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I Need to Feel Loved and Appreciated

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    The last holdout of consciousness,

    in a yawning gulf into which thoughts are painted. Shadow breaths dance upon ephemeral skin. Memories of graceful shapes that bring fleeting sensations of a phantom touch. The embrace of a warm ghost. Sputtering synapses form a crude replica of the infinitely complex scent of...
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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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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    ^_^ being alone is really hard

    so appreciate on who or wut u have
    mariabish mariabish 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 11 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    I do so much .. I'am to tierd of not being

    appreciated. I think I give to much of me to the wrong person.
    lovemedeep lovemedeep 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    went on a date last night with a very nice

    gentleman only to be told today that "last night can't happen again" because he's still in love with his ex girlfriend.
    Ines77 Ines77 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    I have an excessive need to feel loved

    and appreciated. How do I stop that? I want people to like me so bad. I have very strong feelings for others and somehow I always expect everyone to have very strong feelings for me. That's not the case. And I have trouble accepting that. Sometimes I feel like I'm too...
    InvaderNice InvaderNice 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Without being loved and appreciated,

    then what makes you ever feel like there's any motivation to continue? What need is there to live if you have no love with anyone at all and you're just existing? Yet, if you're not loved, then either you're hated by others or not cared for at all. If someone did like you, they...
    DBXDBX DBXDBX 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Sarahkillzclock23 Sarahkillzclock23 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 always have one friend

    that I'm way more intimate with than all of my other's, but I'd never date them.
    shestehsweetest shestehsweetest 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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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.
    Lucca9 Lucca9 36-40, F 10 Responses Dec 9, 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 8 Responses Nov 13, 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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    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 8 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    Does it ever bother you

    when someone chooses someone else over you? Does it ever make you wonder whether you knew them at all? Does it make you wonder if you actually matter? People who have known them for half as long get their priority twice as often as I do. People who have put half as much effort...
    Kadnascence Kadnascence 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    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 12 Responses Jan 12

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    One of the best things in life is finding

    someone who knows all of your flaws, mistakes, and weaknesses, but still thinks you're completely amazing.
    Lucca9 Lucca9 36-40, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love to see someone loves me

    but I a kinda have some problems I think I'm ugly so I never go to ask her ??
    sam1652 sam1652 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    BlackMarqui BlackMarqui 13-15, M 6 Responses Mar 31

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    So I've been dating my boyfriend

    for a year and I still haven't met his mom. He's Ethiopian and I'm black so he constantly says that our cultures are different which I understand but it seems like he's just using that as an excuse. His mom knows that we're dating but every time I ask when I can meet her he...
    laxlife laxlife 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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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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    "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...
    Lucca9 Lucca9 36-40, F 10 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 just realized that all the men I have dated

    they "ALL" have one thing in common...... They live with there mom or grandma. um.... The first question I need to ask is do u have ur own place? And if the answer is no, I need to run!!!
    DayDreamingAngel DayDreamingAngel 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 9

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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 37 Responses Nov 19, 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 do.. I feel like every person I like,

    likes someone else more. There's always someone better than me, more important than me. I feel like a second option, or even the last
    mydailylifeasme mydailylifeasme 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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    I want to share with the whole world my

    experience in a supported accommodation for vulnerable adults with mental health issues in Zealand road in Middlesbrough opposite the train station ..I'm a grown up woman who is not white and I have Asian appearance and I'm perceived by white English people to be Asian Indian or...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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

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    I am a nobody to anyone not

    even myself At the current Time I'm listening to pink Floyd indulging in a crown an coke funny thing is I don't drink don't know why I'm doing now I just suppose I get lost from myself further and further as each day passes recently I lost the love of my life which I question b...
    floydxl floydxl 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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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."
    Lucca9 Lucca9 36-40, F 11 Responses Dec 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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    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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    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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    A message to the fucken dirty *****

    who suppose to be a fucken support worker at the staff accommodation ...stop stabbing me at my fucken back and passing information about me to other people to get me in trouble ...I know you fucken racist ***** and you have tried to waste my money away at shops before you throw...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    What am I doing? Why am I turning weak?

    I know what I want and how I want to be treated but yet I give in and let it affect me. Do you care about me at all or are you just after one thing? I am telling myself to be strong, to know my worth. And after all these years I still haven't let you get to me. Why am I turning...
    Laraamani Laraamani 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I know I do, and I know everyone else does

    as well. Even though many of us find ourselves pushing the closest people away, we always have that deep hope that they'll come back. That they'll return, but there's always the potential there will come a time when they don't. So cherish the people you have! Don't only cherish...
    Shadowspider15 Shadowspider15 13-15, F Apr 12

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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 41-45, F 12 Responses Jan 13

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    I've never really had an easy life.

    When someone is kind to me, pr nice to me, I don't really know how to react because it's been so long since anyone has.
    CalZe CalZe 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    kraine17 kraine17 22-25, F 11 Responses Feb 15

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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'm massively lacking affection.

    It's horrible. I want somebody to give me lots of affection and just love on me.
    TransguyT TransguyT 22-25, T 1 day ago

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    You sort of think maybe it's just to damn hard,

    or maybe I've asked the wrong friggin people. How hard is it to give as good as you get? How long do you have to look around earth to find that one person who will do for you what you are willing to do for them?I don't need to be placated with thoughts of "Oh you're so..." I'm...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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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