I Need Emotional Intimacy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29,229 People

    I'm not good at showing most emotions.

    I never have been. I have a family where I logically know there's love, and love is shown in its own way...but there's no emotional intimacy. I've never been close with anyone in that way. I think I could do it, because I crave it so much, but no one has ever gotten that close...
    EternalVexOfTheLogicalMind EternalVexOfTheLogicalMind
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    Ultimately Yours

    Travels unfold faces, places Stories of hearts to be told Feelings of like, love shy and bold No destination in mind just working against time Each day passes apart knowing you carry my heart Near brushes with lust and friendship entwine All the while you held reign over...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    5 Responses May 20, 2013

    What I Yearn For

    I am at the stage in my life where it is important for me to experience emotional intimacy once again. I want to be comfortable sharing myself with that one special person without the fear of repercussions. I would love for us to share our secrets, talk about our feelings, sex...
    EbonyLady EbonyLady
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Jul 2, 2011

    Physical or even sexual intimacy tends to be

    so empty without at least some aspect of emotional intimacy thrown in the mix. Who wants to go through their life making shallow, pseudo intimate connections anyway? Life is way too short for anything that's not genuine or real.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2015
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    5 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    Vulnerability is not the beginning of the end.

    It's the beginning of the start.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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    < k emoji ? pleez add me so we may trade ? for example . i hav two avocado emoji but i need moar fox emoji .. pleez . n thankew ! ^_^ <3
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    Apr 1, 2016

    Emotional intimacy is incredibly important to

    me. For someone to connect with me on a deeper level and really understand who I am is more important to me than anything else. Emotional connections form the basis of strong and lasting relationships. Without it, I don't understand how a relationship can survive. I just wish I...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    Hi, girls. I am hot guy,

    add me pls, skype - mengak
    mengak mengak
    26-30, M
    Apr 10, 2016

    I love telling someone about my day,

    hearing about theirs, doing fun things together, talking about problems or issues... And just being able to be my full self with someone. It's a very interesting connection.
    mssparkles mssparkles
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    I crave emotional intimacy

    and niw I am nit afraid to admit this. For so long I was disconnected to my needs as I put the needs of others before mine ( therapy taught me that). Actually I am starved for true connection.
    SillkyMillky SillkyMillky
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    I believe that this is way more important

    than sex or anything else. I also feel like you can find it more readily if you are willing to open your heart and accept it. I can be from on line or in person. We all have secrets to share. I hope you find someone to share them with...
    cali0101 cali0101
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    My friend killed herself on Christmas Eve.

    I'm straight, but at times I felt like I was in love with her. Maybe it was because she a lesbian and she was in love with me, but she made me feel normal - Happy, loved, desired, cherished. Things I've never felt from anyone. At times I wanted her to find the perfect girl, but...
    ASeaInACup ASeaInACup
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Jan 1, 2014

    My partner and I have been having a lot of

    issues lately. Feeling frustrated, I tried to break off the relationship recently. After doing so, she attempted suicide. She spent a week in a psychiatric facility. Now she is in a group home setting. Needless to say I'm having a really hard time with this. I don't think that...
    hopefullyRD hopefullyRD
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2016

    "It is not time or opportunity

    that is to determine intimacy. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others." - Jane Austen - . Getting emotionally intimate Emotional intimacy is a sense of closeness to another person; a real...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    41-45, M
    Nov 26, 2015

    I push people away. Even my husband.

    I don't know how to accept it. I can't give something that I don't know how to access. I know I need it deep down, but I don't know how to even explain. It's difficult. I'm full of doubt. In afraid to let go. I'm afraid to trust anyone. I want to connect this way with my...
    4gotwhereiwas 4gotwhereiwas
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2016

    I'm starting to feel more like a maid

    and less like a wife. I'm the person that cooks and cleans. The one that pays the bills, keeps our busy schedules straight, makes sure everyone has what they need to make their lives easier. I'm tired of constantly making everyone else happy. No one seems to care what I need...
    NaughtyWhispers NaughtyWhispers
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    I don't feel that my partner listens to me.

    She does a lot of talking. Not much listening. I'm not happy.
    hopefullyRD hopefullyRD
    36-40, M
    Feb 5, 2016

    hhhhhhhhhhh the fuching time zone

    why i cant firnd a girl in that stupid ep
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 1, 2016

    Reciprocation: a mutual giving

    and receiving.I had this, it slowly disappeared through the years. I want this, no, I need this again. Thank you "M" for showing me how wonderful it feels!
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Sep 6, 2014

    Deeper Connection...

    Intimacy is like a craving when you have walls so high and so strong they cannot be broken. It is like someone has put the one thing you want behind impenetrable glass and no matter how hard you try, it stays forever out of your reach. A lot of people think that sex is the most...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2013

    The Forgotten Girl

    You won’t remember me. I have become another one of them now, the forgotten girl. You won’t remember my name but you once knew it well; you once thought it was fragrant in your ear like nothing else before.  You won’t remember my face although you once said you memorized...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    31 Responses Aug 22, 2013

    Men Are Different ... Maybe

    There are over 750 people in this group "I Need Emotional Intimacy". I just read a statistic that seventy per cent of this Group's members are female.  What could we read into this statistic?  Something or nothing?   We could easily assume that emotional...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    88 Responses Oct 18, 2010

    I am 19 years old and a girl.

    I've always been rather romantic and daydreamed a lot about love and love making. In my life though, I have only got physically intimate with two guys. With the second guy, it was an intense and passionate make-out session. The thing is, I hardly know that person and we haven't...
    MidnightBIue MidnightBIue
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 8, 2016

    1 am here and literally just joined 2 minutes

    ago. I googled I need someone to talk to and it brought me here. It's cuz well, you guessed it, I need someone to talk to. I guess it's cuz I've been working too hard to get out of where I'm at right now in life and my one other friend is doing the same thing. It needs to be...
    spartan868 spartan868
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015
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    9 Responses Nov 4, 2015
    consciousQueenRBG consciousQueenRBG
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    I would agree, I want someone to bond with.

    personally sex isn't my cup of tea and some may say oh maybe it's because there not doing right. well well I like to be have a connection with some one before I decide I'll lay down with them. and that's exactly why I've been practicing abstinence for the last 3 years.
    Navae Navae
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    This is my first post

    and though I don't really get this experience app thing, I am hoping to get some help. I love my husband immensely. I just couldn't imagine my life without him and I know he feels the same for me....but there is something missing. I feel like we are roommates. There is no spark...
    spadiva82 spadiva82
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 1, 2015
    Lexie35 Lexie35
    22-25, F
    Nov 10, 2015

    Myriads of stars in the sky of my life But not

    a single one in my lonely nights Only you the recurring comet of my life Was i born with you, was our destiny tied ? When will you Once again brighten up my lonely night? -Persy.
    persypussy persypussy
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2014

    How long can a person go without being touched

    or loved. 4 years is way past my limit
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67
    46-50, F
    12 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    Today I saw a glimpse of the man I married.

    We woke up early, we chatted in bed for a while. He said "why are you under another blanket?" And I looked at him thinking do I really need to point out the obvious? He moved closer to me and wrapped me under his blanket and pulled me tight against him. We made small talk and he...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 20, 2016
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    1 Response Jan 15, 2016

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    toriccaa toriccaa
    26-30, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    It's 1 thng to feel such an immense feeling of

    Sexual intimacy from engaging physically. Taken for granted I blv most including myself of just how sweet it must be. To be hitting on all cylinders so to speak with another- Physically, spiritually,Intellectually and emotionally . Your lover,best friend,confidante,etc...
    Sugasug Sugasug
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    Married Without Intimacy Is Worse Than Being Single

    I'll say it right up front. I'm codependent.  I'm a romantic. I feel the best way to enjoy something is to share it with someone else.  Emotional intimacy is like oxygen for me. Some people might see this as a personality flaw or weakness. (especially in a guy) I don't. I know...
    FlauntTheImperfections FlauntTheImperfections
    46-50, M
    16 Responses Oct 18, 2011

    Sometimes all we need to do is forgive

    and forget to be happy.
    SandrupAadland SandrupAadland
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 27, 2016

    Emotions are so overrated by underestimations.

    People are afraid to create bonds because we fear what is to happen. We shouldn't let our fears dictate our actions. For once, I wish someone would approach me with the intentions of staying for more than a month. Lay with me, let us speak like young children. Ramble on to me...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 29, 2013

    What does such a group offer

    that it has 29,569 anonymous members, some benefit must be there no? Are people in here fulfilling their lack of emotional intimacy via this site somehow or just venting about it? Please enlighten this simple soul...
    TwistedCognition TwistedCognition
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    In order for me to enjoy the physical intimacy

    I need emotional intimacy and that is what I'm missing.
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    12 Responses Jul 22, 2015
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    1 Response Mar 17, 2016

    Emotional Intimacy

    Sex is the easy part. Even if alone you can get yourself through and have some physical release. No problem. Its the emotional intimacy that cant be filled alone. Wanting the connection of another. Feeling what you feel they react and supply you with what's needed. Maybe a hug...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2012

    I tend to need a degree of emotional intimacy

    even in my friendships to feel any sort of connection. Otherwise, people tend to feel really distant to me, even if I see them often.
    itspirit itspirit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

    Is There Such A Thing?

    It's amazing as I read through the stories here just how much we all resonate with one another. It is difficult to share how I feel without repeating what many of you have already said. My husband has pretty much been my best friend for the last 25 years, but something has...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Apr 30, 2012

    I hate being alone. I don't need sex.

    I need to hold someone and look into their eyes. To feel them look into mine. I need to feel our hands intertwined. I need to have your breath on my neck and mine on yours. We deserve this. Don't we?
    voxalexander voxalexander
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Feb 19, 2016

    Emotional intimacy IMO is sometimes more

    important than physical. If you don't have that spark or level of trust then not a lot will be accomplished
    deleted deleted
    Dec 16, 2015

    I just want someone to hold.

    A guy who can fulfill my emotional needs and be there for me. So many times we think of intimacy as sex but it's not it's knowing and connecting with the person on an emotional level deeper than anything else. I want to be known intimately by a man who will love me for me, and I...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 1, 2013

    I'm married and craving emotional intimacy.

    Need someone that will be there when I need them the most. Someone I can have a meaningful conversation with. Someone that won't disappear into thin air without saying goodbye.
    deleted deleted
    17 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    I have yet to find a single person (more

    specifically, a relationship with a person) that can feed my ostensibly insatiable hunger emotionally. Most of my past experiences (pretty much all) weren't even satisfactory in that area. They granted me intimacy in every other area, missing that one completely. No...
    Lettos1369 Lettos1369
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2016

    Waking to gentle kisses on the back of my neck,

    his warm soft breath trailing to my shoulder blades. This was odd, this was new. why is he here now when he hasn't been here in months? His hands making their way onto my hips, they felt heavy on my skin, he wrapped his arm around me and pulled me closer to him. I think to...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Mar 12, 2016


    I need someone i can tell anything to and not be judged, ridiculed or laughed at Someone i can let my guard down with and not regret it Someone i can tell my dreams hopes and fears to and not be tormented Someone who knows just when and how to hold me Someone who won't always...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    65 Responses Jun 18, 2008
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