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I Am Emotionally Needy

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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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    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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    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 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'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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    Took Me Many Years To Learn This

    I had many people said to me in my life I'm a needy person. Today I learned to accept that is just part of my character. It relates to allot of people in my life disappointed me and left me. If I appear to be a needy person that gets all emotional I'm not going to appoglize for...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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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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    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?

    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 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'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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    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...
    jasonpw jasonpw 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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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 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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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...
    jasonpw jasonpw 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    You Are 70% Grown Up, 30% Kid Congratulations, you are definitely quite emotionally mature...
    RobertaS RobertaS 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    THIS IS A REAL AND LEGITMATE FORM OF ABUSE. I struggle with the fact that not only was my ex emotionally abusive, but so was my own father. I can legitimately say that I am...
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    My first term of university was amazing, hands down probably one of the most fun experiences of my life. However, second term came around and all the problems of life seemed to...
    eviecain eviecain 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Hi guys! I would love to hear if anyone else has been through something similar or would love to hear your thoughts on this! Ok, so I have always been emotionally unavailable due...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I was in a emotional abusive relationship and I'm out of it now . My ex and I started dating freshman year of high school but we've known each other since 7th grade . He never used...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I'm exhausted Physically Mentally Emotionally School has been absolute hell. My daily sleep goes from 5 hours to nearly 3, inclusive of daily body rip apart trainings- How long...
    prettybr0wneyes prettybr0wneyes 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I just realized how emotionally distant I can be. I can be fun, really fun when you first meet me. I'll make jokes, and talk about stupid things. But, when people try to get close...
    mydays1994 mydays1994 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    Ive never been emotionally attached to anyone. Not even my parents and familly. I always feel like Im just driffting while everythinings moving along very fast. I started feeling...
    tikani tikani 16-17, F Apr 12

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    My wife spends all her time with her like they are married. There is nothing wrong with my mother in law. She has always been pampered and my wife takes it hook line and sinker...
    beachesr beachesr 36-40, M Apr 9

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    I feel like my boyfriend doesn't love me so I always ask him and he just says "you know I love you". but I can't help feeling im not his ideal.
    kreul kreul 16-17 3 days ago

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    I'm at a point in my life, where I don't care about losing friends or relationships. I don't even speak to some of my family and to be honest I'm not losing any sleep over it...
    BriannaElise BriannaElise 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Mentally 33 years old. With your 42 % you are: Your true age is: Adult age. You are considered quite mature for your age. You are independent and can take care of yourself. You...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Mar 28

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    How can ppl joke about pedophiles preying on kids? I don't get it. It's not funny.
    xm6700 xm6700 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Married to a passive aggressive/narcissist-I have been with my husband for twenty years, married for fifteen. I use to think there was really something wrong with me. I'm 43 years...
    tmcmjc tmcmjc 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I always cry, I try to laugh it off but anything that I do wrong or the smallest thing happens the waterworks come on, I can't stop it. I just curl up in a ball and stay alone.
    indigo21 indigo21 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Trying to stay strong and stable, but stress just builds up.
    indigo21 indigo21 16-17, F Apr 3

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    The peace I have now that I was taken away from before truly shows that these relationships hold you back from loving yourself and loving others. Self-awareness is completely gone...
    blowyamind blowyamind 22-25, F Apr 3

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    I'm just so tired. I pray, I try hard, & I can never seem to change my situation no matter what. I'm 33, with a job, never able to move out of my parents home, tired of sleeping on...
    Airrikah Airrikah 31-35, F Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Love, love is a wonderful thing. Many people have this emotion for other people. I loved a girl before. But I found out she was a backstabbing jerk. I knew the day I finally found...
    69allnightlong 69allnightlong 36-40, M Apr 4

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    trying and trying and trying and failing every time.. I need to take rest of my mind
    castaway07 castaway07 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Any young males lookin for a curvy white girl and want someone to love and hold and to not be scared to let her in ur heart
    lalalala46 lalalala46 16-17, F Apr 4

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    Well I never told anyone about it because I didn't think it was a big deal! Well I told my mom and dad yesterday! My step dad use to touch me and stuff
    mcginnis98 mcginnis98 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    we are freshman in highschool, age 15, he's 16. at the beginning of our relationship he acted as if he didn't know me, he'd never sit with me at lunch, or ever try and spend time...
    katiebrooks005 katiebrooks005 13-15, F Apr 5

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    we are freshman in highschool, age 15, he's 16. at the beginning of our relationship he acted as if he didn't know me, he'd never sit with me at lunch, or ever try and spend time...
    katiebrooks005 katiebrooks005 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was just crying and screaming a while ago but I stopped because my bro came I don't want him to see me that way and then help me.
    Lonelyvamp2 Lonelyvamp2 13-15, F Apr 6

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    Iam so tired of trying that I feel going nowhere.
    Luna0902 Luna0902 36-40, F Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    From one day to the next, I have never been able to back up how I felt about something from the previous day. I could be Eeyore and minutes later I could have a smile that would...
    agirlwithcurlyhair agirlwithcurlyhair 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Last night everything went wrong! We are dinner around 9:30 after my archery competition which I lost cause adults where laughing at me every time I go to shoot. When I got home my...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9