
    Raeign Raeign 16-17 Jun 2

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    Totally Am

    I have been clingy all my life. The only reason that is, is because I fear to lose ones dear to me. I would cling onto every one I love if I could. I don't want to lose them.   Yukari
    DarkWiccan DarkWiccan 18-21, F Jul 2, 2008

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    Don't Leave

    I can get very clingy when I'm sad. The day I left Moomoo my childminder I was practically attached to her for the entire day. She'd been my cihldminder since I was 6 months ish so we were very close. Nowadays whenever I see her wherever she is, I tend to cling to her arm until...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response May 27, 2008

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    A Result Of Years

    With my nature, I am getting used to being either taken advantage of, forgotten about or rejected. This makes the rare connection much more important to me than it should be. I hold on for dear life because I am so lonely. I don't usually vocalize or act out my clinginess, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    I'm becoming very needy.

    I know it's bad but I feel like a little puppy :p maybe it's just cuz I have nothing better to do and no one to hang with but I'm too clingy. I don't want to stay at home because ill just sit in my room but I don't have anywhere else to go. I need projects :p
    TallyO TallyO 13-15, F 1 Response May 9

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    BUT I NEVER ADMIT IT.

    if people whom I'm attached to ignore me just a little bit, I don't talk to them for a while! I hate when I'm put aside.. and even if I want to talk to someone so much (either here or real life) and that person seems to not like, I drop my will and move on sadly. but it doesn't...
    00Wieme00 00Wieme00 22-25, F Mar 31

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    I really like this girl

    but we haven't talked in months it all started freshman year where we for the second time met each other and we just started to talk and text each other all the time and we started to get each other and we both made each other laugh every single day and all of a sudden she...
    up97 up97 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    When i realize im getting too clingy

    and needy, i back off and let go even though it hurts. I like to annoy people for fun but really i dont want people to be annoyed by me. So if i start to think you are important. I will slowly hold on to you. As soon as i realize im holding too tight i feel like im hurting them...
    khulan03 khulan03 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Way Too Attached.

    I mean last night, when I was on the phone with a friend... I just wouldn't let her go to sleep. We went through over 10 minutes of saying bye and she started getting really annoyed. Eventually I let go and started apologizing over and over and she said "No, it's not your fault...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2010

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    Yup love to cling, embracing,

    hugging, snuggling and smoooching everyone close to me lol I am a clingy big guy so what?? :) mwah mwah
    staticonveyor staticonveyor 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    What Can I Do?

    Hello,ย  Right now I am severly depressed, don't have a job and not in school (my dad wants me to have a job by this Sunday, which isn't really possible) and I hate my house right now (I live with my parents, who rarely talk to each other let alone me an if they do talk to me it...
    ducky714 ducky714 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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    Looking For Someone To Relate To

    I feel like I am secretly clinging to the people on EP. I feel desperate for someone to relate to. I log on EP praying that someone has responded to one of my posts. I could make excuses for this behavior but I'm not going to.
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I'm not needy or clingy but I love having female friends that are. Not to abuse it but just to feel needed? Idk how to explain it but I like clingy girls :3
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    For those of you that don't know, "shipping" is to endorse two people in a romantic relationship-fictional or non fictional. My friends have been shipping me with some boy (who...
    Artistecorner Artistecorner 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I have a really clingy friend. I wouldn't say ' friend ' but yea... So let's start from the beginning. She was a junior and she like poking people. She once poked a good bud of...
    jonho10 jonho10 13-15, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have liked a boy for about a year and he found out I liked him about 6 months ago after I told him through Facebook messenger... He told me he did not like me back and we...
    YellowButtercup12345 YellowButtercup12345 13-15, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    How do I deal with a clingy friend... I don't want to be mean to them I'm to nice! ;A; I mean I have my own problems but I'm not selfish the clingy friend of mine has problems to...
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I cherish a number of my friends dearly and I don't want to lose them ever even though I have already lost a few due to the fact that I was too clingy. So, now with my remaining...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M Aug 22

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    To be honest she is the best thing that's ever happened to me. We fight and argue and can be horrible to each other but I can't imagine life without her. She motivates me to stay...
    samiaboud9 samiaboud9 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    I'll never have kids for the same reason I'll never have a dog again. I had a beautiful White German Shepard who, just by virtue of being a dog (and being mostly deaf, which I...
    krisis krisis 41-45, F Sep 11

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    Let me first start off by saying I am a natural worrier. By this, I mean my life wouldn't feel right or I would be bored if I didn't worry. Granted, it takes its' toll on me but I...
    Cherrybean84 Cherrybean84 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I met this guy a few years ago through friends, and he was lovely and really sweet and we hit it off really well; however he is in the army and due to that he 'cant/wont' commit...
    Travlinsparkie Travlinsparkie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I miss this person so much but I just can't tell her cause that would be being clingy and I definitely don't want to be that Kind of person. But I can't get over her either. What...
    theitalianboy theitalianboy 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I've done some horrible stuff in the past. Blown up at people. Been aggressive. Been emotionally needy. Been jealous. Been clingy.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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