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I Need to Feel Loved and Appreciated

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    Just Once...just Once Do I Wish I Could Recall A Whisper Of Appreciation From Her

    It is sad, but the deepest yearning that I have had, but has been absent for my entire 22 year long realtionship with my wife, is to feel unconditionally loved and APPRECIATED. Just once...only ONCE, do I wish I could look back and recall a memory of gentle, tender, sweet spoken...
    Passionateheartman Passionateheartman 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    I don't need it per say.

    Thought it would be amazing. Everybody I've been with, genuinely hasn't cared about me at all. Why's is so hard to find somebody like me who isn't selfish? I'd like to be cared about and loved for once in my life! Be first choice over everything and anybody! Be appreciated for...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'M Not Selfish, I'M Just Tired.

    why are there people who don't feel you? It seems like every man's hardships just don't look the same, how could that be? No matter how lazy or stupid you are, you also have your own struggles. The struggles that aren't visible, bu instead, the struggles that live deep inside of...
    BeeJad1290 BeeJad1290 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    Sigh

    *the sequel of my story: Ignored By The One Whom I Am Crazy For         I've been reading all the groups that I have over and over because I really don't know where to post this kind of story.     It's more on a struggle but with a feminine lesbian. Should I put it on...
    riffraffmonster riffraffmonster 22-25, F Oct 21, 2012

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    Constant Need For Validation

    I have a perpetual need to know I am loved and appreciated. I need to be validated on a regular basis. Without these things, I feel completely inadequate. I am completely dependent on what others think of me. It is so depressing and difficult to be this way. I wish more than...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    More Love, More Conversation

    I have a man i love the most in this world. He knows it, he also knows I really need loooots of love, care and symphaty. But he seems to ignore it somehow, but I know I mean quite a lot for him. But its not enogh what he gives me, I want to feel special fom time to time, feel...
    aniadzej aniadzej 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    In Love With Every One

    I'm not the same as i once was. i used to fall in love with a person and only like them, but as i get older i fall for everyone. Some i like more, yes, but i just want to find the one and not be in love with everyone. maybe it's not love, maybe i started to care about people, i'm...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2013

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    My Love Tank Is Empty

    I have been without the warming and fulfilling feeling from a caring woman's touch for so long. I have now been separated from my wife for nearly 7 months now, but that drought of physical touch and caress has been absent for far longer that that. She never was able to care...
    Passionateheartman Passionateheartman 46-50, M 4 Responses May 8, 2012

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    I love and appreciate all the everyone does on

    this topic. I know it's not much but at the same time it is possible, which in turn means that one day you guys will find the person you deserve that will love and appreciate you. Just gotta wait, it's a time game. But for now you have me and I love and appreciate who you all...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 30

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    You Don't Know The Worst Thing Yet

    Do you know what's the worst thing in life? Well, I just realized that the worst thing is having a special someone who doesn't even care how you feel and yet he tells you that you are selfish! I don't know if I must even call him a better half or at the least, partner. I can't...
    astrangeryouwereonce astrangeryouwereonce 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    january71 january71 46-50, F 10 Responses Feb 20

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    Not In The Stars

    I've come to the conclusion that is just not going to happen for me.. so save some heartache and just give up. Without boring you with my life story it just going to be a reality check for myself that "nope" I'm not on that list. This is my second marriage and I've given it my...
    Calif39 Calif39 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2012

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    Starting To Find It On My Own

    On the basketball court i feel respect from others i earn respect from others and i just give the game my all every time. When it comes to people- i dont feel respect from most. I don't get the chance to give it my all and i start to get into my own head and start feeling lousy...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33 26-30, M Feb 7, 2013

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    I Need Love And Appreciation

    I've always done good to people, trying to help, being kind to them, bring joy and happiness into there life, trying to be there light in there time of darkness, but I never seem to see the favor returned. Its not that I do things to expect something from others but a little...
    aroundhere aroundhere 22-25, M Mar 31, 2013

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    Smilinga1ways Smilinga1ways 13-15, F Mar 30

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    Icing On The Cake

    If I could pause Stewart or Colbert, just so I could bring you laughter... If I could sing in the car and look into the passenger seat at you smiling back... If any song reminds me of you and puts a smile on my face... When we watch a movie, you nuzzle right up into me without...
    thereyago thereyago 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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    How Much Does It Cost?

    What do you do when your spouse takes you for granted?It's not that I want reconigtion for every little thing that I do.Could it be that my wife and I have been married too long ? I took early retirement and now I'm home every day. My wife still works. I keep the house clean...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    I Just Want Someone To Hold Me

    I just want someone to hold me To look me in the eyes and tell me 'I love you, beautiful' Even though I look sh!tty that day I just want to feel like I'm worth something to someone I don't want to be just "a friend that I can lean on" "a friend that I can use" "and forget when it...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2012

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    Everytime im with someone i feel the opposite.

    ... its like they never really care about me. Just saying they do smh
    lovelybutterfly123 lovelybutterfly123 18-21, F Feb 14

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    Fakely Loved

    Ever feel like the one your with doesn't truly love you? Just feel like he says I love you without meaning it. Like you say hello . Or I love you to a dog.
    silentwife2009 silentwife2009 36-40 5 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    Need Love and Appreciation

    Coming from an abusive childhood, and a 23 year bad marriage, I am just now beginning to see.  People need to feel loved and appreciated.  For the longest time, I now realize, I tried to get my feelings of self-worth from my job.  I am coming to appreciate that...
    trishhebel trishhebel 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Need Somebody

    The edge. You know that moment when you've been pushed so far that you can see the edge. Your so close that you can look over the side and see nothingness. Because that's what lies ahead. A sea full of nothing... Ever. No sounds. No thoughts. No feelings. Just nothing. And...
    FairieKizzez FairieKizzez 13-15, F Apr 19, 2013

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    Was I Being Too Sensitive?

    When I was a kid I would play and write songs on the keyboard really late, till' 2 in the morning some nights. My mom was always working and one night she came upstairs while I was playing quietly and she said "was that you?" my heart lit up because she rarely ever complemented...
    Cyborg123 Cyborg123 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 5, 2013

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    Disrespected, Neglected By My Husband

    I am married to my husband for over 9 years..and past 6 years it has drastically gotten worst. He lies to me about the simpest to most important thing. I am still married even even though he threatens to leave me everyday.
    Protocol76 Protocol76 31-35 1 Response Jan 29, 2011

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    my heart is broken yet i need love i try often

    to stop my need of love but i cant control it i just need love my heart is hollow that needs love looks life without love is impossible i use to be in control of emotions i never let my heart control me but now i just cant do it i wish i could for me the path of life needs...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 8

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    Tired Of Hearing "i Love You"

    I have heard this so many times. It is probably the most overused and worthless phase in all languages of all the world! It is said because it is expected to be said. After all I have given and all I have done and in all the ways Ive SHOWN it through the years, I LONG to hear...
    billtkatt billtkatt 46-50 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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    Feel

    what do u feel when the one u love truly doesnt give u response and doesnt care for u? what will u feel when u have everything but a small piece is not accomplished of ur heart ? everything around me is very good and awesum but there is still something which is making me...
    lovelygunj lovelygunj 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    The Insurmountable Anxiety

    Last month I broke up with my girlfiend, and I will explain how this happened. I was on the swim team, busy all the time; I was tired all the time. Not only that, but I take AP classes at my high school and have a busy schedule. But I had a girlfriend who I loved and adored like...
    johnpq johnpq 16-17, M Nov 29, 2012

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    Yes

    Love me.......... :( please? ):...........
    SkidlelyBoeBoe SkidlelyBoeBoe 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    February 2012 we became close,

    I finally had someone to call mom. You made me happy, you made me smile. I was so annoying that first year but hey i had became so close to you, you meant everything to me. Its now 2 years later, and youre still my whole world. We havent talked in months because you were trying...
    ProudByChoice ProudByChoice 13-15, F Jan 31

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    Desperately Seeking Love and Affection

    I have only been married since May, to a man I have known since 1998. I feel completely alone, that I do not matter. Quite frankly I don't even think he loves me. I seriosly have days where I think I would be better off not here. Do you ever feel like the puppy sitting...
    strawberry1969 strawberry1969 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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    although Naturally I Am Str...

    although naturally i am striving for a place where i give myself all i need in that area and don't look to others for recognition.  the hardest for me is with my parents, who i regularly try to please before i've even realised where it's coming from.  but i'm getting...
    catsanddogs catsanddogs 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    Will I Spoil It? Do I Want It?

    Whenever I say things are better between me and my husband, it usually goes down from there. It's like he hears my thought and tries to prove opposite to me. Things have been better between us lately. He seems to value and care about me more. Maybe it's because lately I feel...
    anet99 anet99 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    Ugly Breakdown

    just got out of a 3 month relationship. to be honest he was a better friend than boyfriend, but he cheated on me. now we are broke up and he is already in another relationship while im still trying to get over him. this isnt fair- not even close. 
    ayannamay ayannamay 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    Fine, I Admit It...

    No, my life hasn't been easy. Yes, I survived and more. I am proud of myself and of what I have achieved. It could have easily gone the other way. I could have very easily ended up dead at the hands of my so-called parents, or even my own in order to escape the... Nah, I'm not...
    guiltybyassociation guiltybyassociation 31-35, M Jul 2, 2013

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    I'm Looking For Some Love

    "Aisa Koi Zindagi Mein Aaye" joh zindagi ko zindagi banaye thode khushiyaan ho thode ansoon ho aur zara zara pe muskuraye aisa koi zindagi mein aaye, joh zindagi ko zindagi banaye thode khushiyaan ho thode ansoon ho aur zara zara pe muskuraye aisa koi zindagi mein aaye, joh...
    HurrumNissa HurrumNissa 26-30, F Dec 3, 2013

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    I Wish I Can Feel Loved

    I try to believe that every people will find their own love.... And I try to believe if that love will come to me too. But the fact is very different for me. I always do my best and try to make another people around me will appreciate and loves me. But they never loves me, and...
    azmya azmya 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2013

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    I Wish This Feeling Didn't Exist

    My story begins in 2008, May 19th to be exact, I got an email from a girl that had seen my email address on a website and wanted to be friends, we continued talking and in the following July of 2009 we begun a long distance relationship, It went like any other I suppose, longing...
    sickofpeople sickofpeople 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    All I Need Is Love

    I'm 21 years old with a 6 month old daughter and an abusive cheating lying boyfriend. I have a past of drug addiction, which I have successfully kicked. I am enrolled in school, plus I take care of my daughter all day and I take the hits from my boyfriends anger. I try to keep my...
    KassandraLynn KassandraLynn 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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    Really Loved

    Simply living in the same house with someone... or having been married years ago, doesn't necessarily mean you will have your needs met. I work full time, take care of nearly every household chore ... yet I get nothing in return. That gets so old... I need to feel loved. REALLY...
    ExistsinHOPE ExistsinHOPE 51-55, F Nov 20, 2011

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    It's Always One-sided

    I've fallen for girls, but they've never fallen for me. For once, I just want to find a girl who will love me, and will be proud of me. I'm dying to find someone who I can shower with affection. Someone that I can think about and know how much I mean to them. I want someone to...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    Imperative

    God, yes. I not only need to be loved and appreciated, I need to feel it. It takes far too much energy to pretend that I don't. I can't go on feeling like this anymore. It's honestly killing me.I have come to the truthful realization that I have never been truly close to anyone...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    I'm Hopeless

    I try to expess my loneliness and needs to my husband but he just tells me I shouldn't feel how I feel that I need to take my medicine no what I need is to have a husband I can talk to and who will listen and try not be cold and let life's struggles mean more than the struggles...
    Godledlife Godledlife 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    Its Important!

    Especially when times are bad or things arn't going well. But then it doesn't change. Those words are never heard. Hearing something nice and apprciative would be so wonderful and welcome. Instead of silence and feeling that you are being taken for granted.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 4 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    Appreciation Is My Only Motivation I have been

    thinking about my lack of motivation for my studies, and a lot of areas in life… and I have found something disconcerting. The only thing that motivates me to do any effort for something… is appreciation/admiration. There is a pattern in the skills I (try to) acquire...
    Quantumphysica Quantumphysica 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    My Life Story. Part 4

    This past week has been mad. So busy yet so much time to think and so many things to think about. Iv'e been through police interviews and recorded interviews, now i have one of the biggest decisions to make of my life.. do i get put into care? Miss J and the police lady came back...
    Hannahhh24 Hannahhh24 16-17, F Jan 12, 2013

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    Even Just A Message Will Make Me Feel That You Still Care About Me :( Let Me Feel It

    *the sequel of my story: She's the Reason Why I Always Get Sad :( I'm so sad that this keeps on happening..... no messages from her even I have sent her a lot of messages. She said that she's busy with work :( Geeze can't she just even message me back even for ONCE? She's just...
    riffraffmonster riffraffmonster 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    Ugh.

    I'm tired of everything. Of nobody realising how much I have going on, and how much i am holding together.My mum is mentally ill, and so I have to look after my younger brother as my dad doesn't live near us. So I have to watch over her and ring the mental health services if she...
    plutolilac plutolilac 16-17 2 Responses Dec 25, 2011

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    Why Does Love Hurt

    why do we fall for people that don't love us back are want treat us the way we want to be treat. Why is it that it hurts so bad to love so good. I was in love with this guy that behide my back was still messing with his ex come to find out he was only talking to me because they...
    erane49 erane49 46-50, F May 30, 2013

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    This Is What I Believe....

    I like to help other regardless of how much money I make. I care about others. I want to help them. I have time to help and I try to when I can. I care for everyone that cares for me. I am even kind to people that don't return it many times. I wanted to say that I care and I...
    lea1307 lea1307 18-21, F Oct 17, 2012

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    It's not that I didn't feel loved it was just because I wasn't loved by that person so if you don't feel loved then it's probobly best to leave that relationship there's nothing...
    edgarr edgarr 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    And I finally said - I'm done, lets call it off. Feel so better now, but at the same time is odd to see the person who I shared almost 5 years of my life looking lost, I feel sorry...
    Chris268brasil Chris268brasil 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My estranged wife is making my life so difficult I don't think I can be with her anymore. She is intent on just partying to all hours despite our having two small children and a...
    Allboutmykids Allboutmykids 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 4

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    I am his wife but yet I feel like I'm the other woman. It's about to be two months since I gave the hubby an ultimatum his family or this other woman. As I suspected he choose her...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I still remember the way it felt when i woke up with my wife in my arms and knew she loved me. I would move and she would turn to me and kiss me before cuddling up against me and...
    caer caer 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I feel everyone's pain. I have been with my man for 18 months now. Six months ago, we moved down south together. He now works full time and goes to school full time, so I know he...
    kinders92 kinders92 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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