I Am Emotionally Needy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 310 People

    I was looking through my experiences,

    and they are chock full of I want this, I want that, all related to a close friend or person of the opposite sex, and I realized that I'm really needy. Everything I do or want is centered around people. I need them. They don't need me. It's hard to admit that sometimes, and even...
    18-21, F
    Dec 10, 2014

    I Need To Be Needy

    februarydays februarydays
    51-55, F
    5 Responses May 18, 2011

    I've come to realize

    that thanks to my minir paranoia since getting cheated on I've become emotionally needy. Like, if I get into a relationship the girl has to be there for me when I'm breaking down. It's not one sided, I'd be there for her as much as I can be, but I can't handle being in a one...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman
    18-21, M
    Jul 11, 2015

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2012

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Oct 22, 2008

    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

    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
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2010

    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
    1 Response Oct 3, 2009

    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


    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 2, 2013

    After I left my husband

    because of his cheating ways I needed to feel "loved" again. I went to an old flame that made me feel wanted, attractive, and desired. All feelings of lust. I was not looking for my next husband. I was looking for passion. Lifelines. I wanted to fill the void my husband left in...
    macabre00 macabre00
    26-30, F
    Jul 10, 2015

    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

    You'd think at my age I wouldn't be

    as needy...yet, here I am feeling alone and so hungry for some type of communication and affection. This cold world has me scared and when I find someone, I suffocate them. I even tried stopping and my anxieties reach am all time high until I hear from them. Because of my...
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2015

    What is wrong with me,

    get so clingy & needy
    Leilajames Leilajames
    13-15, F
    3 Responses May 25, 2014

    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

    "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
    4 Responses Jul 7, 2011

    When I'm tired or sick I need you 100%

    but even on normal days I still want your attention. I need hugs n cuddles.
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 6, 2012

    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
    1 Response May 22, 2011


    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
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2010

    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
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Jul 23, 2009

    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
    18-21, M
    Apr 24, 2014

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