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I Need to Feel Loved and Appreciated

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    Here I am. At home alone with my son.

    Because my husband is out doing God knows what at 2oclock in the morning. On a work night. Why is he so conconsiderate? Beats me.
    HopelesslyScared HopelesslyScared 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 1

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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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    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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    Being used, abused and discarded like an old

    tool taught me to know who really cares about my existance
    iamedric iamedric 18-21, M Apr 26

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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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    I am a great cook, and I love doing sweet

    things, but I feel that because I am not like the other girls no one will ever date me. Why do guys ways go for the girls who have nothing to offer bit looks. Those girls can't do anything caring or meaningful yet those are the ones that guys prefer. Why is it that any man...
    reesespeices reesespeices 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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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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    bozilla bozilla 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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    january71 january71 46-50, F 9 Responses Feb 20

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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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    I just got the job and came home

    after a long day. I needed my husbands attention and affection. But he seemed not giving me some. It was like he was doing for my sake. At once I accidentally fell asleep and woke up realizing I didn't mean to leave him out. But he was telling me to go bed anyway. I was...
    gothika321 gothika321 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I feel worthless and not loved .

    If something is wrong between family and friends I get blamed even if I wasnt part of it. Its not like i give them reasons too? I help everyone that comes to me but when I need help no one is there for me
    Aleexo96 Aleexo96 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    I have to tell you I woke this morning with you

    on my mind a deep hunger and desire and one thought running through my mind... I want you!!! I want your taste I want your skin to mine I want to feel you inside me deep thrusts.. I want your kiss I want and crave you!
    IgnoredConsistently IgnoredConsistently 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    I have been disowned by my family.

    Any ideas for alternative ways to celebrate holidays and traditions normally spent with families? TY.
    LoveMNSummer LoveMNSummer 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 11

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    Married 16 years, wife said she wanted to do

    the love challenge, I started it, she didnt. How's that supposed to make you feel?
    sexlss sexlss 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 11

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    My boyfriend doesn't look at me

    when he says he loves me
    Whattodo00 Whattodo00 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 12

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    And now I do... My mother was a drug addict

    when I was younger, so she really was never there for me. I had sex with 3 guys when I was 12 because they all seemed to really like me. It was only later I learned that I was the "ultimate prize" because I was cute, blond and white. Most the people in my neighborhood were...
    ElleRoberts94 ElleRoberts94 18-21, F 9 Responses May 28

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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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    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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    People would think because you come from a big

    family you would,never feel unloved and unappreciated but as a middle child from a mom that had 5 kids you couldn't be any more wrong. The middle child syndrome is real i always feel left out my family went on a road trip without me and now planning a vacation to Jamaica...
    jodi199423 jodi199423 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    Saraphina21 Saraphina21 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Smilinga1ways Smilinga1ways 13-15, F Mar 30

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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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    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 really do. Right now I'm living a very sad

    episode in my life. I need to feel loved and to love a woman. Wish there was someone...
    CoolDad59 CoolDad59 51-55, M Apr 26

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    If I'm going to be honest,

    I give my love away too easily. I look at random strangers and send my love to them, because I want them to know that I care about what they're going through. I can love others easily, but I don't leave any love for myself. I hate myself. I'm literally so desperate to find...
    eloquentshadow eloquentshadow 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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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    So here i am laying in bed with my daughter.

    .my son sleeping calmly in his room and me crying again... My husband outside with his stupid friends not even giving me the slightest attention he works out of town and lives with his friebd in gis old hone town only comes home on weekends and im suppose to just stay here alone...
    paola04414 paola04414 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 11

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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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    Most of the time, she doesn't want to know

    if she's beautiful to the world. She just wants to know that she's beautiful to you.
    ubintangoed ubintangoed 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    I'm so afraid that I'm going to die alone.

    Haven't been in a relationship in about 5 years, and I don't get out much because I have to keep an eye on my 45 year old brother who is kinda slow. He is the only family I have left since my moms passing last year. I'm beyond lonely and feel myself slipping into a...
    whodouwantit2be whodouwantit2be 36-40, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    Getting compliments is about the only thing

    that makes me feel really good about myself. It doesn't happen that often, but when someone is talking to me and they genuinely come out and compliment me like, "You're nice and you're so sweet," I mean damn, it just puts me over the moon when I usually feel really down about...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This goes hand-in-hand with the sexless marriage thing. My wife does not like to deal with emotions and so we rarely are able to communicate well and work through our problems. I...
    myguitarisbusted myguitarisbusted 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I need a girl friend I only know what it's like to be single and it sucks I'm lonely and sad and I just want to feel loved
    scott7656 scott7656 13-15, M Jul 14

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    I feel like a doormat that people always walk all over, and I can't seem to fix it.
    KingMaggot666 KingMaggot666 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I try to do things for him that I know he likes and enjoys, and I know he loves and cares for me-- but at the end of the day, I go to bed feeling empty and alone. I don't want to...
    NoYourComstock NoYourComstock 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    So my current relationship is completely sinked, we've both done some pretty awful things and gutted each other, now he's just actin indifferent and it's like he's still with me...
    learmz learmz 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    But I am aware I will only accept the love I feel I deserve and that is perhaps why I feel unloved.
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F Jul 4

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    Feel lil boring😖😏 wat to do abt diz?
    jezy2610 jezy2610 22-25, M Jul 8

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    You guys make me feel so pretty.
    jasonb2628 jasonb2628 41-45, M Jul 12