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I Wish I Could Have a Real Hug In Place of a Virtual Hug

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    Starved I Guess.

    I have this "internet friend", his name is Nicholai. He's amazing and wonderful and says all of the right things to me, that's how it usually goes with internet friends right? Anyways, he's been there for me through some pretty terrible stuff lately, and even though I don't tell...
    cedaliya cedaliya 18-21, F Jun 23, 2011

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    kojack2014 kojack2014 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Virtual Hugs Are Nice But ...

    yah, i enjoy a good virtual hug just as much as the next person, but they still cant replace the feeling of someones arms around you and the heat emanating off the other persons body pressed in close. It also cant replace the feeling of friendship and love put into a good hug...
    Dragon8370 Dragon8370 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    Missing It

    i can barely recall the last time i had a real hug...i do get virtual hugs but they don't make much difference unfortunately..i do appreciate a lot the gesture from the person but i wish i could feel itsometimes i feel i would give everything just to be held in someone's arms..to...
    BlackDiamondFairy BlackDiamondFairy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2011

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    Goddess Knows We Could All Use One.

    At least today. I am a hugger. I love to be held close....and the small gestures speak volumes over the huge ones. Like wild flowers pick on the road side mean so much more than roses bought at the store. And a home cooked meal by candle light means more than a fancy meal...
    luckypickle luckypickle 26-30 26 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    It Would Be Nice

    Just to feel some human contact would be nice. For someone to hold me, let me know I am still alive..................
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    Need A Real Hug!!!

    other than my pillow, the last time i had a hug was, in fact i cant even remember the last time i had a real hug,it must be at least 2 or 3 years since my last hug or anything, i mean i have had countless number of "hug" gestures on here, and people...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 9 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    Real Hug?

    if anyone is passing through my area, i'll give you a real hug.  no strings, fancy pants, or other motives.... just a hug!  :-)
    passionateactorxox passionateactorxox 31-35, M 8 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    I Wish I Could.....

    I wish I could reach in and GIVE a real hug to my EP friends when they need one! Hugs say so much and a virtual one with a few words is good but there is nothing as comforting as someone's arms around you or yours around a friend saying, "I care".....so all of my friends out...
    SuzieA SuzieA 46-50, F 11 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Love ended with you. Seeing you is like having

    a phantom limb, only it feels like my heart tears again. It nothing physical that its not. Its much much worse. I let you in where no one else has ever been. Now, you just haunt me. Day in, day out, you just haunt me. I miss you
    mayorMax mayorMax 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    Cyh

     Consider yourself hugged.   It was a code between a special friend and I when we were in college.  When we parted and went our separate ways, we would put CYH on our correspondence just sort of a virtual hug in the days before the internet. I love getting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 13, 2009

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    I Need A Real Hug

    My best (male) friend has some serious health issues and I am so frightend for him. I really need a big bear hug but he is the big bear that I get my hugs from. In the past year that I have known him all I have to do is ask and he is right there! Whether is be for a hug or to...
    1BrownEyedLady 1BrownEyedLady 56-60, F 5 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    It's Only Make Believe

    I would so love to feel my sweetheart's arms around me.  We are in a long distance relationship and for a number of reasons, are rarely able to be together in person.  We make it a point to say gm and gn to each other, we take lunch at the same time so we can chat, and we IM...
    geminigirl1975 geminigirl1975 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    Awww... This pains my heart!

    I wish these hugs were real.... I want everyone to feel my love transpire through my hug to them...I understand the hurt, sorrow, and pain oh so well.... I just want you to know that I love you and I'm here for you all! *BIG HUG* for everyone.., and a ☀️BRIGHT SMILE😊 for...
    Virtualhugger Virtualhugger 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    As Much As

    The virtual hugs happen from me they should convey the comfort and the warmth that is associated with them. So when I gesture my friends with a hug of what ever variety that it is, know that it is meant to be done as a real hug and hope it comforts you...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 1 Response May 20, 2010

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    =/

                                  Not not a virtiual one, even though it would be better than not getting one at all, but I wish I could have a real hug....
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    ...

    When my ep friends and people on here give me *hugs* it does mean a lot too me.. it shows that they care about me. They can never match up to really hugs though.. The feel of another persons around you holding you tight. I wish I could feel real hugs more often...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2009

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    However ...

    ... reality is what it is. This is why I 'embrace' so many of you with my wings. When I'm in that place where nothing else seems to help, I wrap my arms around myself, and visualize the one I wish to be holding me.
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    I feel the sad melody over take my feelings

    sinking in the tears I can't keep under control, I lay in this pond I created where the tears cradle me, I close my eyes wishing to be gone... I wish for more, the world will continuously collapse on me covering the pond and what little I have in this place. The friends and...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    But I'll Take What I Can Get

    I have many friends online, most I talk with on MSN and we *hug* a lot. I rarely get physical connect like that. It is something I am missing a lot. I want to just be held for a few seconds.... I sound really pathetic now don't I?? Stuff it I don't care. I really want to be...
    Buffy19 Buffy19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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    Dear Deployment

    Well, just a few months ago, I fell in love with a deployed soldier in Iraq. He was the best guy in the world to me. I fell in love and got married to him when he came back home. So here we are a few months later now and he is going to SF training which is Special Forces training...
    annacbennett20 annacbennett20 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    So, last night I went to my favorite Chinese

    restaurant for dinner. I felt weird going by myself since for the last 6-7 years my wife or son or both were always with me. Since my wife filed for divorce in September, I have avoided going there because we know all the owners and workers there and are on a first-name basis...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 2

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    Why Not

    This could be very entertaining indeed!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 13, 2012

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    I Want A Bearhug

    Sometimes I just want a real, bearhug? Ya know? I'm not the kind of person who comes across as affectionate and willing for a hug. I'm not a big ball of sunshine and I don't show my emotions. But for once, I would love for somebody to walk up and hug me and hold me together. Then...
    Tryingtobepositive Tryingtobepositive 16-17, F Mar 22, 2012

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    1rarechick 1rarechick 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    one of the worst i've had was when i dreamed that my sister mother and grandmother were at my grandma's house. mom was upstairs taking a shower. i dont know where my sis and gram...
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    And he just took a new job abroad, still in the same company. He got a promotion to run a station in Japan. To begin with, he's engaged, so it's not like there was a chance to be...
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    you can't understand the pain of hurting till you are being hurt ed. the realization of your misbehavior with others is itself the feeling of pain.
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    My hubby's belly is huge...I love to wobble it ...
    Lovemyobesehubby Lovemyobesehubby 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I have huge boobs and i go braless. Because I'm angry at my husband, every chance I get I take my blouse down and show them to men--- co-workers, strangers, I don't care who. My ni...
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    i can t even accept a small thing . when i was in 11th i got rejected from my boy friend. After that till now i don t care about myself i wnt even put make up or any thing. I can t...
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    Have a massive bulge at work
    biventure biventure 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 13

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    Every time I tried to discuss something that a person disagreed with an argument started. This experience has changed me quite a bit. If I come across a person that wants me to...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M a week ago

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    I tried to argue. Tried to win arguments. I tried and tried and tried until I realized that it was only driving a rift between me and my girlfriend. Then I gave up. Now I simply...
    DamienBodie DamienBodie 18-21 1 Response Nov 7

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    but I'm no one now and worse, it gets rubbed into me every single day. At least if I had tried at 18 I would have been employed.
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    I have invented this thing called the Halloween hangover. Is when I pig out on all my new candy then wake up sick to my stomach
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    I have big caribian blue eyes :)
    ooprincess27oo ooprincess27oo 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    Just woke up from the craziest nightmare. I recently learned an old friend now lives in Thailand. She grew up 2 hours away from where I live. I hada nightmare that I went to go...
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    Ah. It's frustrating. I try to do the whole 'WILD' thing. I think that's what it's called. I try lying absolutely still while staying awake. But it never works, I just end up...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    Oh gosh... I like this guy in my class. But I don't know how to figure out if he has a girlfriend or not. He so attractive and I just want to grab him by his shirt and kiss him.
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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