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I Need to Feel Loved and Appreciated

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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

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    It's very important. I give my all.

    I love with a passion so strong. To not feel loved and appreciated would hurt.
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    not only because I am beautiful,

    but because I have a good and a caring heart. I don't know what seems wrong but almost men I get in to a relationship always betray me. I often feel I am never enough.
    dontcallmepretty dontcallmepretty 22-25, F 23 Responses Oct 16

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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 13 Responses Dec 17

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    I don't know why I didn't say it back

    when u said u love me. I just panicked and got scared. Yet, deep down I love, miss and think of u. I don't understand why u love me? Maybe that's why I got scared. Sometimes I can feel that u are with me even tho ur not in the room. Sometimes I think I'm going crazy, I tell...
    Laraamani Laraamani 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    Ros88 Ros88 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 8 Responses Dec 2

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    I'm going to a new school

    and I'm hoping that I can find a loving girlfriend that I can cuddle with. I'm kind of scared though because my last girlfriend ignored me and left me for another girl when I had strong feelings for her. I don't want another relationship like that. I want to actually feel...
    Stephiternal Stephiternal 16-17, F Dec 10

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    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    ...in a non platonic,

    non friendly way
    been2 been2 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 14

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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 6 days ago

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    I am a man at the age of 21

    and feeling worthless. I have had sex in my life but I have never had an actual girlfriend in my life. I have been rejected by every single girl I wanted to be with. I own a lot of things though... I have a house, I have a badass car... I have no idea how I ended up like this...
    Nameless93 Nameless93 18-21, M 7 Responses Dec 15

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    Maybe if I stop telling u

    that I miss you, if I stop telling you I miss your voice, maybe then u will realise what u had? It feels like I'm just another girl in your life that fancy you and you don't give a care. Maybe I'll stop caring as well then...
    Laraamani Laraamani 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    I have soo much love inside me

    and I feel I can't live anymore without someone to love , But honestly it looks impossible to find someone who will love me back at least half what I love her ! I care so much I give so much but I can't find her 😞 I've been in London for 6 years now and I'm scared to have...
    krsexp krsexp 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I would give anything

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

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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

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    well I'm back , and this time everything is not

    rainbows and flowers with my relationship . to make this short , my boyfriend thinks that I complain way too much now and that everything is always about me. He told me that in order for this relationship to work he does not want to hear about my problems anymore. This really...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 18

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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

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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

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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

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    I have always thought of myself

    as a "loner". I usually can and am perfectly content with finding ways to amuse myself whether it's reading a book, playing video games, drawing, etc. I tend to not get close to too many people because of my past experiences. I was adopted until I was around the age of 2...
    Lorelai1717 Lorelai1717 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    i hate guys who play with my emotions.

    I thought this guy cared about me but he dont. Today he laughted at me and called me a ****.
    KatieBug16 KatieBug16 16-17, F Dec 17

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    sweetie8888 sweetie8888 46-50, M Dec 12

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    minncech minncech 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 28

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    My mom's always mad ,

    and my dad's never around.
    mwilly mwilly 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    Is been a while since I fell in love I'm

    honestly an amazing person with a huge heart ready to open up and satisfied there needs but lately many girls don't walk the trust path with me, when I reach for there hands is like reaching for nothing so I walk alone. why can't one just reach for my hand and walk threw the...
    susieibeth susieibeth 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    carecc13 carecc13 26-30, F Dec 14

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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

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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 16-17, F 38 Responses Nov 19

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    For those of you who are sad .

    . For those who are Lonely For those whose hearts are on the floor Believe you will be happy again 7 mths ago I was left broken hearted by someone I loved too much who was abusive and destroyed me as a person Remind yourself that life is truly the moment and that life never...
    kaymiu kaymiu 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    just saying, that's all.

    Don't we all?
    emstioy emstioy 46-50, F 11 Responses Dec 8

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 10

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    Today being Christmas,

    a friend from childhood asked me to his family event, knowing that I have nothing else to do. Due to their own family difficulties, we ended up driving around for three hours instead, and he suggested that I come with him to the local honky-tonk bar. He explained the "must...
    Prototaxite Prototaxite 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    83baby 83baby 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    leanncc11 leanncc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18

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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 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 1

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    I wish I can feel loved by my wife

    but her friends here she finds her friends more than me.
    sweetie8888 sweetie8888 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 12

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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 7 Responses Aug 16

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    I have been alone for over a year.

    I met someone on Saturday and he asked for my number. We have been texting ever since. He just said he is willing to have sex with me but doesn't want to date me or even go in public with me. I have never felt so worthless. I miss having human interaction but I don't want to...
    kelbase kelbase 36-40, F 15 Responses Dec 16

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    I am a Mom, Wife and daughter in law.

    I feel like i have more responsibilities. I am housewife, i work hard all day and no body appreciates. Just because i dont work outside, people think i am useless. I am feeling low
    preeti2012 preeti2012 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 30

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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 9 Responses Nov 13

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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

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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

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    So tired of you saying you love me.

    ., PROVE it to me!! I'm tired of the words.. Show me what ya got!
    HardAsNailz HardAsNailz 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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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 15 Responses Sep 23

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    there is a guy who i thought cared.

    But he was only playing with my emotions.
    KatieBug16 KatieBug16 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 17

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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 15 Responses Nov 8

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    Its a wonderful Christmas.

    I woke up around 6 AM still groggy from last night drinking and went back to sleep for another 5 or 6 hours. Got out of bed at noon. Bathed and dressed because I forgot to get food for today. Trudged through the snow to get to the store just to see a piece of paper stating all...
    fireox237 fireox237 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Only a few times in life have I felt one

    or the other, and even more seldom - both. I think I am a good idea. But the reality of me leaves others in the dust. Inevitably, to avoid being lonesome, I begin to become someone I hope is loveable. Then I become lost and lonlier than I was when alone.
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M Dec 18

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    I feel so angry I don't know why

    or how I just want to vent and scream at the top of my lungs but I feel like no one will hear me and I feel like I'm drowning in the crowd and I'm sick of feeling the same as every one else
    Chloe8221 Chloe8221 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 12

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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

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    By my Mother the only parent I have.

    She doesn't support me or have faith in me. In all aspects of my life Academic wise and health wise. She bought me an iPhone on September but took it away and her reason was ill fail. I'm a straight A student and I've always been she doesn't believe in me anyways after final...