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I Sometimes Need Reassurance

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    Not Often

    I prefer to see results and progress. Sometimes, however, I could use a reminder that problems don't last forever and that it is possible to overcome them. Sometimes, I just need someone else to keep me from falling too far, because it's hard to get back up when I've fallen too...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    Whatever Reason

    for whatever reason i was given a melancholy spirit...while it serves me well in much of life..there is a part of me that rebels and casts me aside...self-doubts creep in...i am my own worst enemy many times in life...i am very harsh and hard in my critique of myself....when i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 22, 2010

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    I Know

    I know it's annoying. I know it's stupid. I know it makes you frustrated to have to constantly have to convince me that you're for real and have good intentions. But I still need it. I promise I will work on it but you have to allow room for some backsliding. Changes don't happen...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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    Pathetic

    I sometimes need reassurance and I find it pathetic. I get all anxious when I'm trying to stand up for things that few people are willing to support me for. This is supposed to be a normal thing for everyone. I understand that. But the thing is, I'm not used to being like...
    Lykaios Lykaios 22-25 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    Me and my boyfriend (he is getting promoted to

    staff Sargent in march) have been having issues with his duty. He is on recruiting duty and we just had a baby 2 months ago. I am new to this military lifestyle, we have been together about a year, so it was quick, just like everything else in this lifestyle has been. I hate his...
    jay4455 jay4455 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Sometimes I Am Ashamed Of How Much I Need It....

    I am ashamed that at 25 I am STILL so reliant on others for approval and reassurance. I think it is because I have never felt accepted by my mother. I feel like she is secretly (and sometimes not so secretly) very disappointed with the person I have become. I am single, have no...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jun 7, 2011

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    Reassurance

    There are times, I do need reassurance.  I mostly get it from my husband.  He always has been a supporter, I cannot deny it and I am grateful for it too since it helps.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F May 12, 2011

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    Now And Again

    Mostly I'm a confident person.  It's when I feel unwell, like I have the past few days, that I need reassurance.  I make a terrible patient when I'm sick.  I get very pessimistic and convinced that I won't ever feel any better and that the illness is here to stay...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    Here's To My True Ep Friends

    My life is so difficult and sad. There are days I think I won't make it but my true friends here on EP always manage to make me feel better about myself and the future. I have found occasionally I do need reassurance and my friends on EP don't seem to mind helping me with that...
    teri58 teri58 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    Where I've Been

    Ive seen a lot of things. Not everything, but enough! Just recently I made a Huge decision in my life and now everyday I have to try and make piece with myself. Today, I hate myself! But tomorrow ill try to just be angry. Everyday I struggle with things that may be easy for one...
    Notroughenough Notroughenough 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2012

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    Just A Little Push

    Reassurance .... what a great word. Isn't it amazing how powerful words are? I mean they can build someone up into a better person or even tear someone down given enough time. The last few days I've had to mentally and because I talk even if I'm the only one listening, verbally...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    All Alone

    Sometimes when I'm all alone I need some reassurance that I'm loved. Anything small would be nice, but when I'm alone for a long time I need to be reassured that I'm still loved and I wasn't forgotten.
    bookworm92 bookworm92 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 29, 2011

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    I Guess I Still Get Afraid..

    thats all.. but theres no reason to b afraid.i know..
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    Today was good for that.

    I worked a lil, taking care of someone really. When I came home my landlord was having a party and they both piled food and drink into my hands and made me feel welcome. So different from many days before, and so welcome a change! Life is good now.
    24LUV 24LUV 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    In Love With The Concept Of Being In Love

    Why is it that you can love someone who has hurt you so much so deeply... you go beyond yourself to accomadate their every need, you love them even more because of their faults, even when they cheat lie and betray you, you feel as if it is your priority to stay loyal and faithful...
    mysteriouslybeautiful mysteriouslybeautiful 18-21, F 1 Response May 18, 2011

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    Lost

    I'm a planner. I like to have a sense of direction and a goal for the future. Right now everything is so up in the air and it's really starting to break me down. I don't know where I'm going to grad school or exactly what I'm going for. I don't know where I'll be living this time...
    somnambulare somnambulare 22-25, F Apr 23, 2012

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    I Am Awful...

    To look at and I have never been approached by even one woman nor have I been the object of someone's passion. Women say they are turned on by self confidence...what am I supposed to do if I have never had any because dead old dad stomped on mine until I was 30? I am so totally...
    330GTC 330GTC 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    I Don't Get Enough Re-assurance

    to stay committed with people men and even my friends do not give me the right re-assurance of their love then they wonder why I leave ... its because they are too cruel! friends and family dump on me ... so i walk away from them and they wonder why???? no one ever re-assurse me...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Mar 8, 2011

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    It's sounds pathetic

    but I am unable to make decisions that involve other people, without reassurance. I can make decisions on my own about my own life and own things, but if they involve another person, even my mother or boyfriend, I can't do it without a helping hand from someone.
    Khione13 Khione13 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    No, I don't. Something I've noticed on here

    is that if I say ANYTHING negative about myself, hordes of people come flocking to reassure me otherwise. However kind you think you're being, you guys don't know me. You don't know what I look like, and you don't know what kind of person I am. And if I'd been fishing for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I need to be constantly reminded

    that I have value as a human being. Unfortunatly , this behaviour annoys people and pushes them away.
    proudjamerican proudjamerican 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Some Times You Need To Hear An I Love You

    Growing up I was always the the chubby girl i grew up basically under my cousin she was the population one and I was just there. She would defend me growing up. In 5th grade my mom put me on a diet i lost a ton of weight and got back in shape I struggled with it , it would go up...
    Jimena123 Jimena123 18-21, F Apr 12, 2012

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    Even Though I Pretend I Don't

    I think it's human nature to have insecurities. Of course some have more than others, but I think we all have them in some form or fashion. I am insecure about a lot of things and sometimes my insecurities vary depending on my mood, on my state of mind at the time. I am good...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    I Do Always Need Reassurance I Never Feel Like I Could Ever Be Right

    I always need reassurance too I put up my hand to ask a question I always know the answer to I still ask agian because I never think I could be right that is just my low self esteem speaking what girl doesn't have low self and self doubt but yeah I frustrate the **** out of...
    xdarkangelx666 xdarkangelx666 22-25, F Jan 22, 2011

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    Emotional Reassurance

    I'm an emotional person, so it's natural that I need emotional reassurance. I didn't realize how important it was to me up until a couple of weeks ago. I now know that I need the person I'm with to confirm that they still love and care for me on a somewhat regular basis. I'm not...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2011

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    Aw, Bless

    From the moment we're born to the moment we die we seek reassurance in almost everything we do.  The entire facade of our existence is a way of reassuring us against the loneliness of rejection and eventual obliviion.  We want smiles, cuddles, laughs or emoticons that...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Apr 13, 2011

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    Oh Yes.

    Insecurity lies within everyone. Some just show more than others. Unfortunately for me from time to time mine show through. I need that reassurance from my man being like hey you are my girl. You're beautiful. I love you. The little gestures that tie everything together. I need...
    countrycutie101 countrycutie101 22-25, F Nov 19, 2013

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    I'm Needy

    I need a lot of things. I need my boyfriend to tell me that he loves me (without me asking for it in one of our intense convo's). I need my boyfriend to tell me that he wants to be with me and he see's our future like I do. I need to be held. I need to be kissed (not a kiss on...
    LoveSam LoveSam 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    I am strong,clear, and learnt to be my own

    advice.However,it is always nice and hellah helpful to have someone telling you are doing the right thing.You become more effective and boosted...I think it is important to boost people to their best and forget about pushing them down wich is so negative and so common among past...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Move On

    I pushed him away because I have to but I really love him but I've to move on because I know that if we get back together again , things will go wrong which will affect me a lot but everything remind me of him , literally everything . He's the first thing on my mind when I wake...
    Tinkerbell97x Tinkerbell97x 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2013

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    Just A Hand To Hold

    Im a very unstable person, and i break down at even the slightest little doubt of love or friendship... I am constantly digging for something to show the that i mean something to someone... If you have read my other stories, you have noticed that i am very alone and depressed...
    MiremebeKamaria MiremebeKamaria 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2011

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    Ugly

    I'm a 13 year old girl who weighs 118 pounds and right now I'm thinking of starving myself PLEASE HELP
    guineapigfan206 guineapigfan206 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    Sometimes.

    I get insecure in my relationship sometimes and need reassurance that I am someone special to him and not just a warm body to fill his bed. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    Doesn't Everyone

    I am a strong, independent, self-confident and intelligent woman and yet sometimes, live everyone, I need reassurance as to who I am, what I am, that I am a good person - sometimes I feel lost, lonely, small, insignificant - Not often but occasionally, and when I do a hug, a kind...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F May 16, 2012

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    I Test Them....

    Sometimes don’t you think, when someone is too close to you, that you should warn them “don’t get too close or the flaws begin to show”. Or do you allow the closeness, the flaw seeing, in hopes that they will too, show their flaws. Or perhaps you are so open and honest...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    I need reassurance that I'm still loved,

    wanted, and needed. It's just nice to know that even though you may feel like things are falling apart, it may just be you feeling out of sorts or no real reason.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Sometimes.

    I get insecure in my relationship sometimes and need reassurance that I am someone special to him and not just a warm body to fill his bed. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Nov 1, 2010

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    The Illusion Of Safety

    Lately I’ve been wondering about the correlation between the following: • childhood abuse, • addictive personality traits, • adult love relationships; and • self-actualization. I’m thankful for what I have, however; I can’t help but question why don’t I have...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 19, 2013

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    Yeah, I Guess So..

    ...Sometime I really do NEED it...but other times..I jus like hearing it...Or knowing that someone noticed, and appreciated whatever I did..
    Thumpur Thumpur 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    Because I Have A Confidence Issue

    for some reason i have a confidence issue. i often need reassurance from people. and unfortunately due to my loner nature i dont get that very often.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 3 Responses May 9, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    (This is long but I just want someone to read and hear my struggle and understand. Please read I'll appreciate it!) I have no friends in high school. None at all. During break I...
    DavidDG DavidDG 13-15, M 7 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Im so confused, frustrated, remorseful and sad. I dont know how to help my boyfriend we have been together for a year but i really hurt him:( i betrayed him and he found out and i...
    Dana93y Dana93y 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Idk why I'm feeling all sad all over again about my ex. I'm so afraid that I will lose him forever. Yet i can't text him how I feel and I don't want to text him because I'm still...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do. I feel like I don't know who my boyfriend is anymore.. He's been so hateful the past couple days. I feel like it might be time for both of us to walk away...
    kissmyax kissmyax 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My name is lily and I am 21 years old. My military boyfriend of almost six months is away at Sargent training. This is the second time he has had to leave for an extended period of...
    LilyHennes LilyHennes 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do love you. You bother me so much and I wonder about my decision to marry you sometimes because I get so irritated and want to shove you away but at the same time I love you. I...
    Elisabeth1234 Elisabeth1234 31-35, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I guess I freak people away sometimes, but that's me! I don't know how to turn in circles I speak my mind right away!
    GEsmeralda GEsmeralda 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I honestly need more gay friends, because let me tell you I have some questions that need answering.
    FallingUp23 FallingUp23 13-15, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    If anyone needs advice or just someone to talk to, I'm here for you! If you need a friend, I'm here for you!
    gurlnextdoor94 gurlnextdoor94 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I most certainly do not need that stuff to enjoy my life. I'm not against those who party, depending on there preference, some things I have a zero tolerence for.. I'm a very...
    K9Luvr K9Luvr 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    So I finally move and by this time I move & I figure I had a grasp on relationships/love so I told my self I wasn't going to get into relationships till the time was right, I had...
    Jitsallgood Jitsallgood 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Idk why but I love guys that can be tough but can also show their emotional and sensitive side. Even thought that's rare and most are scared about being judge by their friends. I...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17