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I Need Emotional Intimacy

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I Want To Fall In Love Again

    It has been six months since I found out you were cheating. 180 days of solitude. I gave so much, 22 years, three beautiful children,everything you wanted. I haven't touched anyone else but you. That's going to be changing soon. I am so starved for love,companionship...
    michael1971 michael1971 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    “I want to make you smile

    and I want to make you c*m.
I want to hold your hand and I want to hold your hips down while you’re writhing.
I want to make your eyes light up and I want to make them roll in the back of your head.
I want to be your reason to wake up and your reason to stay in bed. 
I...
    Valencia Valencia 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2015

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    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.
    abbys83 abbys83 31-35, F 17 Responses Jan 11

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    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 6 Responses Nov 19, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    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...
    brigetter brigetter 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    dorothybland dorothybland 56-60, F 9 Responses Nov 4, 2015

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    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 26-30 Dec 16, 2015

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    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

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    consciousQueenRBG consciousQueenRBG 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2015

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    Vulnerability is not the beginning of the end.

    It's the beginning of the start.
    pearlesque pearlesque 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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 13 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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    "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 36-40, M Nov 26, 2015

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    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

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    a human's basic need is emotional intimacy.

    I don't have it cause i can't seem to trust anyone. When i try to trust, they break my trust and every incident pushes me further back into my hard shell. :(
    thinkwithyourheart thinkwithyourheart 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    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 41-45, F 6 Responses May 20, 2013

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    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 12 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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    hhhhhhhhhhh the fuching time zone

    why i cant firnd a girl in that stupid ep
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 1

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    Lexie35 Lexie35 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2014

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    So I have a very bad cold .

    .. That's why I've been feeling so bad
    Livit Livit 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 23, 2015

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    Tonight I realized I haven't had human contact

    in a long time, and I don't mean anything sexual though I admit it's been awhile but simple human contact. No handshakes or hugs or even a pat on the back, I really hadn't noticed till tonight. I hadn't noticed how much I could miss it, how important it is until tonight. Life is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19, 2014

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    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 7 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    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...
    Mylette Mylette 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Intimacy is not purely physical.

    ..it's the act of connecting with someone so deeply, you feel you can see into their soul.To me that is just as or more important than the sex act itself!
    Angelkind Angelkind 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2015

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    100 percent.But lately I'm scared of it,

    maybe Ive always been though not sure.I'm afraid of getting too close to some one..I get anxious thinking about when i feel I'm starting to like some one too much and getting too emotionally deep.I want to get close,but i don't though i need it badly.I'm just scared that I'm not...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    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 15 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    In order for me to enjoy the physical intimacy

    I need emotional intimacy and that is what I'm missing.
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jul 22, 2015

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    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 92 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    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 8 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    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 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    CBabzzz82 CBabzzz82 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    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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    Pathetic???

    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 66 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    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

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