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I Am Starved For Affection

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    Tired Of Crying...

    I found this site and thought maybe writing my feelings would help. I'm a 48-year-old attractive woman going through a divorce after 22 years. Been on my own for 8 months. The reason I'm divorcing is my husband never gave me the love and affection I so desperately needed. It...
    Jancan Jancan 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2013

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    I Crave Affection

    I want to touch another human being and be touched. I want light fingers trailing down my back, I want to run my fingers through thick hair. I miss being kissed. I miss looking into knowing eyes and sharing secret smiles. I want to be wanted- what a powerful thing THAT is, it...
    ReddBrown ReddBrown 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    I Would Love It 2

    i would love 2 b touched everywhere some people have all the luck
    hotbabe1 hotbabe1 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    Little Girl Lost

    I was abused from the time I was 3 or 4 yrs old and never told antbody and my mom and da were drinkers and my dad died when I was 10 and mom really drank and I had to be a mom to my little sister and brother and at 18 I got married to get away from her and married an abusive...
    walk1040 walk1040 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Just Wanna Be In Love...

    I can't even bare to tell my story. I just want this pain to go away.. I so desperately need someone in my life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    Seeking Her

     I am alone now even though im not .I am staying with my kids and their mother for awhile.But me and their mom are divorced 5 years now.We have no desire or attraction to each other but we do care about each others well being.It sounds strange but its for the children, we have 2...
    coonly coonly 36-40 2 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Tired

    I am so tired of reading books, watching movies, and seeing people around all in love. I just want to have what they have so bad. I know I could make someone happy. I could be their everything and make them the happiest person on earth. Ugh its so frustrating not having someone...
    rainbow1691 rainbow1691 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    Very Much In Love

    Although I am very much in love with my partner, I am starved for affection...I want him to touch and kiss me. I want him to tell me how pretty I am and mean it. Hes not the type to do these things...Never really been romantic other than V-day...I really want him to try to be but...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F 4 Responses May 15, 2008

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    Married And Very Lonely

    I have been married 14yrs. about 4 or 5 yrs ago things started to go downhill fast, I think so anyway, he seems to think everything is ok. (wtf??) We have drifted apart in every way possible. There is no communication--when I try to hold a conversation with him, he ignores me...
    NightOwl39 NightOwl39 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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    Tearing At The Seams

    It seems like this problem is an epidemic nowadays, at least in the circles I hang out with. Furries are starved for affection, emos, teenagers, etc. In my humble opinion, it's becoming a lifestyle in some circles. I had a lot of social problems throughout school. Kind of goofy...
    iapyx20 iapyx20 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Tired Of People Saying They Understand, When They Couldnt Possibly

    I have been single for over 7 years, which I am sure some people would say isnt that long, but it really feels like forever. I have tried to meet guys, but every time I get blown off, and with the same lame excuse "i dont want to hurt you" really, what makes them think they will...
    Rae1983 Rae1983 31-35, F 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    I'm very affectionate

    and caring with people I love. I just wish I had some of that In return. I would love to know that someone loves and cares for me :(
    LunaSantos LunaSantos 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Starved For Affection

    I'm a single woman in her 40's who has found herself quite alone after a relationship break up more than a year ago.   Thought I was doing okay with just working, an occasional night out with girlfriends but not much other social activities.  Then one day a friend...
    karenwq karenwq 41-45, F 14 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    Lonely

    I have been married to my present wife for 12yrs., but we have drifted apart. We are living more like brother and sister. I'm depressed and starving for affection, but my age is a handicap. I feel so alone, i could scream. Not many women are interested in an older gentleman. But...
    fuddnuttzz fuddnuttzz 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

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    One Is A Lonely Number.

    I didn't like this group because I'm horny or something like that, I just have this emptiness inside me sometimes that makes me feel sad sometimes. I see happy couples getting along, laughing, being together, holding hands and the sweetness of that relationship makes me yearn for...
    imsohorridithurts imsohorridithurts 18-21 9 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    It's Obvious In Every Move I Make...

    Only if you dare not to be in denial about it. Every cute boy I see, every person who's willing to concentrate on me, I soak it up. It's never enough, I'm always thirsting for more. I'm like the bottomless pit of affection. Like, for example, I call a boy 4 times today. (YES, 4...
    Kidd12 Kidd12 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    Just One More Time

    With my boyfriend being away in the Airforce I go months with physical affection I crave to be held touched kissed and other stuff that a woman needs I would never do anything to be unfaithful but still a girl needs some lovin
    wingwoman wingwoman 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    I Hate This Quote.

    I've seen it in a fortune cookie and I've seen it on face book. "Learn to befriend yourself and you'll never be lonely." It is not true. Look at human beings from the perspective of a zoologist. You wouldn't create a habitat for just one chimpanzee and expect it to be a healthy...
    sensualloveroflife sensualloveroflife 36-40 Nov 29, 2012

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    And It's My Fault...

    I am starved for affection, yet I push away my friends and family. Especially, my fiance. I want so much to just let him love me...but it hurts to let people in...I'm so lucky he sticks around. I love him so much!
    rikajustine rikajustine 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2012

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    How I Miss It....

    Well the title of this group says it all! ~STARVED FOR AFFECTION~ oh how I long for him to hold me, touch me, carress me, kiss me,  etc.. gosh I miss the intimacy and  the smell of his skin... oh I miss it all...
    coolchick coolchick 41-45, F 25 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    Like I Don't Get Enough!

    I was going to try to write something poetic but **** that, this situation is bullshit. I get affection everyday from somewhere, most of my friends are girls and I go to all of them for affection and they smother me in it but it's never ******* enough is it. I will go to any...
    Miserablistbboygothslut Miserablistbboygothslut 31-35, M 19 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    Why Is It So Hard......

    Why is it so hard to find a woman who would appreciate a man that is romantic and sensual and compassionate and caring.... My brother treats woman very badly...he runs around on them... hits them..takes money from them and they would do ANYTHING for him... I treat woman with...
    ThePointman ThePointman 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    ...what I wouldn't give to have a long,

    full-bodied, standing embrace...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Note To Self

    Dear Self, You want affection? What, are you stupid?! Get over yourself, you loser. You will always be "starved for affection" because affection is not real!! Don't believe me? Don't you realize that it's human nature to look out for one's own best interest? We only care about...
    Aimlessly Aimlessly 22-25 Oct 31, 2011

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    Exactly

    I, too, am married and completely starved for affection...and attention.  I just desperately want a really great kiss.  Or a cuddle.  Or him to hold my hand.  It's gotten to a point where I'll take it from anyone. 
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    Health/marriage/life ...how Can I Turn This Around?

    Married 26 yrs. 2 sons 24 and 21 yrs. old Empty Nest Health is a mystery since 2007. Affection and romance gone. Not working No friends other then online penpal. Hubby lost his job. Menopause I am due for some good news like yesterday. How do i keep myself from going nuts and...
    graciousgina graciousgina 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2012

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    Affection

    I am so starved for affection that I have a unbelievable thirst for it that I cant quench.  Just a warm hug, soft kiss, a gentle touch, anything to give into the craving....is that too much to ask
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 9 Responses May 13, 2009

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    I Miss That Special Feeling

    It's just not about sex while that is good in a relationship it's not everything. What I'm looking for is someone who is kind and caring and would be there for me like I would for them. When I am with someone I like the hugs and the kisses It just makes you feel good to know that...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    Need Affection So Bad :'(

    I wish I could put on Craigslist that I need affection.  Men used to use this to take advantage of me (not sexually always, but just to make fun of me or waste my time).  Now I use my deductive logic skills, I ask my self?What is MY way?Am I getting MY way? Have I improved...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    I May Not Look Undernourish

    I or we may look all happy and very much in LOVE when we are out...Guess that is why we don't go many places together....Church and function for the children and parents homes.....But if looks showed my lack of affection...There would be a 800 # on Cable for this undernourish man...
    bquick bquick 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    Self Confidence

    What do you think about yourself? Do you feel that you need to constantly be reassured that you are doing OK; and, If you DO feel that way, do you think it is wrong? If someone tells you that you are needy, does that trigger feelings of discontentment? I personally think that...
    Zerich Zerich 66-70, M 2 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    Longing To Be Held.

    I feel so affection-starved inside. I feel like there is a sad little girl inside me that longing to be held, to be nurture, protected and love. I always looking unsuccessfully for my mother figure that would love me and wouldn't abandoned or reject me. I long to be held in an...
    iloveyoukoala iloveyoukoala 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2011

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    Words Do Little. Action Does A Lot.

    It's good to know that you love me, but why can't you show me that you do. It gets painfully lonely wanting to feel loved. Words only go so far when I don't SEE any actions that supports your words.I really don't think I"m asking for too much.
    Wilber999 Wilber999 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Just One Kiss...

    and I'm good again for another ten years. lol Ugh... it's crazy... does anyone think I'm an *** for wanting a kiss, and to be held, to make out...?
    thejurg31 thejurg31 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    Maybe Just Attention. Who Knows.

    Its so, painfully frustrating, because I have a loving family, but we were never a touchy feely group. I have a boyfriend, but we haven't been hanging out much. I have a t least one friend who I know would like to hang out with me, but I don't want to go out and do things, I just...
    Boopity Boopity 18-21, F Aug 9, 2013

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    Damn That Picture...

    I want me some of that! ♥✟✞❥❤✞ ♥ ☮☯♊✌☩☠☾✯❀
    magenxmajestic magenxmajestic 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    I Am Never On The List

    Don't know why but I never make the list of any private social activity. I am somewhat on a friendly level with everyone, so I don't understand what it is about me that no one ever invites me to their social activities. This hurts me a lot as I work at a large institution where...
    Brownrose42 Brownrose42 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    To Be Held

    Right now I'm just feeling so lonely and craving loving touch and affection. My husband and I don't have sex (twice a year if I'm lucky). He very seldom even holds my hand or puts his arm around me. He doesn't even touch me in bed. I never thought marriage would be like this...
    teddybear95 teddybear95 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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    Not Sure!

    well i dont even thought if i starve for affection. the only think that i can say is that my mom is the captain and i am the soldier. i dont remember the last time we hug or say i love you. we are like two strangers. always the same routine.
    prettylovely prettylovely 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    letsconfide letsconfide 26-30 Apr 3, 2012

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    Random Non-chronological Me Stuff

    I'm lonely pretty often, even around other people. Especially around my husband. Not that he's not a great guy, he is, sortof. And I love him. Sometimes I love him a lot, sometimes I wanna bash his ears in. I guess that's what marriage is all about tho, eh? lol I'm...
    zarfle zarfle 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    I Just Need A Hug

    I am a 40 yr old man in a marriage of 12 years. In fact our 12 yr anniversary is this month. I realize marriages have ups and downs and mine has but for the most part we get along with each other and I love my wife. However I often wonder if she loves me because of her lack of...
    lssrrgsn lssrrgsn 36-40 3 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    Just Thinking About It, Makes Me Want To Play In Traffic...

    It's true, no matter how sad it sounds... I haven't had affection...... in ages. I wonder if my life is even worthy to receive affection from someone, or if I must continue to just move around as a vessal waiting to run out of fuel then just kill over. I've tried to look, but I...
    SomeRandude SomeRandude 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Dying To Feel The Touch Of A Man

    i cant remeber the last time i felt him wrap his arms around my waist,kiss me on my neck and wisper i love you in my ear.if he decides to kiss me its a kiss that you would get from a relative just a quick press against the cheek. i say i love you but he dosent even look my way...
    lonelyheart25 lonelyheart25 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    Affection Vs. Lust

    I can get Lust anywhere.......I step out....I have 6 guys wanting to slam me in the back seat, if that's not too far for  him to wait.  I'm talking about Affection.....holding, touching, being comfortably close together, making out with your clothes on, PDAs (two can...
    NebulaNoxx NebulaNoxx 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    Someone....

    All I want is someone to love me and care about me and how I feel and ask me how I am. I have never had a boyfriend so I'm really lonely cause I don't have that many friends. I need someone to actually care about me. I don't think that that's too much to ask. I think that I...
    lolajonson lolajonson 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    {insert Affection Here}

    Well, I never thought I would complain about this, but here I am. Complaining. To start off, I am a very affectionate guy, and I do everything I can to show my girlfriend I love her. Well, here's where the complaining comes into play. My girlfriend, throughout our relationship...
    AMidnightDreary AMidnightDreary 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    Sooo just wondering if this is just me

    but my boyfriend has this friend whom is a girl and when they text each other he talks to her like really nice more nicer then he talks to me and before he met me she tried it on when him but because she has cheated on his friends he would not be with her she is now married and...
    Ladyemzy Ladyemzy 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I Just Want My Partner To Hold Me

    I have recently just had a beautiful baby boy with my partner. Now she is amazing in every single way and there is no way I can fault her BUT is it wrong wrong for me to want to be cuddled and kissed more often? Our son is now two months old.. I do everything for her, housework...
    CuddlesWanted CuddlesWanted 18-21 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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    Transitional Abyss

    i used to be a giant junkie. i got clean and have been working my *** of to become a healthy person but i have become very isolated due to the bizarre transitional hell i am going through. too healthy to relate to the drug crowd anymore....not healthy enough to be trusted or...
    sevenyears sevenyears 36-40, M Jul 20, 2012

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    I miss being close to the person I love

    and feel every heartbeat, every move they make. Just stare in their eyes and enjoy that crazy feeling in the low part of my stomach. Like happiness and excitement and I just wanna kiss them until dawn and repeat it all over until sunset. Just miss the closeness, the soft lips...
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F Jan 28

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    What I Want

    I want my man to look up and smile at me when I walk in the door. I want him to ask me to sit beside him when we watch tv. I want him to be willing to watch something that I've expressed an interest in. I want him to realize independently that something needs to be done around...
    zarfle zarfle 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I dont know if this post is still working, but I want/need to share my story. I was married to a guy who was a psycho when I was not even 18. Coming from India, thats like a death...
    kindredspirit75 kindredspirit75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Everything is cruel. We are sent here to suffer and suffer only
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have been without any kind of warm, intimate affection from a man in over 3 years. It is hell and I don't know what to do anymore, i'm starving for affection. Meeting guys...
    agatha69 agatha69 51-55, F Apr 2

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    My past gf wassnt really affectionate and I was the affectionate one. She didnt seem to like it much. I also felt like I wassnt loved by her even though I knew she loved me. I just...
    saix217 saix217 22-25, M Mar 23

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