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I Am Emotionally Needy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 253 People

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    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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    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 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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    What is wrong with me,

    get so clingy & needy
    Leilajames Leilajames 13-15, F 3 Responses May 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I say "do you love me?

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

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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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    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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    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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    "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

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    I lack friends because I can't stop thinking or worrying. it causes me to text or facebook message everyday. i know distance is good for friendships but i still think of a question...
    Selflesswarrior Selflesswarrior 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Sorry but this will be a long read. I have an emotionally abusive father. It is hard to cope with but it's gotten a thousand times better since I moved out of his home 4 years ago...
    Emericia Emericia 22-25 Dec 26, 2014

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    Another horrible day. I sin to deal with my mother. Because The Lord doesn't come for me. She hurt me so bad. I wanted to commit suicide so badly today if I could. Why oh WHY is...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I had just turned 20 and I had been living with my first love for a year and a half, a handsome, charming man who abused me physically and emotionally. One day when he'd been...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    So I went out today. My stepfather was in his usual mood going out (well a lot of the time he is like this). I thought it was odd that mum was being ok to me. It didn't dawn on me...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I have a best friend that has been with me for 10 years. However, no matter how much I put in effort and hard work to maintain this friendship, she will never be satisfied and...
    Dlyz Dlyz 16-17, F Jan 1

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    Everyone says that I'm the happiest girl they've ever met. But is that true? I am portrayed as a delightful, assertive, bright, happy girl in many peoples' eyes. I wish I was. Do...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I never get it when people say they want to bang their head against a wall but right now, I just want to bang my head against a wall and scream some really insensitive...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F Jan 6

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    I'm 38, disabled wife is 48, I'm emotionally divorced, lonely, poor, but have 3 kids so it's my duty to stay, but unhappily? IDK what to do!
    jgoffe10 jgoffe10 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Do you know those nights when you're just so emotionally drained and so sad that you cry for no reason? I'm having one of those nights tonight. I feel so tired and so sad, and it...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    My boyfriend I live with food the last nine months emotionally abuses me. only when we fight though. He will call me names like idiot, stupid, crazy, say ****off or **** you...
    joyrich joyrich 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    its sad when a gorgeous girl is emotionally unstable because her ex was a dumbass
    IDCFUKK IDCFUKK 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    A few months ago, I completely cut off my ex. We had a long and complicated history that involved a lot of emotional and verbal abuse. On his part, a lot of it was underhanded and...
    MDubs MDubs 26-30, F Jan 14

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    Everyone at works asking how come my eyes are so swollen.... I say it beacuse I slept wrong or I haven't slept enough but really what happen was I was up crying all night about a...
    Carlina1 Carlina1 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am. and its like my heart is about to give up and just stop beating. I literally feel that my heart is in pain and my breath is not normal anymore because of so many problems...
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It does not help that I have high anxiety . If I'm giving you my time . I need your attention . I try not to act like that but I cant help it
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I almost forgot about this site. I feel highly confused and empty and apathetic. I'm confused about life choices. I need some peoples attention but I feel ignored. I hate it...
    luvsoylatte luvsoylatte 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I truly am but im trying to be more content with myself and not have to think i need the medication to go on with my day or feel the need to inflict pain when i cant control myself...
    Shayalex Shayalex 18-21 Dec 27, 2014

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    Sometimes u gotta be ur own hero n save ur precious heart becuz sometimes the people u can't imagine living w/out, can actually live w/out u!! I hate the feeling when u have to say...
    Chipmunk1023 Chipmunk1023 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    I think for me it is something I was born with - a level of strength and then fostered even more by my upbringing and circumstance. I was judged harshly for it, shamed about it...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Well my sisters dog died today. We've spent the whole day crying and mourning. My cat has also disappeared. She has been acting weird lately so I'm assuming the worst. Blow...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    2 sides to every coin. I am loved by my residents, almost all of them favor me. This can bring about jealousy in my coworker. He in turn is critical of me when performing...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I don't like hugging. I have 2 friends that I am comfortable hugging only because they insist on giving me a hug every time we part. I hate hugging my family most of all. I don't...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    My dad has come so far in the abuse arena but he will never be not abusive and not curse and hurt his family. One day I will move out and be at peace. I hope I never carry on the...
    doglovverr56 doglovverr56 22-25, F Jan 1

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    I always talk about emotional pain. Not having true love. Not having someone that truly cares, and how that haunts me.But there is a physical aspect of this that I WOULD count as...
    insidious2014 insidious2014 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 1

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