I Need Attention

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 161 People

    MermaidUnderneath MermaidUnderneath
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2015

    Ever since my sister was born

    when I was five years old I've craved attention and love from friends, family and boyfriends. If i don't get full on, loving attention i get jealous, sad and angry.
    ivyrosie ivyrosie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    half of me is mature

    and prefers spending time alone while the other half of me is this needy girl who needs attention constantly
    lemnicaste lemnicaste
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2013

    Usually I good with the whole not being pawed at

    or being the center of attention but I really am feeling the need to be wanted.
    ridge76 ridge76
    26-30, M
    Mar 2, 2015

    Why do I always feel like I have to have

    attention from men???? I'm a married woman and my husband is attentive but it's not enough....what's wrong with me???
    cissypoo cissypoo
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2014

    I need it more often

    than I'd like. But only from certain people. I Admit I do a little manipulation to get it. Isn't that what little bitty babies do when they cry and nothing is wrong? They just want to be held. Ugh....talk about arrested development.
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    And Sometimes Just Being Held

    I am struggling to survive. I am praying for a breakthrough but afraid it will never come. As we took a drive this afternoon it took all the restraint I had not to jump from the car. It is not much better for her. I can see that.
    Kris99 Kris99
    41-45, F
    Nov 29, 2009
    adianoeta adianoeta
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    It's Frustrating

    I graduated high school early and my boyfriend didn't so he still goes to school and works 4 days out of the week so I feel like I never get to spend enough time talking to and seeing him. He normally gets on Skype to talk to me but he's usually always busy doing something else...
    AdorableCaterpillar AdorableCaterpillar
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2012

    I Do..

    I'm no attention seeker, but sometimes people just need a good talking to.
    musared musared
    16-17, F
    Aug 23, 2009

    Attention Seeker?

    So, my whole life I've never had that much attention given to me, but considering I've isolated myself from the world for 3 years.. Yea, I get none.  I know everyone likes attention, who wouldn't? but, idk... I'm passed the point of where I just want attention.. I need it...
    Debunkifyme Debunkifyme
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 23, 2010

    Especially physical attention,

    like hugs. I don't know why. I don't get it so often.
    jackk225 jackk225
    22-25, M
    Jan 18, 2015

    ...

    ...and when I don't get it I get very angry. I can be an extreme attention wh*re some days.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    12 Responses Nov 28, 2009

    Going Nuts

    Tired of living this way. Not anyones fault. It's been years.
    Dianne17 Dianne17
    46-50, F
    Jan 9, 2010

    Bored And Want Attention

    I get bored. I don't have friends I can talk to other than my boyfriend or mom. I am lonely a lot and I wish for more attention, or to have more people care about me. If I post something I check obsessively to see if I get replies. When I as usual get very few or none, I get...
    ampand ampand
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2012

    I Get a Little...

    I have always been ignored during relationships.. bla bla bla ***** ***** ***** lol.   Anyway.. llol... Yeah..   I feel the need to have attention all the time... i just feell like.. when he's gone i have nothing.. I have nothing to do... i get so freakin lonely...
    DavesDaughter DavesDaughter
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2009

    I just enjoy it... I hunger

    for attention...i like to be awesome even do i am not xD... I love to be surronded by people say you did a greet job weather in real life or here... Thats why i do good things like good grades...amd sometimes i try to do something i cant do just to have attention and most of...
    Zoce Zoce
    22-25, M
    Feb 25, 2014

    To feel alive, that's

    why I spend so much time here.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2014

    My boyfriend and his computer .

    .. 3 hours later he has 'time to hang out' hmmmph!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 18, 2014

    I'm not that desperate

    for it but a bit won't hurt 😩
    Joeeel101 Joeeel101
    18-21, M
    Feb 27, 2014
    madisont212 madisont212
    41-45, F
    Dec 13, 2014

    I am so needy!! I would like it

    if I could have constant attention from people. Assurance, flattery, physical and emotional attention. I'm not getting near enough right now.
    loreleifancy loreleifancy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2014
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