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I Need to Be Told I'm Loved

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 100 People

    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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    Just Like Everyone, I Think

     Love can last or be a fleeting emotion clothed in lies.  The more you remind me that you love me the more secure I am in our relationship.  I'll tell you I love you each time we meet.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 7 Responses Jan 30, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm only 14 and have already been through alot in my life. First off I was adopted by an elderly couple when I was just a baby... I would go farther into detail but not right now...
    PoppyOfRmembrance PoppyOfRmembrance 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Infamous Internet Weirdo - I've got a bit of a reputation for being a bit of a weirdo online but it's a reputation i've grown rather used to. Yes, I do stories about people...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Dec 4

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    I  think it is because I'm shy and then when I do talk it is always something that isn't what people expect.I know one thing this guy didn't even notice me. Now he does...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F Dec 13

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    He makes me feel so certain about it. The assurance emanates from him in everything he does with and for me. It's a satisfying and marvelous feeling. A type of joy I've never...
    LestyP LestyP 18-21, F Nov 28

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    I have not been on EP in awhile, Wow! 0-0
    TicciToby TicciToby 13-15, M Dec 7

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    Sometimes you get used to it
    gabx1010 gabx1010 13-15, F Dec 7

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    rate? please don't embarrass me, if it's that bad, inbox it. I've been told I'm a 8.5 by like 7/12 girls I asked. gay guys say I'm cute, too bad I'm not gay. I still appreciate...
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    After I had broken up with my boyfriend of four years because he refused to better himself for the sake of both of us, I was told by his next girlfriend, who happened to be the...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    So this message is really long... And If you actually finish it... I hope that you feel the same way I do... And that is that the next generation should be kinder to our people...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    By peaceinmiles (my ex) you told me U loved me U told me that it was us against the world U told me that ud be there for me I was there for you anytime U needed me I put your...
    flyguy3326 flyguy3326 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    i remember the first time he told me he loved me. i spent the weekend over at his place. We were watching movies. Actually, the movie played in the background while we talked all...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F Nov 29

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    Recently divorced -- a year ago I started a facebook account to begin socializing again. Well... One of the first to friend me was a man I dated once back in high school. Not...
    ttfin ttfin 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    In my junior high school I have a few friend but as the time goes by, I have a lot of best friends, me elementary school bestie was still keep in touch with me ( she called my...
    killbillhell007 killbillhell007 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    why do I love you? I ask myself when I look at my knees. This is defiantly not the first time you've done this.. But this time I cannot come back to you. & that's the part that...
    ZenDoll ZenDoll 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    There have been many times in my short life when people have told me that I'm useless and no good to anyone :( I have been told this enough times that I am starting to believe it...
    amykingery amykingery 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    but i'm estranged from my family and really want to feel loved and wanted inside!
    BisexElle BisexElle 26-30, T 4 days ago

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    Despite being 25, I'm constantly told look like a high school student. It must run the family. My mother is almost 50 and still gets hit on by guys half her age.
    Kckiss88 Kckiss88 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    Now about my sister. I always chat with her about my problem, she's mature, understand and can read other's personality. But she reject me now if I ask to guess my friend's...
    killbillhell007 killbillhell007 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I'm in L_O_V_E with an awesome man that I've been with for 15 years. Together, we have 8 kids. I had 3, he had 4, and we adopted one together. Not EVERY day, but here and there...
    quackenmills71 quackenmills71 41-45, F Dec 1

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    I'm also told that I look younger than I am. They act surprised when I tell them I'm 31 and they think I'm in my early to mid twenties. People also say that I look African American...
    LunaSolTierra LunaSolTierra 31-35, F Dec 2

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    Have you ever done something nice and got told you're an angel? Well, that happened to me plenty of times, but that's not what this story is about. Recently I met someone with...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I mean I'm 21 but I'm told I look like 16 or 17 It actually sucks because people treat me like a child and when I tell them my age they just stare at me in disbelief :P I take care...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm told I don't look my age .. I probably look older .... Be honest ...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I need someone....when I need her and she just then announces that she has to go...bbl means she will be gone close to an hour....but I need someone to talk to, I don't have...
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M Nov 27

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    I'm 15 and I have big eyes and a tiny 5 year old voice and I'm 5 feet tall (154 cm) and everyone says I'm adorable or cute. But they never say I'm sexy or hot. And they say I look...
    HunnyMuffin HunnyMuffin 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm 15 and people either mistake me for a elementary schooler or a college student.
    rschap99 rschap99 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I have. A five year old and change seems like a bad idea. Weird. I'm okay. But I've always been told to be ambitious. Right now ambition just doesn't seem right.???
    Sleepydwarf Sleepydwarf 46-50, F Dec 13

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    I don't often sing, but I'm often told I have quite a sweet voice. I also worked as a receptionist answering phones and heard the same thing : )
    evieas123 evieas123 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hazel, unless I'm mad. Then they are green :)
    Seemlessunspeakablesomething Seemlessunspeakablesomething 26-30, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm afraid to go to my flute lesson today. I have a test and mr teacher really doesn't like me. She intimidates me to the point where I can't remember what I'm playing. Last year I...
    InfiniteTearDrops InfiniteTearDrops 13-15, F Nov 25

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    I'm very over weight, but I'm too lazy to take action and get sexy
    XodolsWasHere XodolsWasHere 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    It's crazy. I'm crazy. God, I don't even ******* know. I'm with this amazing guy. His feelings for me are impossible to question. He loves me. I know it. He let's me feel it...
    ohmyfvck ohmyfvck 18-21, F Dec 4

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    I'm 13 and I look like I'm 11
    piper0909 piper0909 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Yeah :P I'm 17 and people always think my 12 year old cousin is older than me. Lol.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    My friends call me Panda cause pandas are cute and they say I'm cute. but I don't see it, I think I'm ugly
    HunnyMuffin HunnyMuffin 13-15, F