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I Am Emotionally Starved

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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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    I'm Needy, So What?

    I need the whole package, not bits and pieces.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    twinmama3609 twinmama3609 36-40, F Jun 30

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    My boyfriend is extremely depressed and it's making me really upset I cry almost every day because we don't talk much because he doesn't wanna talk to anybody and I try to make him...
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    as the sun rises, like a zombie,Numbness trapped in this dream i watch life pass by; i wandered alone, fighting all that came in my way, struggling to make sense of this war, that...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Nothing Feeling Nothing Feeling Confusion What do I want to be? Happy or sad? Medicated or not? Hopeless or hopeful? Why do I always have to be in the middle? Or am I in the...
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    Blank Walls All around me are blank walls Never moving, always the same Full of fools and a numbing pain Constantly wailing for a change These stupid grey walls Have me trapped...
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    darkness, defined These empty pages, devoid of any defined reality, reign over hope more than any ink stains could bear, for this numbness resides, when pain no longer haunts the...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Numbness Numbness. Contradicting the pain I felt. Flooding through me like a dose of anesthesia. I lay. Paralyzed by the nothingness. Unable to bring myself to move. Conditioned...
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    Louder than... Insanity of thought pervades my mind; if only incessant thinking would cease, but it runs rampant here, there, everywhere like a swelling stream into river...
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    Mind of Mirrors I glance in a mirror, I realise I fear her, This feral dirty *****. She's scratching where I itch. She glares through her hair, I'm caught in her stare. Who is...
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    My Savior, Pain Too numb to care, far too broken inside, bring on the pain. Just let me know I'm alive. The pain made me numb, now let it bring me back. Let it undo this torture...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Slumber I surrender to the sacred slumber as the sun rises in the sky. An aching numbness pulses through my body as I have not slept for a little while. I surrender to the...
    Nataliefosterdoglover Nataliefosterdoglover 26-30, F Jul 7

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