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I Am Emotionally Needy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    What is wrong with me,

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

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 like this is my worst character trait and it makes me feel like a real freak. I'm not sure if it was because of my rape at 14.. Or if it's because years later after the rape...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's draining to be around. And.... I just don't like it. I know it's obviously some deep rooted personal past problem and I have to let ppl grow at they're own pace but needy...
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F Aug 11

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    We have been together for 10 years and married for six of them. Have twin, two and a half year olds and a four year old. My husband is a control freak and emotionally abusive. I...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    Not only you, I'm emotionally exhausted too......
    giveitsometime giveitsometime 41-45 1 Response Aug 3

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    My dad has emotionally scared me for life
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Aug 13

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    Someone admitted that i scared him off...i was being me. Another person put me off for a movie with a friend on a scheduled meet up. Another one wanted to meet me but then turned...
    redphoenix02 redphoenix02 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I think my husband may have some mental illness but he refuses to go to the doctors and refuses to take medication We haven't been close physically or emotionally in years heck we...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F Aug 18

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      My grandmother told me she would be willing to disown me for falling in love with a black man. This is the most extreme and traumatic example of how she treats me on a...
    twiztedrune twiztedrune 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I just have too many things happening in my life right now to deal with people's sob stories. I can't handle it. Nobody wants to know about them but I would tolerate it for close...
    sociableTim sociableTim 31-35, M Aug 21

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    I don't know what to say. I push people away so this doesn't happen :(
    Ashamedpooperim21yrsold Ashamedpooperim21yrsold 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'd say it has affected the way I maintain intimate relationships in my adult life. I have severe trust issues due to certain boundaries being broken and certain obligations that...
    JackP94 JackP94 18-21, M Jul 30

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    Everyone that has shared a similar experience all have one thing in common, we all say 'but I love him'. I hear your stories and can relate deeply to them. There would be nothing...
    Smiles4u2014 Smiles4u2014 41-45, F Jul 31

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    I am so tired and i thought that he cared even a little bit, to not let me go to the couch, but i realize that everything is diferent and this means it can soon be over and im so...
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F Aug 1

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    Sometimes i give her the benefit of the doubt because feel something for her, even if she doesn't feel the same about me. I tend to ask myself, when am I going to get tired of this...
    KiroLeon KiroLeon 22-25, M Aug 1

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    For sexual, I was at a party and I remember feeling really sick from drinking too much and then I woke up alone in a bad in the house naked. And I went to the bathroom and there...
    newaccountquinnmac12 newaccountquinnmac12 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    It hurts so much but someones, you're just in so much need of another person
    LGirl10 LGirl10 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    My bf is leaving my school and he didn't even tell me. His cousin told me on mistake. That's so wrong for him to keep that from me. I always knew he didn't care about me and that...
    niko031 niko031 16-17, F Aug 4

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    It's sad I can't even right how I'm feeling because my obsessed ex trolls EP for my screen names. :,( I just wish I had some room to myself! Between him and the other people in my...
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I'm so sick of being treated like a scumbag by my little brother :' I've always said to myself that suicide is only for the weak but from the way my daily life is i feel as though...
    Prettygirl345 Prettygirl345 16-17, T Aug 4

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    Between my health, my moms health, my job and just life in general, I am at my wits end. I almost had an anxiety attack at work today. I'm tired of being the strong one. I need a...
    scgal127 scgal127 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    My x wife has committed suicide and I have two children 15 and 16 the youngest one found her.They both seem to be coping ok and are both talking about it a day at a time I guess
    taffom taffom 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    Took away the car keys today.... My vehicle broke down, sold it. He got a new one so I got his old one (his prior to our marriage). Drove it for a while then demanded I pay him...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    Today has been a long day... I nearly left my boyfriend... Today was the first time I actually felt like he cares about me, because he was crying when I said I was leaving. I...
    HiddenAnger HiddenAnger 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Brain running over time thinking is he cheating
    10hayleigh85 10hayleigh85 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Sex as therapy ???? WhAt helps at the end of the day
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    she was 19 and I was 8, at a party for new year as I was asleep in bed, she come into my bed and started to cuddle me. This felt very nice, and the smell of alcohol from her...
    robforyou robforyou 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    And learned bad news. All who have power are posing as good. But acting like him. How sick society became. Is due to them.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 10

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    I would imagine the reality of divorce is easy when you never felt married in the first place...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F Aug 10

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