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I Am Emotionally Needy

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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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    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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    What is wrong with me,

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

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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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    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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    "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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I don't have friendships

    or relationships, and it's been this way my whole life. my initial reaction is to ignore people, but at times it is out of fear. i very much want to feel loved though, and to love in return. I don't know "how" because I'm just plain awkward, I don't know where to begin or end...
    chairsmissing chairsmissing 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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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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    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 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 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 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    So my boyfriend of 2 months Brock up with me. He said I'm too needy and he can't deal with that. The funny part about that is that I work long hrs. After work I spend time with my...
    DayDreamingAngel DayDreamingAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses May 1

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    I don't know how to stop feeling like this I really need help :( my boyfriend hardly gives me time I only have lik a hour or two long text conversation per day I see him like 3-4...
    sabzzzz sabzzzz 16-17, F May 4

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    Hi I go by fruity punch on here.I would like to share personal experience that happen to me with my parents.When I was growing up I was emotionally abused and verbally abuse by my...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 May 14

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I am lost... I recently reliesed that I am being emotionally abused by my mother. I know that saying I only reliesed this at 18 sound crazy, but to me the way she spoke to me and...
    Anonymous055 Anonymous055 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I should have dropped out of school. I remember how happy I was when I was a young kid. I was very carefree and joyfully excited with life. Then school came along and has damaged...
    AnonymousGuineaPig AnonymousGuineaPig 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    By a 49 year old kidnapper.. I used to think nothing would ever happen to me. This thinking and naivety led me down the path of being abused by him and manipulated greatly. I am...
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 23

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    I'm emotionally numb now. I was supposed to get married after graduation and I really fought my family over this issue, since it's an arranged engagement/marriage and all. My...
    Imexhausted Imexhausted 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I just don't know what to do anymore...so many things are crashing down on me at once, and I have no way to solve it! Everything's spinning in my head, and I just can't bear it all...
    MariosGirl95 MariosGirl95 18-21, F Apr 29

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    This is it! I'm just emotionally tired, considering I sleep a lot
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 1 Response Apr 30

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    No one will ever understand how emotionally tired or broken I am. I just want freedom. I wanna fly. I wanna forget. I wanna live a beautiful life worth remembering...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F May 4

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    Okay well I'm new here anyway I was in an abusive relationship for a year. it fuxked me up mentally and emotionally. the day I broke up with her I overdosed I'm okay though...
    meganmarie92 meganmarie92 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Hi I go by Fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal story from my experience with my mother.Let me start back when I was younger for you to understand the emotional...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response May 13

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    When i was bout 4 or 5, there was this teacher who came to my house to teach my sister mathematics. He used to sexually abuse me and my sister, he used to ask me to touch him...
    anonymousgirl2000 anonymousgirl2000 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't really want to go into detail... I feel like it's not really my place to talk about this... But my younger sister has emotionally manipulated me for as long as I can...
    ADawnS ADawnS 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I finally forced the issue because I had to end it, now being without contact is painful as it was having a one sided relationship.. I got drawn in and hooked pretty quickly. Never...
    chris0926 chris0926 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Well, it's more that I'm emotionally neglected by my mother- but neglect is a form of abuse. So yeah.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am always tired now.All I want to do is curl into a ball and cry.I have to go to school and I'm finding it hard to stay awake now I really am sick of this.I can't wait for summer...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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