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I Need to Be Cherished and Respected

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 242 People

    What Went Wrong??

    I became sick with an incurable disease 7 years ago. It took 2 years to finally find a doctor that need what I had. I was glad I found out what I had; but sad that there was nothing to do about it. My husband seemed to be supportive at first and then became angry that I had...
    sincerely sincerely 56-60 1 Response Jun 19, 2008

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    Respect

    I have been married for almost 13 years to my husband. This is my third, and I always said "final" marriage. Almost from the get go - I have not felt cherished and respected. I don't feel as though I am a priority and he lies about the stupidest, small, insignificant...
    jgstewart1109 jgstewart1109 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2008

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    I Miss The Way We Talked, I Miss The Times We Had, I Miss The Love We Shared, But Most Of All I Miss The Way You Cared. =(

    I have been married for 2 years now. We have a wonderful 1 yr old son.... I never thought being married can be this lonely. I felt unloved and not cared by my husband. He even forgot our second wedding anniversary. He didn't even greet me he was so busy with his work and doesnt...
    sycathe sycathe 26-30, F Mar 26, 2012

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    I Feel That Every Man Has T...

    I feel that every man has the need to feel respected. Respect frome his wife, kids, co-workers, and any one else who my be in his world.
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Of Course!

    For me to cherish and respect someone only to not have the same love and respect back will only result in me turning cold and the other party wondering what could possibly be wrong with me that I am just not treating them the same anymore. Do I hate them now? Have I fallen out...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2012

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    >__>

    I haven't felt cherished or respected in a while.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Why Not Me?

    Wow, what I would do to be married to someone who loved me for who I am, cherished me and most of all respected me. This is the dream I had since I was 13 years old, but this has never happened to me. One broken marriage, and now in an unhappy marriage. My daughter says she...
    teddybear95 teddybear95 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2011

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    Cherished And Respected

    Cherished and respected,That’s what I need,Makes life easy,Helps us be friends,In the way,We’re meant to be.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 31, 2012

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    The BS Story

    I wonder sometimes how things could have gone so wrong. I married someone who was acting a certain way, to get the desired result. We started off right, everything seemed to be moving the right direction, seemed to "cherish" each other. Then out of the blue she said "I don't...
    jb02157 jb02157 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    I Need Love and Respect

    Hello, I must say that I have an insatiable need to be cherished, loved, complimented,needed, I had a wise woman say to me that just from watching me she could tell I needed these things.  They are not a want as with some people.  I actually live in such a way that I am...
    Isabella12 Isabella12 41-45 1 Response Aug 30, 2008

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    Stuck In a Sexless Marriage

    I do not consider myself old or unattractive. I am a kind loving man who really listens and cares. My wife has a debilitating disease like ruematoid arthritis. We do not have sex anymore. It's October 2007 now and I haven't had sex since April sometime, I think. I'm not even sure...
    givenuponsex givenuponsex 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2007

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    Care

    At times i think i care too much that is why I'm not respected.... At times it's as if i don't care enough and I'm left not cherished.....whats a man to do to find some respect.....nice guy's get played, that's all I'm saying.(for now)
    andyp358 andyp358 36-40, M Aug 17, 2009

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    I Long To Be Cherished And Respected In My Marriage

    I have been married for 11 yrs and I feel as though I am the child in the relationship. I do not have a say in anything such as finances etc. I get yelled at if things arent they way he wants them. And did you know there is a "right way and a wrong way to sweep a floor" I donot...
    tamikens tamikens 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Teacher Your Children Now About Cherish and Respect

    When I first saw the title I thought this would be really easy to write about it..  Then I really thought to think about it..   I know that I need to be Cherished and Respected and want it and I do have it now after looking for if for a long long time, but when I...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2008

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    Showing Respect Is Very Imp...

    Showing respect is very important to me.  I also respect others as well.  Dont we all want to be Cherished?
    justANNIE justANNIE 46-50, F Jun 19, 2008

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    Not Sure If I Can Say It's a Need But a Must.

    If someone can not cherish and respect me they have no place in my life. With that said I hope I do and act in a way that causes someone to cherish and respect me. I know I try :)
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    Do I Exist?

    I've been married for 2 years and he and I have a beautiful baby girl who is turning 9 months. Ever since we found out I was pregnant the whole "Love, Honor, and Cherish" thing went out the window.  He is so selfish it's ridiculous. A recent example is when he came home for his...
    maepage87 maepage87 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2011

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    I had a child with a girlfriend when I was 19 years old but unfortunately things didn't work out between us and we split up. A year later I left my home country and travelled...
    Ikike Ikike 31-35, M a week ago

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    I have people in my life that respect me, and love me for me. But then I know many people that do not understand that I will not change just because they want me to change. I know...
    Young2Wise Young2Wise 18-21, F Sep 16

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    I doubt anyone will respond to this. Its not like I want anyone to respond, its just that.. I hope someone will. Ive lost a lot of faith. Faith in god, myself and humanity. So...
    DerangedScubadiver DerangedScubadiver 18-21, M 8 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    When I met this guy I was still married. I was looking to get out of my marriage, and my attraction to him was a good reason to force my own hand. We first slept together a week...
    laniegirl84 laniegirl84 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    When I was 11,everyone in our school had to be injected with something to keep us immune to certain diseases and when that day came,I was freaking out and telling myself that it...
    JoeyNight JoeyNight 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    Its thoughts. .feelings. I need to let it go .some times I feel it like I want to explode. I write it down to make me feel better .I think we all need someone to talk to with open...
    denez denez 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Fauchard was the pioneer of dental prosthesis, and he uncovered numerous approaches to replace dropped teeth. He instructed that substitutes can be made from carved blocks of ivory...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I need a buddy who gives good, honest advice
    michellerocks michellerocks 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I need a girl really bad any up for it
    Disturbedheels Disturbedheels 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    I've lost a lot of weight already but I just need someone to support me to lose even more. (Through ana only, no messages saying 'oh you shouldn't starve yourself' etc. Because I...
    Elliexo Elliexo 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I don't know what I want. People say go with your gut instinct or follow your heart. How the **** do you do that exactly? I have studies so many things certificate 3 in business...
    ElsieLavigne ElsieLavigne 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Soo I kinda wish a girl would message me.. I have a secret I need to just get off my chest :/
    ITzGravy ITzGravy 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I just need more sleep :( I'm tired of only sleeping very few hours a week
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I need some help this was way before I got with my boyfriend my boyfriend went on a beer train with all his friends In dec 2012 and they all went in fancy dress and there was some...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Hate being stuck with needles for lab work and for IV's. They always usually do not get it done with one try.
    Didro56 Didro56 56-60, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I need a girl to chat with me
    tharindu97 tharindu97 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Well, I have been wondering why my life is worth living any more. I am going to a great school, but my grades are slipping, and I have only one real friend. I try to help people on...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 2 Responses 30 mins ago

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    I have known my boyfriend for years. We finally got together approximately two years ago. Before we realised how we felt about one another we spent loads of time together because...
    K504lois K504lois 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 14

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    First of all. Money, to me, is only a resource that allows me to live where I live, buy food, gas, etc. I have been rich, I have not had a cent to my family name, yet money never...
    RegicideJester RegicideJester 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just need time for myself. Everything is just making me overwhelmed with life. Got school, then family, the whole moving from another place, Theater, and there are just people...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Sep 1

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    I have two things I need to vent about right now. The first one is huge. Something that I really took to heart and tried to ignore for the last few weeks but due to recent events...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 26-30, M Sep 3

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    If you need someone to talk with I'm here :) If you need someone to listen to you I'm here :) If you need a hug then I'm there :) And if you also need a friend :) I'm always here...
    ElChaparro ElChaparro 18-21, M Sep 9

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    http://www.gofundme.com/clsy64 Please help me I need donations. My medical bills are piling up and now collection agencies are calling and lawyers are involved and I am unemployed...
    CRSShow CRSShow 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    Depression = Lack of all motivation = Feeling like I'm just wasting my existence. I'm sorry, world. I'm failing you. I know I need help. I know I need someone to just reach out...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 10

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    Last year, I was really demotivated and depressed because of many changes in my life. I have never been a really happy person because I never really knew how to appreciate and...
    littletruebear littletruebear 18-21, F Sep 11

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    Thanks also to EP I stopped going bar boozing and binge drinking. I had 2 difficult years. Now I don't have that problem anymore. I can stay at home or I can go out without...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Sep 13

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    Dear dad, I write to you not for you but for me and my soul. I realized that I'm hurting myself more holding this grudge against you. I don't think I can ever forgive you for...
    Jimena123 Jimena123 18-21, F Sep 14

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    I am getting depressed going to college right now. I cry for even the smallest reason right now and miss my family like crazy. I try and hang with people to keep my mind off of...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    I really need one. Don't get me wrong. I love the friends I've made on EP and anywhere else online. They're amazing. Especially two people on EP who may or may not recognize...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 17

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    Without love, I'm weak. Without it, I'm undetermined. Without love, I'm lost, immersed in petty desires and endless doom. I'm dying and unaware of it, aiding the destruction of...
    learlear learlear 31-35, M Sep 17

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    I need to be loved and appreciated.. We all do.. I need people who DO understand me.. who DON'T let me down. I need them .. but they also need me. ~~~~~~ Everyone feels unloved at...
    BeYourselfBeBeautifull BeYourselfBeBeautifull 16-17, F 12 Responses Sep 21

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    I've been married for 3 years now. I have a two year old child who still keeps me alive. I've been dealing with depression since I was little... I thought marrying my husband...
    SexyUnicorns SexyUnicorns 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 22