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I Need to Feel Loved and Appreciated

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    It'd be my 31 birthday in a week,

    growing up I'm a totally introvert and some might even say I'm autistic! I just never bond well with people, so I never really feel like I have any friends... And I wasn't living in a normal functioning family, so with all that I've get used to never having anyone who genuinely...
    52hell 52hell 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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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, 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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    I personally think we seek out acceptance from

    our peers and the people we choose to be intimate with because deep down we never truly felt loved by our parents or maybe we didn't live up to their expectations. So we begin a long painful journey trying get someone to fill a void with the world's messed up version love...
    ashley35189 ashley35189 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Actually I don't:) if one guy loves me

    and appreciate's me that's all that matters to me. I'm not looking for any relationships here, maybe just friends. I'm happy with my guy that's what I appreciate<3
    elna3573 elna3573 13-15, F 2 days ago

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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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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    what to say, I'm 25 passive aggressive with

    most people, easily taken advantage of, very sensitive to criticism words affect me usually pretty harshly, my emotions are pretty crazy hidden behind a teddy bear face lots of things I'd like to discuss if any one wants to chat but they must be nice ! Thank you not sure if this...
    lonelytalker lonelytalker 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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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    minncech minncech 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    haidaraprincess haidaraprincess 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    I have big heart and do

    for everyone I have alot of love truthfulness and loyalty to give out but no one seems to want to aknowledge that I'm here.
    wolfus72 wolfus72 41-45, M 2 days ago

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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 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 36 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    through my whole life i felt un loved

    and nobody appreciates me i just want to be loved and appreciated
    brettd17 brettd17 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 12

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    I am in a very volatile marriage.

    One day I get along perfectly with my husband. The other, we re like bulls locking horns arguing about everything and anything under the sun. First it was about my ex bf who was a really nice guy but it didn't work out for us because his family wouldn't approve and he didn't...
    Dessertrose12 Dessertrose12 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 19

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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 10 Responses Jan 13

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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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    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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    Someday....Someday. .

    ..Someday Someday When the world is warm And the flowers are full in bloom You'll come to be with me And finally you may see All that I can be for you Someday When the days are long And the sun shines brightly in the sky You'll look at me the way I look at you And see me the...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I will never be loved

    or appreciated by anyone. People just tell me to **** off because I am a freak. I don't ******* care about love anymore. I don't care if I die alone. If I die alone I die happy.
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 13-15, M 6 Responses Jan 13

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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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    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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    Sometimes , No ! A lot of the time I am to busy

    giving out love and care . More and more it's my thing . Making everyone feel loved and appreciated :) and I do want that . However here comes the But ! I don't feel it for myself . It's hard cause I such a lucky girl in what I have around me , an amazing lover :) my partner...
    LT167 LT167 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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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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    Especially now after being dumped quickly here

    by one I would love for a lifetime. Are all these young women so self-absorbed or fearful that they look, but do not want for a man who loves them to touch?
    brknheart2 brknheart2 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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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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    just saying, that's all.

    Don't we all?
    emstioy emstioy 46-50, F 11 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Tonight I'm about to have a rant

    so just bear with me. I come here to write and express myself because I don't always feel able to tell those closest to me what I'm feeling inside. It's not that they don't care, but I simply know that like me, they are busy and have other worries, so I try to keep my troubles...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 20

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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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    minncech minncech 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 28, 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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    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 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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    I wrote this sort of a poem a couple weeks ago.

    Just voices what's in my heart. I have good moments and I have bad moments. Life is like a roller coaster. I've so much fear. So much hurt over the years. Does anyone really care? Who do I trust. This pain, it cuts like a knife. I look to be accepted, to be loved. But I...
    lonely2718 lonely2718 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been single for a long time.

    I feel unloved and I feel like no one wants me. Doesn't matter how much attention you get, it doesn't change the fact that I am lonely.
    haidaraprincess haidaraprincess 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why people don't want to

    help single adults with a task, but people with families get tons of help. I don't get it. Really makes me feel unimportant and invaluable.
    lonely2718 lonely2718 41-45, F 10 Responses Jan 17

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    Imagine you're sat in the corner,

    ignored for the most part by siblings, ignored by most at your schools, lived with the constant backdrop of gender identity based cruelty in a world you feel you have to hide from and you just might understand where I'm coming from. Even now I'm ignored by my siblings at family...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35 4 Responses Jan 14

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    I feel as though nobody cares about me.

    Nobody calls, texts or comes to visit me or invite me anywhere. I feel nobody understands me. My parents and my sister have died so it's just me now. I'm part of a church but feel invisible. I went through two surgeries and nobody there with me. Was in hospital and nobody spent...
    lonely2718 lonely2718 41-45, F 22 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I want to falling in love again .

    on 2015 .after 3 years divorced hope hope ..smile first
    nananomi31 nananomi31 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I grew up as i wasnt appreciated too much

    as a human, a man and sexually. I am still after acceptance and unconditional love... Sometimes there are some bits, but I am unsure if its true/real or not and i rather not belive it (what is it's just some lie, because the other wants something from me in return). Thanks to...
    FluidGuy FluidGuy 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 14

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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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    I would give anything

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

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    Why is it that somedays I think to myself I am

    gonna get through this and make progress then other days feel like I've taken two steps backwards! :'( not a good day today :/
    anxietykills12 anxietykills12 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 10 Responses Dec 9, 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 3 Responses Jan 18

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    And without that, I feel worthless

    and pointless. I can't help but feel that the reason I don't feel this way is because I don't deserve to and that no one actually loves or cares about me
    squiffels squiffels 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    MixDavid MixDavid 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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