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I Am Emotionally Needy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 238 People

    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 say "do you love me?

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

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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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    Every time jerks attack.

    Hope they vanish first.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 1

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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,

    get so clingy & needy
    Leilajames Leilajames 13-15, F 4 Responses May 25

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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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    "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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    My therapist calls it a survival tool from my childhood. I feel everything but don't let it rise to the surface of conscious thought. I become a creature of intellect and logic...
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    It's hard to explain, but sometimes I just shut down completely emotionally. I don't see it coming it just happens and literally ignore everyone. I go into almost 'autopilot' and...
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    I have very few happy memories of my childhood. Firstly, because of the toxicity of my home situation, I wasn't a very pleasant child. I bullied someone and was generally rude...
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    It's got to get easier doesn't it? I don't know how long I can take this constant gnawing in my chest, this anxious, painful feeling like something scratching under my skin. I'm...
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    I love my husband but he's not romantic. I know he loves me but I wish he wanted to do things for me without anything in it for him. Sometimes I just feel like his maid, cook, womb...
    marriedtomrunromantic marriedtomrunromantic 26-30 Sep 18

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    I feel like I'll always be with an emotionally abusive relationship. That relationship made me vulnerable and the saddest is knowing no one is there to save me than me. That's why...
    nonichecliche nonichecliche 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate it but it's not going to change.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Sep 1

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    I hate it but it's not going to change.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Sep 1

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    It would be great if I didn't need any of you
    rsgalindo01 rsgalindo01 31-35, M Sep 3

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    Sometimes. With pals. Or strangers. But never family. Wonder why. Or do i. Lmao.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 7 months. I thought that I had found the one. He treated me like a princess in every way. I've always had low self esteem and I'm pretty sure...
    danka021 danka021 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I am having an issue with this right now.... I text my boyfriend way too much, I'm smothering him, and he told me to stop before he leaves me... I just can't stand not talking to...
    mrbctb2012 mrbctb2012 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Too easily. Possible attachment disorder.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 1

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    It's tough trying to stay positive. It's tough trying to believe in yourself, convincing yourself that you're as capable as everyone else when little thoughts of inferiority creep...
    averagecomplicatedhuman averagecomplicatedhuman 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    My mother is the most evil person I ever met! No one have treated me worse in my whole life. My mom is a total ***** who is trying to destroy my life every day, her biggest fear...
    afreespirit afreespirit 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    The one person who has always been kind to me vanished. My mentor is gone. He was the person I loved the most so far in my life. I loved him more than my own family. He was like a...
    loveVictorandDumas loveVictorandDumas 16-17, F Sep 2

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    Now that I've left him, both of our children think he's the greatest person on the world and want to go back.
    putyourrecordson putyourrecordson 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    ......I don't even know what to say anymore, I just feel empty, lonely, and becoming detached. I guess I should just accept that fact that you'll never be able to truly tell...
    HeartStrings3 HeartStrings3 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I've been on birth control for PCOS for nine months now. My worst symptom is mood swings. When I started BC it took months but the rapid moods calmed and i thought I was in the...
    pcosblonde pcosblonde 26-30, F Sep 3

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    Life is throwing everything at me today, I feel like death right now, idk what to feel or say to anybody. I don't even know if this is reality anymore, I'm losing my mind.
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I might seem cold but what's really cold is that people only care when they see that they can make a profit. How could I feel bad knowing this? It seems that the only time people...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    By employees of the club i joined. They use double standards. And me found they are posers. Given discretionary power. That they abuse. To chase me away. For...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 6

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    I really do love watching movies. The adventure they take you on is irreplaceable by far. Although for some movies I just break down after characters die and leave. I don't know if...
    BrightAurora BrightAurora 16-17, M Sep 6

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    I can't really explain it, it's like I'm dead inside!
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