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I Am Emotionally Starved

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    So Feed Me

    This endless yearning for reciprocated feelings is practically unbearable. I swell up with this sense of alone and have to cry sometimes to simply drain myself and start the empty "filling" all over again. I don't even know if that makes sense. It haunts me. I know...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    Thanks Mom

    I just got an email from my mother that her boyfriend's brother is about to die. What does she want me to do about it? I guess the logical thing would be to comfort her but when my best friend died a few months ago all she said was 'I didn't know he was that sick.' Didn't pass on...
    SimplyPerson SimplyPerson 22-25 Jan 27, 2012

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    Emotionally Deficient !!!

    This is a touchy topic. Yes, I feel emotionally starved and that too a lot !!! And has been like this from the time i can remember. Even when I was in a relationship earlier, i always felt that there is a void in me that is not getting filled. So i have kept on looking for that...
    spectra spectra 31-35, M Nov 19, 2010

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    So Hungry

    I was raised in an emotional void. My parents were not affectionate towards wach other or towards my brother and I. We never stayed in one place very long so there was no such thing as a good friend, no trusted instructors, and relgious leaders at all. All I had were these cold...
    SimplyPerson SimplyPerson 22-25 1 Response Jan 22, 2012

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    So Feed Me

    This endless yearning for reciprocated feelings is practically unbearable. I swell up with this sense of alone and have to cry sometimes to simply drain myself and start the empty "filling" all over again. I don't even know if that makes sense. It haunts me. I know...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    Sorry!

    I realize that for some reason it put three copies of my story up in this group. But as there are different comments on each one I am choosing to leave all three copies of the same story up so that no person's comment gets deleted. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F Sep 29, 2009

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    So Feed Me

    This endless yearning for reciprocated feelings is practically unbearable. I swell up with this sense of alone and have to cry sometimes to simply drain myself and start the empty "filling" all over again. I don't even know if that makes sense. It haunts me. I know...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    I just want some love

    and affection. I want to be hugged and held. I have a bf and I just don't get anything from him.
    xjen92 xjen92 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I'm Needy, So What?

    I need the whole package, not bits and pieces.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2012

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    When You Think Like I

    You consider just about every moment not spent connecting to someone a waste - if not connecting to someone, at least to something such as music or a job. I didn't grow up in a broken home or anything and I get more than enough affection from my family but somehow despite all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    No One To Talk To

    I have been hella stressed lately. I busted *** getting a project together in time and it failed the other day. I have to start over. My team is about to leave for a national tournament that I trained as hard as everyone else for despite not being eligibale for truely idiotic...
    SimplyPerson SimplyPerson 22-25 1 Response Mar 4, 2012

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    If you finish reading this and provide advice, suggestions, or insight - I will think the world of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. So this is complicated and I'm not...
    CloseItForSure CloseItForSure 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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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...
    ausofbounds ausofbounds 41-45, M Sep 2

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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...
    youaretheonlyexception youaretheonlyexception 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8

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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...
    33dulling 33dulling 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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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...
    Ribsy83 Ribsy83 31-35, F 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I heard a story from my son about a girl who got pregnant by a fairground worker. The fair visits my village once a year... When my son told me I was naturally sympathetic.. we...
    Adaydreambeliever Adaydreambeliever 46-50, F 3 hrs ago

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    I used to starve myself. This is so hard for me to admit because I just thought of it as a diet. The last few years my parents have been telling me that im so lazy and chubby. Then...
    Knockoffheart Knockoffheart 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Every one of us has experienced the pain of losing someone dear and close to us be it a death or a severance of a relationship. We deal with these problems in our own methods and...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M Aug 21

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    Hi to all my EP Friends the last few weeks been a uphill battle I SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION AND IT IS MODERATE GOTTEN A LITTLE WORSE THAN MODERATE LATELY SO MANY THINGS BEEN...
    sunnyday55 sunnyday55 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    Where do I start, how do I not blame myself, how did I let things get like this. We've been together for 8 years (not legally married) and have a six and seven year old. Things...
    1forever 1forever 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I feel nothing. I dont feel happy nor sad nor anger nor excited. Everything just flat. I have no passion and dont know what to do. I go to work everyday, deal with things that need...
    rheos rheos 26-30, F Aug 22

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    If i let them out i might kill myself, or someone.
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Every time I click send I get so angry at myself for encouraging her to get close again. Every time I try to ignore her I feel so terrible for not being a good friend. Even though...
    jentile jentile 16-17, F Aug 23

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    Every time a person may show interest in me, it goes well and is exciting until they want to share an emotional connection with me. I love learning and hearing about people's lives...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 24

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    It started a month after we met. I honestly can't even remember what provoked the attack but he was angry and ignored me for the entire day. We'd moved quickly in our relationship...
    MLockeven MLockeven 31-35, F Aug 25

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    I slept with my ex today. I don't know why I'm doing. I have no desire to get back with him anytime soon but I just can't stay away? Am I using him? I have no idea what I want...
    othell00 othell00 16-17, F Aug 25

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    Ugh I need to get it together
    mistypop182 mistypop182 26-30, F Aug 25

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    But can you tell??? The pic that tells. Lol.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 25

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    Idk sometimes I was so happy then suddenly change to really depressed ?? dunno.. Bi polar maybe?
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Don't let them brainwash you into making you feel guilty. You have every right to pursue that which you call freedom. You are not who they define you to be. You are who you know...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    "Hope you are ready to fight in court to get anything" "You're crazy, I will make sure you never see the kids again" " You are such a loser" "Tell them (the kids) you don't want...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I'm in my young teens and am very anxious and excited about my future, but this is because I managed to recover from depression. During my secondary school years I made a lot of...
    KaiWong KaiWong 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    My father being the manipulator... He was divorced from mum and jailed for a short term when I was 7 but I only found out why at 17. Before that, I was always 'daddy's little girl...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 18-21, F Aug 28

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    Does that make sense? I had a love at first sight moment with this guy and ever since then I will not date anyone else. We're still soughting out eachother. I feel like I will not...
    17paredkay00 17paredkay00 13-15, F Aug 29

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    I'm too intense for a lot of people. They don't get that I'm on a different level; I can't just argue, I have to have screaming matches. I can't just cry; I have to collapse on the...
    FibreglassWings FibreglassWings 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    Between work and my ****** life at home im pretty much at the point where i come home from work and cant even cook supper for me and my bf. I could hardly wash my laundry after...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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

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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 say "do you love me?" At LEAST twenty times a day
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 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 16-17, M 4 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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