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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...
    Passionateheartman Passionateheartman 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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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...
    Hannahhh24 Hannahhh24 16-17, F Jan 12, 2013

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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...
    thereyago thereyago 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18, 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...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 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...
    riffraffmonster riffraffmonster 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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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...
    Calif39 Calif39 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 15, 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...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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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...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2012

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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...
    erane49 erane49 46-50, F May 30, 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...
    aroundhere aroundhere 22-25, M Mar 31, 2013

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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...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 4 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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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...
    ayannamay ayannamay 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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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...
    Protocol76 Protocol76 31-35 1 Response Jan 29, 2011

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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...
    FairieKizzez FairieKizzez 13-15, F Apr 19, 2013

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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...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    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...
    Quantumphysica Quantumphysica 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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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...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33 26-30, M Feb 7, 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...
    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...
    sickofpeople sickofpeople 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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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...
    astrangeryouwereonce astrangeryouwereonce 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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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...
    ABeautifulCurse ABeautifulCurse 13-15, F Jan 31

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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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...
    riffraffmonster riffraffmonster 22-25, F Oct 21, 2012

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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. ...
    trishhebel trishhebel 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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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...
    lovelygunj lovelygunj 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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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...
    guiltybyassociation guiltybyassociation 31-35, M Jul 2, 2013

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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...
    BeeJad1290 BeeJad1290 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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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...
    Godledlife Godledlife 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 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...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I am forever getting hurt wen I just start to open up
    Smilinga1ways Smilinga1ways 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I guess I'm not worthy of being loved. This really hurts.
    january71 january71 46-50, F 10 Responses Feb 20

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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...
    KassandraLynn KassandraLynn 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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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...
    aniadzej aniadzej 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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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...
    anet99 anet99 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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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...
    johnpq johnpq 16-17, M Nov 29, 2012

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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...
    Passionateheartman Passionateheartman 46-50, M 4 Responses May 8, 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...
    ExistsinHOPE ExistsinHOPE 51-55, F Nov 20, 2011

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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...
    strawberry1969 strawberry1969 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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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...
    lea1307 lea1307 18-21, F Oct 17, 2012

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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...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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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...
    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...
    billtkatt billtkatt 46-50 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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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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    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...
    plutolilac plutolilac 16-17 2 Responses Dec 25, 2011

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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...
    Cyborg123 Cyborg123 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 5, 2013

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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...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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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...
    catsanddogs catsanddogs 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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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...
    HurrumNissa HurrumNissa 26-30, F Dec 3, 2013

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

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