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I Am Emotionally Needy

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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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    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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    "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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 Apr 24

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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 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 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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    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I feel so alone. I'm not saying that to be dramatic I genuinely feel alone. Nobody understands me. Nobody takes the time to help me because I'm the strong one. My brother hates...
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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 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 have been married for 15 years. I have recently separated for two months now. We have four kids together. I only want to live for the kids. My wife has destroyed me emotionally...
    eggshell88 eggshell88 36-40, M 1 day ago

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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 20 hrs ago

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    I say this out loud several times in my stories. I didnt choose my mother and father being like this to me. They put all the hate towards me. My mother had moral that a daughter...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Watching "I dated a psycho" makes me feel normal....
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm sitting in bed trying to not cry right now. It's an hour before lights out and I'm already in bed. I just feel like **** so much. I don't really know why. Today wasn't a bad...
    jasonpw jasonpw 16-17, M Jun 26

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    I just feel like I need the one person that I can't be around right now. The one person that's so so caught up in their own life they can't talk to me about me. The person I share...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jun 26

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    Im losing my closest friend because of a girl....am I cursed?
    lola992 lola992 22-25, F Jun 22

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    I am so terrified of being hurt or hurt others that push everyone away only to hurt them more and I'm just left here with regret and loneliness but no matter how hard a try I keep...
    Stormy012 Stormy012 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I have been married a little over 2 yrs been together over 3 1/2. We have a son together and he has three other children. His ex wife drives me nuts to the point of no return she...
    sexywhw sexywhw 26-30, F Jun 22

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    They talked about me bullied me my mom, auntie & sister I never fit in... anywhere my Auntie told me I couldn't do track.. in my mom seems the domy get it just cause you have a...
    michaelaelise12 michaelaelise12 13-15, F Jun 23

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    Life.....is......a.......*****!!'
    lola992 lola992 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I made my escape with only two suitcases. I had to leave my kids. One is 18 and the other is 16. They are going to be older in a month. He has them all brainwashed that i am...
    iam2tesue iam2tesue 46-50, F Jun 23

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    I'm still scarred from a 9-month relationship 4 years ago. I think I project those fears onto my current bf.
    MinaMischa MinaMischa 22-25, F Jun 23

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    It sucks sometimes. I hate hurting people that I care about. It sounds weird. I can show affection and be loving but have no real feelings for someone at all. I don't know if I am...
    dreammassive dreammassive 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I was in a relationship for 4 years. We first started seeing each other when I was 17 he was 21. I thought he was my everything. In the beginning he was sweet and very devoted to...
    oceanicdreamer oceanicdreamer 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Today I struggled getting out of bed. Had to go see my therapist. Hate seeing her because she likes to talk more than me. I told her how I was just done with everything. That I've...
    DaFufinator DaFufinator 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I used to be in love with my sons father, I cannot trust him. I cheated but I told the truth. I assume he has cheated form incidents with other females but he Denys ever cheating...
    LOV3L33 LOV3L33 18-21, F Jun 25

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    My dad's not the worst but he still calls me fat. He's always called me fat. Porker or porky or chubby. I know he wants to help me lose weight and all but if he really wanted to...
    greyscales greyscales 16-17, F Jun 25

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    Well both of my parents thought they were giving me constructive criticism when they were really just breaking my self-esteem... I was told I was fat, overweight, lazy, stupid...
    Babyneedsherdaddy Babyneedsherdaddy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I am going to try to trust them, one last time. My mom cried on the phone a couple of weeks ago and said "I'm sorry we're such untrustworthy parents and we never do anything...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I hide behind my smile, Pain held inside, I believed their lies, Improvised the alibis, Told everything will be alright, But yet i still cry, Feel like i am dying inside, Angry by...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jun 29

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    ...almost 40 and still dealing with her crazy ****. Why can't I move forward?
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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 2 Responses Jul 1

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