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I Need to Feel Loved and Appreciated

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    After so many years of devoting myself to one

    person... It's painfully hard to know that they've changed. And I no longer have what once was. I want to be held and cuddled. Soft kisses and tender whispers. I want to know that I still matter...?
    cl0udyskies cl0udyskies 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I'm so tired of feeling invisible by my husband

    and kids! When the hell is spring coming?
    chicagostyle77 chicagostyle77 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    Sometimes when I say "I'm okay,

    " I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight, and say "I know you're not."
    Lucca909 Lucca909 36-40, F 12 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    i wana get married am 25yrs

    and wana have kids and really care abt ma man...any one ready
    tina5230 tina5230 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    Valentine's Day a cruel holiday

    for the unhappily married. You must look through the cards full of love and sentiment. Reading words meant for someone's great love but not my own. I wonder where to find a card which expresses the crushed dreams of a marriage to an alcoholic? I am not a woman who has ever...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 13 Responses Feb 16

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    just saying, that's all.

    Don't we all?
    emstioy emstioy 46-50, F 10 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I need someone who can communicate with me.

    Share his deep emotions. His interpersonal thoughts. Like the man I had to say goodbye to. I miss him Like crazy. But he won't respond to me anymore. :(.
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't feel loved or appreciated.

    Why is it so hard to get that feeling from someone?
    juicyj18 juicyj18 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    RavenNights RavenNights 13-15, F Feb 12

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    Alex92zander Alex92zander 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Lately, like in the past few months I haven't

    REALYL felt that. I kind of feel like nobody wants me around. I don't remember the last time someone yes texted me "hey" just for the sake of talking JUST because they wanted to talk to me. I feel like people only talk to me when they need me, and I always do my best to be there...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    Is it bad that I know I need love

    and affection to keep functioning, but I don't want it? It's like I know I do need it, but I feel like relationships are too difficult, and will inevitably fail because I'm not good enough. I'm probably just being a pessimist.
    YodaRyan YodaRyan 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I say I feel love and appreciated to my wife

    and family, but I constantly need it. Is that bad? I focus on them first and me second.
    vincejr vincejr 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    We said our vows, and you promised to no matter

    what to always try and work things out, that was my one stipulation to getting remarried. In order to work things out and go thru the motions of life day in and day out communication is key. I'm not talking about screaming yelling bitching and or nagging ( I hate all of those...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 14 Responses Jan 12

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    I really miss the feeling :/ It feels amazing

    to be loved and appreciated, it would be awesome if someone would make me feel that way again. Makes me feel special aha :P
    Mariaaaaaaa Mariaaaaaaa 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 10

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    I am so lonely. I feel empty

    and sad. I just don't know what to do.
    gracekm gracekm 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I can't understand the court system.

    Anyway, to put it short and simple, she cheated and I still lost everything. How do you start from scratch when you don't have a penny? I'd like to make a friend or several who would be willing to tolerate an honorable man for a few weeks in their home until I can find my...
    jackalgodanapa jackalgodanapa 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    No matter how "Busy" a person is,

    if they really care,they will always find the time for you......
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 51-55, F 16 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    I just feel lost in a crowd.

    .. No one even misses me!!
    kimmy1073 kimmy1073 41-45, F 14 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    I feel like I'm a bowl of different brands of

    kibble and people around me are picky eaters who take what they like and expect me to pretend like the rest doesn't exist. No one wants the whole deal...
    chitters chitters 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i don't feel how i use to feel ,

    it's like i help and give my all to people who doesn't give me 50% back , i hate this .. my life is completely useful , .. and i dont know what to do anymore !!!
    AliseaBerry69 AliseaBerry69 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    Did you ever think that it is possible to sleep

    with someone without having a physical relation? Just laying there, talking for hours about how we feel, what we love, memories etc. Just enjoying to be with someone.
    PaleRaven PaleRaven 18-21, F 16 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    Feels like music giving me a sign.

    But still I can't figured it out.
    noy08 noy08 26-30, M Feb 19

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    It isn't a myth n there are good men out there

    that do all that and with little effort. I had HIM once but things happened n the memory of how he made me feel still gives me hope and takes the edge off when I realized that I'd been lucky enough to even have that once this lifetime. It set the bar ridiculously to high for...
    dying4adoover dying4adoover 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I want love!!! Someone.

    .. I don't wanna look desperate. I just feel like no one loves me and I'll take what I can get as desperate as that sounds
    sadiegirl347 sadiegirl347 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    I dunno why am i feeling this way?

    ? I try to pleased everyone..but at last im the one who get hurt....i want at least someone who care n always ask me if im okay or not...i want a person to talk too..
    puffygurl puffygurl 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    If people don't make an effort to be in your

    life, don't try to be in theirs; it's not worth it.
    Lucca909 Lucca909 36-40, F 11 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    I'm just a girl. I love being called pretty,

    but I'll never believe it. I'm not always right, but hate admitting I'm wrong. I'm almost always smiling, but it's not always real. I can be read like an open book, but hide so much. I work hard at things, but don't always get what I deserve. I'm just a girl. (c)
    JustOrdinaryGirl JustOrdinaryGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I need to love and be loved.

    If I am loved I know I'm appreciated.When I love there is no doubt about my appreciation I express it in so many varied and creative ways. When I'm in love I can not keep it from other eyes,I can't hold it back it flows from me like a flooded river for all to see. Yes I need to...
    bornfem bornfem 56-60 1 Response Feb 11

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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 some point ... why?! it has no use! Everyone is perfect on the inside, and thats all that matters in love right!! The inside matters...
    BeYourselfBeBeautifull BeYourselfBeBeautifull 16-17, F 12 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    Something is missing in my marriage.

    I love my husband more then anyone in this world. He has been my rock the past 9 years we have been together, but something is just not there. He doesn't listen to me. I've told him how important it is for me to get a card on my birthday or anniversary. My birthday just passed...
    jlopez1 jlopez1 26-30, F 14 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I would give anything

    for one hug. <3
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    My wife and son went to see Paddington last

    night. Midway through the movie I looked over at both of them and felt a surge of love for them. It's moments like that remind me why I'm alive.
    aminoooo aminoooo 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 18

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    After a breakup, there is a great feeling of

    loneliness that overcomes us. For so long, we felt that we were a part of something bigger than ourselves. Suddenly we are left with the realization that we no longer have another to lean on. The loneliness is overwhelming. We have become used to having someone with us all the...
    belllla belllla 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    From a question somebody posted today: Q: Give

    me ONE reason why you're worthy to be fought for? My answer: Because once I've made up my mind that I want you, I'll stick around through the tough parts. Because if you're honest with me and give me the information I need, I am willing to do anything in my power to help you...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 9 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    I wish someone could take my hand

    and would looking after me ... :(
    LonelyAndSensitive LonelyAndSensitive 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So love me like you do,

    whatever you do.
    vitnesse vitnesse 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    My family has been so supportive

    and tell me they love me and yet I feel I have nothing to live for. Comparing my life to others I know I am truly blessed but I feel so insecure about so many things. Sometimes I feel I just don't want to wake up coz no one would care. It's probably just me. I don't know how to...
    MissFabiana MissFabiana 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I am single but would like to find someone

    who would be my hoh cause I know I do things that I need to be paddled for..I'm hoping there is someone out there that will able to do that
    skeeterbite70 skeeterbite70 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Doesn't Everyone ? I feel like you're suppose

    to always feel loved and appreciated by the ones who have always been there. I mean it makes sense doesn't it ? I haven't been dating my boyfriend for that long. (Going on four months) And, he has gotten mad at me for not saying 'I love you' yet into our relationship. So when...
    SincerelyLorissa SincerelyLorissa 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just found out my boyfriend's friends have

    been pressuring him into breaking up with me because I'm a "normie." When they are all hipster weirdos. And my boyfriend told them he will and then he told them he did so they think we aren't together anymore. Which he says was to avoid the situation but that makes me feel...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 36 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Hate when you give your heart to the one person

    who you believed to be your dream partner, best friend, soul mate but along the journey you start to notice the lack of appreciation and affection which makes you unhappy. No matter how many times your actions remind them how important they are in your life, they don't seem to...
    Donnyboy1993 Donnyboy1993 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    I think I've worked it out.

    .. The people we are attracted to are attracted to alpha personality types. Sweet, quiet people don't get a look in. I've noticed my crush sniffing around a woman on Facebook who has a good job and bags of confidence. I'm the opposite. Most of the men I've found attractive have...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    As much as I love my girlfriend,

    last night I've come to the painful realization that it's best I end it. We didn't argue or fight about anything, I just think that she's so broken from past relationships that she doesn't feel the need to truly make an effort to keep me. No matter how much I sympathize or...
    MrShinra MrShinra 31-35, M 6 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I feel as though nobody,

    not even my family and friends show me love and appreciation. :(
    adamsks1 adamsks1 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am so tired of giving my 100%

    and then people throwing it away. I was in a long distance relationship with my first boyfriend for 2years. He cheated on me, it was terrible, he said he was depressed and suicidal so I forgave him and then he dumped me 6 months later. I was single for over an year. I finally...
    take90 take90 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    "Be careful" "Text me

    when you get home so I know you're safe" "Sweet dreams " "How are you?" "I hope you're feeling better" "Have a good day!" "I miss you" "Will you come over?" "Can I see you?" "Can I call you?" "You're beautiful" "Watch your step" "Let's watch a movie" "What are you up to?" "It...
    Lucca909 Lucca909 36-40, F 11 Responses Feb 9

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    I just want to be held.

    I lay in bed at night and sleep alone. I do have a bf, but he's barely ever home because he's an over the road truck driver. I've been lonely lately and just want to have that safe, warm, secure feeling of his arms around me. I want to lay my head on his chest and my arm around...
    tenderheart92 tenderheart92 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    I have been very lucky in this life of mine.

    Or is that even true? My world always appears so full of light. The outer rims of my soul like burning torches of fire in the night. People around me smile. I feel warmth exude from their now healthy spirit. It happens to me everyday. My heart shouts out with joyful glee that...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 36-40, F 13 Responses Jan 13

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    Question, my girlfriend called me

    and tell me her douche bag ex is celebrating his anniversary with his new girlfriend and they are so happy. I say good for him that's good he's happy then I said I have to go to sleep it's late she gets mad because I didn't give her a pep talk because she's mad that that he is...
    Maxinvil34983 Maxinvil34983 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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