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I Feel Lonely and Crave Affection

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    poppyF poppyF 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Single Life :(

    hi im paula ive been single now for just over a year and its driving me nuts! dont really to go out to bars as i dont drink and i wont go alone as i also suffer from epilepsy which is not under control so i chat to people online but its not the same as a guy holding you and...
    paulafinn09 paulafinn09 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    I am married for 5 years

    but there is no emotional attachment with my husband. He only sees me as a friend. We are still married because of our children. I miss being love, having affection with a man. The other day I met a guy whom ask me out for dinner. I sorta rejected him because i dont think it is...
    shannontql shannontql 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I'm the guy right below me only with a new user

    name (my old profile had problems) the question's still on the table tho, what do you guys crave? Intimate conversation? Cuddling? Compliments? Having gifts brought to you? wasssssup???
    danondorf danondorf 18-21, M Jun 21

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    Will I Be Alone Forever?

    I have distanced myself from other people my entire life. I was painfully shy and very, very quiet. I didn't even talk to my own family. It seems like I was born with low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy and inferiority. I fall for guys who I know will hurt me, and end up...
    fs9834 fs9834 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    People Just Don't Understand

    how I can feel lonely when I have so much at home.  Two great kids and a good husband.  So why do I feel lonely?  Because I crave the affection, the intimacy, the attention that is missing in my relationship.  I am lonely in a house full of people...
    purpleriz purpleriz 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    Sad, Crave Affection

    My husband doesn't show me affection. He says he doesn't feel like having sex. We have only been married two years... I just feel sad and lonely. I don't know what to do. I've talked to him about it but it hasn't helped. He says he feels like no matter what he does I'm going to...
    jodigail jodigail 22-25 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Hugs!!!

    this is probably going to sound very, very odd but I NEED hugs. Sometimes when I am around people I get this funny empty feeling in my chest and the only way to make it stop is if I hug someone. Also, you can tell a lot from peoples hugs :) If I don't hug people to get rid of the...
    meggles99 meggles99 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Online "Friends"

    I have no one to talk to but the people online. So I go on this website called teenspot and add a gazillion of guys so they can all compliment me and shower me with attention. It sounds conceited, but in my family all I get is criticism so I crave this all the time. =/
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Craved Maternal Love And Affection

    I feel like there is a little girl inside me that constantly craved affection and maternal love. I am obsessively and frantically looking for a loving, caring, affectionate mother figure that would love me and care about me no matter what. I always end up falling for older women...
    TinaFeyforever TinaFeyforever 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Lonely and Need Affection

    I am a person who is alone. There are people who I could talk to but either i'm unable to or dont want to Im not sure. Im very isolated but I think I am a kind person. I am affectionate but sometimes find it hard to show it.
    Ombra Ombra 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    What kind of affection do you guize crave?

    the most? Compliments? Cuddling? what?
    danandorf danandorf 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    Im Lonely

    It seems i cant find any good guys out there.... i have a 2 year old boy and his dad and i have the weirdest relationship that i think is going no where.
    gaby85us2002 gaby85us2002 22-25 1 Response Jan 26, 2009

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    WHY Am I So Insecure?

    I BELIEVE I KNOW WHY..I HAVE ALWAYS DEPENDED ON OTHER PEOPLE..RELIED ON THEM FOR EVERYTHING..IN THE MIND I GUESS I AM A CHILD AND CHILDREN CRAVE ATTENTION AND AFFECTION..TO BE NOTICED CONSTANTLY..DO YOU AGREE?
    JADEDRUCKUS JADEDRUCKUS 31-35, F 1 Response May 2, 2009

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    Oh My God

    It's been so long since I've been in a man's arms and cuddled, and made out and all the rest. Just to hold hands is a thrill! I hope to receive this someday yet..
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Lonely Stay At Home Mom

    I know my husband loves me. I just think he doesn't know how to show it. I grew up with an unaffectionate mother and always have been an affectionate and very demonstrative person. But my husband and I seem to be mismatched. I would wager that 80% of the time he only touches me...
    msme msme 26-30 3 Responses Sep 2, 2008

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    i am not being kissed

    or being hugged and i find this very upsetting
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I don't know how I can explain more then the

    title. I need to feel important. Right now I feel like second best...
    LostBoy9236 LostBoy9236 22-25, M Oct 9

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    Lonely Life.

    I seem to always feel so lonely nowadays.. I never used to feel like this. I just feel so depressed all the time I just wish I had someone to hug me and hold my hand to make me better. I wish I had someone.. anyone. I just don't want to feel so alone anymore.
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    I'm losing myself, and it's terrifying.

    . I don't know where my mind is anymore lol
    poppyF poppyF 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    Afraid of the Future, Unfortunatly.

    I don't really expect anybody too read all of this. It's just a lame story about me but if somone does decide to read then, idk. Enjoy I suppose, it's really long. Also, there's not really a timeline so I kidn of jump back and forth. :x Sorry. Now, i'm a pretty young guy. I'm 18...
    halfhourofpower halfhourofpower 18-21, M 9 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Craving For Affection And People

    everything i do is bad everything i do is considered evil by everyone people see me as a failure may be because i am i could not settle with some1 and just wonder from jobs to jobs when will i settle with a good job i have no answer in the meantime ,people around me criticize...
    catty27 catty27 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    A Little Bit Too Confused

    So my Dad had a motorcycle accident today (but don't worry he's okay), I was forced to go to a party (which was not fun might I add.. I wanted to finish my SET planning), and my mother gave someone the present I gave her for Christmas. Anyways my best friend found all of this...
    jellybeans0v0 jellybeans0v0 16-17, F Aug 11, 2012

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    Lonely

    I'm not really sure how to write this, because it is quite upsetting for me to even think about. All I want in life is to hold a girl/woman in my arms and cuddle her and kiss her and spend time with her. It probably sounds stupid, but it is what I want. I'd settle for a hug, but...
    KiwiDan KiwiDan 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Feel Defective For It......

    I think I am just very lonely. You know what makes me angry? When people say to be happy alone. I agree in some parts you should make yourself happy and rely only on yourself but is that really do-able? humans are meant to want to connect and sometimes it is like I am being made...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    Hope...

     They cannot see See what has engulfed me, See the things I do.   I cannot sleep. I haven't breathed. My body aches from the wrongful hope. I shouldn't have wished, wished for something that was never meant to be.   To never be able to feel the touch, To...
    whatamitosay whatamitosay 18-21, F Feb 2, 2009

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    Love, Light, Affection

    Well, the way I was raised is to be nice and kind to everyone no matter what. It seems as if that has sort of backfired. At the moment, I do everything anyone asks me to do. It is kinda bad. All I want is just someone to talk to or do something for me but the only time someone...
    Stranded536 Stranded536 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    All I Ask For

    All I ask for is a little affection, someone holding me close, telling me everything will be alright, making me feel really special. That's everything I want and I just feel lonely, without anyone here beside me.
    MysticBrunette MysticBrunette 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 9, 2009

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    To Be Held Is To Live

    Affection is something I've hardly experienced as all of those that have given it to me were fake and it was all a ploy to sleep with me but it was wonderful to have someone to kiss you and rub your back and hold you to keep you cuddled and safe. Now that I look back at that...
    LilletBlan LilletBlan 18-21, F May 9, 2012

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    Lost

    As much as I hate stories written this way, I have to start with the end then go back to the first day we saw each others in 7th grade The last time we were with each other was the first 7 day in January 1967 when we both had R & R and we took in Japan, and we stayed with the...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jul 28, 2011

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    Is It So Wrong To . . .

    Is it so wrong for her to want him to sneak up behind her whilst she does the dishes, for him to slip his arms around her waist, for her to feel his breath on her neck as he gentely kisses it? Is it so wrong for her to want him to sit beside her on the sofa, arms around her...
    gem1969 gem1969 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    I've never hugged a guy ever before.

    sure I've had 2 second awkward hugs with family members but I've never hugged a guy before. Im always lonely and I crave affection. I crave the feeling of someone's arms around me, I just want someone to cuddle. I cuddle my dog a lot but it's never the same. I haven't said one...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    Online "Friends"

    I have no one to talk to but the people online. So I go on this website called teenspot and add a gazillion of guys so they can all compliment me and shower me with attention. It sounds conceited, but in my family all I get is criticism so I crave this all the time. =/
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    digglett digglett 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Lonely but not lonely. Lonely because I just wish I had someone amazing in my life but not lonely because I know it isn't the best thing for me right now.
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    pineappleparade pineappleparade 31-35, F Nov 29

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    mikesmith6453 mikesmith6453 26-30, M Dec 16

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    AfterToday AfterToday 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    shan369 shan369 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Gordonzobeanz Gordonzobeanz 18-21, M Dec 15

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    ShakespearewasWrong ShakespearewasWrong 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Mystery08 Mystery08 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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