I Need to Feel Loved and Appreciated

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    My husband is having an affair.

    I just figured this out today. I know there are those that think I am stupid, I feel like I'm just weak. Anyways, this past summer I saw a strange number on his phone. I am not one to snoop, but his behavior changed, and he became secretive with me seeing the front of his phone...
    Wendyann77 Wendyann77
    36-40, F
    39 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    Why can't men be open with their feelings like

    women are? Just let us know how you feel so that we won't have to guess.
    LookingForYou89 LookingForYou89
    26-30, F
    29 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    just saying, that's all.

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

    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
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    my fiance of 3 years has been cheating on me

    and this is how I found out.....a friend of his text me and said they had information that they thought I needed to know. they proceeded to tell me that he had a girlfriend that he didn't want me to know about. I approached my fiance about it but he denied it, he said we've been...
    mustbeaspeciallady mustbeaspeciallady
    31-35, F
    18 Responses Jan 21, 2016
    minime159 minime159
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2015

    over worked and under appreciated wife/mother

    but i bet there is many out there who feel the same! Why cant men just shut up and listen!
    scarsofrelief scarsofrelief
    26-30, F
    14 Responses May 26, 2015

    I think I am a pretty decent looking girl

    why do the guys always fall for the girls that won't even notice them!!
    Alexthecoolest Alexthecoolest
    18-21, F
    21 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    Does true love exist ?

    Can there be a person who knows you better than yourself .They know when you are happy , sad , broken .They know what to do to help, they are there through the bad times as well as the good . you sense their presence without having to see them .Your heart beats faster , a...
    deleted deleted
    18 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    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
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Dec 9, 2014

    "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
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    Don't we all..In this world of doom

    and gloom.. It's nice to know each one of us is appreciated and loved for who we are..
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Jun 12, 2015

    Hate lying in bed on a Sunday with no one to

    cuddle with and having to take care of myself
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    It's about having someone

    who is willing to walk through the hard times with you. It's about having someone who sees all of the beauty inside of you that everyone else overlooked. The goal when it comes to love should never be about finding someone who is perfect. The goal should always be to find...
    GirlieGirl07 GirlieGirl07
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    I'm so unappreciated

    and disrespected in my home, I just want to scream😕
    deleted deleted
    13 Responses May 31, 2015

    I feel that most of my friends don't put the

    same amount of effort into our relationship as I do. I'm sick of being the one to text first or the one that always has to make the plans. I feel very insignificant.
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    Does anyone want to chat.

    . feeling so alone
    melissa31410 melissa31410
    46-50, F
    12 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    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
    32 Responses Nov 19, 2014

    So.... i'm sad, confused,

    annoyed. I believe i'm good looking, smart, interesting, attractive, fun but all of that beliefs vanish whenever I go out. It is always the same story, it happens if i'm alone or with my besties or with my cousin, at a party, reunion, night club... EVERY F*** TIME. It happened...
    printprincess printprincess
    26-30, F
    10 Responses May 10, 2015
    amstanley12 amstanley12
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    sometimes all you have to do is forget what you

    FEEL and remember what you DESERVE
    lobosluv lobosluv
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    Do you ever feel like you always do

    for others and when it is your turn to have someone do for you no one is around? I do a lot for people and hardly say no but when I need something I get the wells or the nos I wish that it was not that way and you know what I can't even complain about it because I still do it...
    purpleaquariusfem purpleaquariusfem
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 22, 2016

    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
    7 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    We all need to be loved

    and appreciated :)
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Nov 8, 2014

    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.
    Missionvao Missionvao
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Sep 21, 2014

    A big hug, a kiss on the forehead

    and a sincere thank you is all i want
    mustlovedogs99 mustlovedogs99
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Aug 29, 2015
    mustlovedogs99 mustlovedogs99
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 2, 2015

    Loneliness can be fatal.

    You never know when you can see or be seen, talk or love. If the heart dies, who will mourn the loss.
    LovablePoetLee LovablePoetLee
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Nov 9, 2014

    I would give anything to have a women look into

    my eyes and tell me she loves me. I don't drink and hate bars. I can't dance and I don't look like Fabio. I am 44 now my wife passed 4 years ago and I am totally lost. She was my world and now she is gone. I used to never have a problem getting a girlfriend but after being...
    bigpapapill bigpapapill
    46-50, M
    9 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Apr 16, 2015

    I just feel like I'm not wanted here.

    .. I need someone who can relate to me and understand me and what I go through....
    CrazyBitch96 CrazyBitch96
    22-25, F
    17 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    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, 2015

    Anything a guy can give me that's materialistic,

    I can give myself. "Spoiling" me consists of giving me your time and new experiences..
    CassandraLynn96 CassandraLynn96
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    I am a flirt. I'm flawed too,

    like most women, I need to feel attractive. I'm natural in my look, and I hardly wear much make up at all, but still I need to know and feel appreciated. Is it so wrong of me?
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Apr 30, 2015

    It can be difficult to leave a long-term

    relationship, even when our inner-wisdom tells us it's time to let go. At this point, we can choose let go and endure the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in our life. Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain that slowly eats away at...
    GirlieGirl07 GirlieGirl07
    46-50, F
    12 Responses Apr 2, 2016

    I would give anything

    for one hug. <3
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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

    appreciated. I think I give to much of me to the wrong person.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 5, 2015

    there are days I come home from work,

    and wish I had stayed.... sometimes I feel invisible to those around me. it is probably a misperception but can't help how I feel....
    cnb15 cnb15
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    I think everyone needs to feel loved

    and appreciated to some level.
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    I just feel lost in a crowd.

    .. No one even misses me!!
    kimmy1073 kimmy1073
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Sep 28, 2014

    My husband lost interest in me.

    Doesnt find me attractive. He has a mistress younger than me . I forgiven him but the pain , anger, hatred is still there. Staying together in 1 house but not talking and keep avoiding each other. I dont know what i feel right now, feeling sad , mad , lonely. I feel im not...
    Libragirl73 Libragirl73
    41-45, F
    12 Responses May 15, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

    I am married, I love my husband

    and I hate him. I feel no attachment to him anymore, he has always put me last and has never appreciated anything I do for him, I don't leave because I am petrified to be on my own. our marriage is broken, but I can't bring myself to leave. I keep trying to convince myself it's...
    vrogers1992 vrogers1992
    22-25, F
    19 Responses Dec 16, 2015
    Twistercloud28 Twistercloud28
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jan 29, 2016

    Forgive your past. Right

    now you are thinking about how better your life would be if you had only done a few things differently. You keep looking back trying to change what you feel like were mistakes you made in the past. But forgive yourself. You can't erase the person you tried to love. You can't get...
    GirlieGirl07 GirlieGirl07
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Dec 4, 2015
    minncech minncech
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    So tired of feeling lonely

    and unappreciated. Living in a loveless and sexless marriage doesn't help. Tired of doing everything on my one. Need and want someone in my life that will stick around during the good, bad, stressful and difficult times. I want to feel loved and wanted.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015
    deleted deleted
    13 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    Well folks, I just had a very special moment

    that made me feel both very much loved and appreciated. My gf flicked me a txt, we did the usual and bantered back and forth. She asked "What do you think of a gangster type wedding theme?" (Gangster as in Al Capone era). I sent back, oh yeah that would be really cool! She...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jan 31, 2016

    Loving and caring relationships

    and normal sleeping patterns are all I need to keep me sane.
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 28, 2016

    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...
    deleted deleted
    11 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    I don't feel loved or appreciated.

    Why is it so hard to get that feeling from someone?
    juicyj18 juicyj18
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Oct 17, 2014
    kraine17 kraine17
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Feb 15, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    I wish my husband loved me

    and adored me as much as he loves his stupid computer games. I miss the man I knew 10yrs ago that was hard working, involved with his kids, interested in actually getting out of the house and doing something. When I met him he had been divorced for a couple of years, his girls...
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    that special someone will come around this i

    know in the meantime im loving and enjoying myself only you can make yourself happy before someone else can.
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777
    26-30, F
    Sep 28, 2015
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