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I Feel Lonely and Crave Affection

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    poppyF poppyF 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 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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    I'm losing myself, and it's terrifying.

    . I don't know where my mind is anymore lol
    poppyF poppyF 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't like feeling lonely, but I cant imagine not feeling lonely. Its my defining characteristic. But I draw on the 'loneliness' do some really creative things. And I'd hate to...
    Anch0rMan Anch0rMan 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I'm here laying down in bed feeling lonely with hubby in the other room because he thinks I expect something from him if he is in the room with me...I do not and will not expect...
    honeysweetness10 honeysweetness10 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I'm here laying down in bed feeling lonely with hubby in the other room because he thinks I expect something from him if he is in the room with me...I do not and will not expect...
    honeysweetness10 honeysweetness10 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    But coffee is here. My best friend, my lover, my confident....tonight she will hear my secrets and I will take from her all that she can give me....which right now is a caffeine...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The deepness within, begging to belong. The fullness that is nonexistent, but craved so badly. The silent pleading to speak, share, truly connect. The empty heart, that is...
    ThoughtFulMoments ThoughtFulMoments 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    For some reason, I'm feeling extra lonely today. All I do is work because I feel if I have extra time, I would be even more lonely. I hope this feeling subsides soon.
    spaceylibra spaceylibra 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 14

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    Hi :) My name's Luca. I've been feeling really lonely these past few years,don't have many friends and I'm depressed.I moved to a new country 5 years ago and it wasn't what I...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M Oct 2

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    Hey everybody, I'm new to this Experience Project. Anyways, I just wanted to express that lately I feel like I have lost some friends. The "best friends" that I thought I had some...
    iloveleague iloveleague 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    Okay so i told my crush i like him today, we talked for like an hour..it was cute but he doesnt like me back:/ so i dont know wht shld i do now i mean now that he knows should i...
    heatherella heatherella 13-15, F Oct 6

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    Especially late at night when I can't sleep like tonight.Every one in the house is asleep. I'm awake and I'm forced to be alone with my thoughts.I hate being alone with my thoughts...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    My parents are usually away i dont study right now im not aloud outside the house unless its like grandmas or something so i just be feeling hella lonely ):
    sk109345 sk109345 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    Being on EP lately makes me feel even more lonely. I don't know if I am just depressed in general or if being here is making me depressed. Or maybe they are feeding off each other...
    DisappearingStar DisappearingStar 36-40 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am newly married and my husband spends most of his time on his computer playing video games. We've been together for 5 years and it's getting worse. Today we fought about how...
    walkinglost walkinglost 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Never felt so lonely before, had good news but doesn't know who to share with. So guys, hey I'm going to Macau next week for vacation I guess ! :D ! ! Cheers for me ! 😍
    Malsse Malsse 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Like right now. Lonely as in I wish I had someone aside from family and friends to tell me they love me...and mean it.
    MoonlightDreaming MoonlightDreaming 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    It is the worst feeling in the world. And I feel it almost all the time, that's why I post a lot of experiences on here, just to try to find somebody to keep me company so I don't...
    ShadowyCheshire ShadowyCheshire 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    I feel like I'm never going to get a boyfriend again...I've reconnected a little with my ex who I broke up with because of timing and now I feel like the timing is right... I feel...
    sickofthisfat123 sickofthisfat123 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I loved him so much. And I didn't want to believe it but he strayed from me. And after a month and a half of hiding from the truth I have finally called it off. Shouldn't I feel...
    bmsartwell bmsartwell 13-15, F Oct 20

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    It's like the roof is blown off my house and every now and then it moonsoons..,and everything is soaking wet. That pounding ice cold rain is how my soul feels when I feel the ache...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The school I go in has a small amount of students. Which means everyone knows everyone. I have the small circle of friends every year and because I am starting to change they don't...
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