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I Want to Be Loved and Cherished

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 774 People

    Why Is It So Hard For My Husband To Show Affection?

    He says he loves me, when I drag it out of him. He never compliments me, although I know I am deserving of compliments. He keeps everything inside and doesn't let anyone in. Every once in a while I would like a spontaneous I love you, or you are beautiful. I want him to adore me...
    floating1234 floating1234 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    Never Satisfied

    I have a hunger to love and be loved. I have high standards, but since it is so hard to find someone who meets these standards, I have been known to settle for less. My last relationship ended after a week because I was too controlling and I stressed the guy out. I was not...
    ralphiegoesgrrr ralphiegoesgrrr 18-21 3 Responses Oct 4, 2010

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    What's That Even Like?!

    I have always wondered what it was like to truly be adored by someone. Someone married me, and I guess that's luckier than most people get... but, of course, I was always the one head over heels for him. Never the other way around. I understand that he is not capable of...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    It seems a lot of times the only part of the

    marriage vows a man registers is "can't sleep with anyone else." Some even actually manage to stick to this one. But the "love, honor, and cherish" part is just mindlessly repeated and never again given a thought. I know all situations are individual and sometimes the people we...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    Lakee112812 Lakee112812 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    Difficult To Get To Know Someone On Ep

      With this being an anonymous website.    
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3, 2010

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    Single For To Long

    I've know been single for 15 months and i hate it i've tried goining dating site after dating site but i find women seem to be all up for it one day then the next day that change their mind and don't want to know anymore. I know people say don't try to hard but if you make...
    platty911 platty911 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    Realization

    I'm tired of my friendship being thrown back into my face these people who i call my friends do it all the time and I'm done why do i need them why hadn't i realized this sooner? that i had real friends waiting for me true friends who loved me all that time i was chasing...
    cami555 cami555 13-15, F 2 Responses May 17, 2013

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    ...and To Have...

    ...someone to Love and Cherish in return... Perhaps, if the planets align themselves just so...  
    FriendofPromise FriendofPromise 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2010

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    Emptiness

    After the kids are grown and gone, there is an empty relationship.
    sweetie60 sweetie60 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2009

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    IM So Not Loved Or Cherished

    I do everything for this man and he went ballistic because I grilled the chicken, I didn't bake it.  Not to mention I am getting no action.  WTF is up with all of that, maybe this person will never love or cherish me.  I love and cherish him.  I think that it...
    whydoicare whydoicare 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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    Til Does Us Part!

      “To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” This is exactly what I want out of a relationship and I won’t go into it unless I think...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Apr 5, 2010

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    List of things girls what guys to do: 1.

    Touch her waist. 2. Talk to her. 3. Share secrets. 4. Give her your jacket. 5. Kiss her slowly. 6. Hug her. 7. Hold her. 8. Laugh with her. 9. Invite her somewhere. 10. Let her be with you when you're with your friends. 11. Smile with her. 12. Take pictures with her. 13. Pull...
    MotionlessinH MotionlessinH 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    Everyone Needs Love

    Yes.. Everyone needs to love and be loved. The feeling is surpass every other material things in life such as money and good looks. love gives people motivation and reason to strive harder in their life. It's such an empty feeling without love and i know how it feels as i'm going...
    loveceeker loveceeker 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2011

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    Not Enough

    There is not enough  love and cherished feelings these days between anyone and I think that should change.......
    GlitzyGirl22 GlitzyGirl22 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    The Person I Felt Was The One

    I wanted to be loved and cherished by a certain person they today told me that I am now being reduced to just being checked on every now and then and on lunch breaks the only thing I could say was alrighty after the text he has grown close to someone in the past 2 months and they...
    foreversingle30 foreversingle30 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2013

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    I am so very lonely ­čś× I'm giving up men

    and dating for Lent. No luck with anything. I need to work on me.
    gwynie11 gwynie11 31-35, F Mar 8

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    I Thought I Found Love...

    I ran away two years ago this September. I went to live with my boyfriend. I got pregnant and during my third trimester we got married. I fought so hard to make us work. I loved him so much and I still do but I have never been his priority and I see that now. I tolerated so much...
    Laurlan Laurlan 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    I like him I thought to myself

    as I breathed in the contented feeling that I felt around him. He had a warm energy and I could tell he had a good heart. I found my thoughts turning to him now and again.
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F Nov 8, 2014

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    Ever since my girlfriend broke up with me to be

    in the military "without distractions," it's been pretty lonely around here. I know that a lot of people prefer to be single, but.... I can't stand it. I don't have someone to snuggle up to after a long day, and just hang out with. I don't have someone to hold me close support...
    SovngardeValkyrie SovngardeValkyrie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2014

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    Searching For My Patricia

    In summer/autumn of 2009 I had a profound experience which turned my world upside down.  I had recently given blood and learnt how the black and Asian communities were three times more likely to need a kidney transplant than Caucasians.  I took upon myself to tell as many of...
    childofgod74 childofgod74 36-40, M Feb 28, 2012

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    You Can Get Out Of Lonliness

    My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted." Psalm 25:15-16 (NIV) Don't look his way, my heart and mind insist. I don't want to look. Then again, I do. Though I did not check the...
    danieldaramola danieldaramola 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2011

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    Who Doesn't Want?

    Everyone needs love. Animals also carve for emotional satisfaction. Once my friend told me that human have hungry for love. And it's damm right.
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M Mar 31, 2012

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    Not Loved Anymore!

    I don't feel love a all anymore. Me and my wife share very little love. I try to stay true to her but as time goes no I can fell myself starting to deviate! All I want is some affection! Help. Hope never dies! X
    Somethingelce Somethingelce 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    this is going to be one of those brittany rants that i'm not going to filter and make pretty. if you like pretty, then stop reading. THE SAME WAY THAT IF YOU ONLY LIKE PRETTY GIRLS...
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    All I want is for someone to really, truly love and care about me. I thought I had somebody like that. I want to be someone's top priority for once. I hate feeling like I'm in...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Just want to be loved, for who am, what I have to offer. I am a good person, and I have a big heart. I want to be loved and be loved.
    Lyri Lyri 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Life Lessons - by Jason Wachob 1. "You can't connect the dots going forward; you can only connect them looking backward." Steve Jobs was right on the money with this one. There...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F Feb 28

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    that you are loved. not because what you do , or what you don't do .. you are loved for who you are , you are loved simply for being you . you are of great value,you are very...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M Mar 3

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    I really miss this feeling right now. I want to love passionately and be loved in return. I want to be held in a man's arms. I get butterflies in my stomach when I think about this...
    freckles45 freckles45 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    His Daughter by Molly Kate Kestner"Everything's gonna be alright."She whispers to herself.She was only 6 years old that night.As she hid behind that shelf.Cause daddy had a little...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I have had a few relationships in the past... nothing to serious. I have to say though, I did feel loved sincerely once in my life. Friends of mine are always in relationships...
    jkjk237 jkjk237 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Underneath the stone faced cynicism and flippant bachelorette ways I harbor over ever being loved, part of me wants desperately for it to be possible. For me to be loved for who I...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Without your need my want goes wasted. I want your mind, your thoughts, your body. I want you to need that. The more you need me the stronger my want for you. Ride my lightning...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    One of those days.. Like today feeling in need of loveing someone and being loved. But some how my luck is real bad. I guess I will never be loved
    lovemedeep lovemedeep 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    And while I accept that, it's just who I am and my life, it doesn't mean that it's not hard sometimes. Tonight is one of those times. I was reading a book that I didn't expect to...
    IrisArrow IrisArrow 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I have never been loved by any one I always get used somehow and then my heart breaks even more tbh I hate my self cuz I can't be loved for me
    erinhnrocks erinhnrocks 13-15, F 17 Responses Mar 7

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    When I was single, I paid a lot of attention to the complaints guys had about their girlfriends. There seemed to be lots of issues with jealousy, restrictions, controlling behavior...
    BSEvenson BSEvenson 41-45, F Mar 10

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    Years ago I had been the target of many cruelties in the home and out of the home but happy me still had love and joy and still has love and joy. My mom continues to deny any...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I want to know my place. I want to feel less lost and more found. I want with desperation to be wanted. I want to love and be loved. I wanted to be held; not held back. I want...
    refuse2bnormal refuse2bnormal 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I know this is a pretty long winded story, but I want to explain in detail my situation. My name is Eric, and I'm originally from Illinois (I grew up in a small town an hour west...
    EDK86 EDK86 26-30, M Mar 16

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    Well apologies its kind of long! I met my 'friend' in 1994. I was 18 years old and still a virgin He was 26 and worked at a pub I used to frequent Over time we started talking...
    Smile123q Smile123q 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was inspired to think this way,through a show about an artist that wanted to be lover of everything, including the part of cheating on his wife with an eighteen year old. I...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wanted to share my story about my relationship with my ex-boyfriend, I'll call him Mark. We met at university, we were in the same friendship group. Mark was the shy, nerdy...
    drakewood drakewood 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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