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I Am Emotionally Needy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 242 People

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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M Nov 25, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    What is wrong with me,

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    I say "do you love me?

    " At LEAST twenty times a day
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F Sep 1

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    Every time jerks attack.

    Hope they vanish first.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 1

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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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    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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    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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    Okay, I don't really know if this counts as emotional abuse or not but I want to let things out in a healthier way. My mother has 2 modes. Nice or mean. Nowadays, she's normally...
    Dove06 Dove06 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Please do not add me if you are overly needy.I'm sorry if you message me 20 times a day ,and i don't respond to all your PM's .I try to respond to everyone but it gets hard...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I don't think that there is any better feeling than being completely emotionally honest... without holding anything back. I don't mean to just "go wild" and do and say whatever...
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I am emotionally barren. I have no fvcks to give. Nothing. Just a big void of nothingness. Emptiness. I do not want to talk about my feelings. There is nothing there. I do not feel...
    CloakedInApathy CloakedInApathy 70+, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    I am emotionally selfish and so is the world. I have realized that nobody is really selfless. This realization made me even more emotionally distant because I despise this truth...
    SelfUnaware SelfUnaware 18-21 Nov 8

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    Some days I dread facing another day, as if life is suppose to feel this way or hurt this way. I have wasted five years of my young life supporting and giving myself to a wolf in...
    blessedgradgirl blessedgradgirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Hi, I'm new to EP but feel I need to talk about the mentally and emotionally abusive relationship I was in for 7 years. I thought he was the love of my life. But pretty well from...
    Pridestar73 Pridestar73 41-45, F Nov 19

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    Oh yeah baby, this describes me completely. Emotionally tired. I just woke up from a nightmare a while ago, what more can I say? The nightmare was of me getting bullied in my...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Oct 28

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    I go to court tomorrow for custody of my children to be given to my ex husband's mother. The only reason is because I was homeless and could not afford proper housing. I've worked...
    enoughizenough enoughizenough 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 28

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    I need to know if other people also get like this or whether I really am just weird. I've read all the other experiences on here and they're all about mistrust in relationships...
    missradders07 missradders07 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    My ex was emotionally abusive through out our relationship. He would get angry every time I didn't do something he wanted. He would curse at me, tell me I wasn't attractive, and he...
    forevereternal9 forevereternal9 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 29

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    I have made many gud friends.I love EP.But if anyone leaves then I feel so horrible.In real life also I get emotionally attached to people so easily.
    genuineangel genuineangel 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    For the past few weeks after my mom had her breast cancer surgery I've been really down. I have to take care of her on top of my school work. No one really understands how I feel...
    kaceeeytl kaceeeytl 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    My step mom emotionally abuses me. I'm not sure if she understands how much it hurts, but she does it consistently. I am the bad child in my family, I have accepted that I guess...
    LittlemsA LittlemsA 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 3

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    School is killing my self esteem. I'm starting to feel really upset and I even cried yesterday and I couldn't stop at all. I'm trying my hardest but when I hve a teacher telling...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    yeah hormones! noo im not prego. its just that time. and well mother nature can take even the most psycho of psychos and calm her fown. and make her want to be all cuddly and lovey...
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    Get away from me LEAVE! LEAVE when I haven't got attached to you emotionally yet!
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Tonight I realized that I'm not emotionally stable. I thought I passed this, but I didn't. My depression struck with a passion, and then one of my friendships changed and I'm...
    shadow2233 shadow2233 18-21, M Nov 17

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    boys make me mentally and emotionally unstable
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 20

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    I been working two jobs now since Sept and you know what the passed two days now I feel emotionally out of it been thinking more and more about my husband and I haven't been...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am emotionally unavailable
    parjae parjae 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Too tired.... my brain is analysing things too much. I am extremely exhausted!!! I wish I can stop for a second not thinking about things. Thinking is good, but thinking too much...
    epfor2015 epfor2015 36-40, F 53 mins ago

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    I hate this about myself!!! I was never like this until my met my current boyfriend, hes my first love. I even get annoyed with how much I want him near me. Its sad to say but I do...
    DenSan DenSan 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    There's a silly way to help people in need and I found it. I once was told by minister slash driver that he collected donations to Haiti. So, a few years ago, we gave a painting we...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F Nov 14

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    Have some standards. Respect yourself. Value your time.
    Alpha8Wolf Alpha8Wolf 18-21, M 4 days ago

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