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I Need Emotional Intimacy

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    Alright here's where am at.

    Am in a relationship with no emotional intimacy and am tired. Am looking for someone can talk back and forth with. Don't need to be anything but talk. Let me know.
    Iceman2014 Iceman2014 36-40, M 6 Responses May 26

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    I'm extremely emotional & my husband is not.

    He doesn't respect my feelings. Tells me I feel too much.
    addicted1977 addicted1977 36-40, F 32 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Roommates Or Soulmates

    It's difficult when the person you had planned to live happily ever after. With decides that being roommates is good enough You long to be able to share anything and everything but they don't seem to be interested, unless ... they are the ones doing the sharing. Now you better...
    goodwinimbad goodwinimbad 51-55, M 12 Responses May 12, 2012

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    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 11 Responses Jan 1

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    I really want a girlfriend,

    and I keep getting rejected. It's impossible to live without a girlfriend, and I've became suicidal about being single. I've been reject too many times to remember. I hate living without a girlfriend, and I cry in pain about being single.
    mimsgabbana mimsgabbana 22-25, M 4 Responses May 31

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    But it can't be at the cost of one's honor.

    I will not destroy another's marriage or cause them self doubt in the interest of my own needs.
    SerendipityTheMuse SerendipityTheMuse 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to feel special.

    I want that warm fuzzy feeling again. I want to be able to convey my love and my passion to a woman. I want to be given a chance instead of being lead on and stepped on.
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M Aug 16

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    I am not in a relationship,

    .. and I feel lonely. Everybody I know say that I am a good looking guy. If you happened to know a good woman hat wants a relationship,.. please contact me.
    sonny2amantes sonny2amantes 41-45, M May 15

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    I don't think I can ever be happy again

    but she's happy with another guy and I can't be with her again all I do is think about her
    Junebug33 Junebug33 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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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 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    I'm 21 and my last relationship was about 5

    years ago, I really couldn't care less for sex.. But all I really want is for someone to hug me. :|
    luis92 luis92 18-21, M 2 Responses May 31

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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 5 Responses Feb 22

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    Recently have found out wife of 7 years had

    been talking about having sex with an ex boyfriend with him. There were comments made more on her part about missing certain acts. Now I am not innocent because she had been asking for more sex with me and I never turned her down for it but wasn't always as good as it could have...
    Iceman2014 Iceman2014 36-40, M 1 Response May 21

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    I love my husband. For seven years we've been

    together and married for two. I knew when I married him that he was mostly self-serving but it was okay (I thought at the time) because I'm an introvert who doesn't need validation or acknowledgement from others to ensure I am who I am. I don't need external mirrors in the...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 10

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    I am a very shy person.

    I've never had a lot of friends growing up. It's hard for me to express myself even as I type this. I just dropped out of college because I wasn't mature enough. I feel like I just went there to have fun and party and make friends because I didn't have a chance back in high...
    treypod93 treypod93 18-21, M May 12

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    My Personal Growth

    Having tried so hard to meld together with the woman of my life for the last 22 years, I now feel like a complete failure after 6 months of separation. I’ve spent countless hours alone trying to figure out the pieces that went wrong. I know in the depths of my heart I have a...
    Passionateheartman Passionateheartman 46-50, M 15 Responses May 10, 2012

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    Update On Hubby!

    Well, I just want to thank everyone who has helped, & given me advice in my situation.. Today, my husband & I had a real connection & I actually felt the LOVE again... I'm still bummed out that he changed the password to his phone, but i'm not going to let that get to me. He...
    SSGArmyWifex SSGArmyWifex 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    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 41-45, F 35 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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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 4 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    What to do... When you find yourself wanting

    to hold someone and tell them how much you love and care for them but they no longer seem to have the time how do you pretend it doesn't hurt to see other couples happy and in love why does it seem that the people we want never seems to want us until it's to late it's hard...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    We can just sit there please.

    No, no we cant its to dangerous i know. We share bits about ourselves, not realizing how deep we're lettting it become. Ok, realizing, but not stopping it. I understand why we cant sit there anymore. And i understand why we hesitate to interact anymore, but i was falling pretty...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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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...
    fadedmind fadedmind 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I share this with my girlfriend

    and it's wonderful not to feel so isolated and lonely. I'm very grateful for her and what we share.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M May 26

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    I am feeling alone in a life I have constructed

    which looking inwards would seem ridiculous. I have a loving husband, a beautiful children, wonderful friends and community, yet I feel as though I am living a lie.
    samsr6109 samsr6109 41-45, F 5 Responses May 20

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    I need a close intimate connection to somebody,

    a best friend, a lover, a significant other, or even just a great roommate. I have been missing a really close bond to someone special for too long.
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    I feel very inspired today.

    Francesca Woodman pops into my mind when I am in these certain moods. I wonder if I will ever meet someone who has a just as strong emotional intelligence as I do. I get lonely very often because of lack of communication with what's truly in my mind. I've begun to show it in my...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 3 Responses May 4

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    We live in the age of texting

    and Facebook as suitable ways to maintain friendships. They help, but I want something real.
    singalot singalot 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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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 4 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    I am married but there is nothin there.

    I do what he tells me to do. I live the way he wants me to live. I want someone who will actually talk to me and want to know me. I want to know them. I want to listen and here them out. I am here with 3 kids, a husband, a dog, a guinea pig, and a rabbit and I am lonely.
    Timetobeme Timetobeme 41-45, F 10 Responses Jan 26

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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 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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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 6 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Creativity Make A Good Personality.[think In Creative]

    Personality is the particular combination of emotional, attitudinal, and behavioral response patterns of an individual. I had a friend. He is small, short and also he looks babyish. But his verbal skills are loud, powerful and logical. This matter make him keep on top level of...
    xvampirex xvampirex 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 26, 2011

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    Why Need Emotional Intimacy - Emotional

    intimacy is not the same as sexual intimacy. Sexual intimacy can take place with or without emotional intimacy, and emotional intimacy often does not occur within any kind of sexual context. Emotional intimacy is a psychological event that occurs when the trust level and...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    okay, im back i guess.

    i definitly need new friends and a new girlfriend. preferably people with honesty and at least a little bit of character
    kragoth135 kragoth135 18-21, M 2 Responses May 15

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    In the real world, it is impossible to become

    emotionally intimate with anybody. It's like this world rejects emotion, but I have big emotional needs. Nothing is more satisfying then opening up and being cared for and understood and supported. Nothing for me is more beautiful than the nature of ones emotions, I don't crave...
    BTID BTID 18-21, M 2 Responses May 10

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    I just miss cuddling

    and laughing and really enjoying the presence of someone..
    jeennalouise jeennalouise 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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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 8 Responses May 20, 2013

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    So I met this guy on EP awhile ago.

    He was a bit of an insomniac like me. He was married, loved music, and was really lonely. We kept each other company and talked about crazy things like running away and starting a band. I didn't know him very long, but when he left...I actually cried a little. I still miss him...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    There's a melancholic undertone to your

    demeanor. I recognize it as if I were looking into a mirror. Starved of affection we export happiness in our actions, although our souls have become fragile over the years. Hold me right now and I will hold you.
    Lovefetishes Lovefetishes 46-50, M Jul 14

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    To be the type who is most made

    for it and yet deprived of it, the damage it does to your heart and spirit and psyche, the deprivation for intimacy going on 10 years, 20, 30, .... I speak from experience. It kills the soul and does serious emotional scarring. causes a person to become embittered, in a very...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Being an introvert and highly insecure about

    myself based on my past (my father, male acquaintances, and almost every man in my life not wanting much to do with me), I never thought I'd find anyone to love me. Even if they did, by some miracle, find me the least bit attractive, my insecurities would drive them away for...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I want this so badly right now.

    .I need it.I want to be close to someone,emotionally intimate.Someone I can be myself with,someone I can trust and count on,who will respect me and have my best interest at heart.I'm fuc*king lonely lately and it fuc*king sucks lol..I miss having that one true blue friend :/ I...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    My life is full of ****** up stuff i just neeed

    a person who understands me. I m not intrested in getting physical now at all just need sum1 special plzz any girl in here who want to hav a gud frnd plzz txt me i will b waiting. Hopefully m lil lucky.!!!!
    Confusedpersonality Confusedpersonality 18-21, M Jun 11

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    Of course I enjoy sex!

    I'm passionate and have enough imagination to keep things very motivating, but...... I need to feel emotional intimacy to feel complete
    Lovefetishes Lovefetishes 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I miss those Saturdays in spring

    when I woke up in the arms of my ex girlfriend, and the first thing I saw was her kind smile. And then we stayed in bed for hours cuddling and kissing each other. Now those days are gone and I feel so empty... abandoned and forgotten. God I miss her.
    persypussy persypussy 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 1

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    I just want intimacy.

    I want to be held, and kissed. I want to cuddle with someone. I want someone to care for me. I want to hug someone. I need emotional intimacy.
    skyblue1600 skyblue1600 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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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 18 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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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 41-45, M 15 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Emotional intimacy is very important to me.

    It can be hard and even mentally exhausting for me to have a sexual relationship without it.
    WaterfallLover74 WaterfallLover74 22-25, F 2 Responses May 16

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    I can be physically apart from my boyfriend

    and I have absolutely no problem being alone, doing things on my own etc. However, I can't function properly without emotional intimacy, which means I need to communicate regularly. I need to be able to talk about my day and whats going on in my life and need him to tell me...
    untetheredsoul untetheredsoul 22-25, F May 2

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    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 12 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Apr 29

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    Always Feel Loved (Poem)

    When life’s burdens get out of hand; Always feel loved. If things don’t happen exactly as planned; Always feel loved. When the forest you’re in turns dark and black; Always feel loved. I’ll be there to find you and lead you back; Always feel loved. You’ll always s have...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 2 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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