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I Am Emotionally Needy

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    Story 1 From I Need Constant Reminders To Make Feel Loved!

    I don't want to admit this but I am so needy. I don't really have close friends nearby. My husband is no longer my best friend. I think I can live with the second one about my husband except I currently have no real outlets to express my thoughts, NEEDS to. I am hoping it is here...
    want2luvlife want2luvlife 31-35, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    I've been alone my whole life.

    I'm craving a close relationship with someone. The problem is I'm really shy with new people. But I know that when I like someone, I get really emotionally attached. I want all of their attention, and I'm not happy if I don't have it. They may see me as some psycho *****, but...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Lost Ghost (poem)

    While reading the poem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek4WVJSk2W4Lost Ghost You don't really want to hear these words      For your ears are no longer yours You gave them away To a symbol of love but not loving      Who stole your childhood Took away your dreams Placed...
    OkayBut OkayBut 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    So Much So!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am trying to know the faults I have , and to make my best effort to adjust my behavior for the benefit of those I love.  I am so emotionally needy, that sometimes I'm a giant ,quivering hunk of jello, swiftly becoming a giant puddle of the same!!
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 5 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    Love...

    Feeling someone's arms around me is the best feeling in the world <3 I am in constant need for a hug though... I'm really willing to go far for love, aside from Sex, drugs, and other bad decisions a 16 year old should NOT make. I love coming onto Experience Project for the...
    FreeHugs330 FreeHugs330 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2011

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    I Feel Emotionally Dependant On Others

    I just realized last night that I seem to put too much of my emotions on friends I find on the Internet and then kind of control them by getting upset if they want to drift away. One friend told me their life is getting busy but he doesn't want to abandon me because he thinks I...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 6 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    There's A Hole In My Bucket....

    "Emotionally needy." Yup, that sums me up pretty well. I often feel emotionally starved, a bottomless pit that is impossible to fill, like there is a hole in my bucket of love, affection, validation, "Ok-ness." I know that it isn't fair to the people around me, especially my...
    Breathe99 Breathe99 26-30 4 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    Losing A Deep Connection Hurts Like Hell!

    I seemed to have lost a deep connection with a dear dear friend. And the worst part is, my friend doesn't seem to feel the same loss. My friend tries to tell me that the connection is still there and that this is just a new "phase" in our friendship that involves less quality...
    want2luvlife want2luvlife 31-35, F 1 Response May 20, 2011

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    What is wrong with me,

    get so clingy & needy
    Leilajames Leilajames 13-15, F 4 Responses May 25

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    I'm Unhappy

    And I have been for over a year and a half. I feel like no one loves me or cares about me. I feel guilty for feeling unhappy when there are other people in the world who have it worse. I'm lonely...   I was recently diagnosed with clinical depression, and my best...
    MsBlackthought MsBlackthought 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    "you're Such A Baby"

    I get atatched easily because I crave intimacy and affection and cry over things if I feel like I'm not gettign attention. And it's frustrating that in order to keep a guy you have to withhold information and not be needy--but I can't help it--I CRAVE closeness and hugging and...
    GreedyKitty GreedyKitty 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    N-o-w

    Am I emotionally needy? Yes and no, no I am not the clingy I have to know what you are doing and where you are every moment of every day type of needy. I'm more the when I want to talk, I want to talk NOW type of guy and that can be hard to deal with. I don't try to be difficult...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    Especially Since My Last Breakup

    * I find I am probably at my most needy. I have been without love or companionship for close to 3 yrs. My last relationship wasn't the best in the world, but it was the longest I had ever been with one person & I believe we both did our best. He's back home with his family...
    AllNaturalAlways AllNaturalAlways 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    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

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    I Can'T Feel Alone, It Kills Me

    My childhood was screwed. A drug addicted mom and abusive alcoholic father and then years of foster care and home school until I met a much older man with three kids and decided to move away from home to try to change. The older man and I split and I love where I live and still...
    summersails summersails 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    I'm Scared Of Losing My Partner

    Uni is supposed to be the best experience of your life...fun. My experiences are that of something totally different. Since i got here i've put on about 2 stone, as a result all of my confidence has washed away in the shower. I don't go out, i don't meet new people. There are...
    kidston23 kidston23 18-21 1 Response May 22, 2011

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    What Is Wrong With Me?

    I don't know exactly where to start as this has been a lifelong struggle. From the time I was little, I've always craved affection and someone who would wrap me in cotton wool. Neither one of my parents were involved in my life when I was growing up. My mother had problems of...
    catlover91 catlover91 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    My Husband's No Longer My Best Friend And Partner.

    I've been married to the same guy for 15 years (1/3 of my life), have two kids w/ him, and been very happy. He really seemed to be my soulmate. I'm not a jealous person and I've never been. He's been one to seek vicarious fantasies w/ naked photos of women on the internet during...
    TheKettle TheKettle 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    I Need To Be Needy

    I need hugs and kisses and constant reassurance that I am loved and that I AM WORTHY OF LOVE. bUT NEEDING AFFECTION ACCORDING TO THE SHRINKS IS NOT A NEGATIVE BUT A POSITIVE REACTION TO THE GENERAL LACK OF CLOSENESS IN TODAYS SOCIETY.
    februarydays februarydays 51-55, F 6 Responses May 18, 2011

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    I Can't Bear Being Alone

    Since i became physically unwell some weeks ago i just need people with me the whole time, and think that they can give me what i want, but they can't,as they have their own lives and families. But i feel safe when i am with others, even if they aren't really that close to me...
    worriedandalone worriedandalone 61-65, F Apr 9, 2012

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    So What?

    It's not surprise I'm not emotionally needy but needy in general. I know what I need and want, plus I'm not ashamed, nor will I apologize for not denying my needs.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Nov 25, 2011

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    I'm 14 and he's 16. He was sweet then turned obsessive , clingy , needy , had jealousy and insecurity. He even wasn't comfortable with me wearing certain things or talking to my...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15 1 day ago

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    I feel needy, am I needy? Or clingy? I feel clingy also. Hhmmmm.....
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jul 9

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    This will be my most personal story. It's not just about me, but I figured I should put everything in one place. This will be long, so anyone who actually wants to take the time to...
    lonachan lonachan 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    It came in time when I was being emotionally black mail by my own family..! It felt like having a heart-attack I wanted to run away and go far as I can but it's just saying that...
    Reena12 Reena12 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I am my families rock Though physically very strong I am also very emotionally strong When my little sister had attempted suicide in May i immediately started CPR while my mom was...
    Brickwall96 Brickwall96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Emotionally. Physically. Mentally. Everything. I am freaking cooked. I do it to myself. Sometimes I feel like putting out fires is my only job, or preventing the onslaught of ones...
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Whenever something happens in my life that I think is actually good it places it's phantom hands on my shoulders and whispers into my ear, "Tell me, what is the point? You're going...
    Hithier Hithier 18-21 2 days ago

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    Why do I become emotionally attached to guys too soon/too easily or not at all? I've tried and tried to not be that way, but that seems to be the only way I fall for guys. If I don...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 days ago

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    I just went through a break up... Even though we both still have strong feelings together we just can't seem to agree on anything..!! I don't know what to do. I am hurt and heart...
    fight2staypositive fight2staypositive 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    ...almost 40 and still dealing with her crazy ****. Why can't I move forward?
    twinmama3609 twinmama3609 36-40, F Jun 30

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    Why do girls always continue to love and want the guys who hurt them? Here I am hoping to hear from someone who supposedly loves me, who for 3 days has been barely talking to me...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    My exliver wanted to try anal sex. I wasn't comfortable with it but decided to give it a try to please him. It felt awful, ugly, and dirty. It hurt so much so in the middle of it...
    pao0768 pao0768 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    My husband moved out after yelling at me for not saying good night. He was jealous of my female best friend, my book club, my yoga class and my job. He frequently shared his...
    suburbandivorcing suburbandivorcing 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Easier said than done I guess. I keep reminding myself of this... Yet I continue to do so.
    UGonnaKissMeOrNot UGonnaKissMeOrNot 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    My boyfriend is extremely depressed and it's making me really upset I cry almost every day because we don't talk much because he doesn't wanna talk to anybody and I try to make him...
    mikaylahoguexo mikaylahoguexo 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    as the sun rises, like a zombie,Numbness trapped in this dream i watch life pass by; i wandered alone, fighting all that came in my way, struggling to make sense of this war, that...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Nothing Feeling Nothing Feeling Confusion What do I want to be? Happy or sad? Medicated or not? Hopeless or hopeful? Why do I always have to be in the middle? Or am I in the...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Blank Walls All around me are blank walls Never moving, always the same Full of fools and a numbing pain Constantly wailing for a change These stupid grey walls Have me trapped...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    darkness, defined These empty pages, devoid of any defined reality, reign over hope more than any ink stains could bear, for this numbness resides, when pain no longer haunts the...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Numbness Numbness. Contradicting the pain I felt. Flooding through me like a dose of anesthesia. I lay. Paralyzed by the nothingness. Unable to bring myself to move. Conditioned...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Louder than... Insanity of thought pervades my mind; if only incessant thinking would cease, but it runs rampant here, there, everywhere like a swelling stream into river...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Mind of Mirrors I glance in a mirror, I realise I fear her, This feral dirty *****. She's scratching where I itch. She glares through her hair, I'm caught in her stare. Who is...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Comfortably Numb (Addiction) I feel so numb Unfeeling even I was feeling in the beginning Of my day today Though I didn't like what I felt So like any addict I turn to my...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Water Negative doubt creeps in like water slowly trickling down the drain. I try to submerge them but somehow they have air. I’m in a time and place were everything’s...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    My Savior, Pain Too numb to care, far too broken inside, bring on the pain. Just let me know I'm alive. The pain made me numb, now let it bring me back. Let it undo this torture...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Slumber I surrender to the sacred slumber as the sun rises in the sky. An aching numbness pulses through my body as I have not slept for a little while. I surrender to the...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    **Pitiful Numb** Dear diary, Can anyone see this pitiful, being inside of me? Broken hearted, yet always singing? Nothing to smile for, yet always smiling. Torn apart, and never...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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