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I Need to Be Told I'm Loved

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 99 People

    I Know..

    I know I'm loved by the people who matter. It's a reassurance thing with me though, constantly. I need to be reassured that I'm still loved quite frequently. I need to hear it.
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 3 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    Ditto

    I know that  I'm loved and appreciated by my family, but my family growing up was never the touchy-feeley-express-your-emotions type of family.  I crave being told that I'm loved and cherished.  I want and need it so much.  It's one thing to hear that a...
    SynAnonymous SynAnonymous 41-45, F May 5, 2010

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    By Someone Specific

    It's not so much that I just need to be told that I am loved. I know my family loves me and I have friends that love me. But there is someone specific in my life that I just need to hear them say that they love me. To mean it when they say it. To look in my...
    WolfSong WolfSong 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2009

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    Love Is.....

    Saying "I love you"  It is as simple as that.  Of course there is more to it.  There are little things like when your loved one asks how your day was and then sitting down to listen to you.  It is a hug and kiss before going to work in the...
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 8 Responses Jan 9, 2009

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    Important Words.

    I get so paranoid easily and I do sometimes try and convince myself that nobody loves me. I just sometimes don't know who does love me. People sometimes say one thing.. but then act differently. I don't really get told very often that I am loved... but I guess that's because...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    Why?

    This has become such an issue for me.....I think I must have got it out of proportion, but to NEVER have heard the words "I Love You" from my husband has certainly taken it's toll.   Does bringing me tea every morning count?
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 8 Responses Jan 16, 2009

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    I Know What You Mean

    I used to think that I didn't need any kind of validation whatsoever, but I guess I haven't been totally honest with myself. I hardly knew my birth parents, and my foster parents were sadists full of **** and vinegar. I always used humor and pranks to cover up my pain of feeling...
    DreadJoker DreadJoker 22-25, M Nov 24, 2011

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    Constantly

    Ever since I was a little girl, I've always needed to hear it. I think my mom and dad spoiled me in a way. It was something I heard everyday. I have found that even as an adult, hearing those words has been very important to me. I try to tell my daughter as often as possible, so...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2009

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    So Important To Me....

    I don't like the fact that I need validation by others to make me feel worthwhile. But I do. I feel worthless and pathetic as well as defective so when others say they love me, it makes me feel like there must be some kind of hope that I am a normal person. Someone who has good...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2011

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    Happy Should I Be...

    If I actually got the chance to hear it just once more.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2009

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    After being on payroll and full time employment while still attending classes at age 12 I've been told plenty I'm very mature for my age.
    beccalynn238 beccalynn238 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I'm eighteen years of age and I live in a disgusting city that has adults that act immature and foolish, but I like this fact that I get told that I'm mature for my age because...
    samsahsincl samsahsincl 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    No secret there I'm pretty weird Celebrity crush is betty white Use lots of hand motions when I talk Know everything there is about batman Joker impersonation Always post weird...
    quinnfox quinnfox 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've always been told I act mature for my age, maybe not most things but at least the overall thinking, I view everything differently than my friends and stuff. My friends are...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    i try to believe when my family or husband tell me they love me but there are days where i don't feel like they love me cause how can people love me if i don't love myself
    sefphera sefphera 22-25, F 23 hrs ago

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    I am weird. It's the only way I know how to be :)
    BlueBrea BlueBrea 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I kind of resent myself for this because I don't have that many friends and I wish I could change to fit in.
    Music2323 Music2323 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    As a kid I've always been bullied for my looks and brought down. Although as I've gotten older and told I'm good looking I don't know if it's true, all because of when I was...
    TayCon321 TayCon321 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I'm so upset with the stupid medical field they don't seem to give a rats *** unless you have money I'm 21 have twin babies and need my energy back I've been suffering from...
    sparkle2015 sparkle2015 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    its kinda cute that 8 people in my life have truly told me that they loved me. one guy was my "boyfriend" in elementary (primary) school, but he was a total idiot and called me...
    alliixxxx alliixxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    We met in our sophomore year of high school. He would always try to talk to me but I was so shy that he would usually end up having a conversation with himself. I knew he liked me...
    belacleo belacleo 18-21, F Jan 9

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    Well hello dear readers.. I wanted to share my stories and experience because I think that every experience is worth sharing.. It all started in August when I was hooking up with...
    singingthestoryofmylife singingthestoryofmylife 16-17, F Jan 11

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    : What would you name your future daughter? oooh well I have a few in mind, but I'll share one which Lyla 2: Do you miss anyone? not right this moment. But maybe soon. 3...
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I guess this isn't really the title I was looking for. I DON'T WANT TO, but, if someone tried, would I let them? Would I have sex before them, if there was someone I really loved...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F Jan 2

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    My heart opens itself very easily. I'm addicted to the pain and pleasures of falling in love. I'm addicted to needing to feel loved by others. I'm addicted to writing, reading...
    daddyschubbydolly daddyschubbydolly 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    You took me for what I was and broke me, destroyed me and brought me down nothing.... As I lay here crying, I think to myself, what did I do to deserve the way you have treated me...
    catho catho 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I wouldn't have come to be the woman I am if it weren't for you. So I'm glad I met you. But I regret falling in love with you. Because we didn't fall in love. I fell in love. Just...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    So, I've been really reluctant to post anything here but I'm just taking a leap of faith I guess. Two years ago, I was extremely depressed and was getting suicidal and I wrote a...
    BryannaC BryannaC 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'd say more on the deist/agnotic side. But the point is that I'm out of that mess called religion now. And I yes, I do kinda look down to some extent on believers in religions...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 41 mins ago

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    I have only 2 that know that I regularly crossdress, my wife who has come a long way since I dropped the bomb about it and a good friend who here lately I have told him everything...
    Allyson02 Allyson02 31-35 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Does it seem weird, that last summer, I was swimming with my entire family, and one of them told me I looked like an undead bloodsucker, when i'm shirtless, standing in the sun...
    Grayblack437 Grayblack437 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I don't know if this is the right place to share my story but all I know is that I'm hating my life because of my family, I'm 22 years old and they treat me really bad, they dont...
    Ninaahj Ninaahj 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Well, it's all at my school and I'm always told it. I try to look pretty, but it gets thrown into my face that I'm a "fugly" person and no wonder guys don't like me. I get called...
    starbolt starbolt 13-15, F Jan 11

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    It's true. I even sing in a choir and have told to be their best bass singer who can reach lover notes of tenor. Yet I'm pretty sure that I sound awful when you would pray...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 14

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    I get told all the time that I have a very sexy voice. I called my bank one time and the customer service rep kept me on the phone talking way past what I'm sure his call time...
    Bedtimebaby Bedtimebaby 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate how she made me feel loved then now, she don't love me anymore. It hurts so much and I hate how this break up makes me feel. Everyday, I get to think about those sweet...
    guhint guhint 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    After several long moths of trying with the one person I thought loved me, I can't anymore. What we had left was blown away by the mouth of reality. Theres nothing left but...
    ughmarcus ughmarcus 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Or maybe I never really loved you at all...? I feel empty when your around, and then again I don't ... I'm all in all very confused. I've helped to ruin one of the longest...
    Karmickitten Karmickitten 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I'm need need of someone to talk to. Anyone wanna talk?
    stormofarrows stormofarrows 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    By my all time crush in fact. She has told me more than once as if I'd ever forget it the first time...however my eyes are dull in comparison to hers. If you could see her eyes you...
    peacekeeper15 peacekeeper15 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    My eyes are often are lighter than they appear here. They've always been clear looking since I was a baby. I'm told I actually had dark blue eyes when I was small. There's times...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I like to think that live is nothing but a story. Imagine that Morgan Freeman is narrating every moment and every decision you take. Now, what I'm really trying to say is; like in...
    Castagnier Castagnier 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hi all, hoping for a little wisdom. I'm divorced five years and have loved dating and having all the experiences that I've had. I've learned so much about myself and others through...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Who hasn't ? I mean I'm being serious who hasn't been told " I love you "
    kylehc6 kylehc6 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm not necessarily sure how to deal with my situation. Since I first met this guy I have always loved his personality, he is a genuine guy who cares for his future and is...
    Gonzalez0430 Gonzalez0430 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I'm usually told that I am much younger than I look.
    eartheyes82 eartheyes82 31-35, M 18 hrs ago

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