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I Am Emotionally Needy

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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 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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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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    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 1 Response Feb 23

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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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    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 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 21, 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 22-25 2 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    I say "do you love me?

    " At LEAST twenty times a day
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F Sep 1, 2014

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    What is wrong with me,

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

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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 16-17 1 Response May 22, 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 26-30, F 2 Responses May 17, 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 36-40 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 56-60, F Apr 9, 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 22-25 4 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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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 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    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...
    4EVRANDEVR 4EVRANDEVR 16-17, F Dec 10, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 15, 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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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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 16-17, 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 26-30, F 1 Response May 20, 2011

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I'm an awkward teenager from a very emotionally retentive family. It has bothered me my entire life that when I look at other families (my neighbors, my friends' families, TV...
    mystory1s2commonforaT1tle mystory1s2commonforaT1tle 16-17, M Feb 7

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    I was in an emotionally, verbally, and physically abusive relationship for nearly three years. I wrote and entire blog about what i went through, how i got out, and how i moved on...
    LifeofSchy LifeofSchy 18-21, F Feb 8

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    So yeah I was.....how can a guy be in one you may ask.....well its damn easy when she is a complete narcissistic woman......I would wish this on my worst enemy......she gaslighted...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 15

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    I'm 37, and I'm stuck in a 5 year old, horribly lonely marriage because I have a toddler and I'm unwilling to not have him with me every day. I know my husband will fight for...
    wheresmyrescueparty wheresmyrescueparty 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I use to be! I wish I still was ... I can't cope with all these feelings! I used to be heartless, it was so easy for me to not care and one guy I was dating told me "it's not...
    AaliyahLove AaliyahLove 18-21, F Feb 18

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    ...emotionally tired.phisically tired..i don't want to talk to anyone.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    so its been like two weeks since i broke up with my bf who would emotionally abuse me. i didn't really think i was STRONG enough to let him go. but I'm glad my mom & cousins gave...
    AndreaaG AndreaaG 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I have been in many emotionally abusive relationships, I am in one now even. I know it's me that picks them of course, I stopped believing in changing them. I can't cure them...
    beemer78 beemer78 36-40, F Feb 22

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    PCOS text me feel definitely less than a woman literally and physically it's so emotionally draining and depressing I always fatigued and tired I hate it I hate myself everyday...
    eaj24AA eaj24AA 22-25, F a week ago

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    Some days I love him, some days I can't stand to be around him. He's a very logical thinking person, I am the complete opposite; I think with my heart. I need him to be there for...
    mka1234 mka1234 18-21, F Feb 6

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    For 15 years I have put up with not being good enough or pretty enough or skinny enough for her son. However, this tops it all. My mil just decided to rip out chunks of my hair and...
    huntress1785 huntress1785 26-30, F Feb 8

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    Something's wrong with me and I'm not sure what it is. I don't have the ambition to do anything lately. It's not laziness but I want to sleep and be by myself all the time. I don't...
    mottkat mottkat 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Life is an endless race that takes us no where . . . Why are we racing? We spent so much time thinking about yesterday and what it could have been tomorrow. Racing; Pacing...
    Tristishominis Tristishominis 22-25 1 Response Feb 10

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    Sometime I can be a rock. And it works great because people lean on me for advise, a shoulder to cry, a little kindness, or just an ear, and I have distractions. But then when...
    deleted deleted 22-25 1 Response Feb 10

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    I can't do this anymore. My whole life is one bit mess and I don't know what to do with it and myself anymore... I don't cry, smile or get angry anymore, it's like my feelings are...
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    sometimes I wish I could just take a break from being me but at least I have a wonderful husband and kids to cheer me up on days like today it seems like all I have been doing is...
    roxyPup94 roxyPup94 18-21, F Feb 11

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    Once a cheater, always a cheater. Thoughts? Ive been with a guy for four and a half years who has dated other women in between. He says he is only in for the chase, which i...
    thisIsAnne thisIsAnne 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I'm trying my hardest to stop my stalker and expose um for what he really is. He's a threat to so many detrimental things. Sooner or later I will come across the right path and...
    dramafever dramafever 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Have not slept with my husband for two years. Prior to that it was two years and before that maybe once every 2-3 months. I have been married 24 years. Afraid to move on because I...
    maiseylove maiseylove 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 11

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    Letting myself go means forgetting my feelings, devaluing my worth, comparing my existence with that of an inanimate, material object, left at your disposal. How could I have...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    At what point do you catch back up from this form of exhaustion???? Even when you feel like you have, (or you give up not really sure) it all piles up again some how and it seems...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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