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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    ...

    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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    =/

                                  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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    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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    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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    kojack2014 kojack2014 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2014

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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 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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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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    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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    1rarechick 1rarechick 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    always down for a REAL hug
    hashbrown20 hashbrown20 18-21, F 9 Responses May 10

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    How is the new profile picture people?? They have really swelled up recently. Really big and heavy now. Starting to have a bit of backache now as well. :/ And anyone curious about...
    sherpaneha96 sherpaneha96 18-21, F 10 Responses May 7

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    Peaceful protest haven't seemed to bring forth much change. Maybe violent ones will show that people mean business. They have had enough. People should just be glad angry rioters...
    theslyfox theslyfox 36-40, M Apr 29

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    So the other day I had blood tests done and I was diagnosed with Folic Acid Deficiency Anaemia and the doctor says I also need to go for further tests because she is sure I have...
    eibhlinalicejane eibhlinalicejane 22-25, F 21 mins ago

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    I only need one wish.most would wish for things like wealth and fortune, but really you can get those by yourself, what I'd use my wish for, is for all those with autism to be...
    omss omss 18-21, M 1 Response May 5

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    I wish I could make good money around where I live so I didn't have to work on the road and could make enough to raise my kids and be with them ALOT more. I miss them terribly it...
    kayegela kayegela 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Hugs make everything better, we all need hugs, we should all have a big online hug, if your in just comment *hug* lets see how far spread we can get this
    Lahaynes14 Lahaynes14 22-25, M 7 Responses May 10

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    I REALLY DO WISH I HAD 20 WISH TO FIX MY LIFE.
    izzygirl360 izzygirl360 16-17, F May 16

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    One day a man spotted a lamp by the roadside. He picked it up, rubbed it vigorously, and a genie appeared. "I'll grant you your fondest wish," the genie said. The man thought for a...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses May 4

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    so alone, I need a big hug right now. :. (
    darkstate23 darkstate23 22-25, F 3 Responses May 9

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    I need one of your hugs MyOwnBox xx
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 1 Response May 9

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    when u realize that u mean nothing to the person who meant everything.. :(
    turtlebrainx27 turtlebrainx27 26-30, F 3 Responses May 9

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    I wish I could still dance...
    itsfiona15 itsfiona15 16-17, F May 16

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    I don't post on here very often but once in a while it feels good to just put it all out there, so I'm going to do that. I also tend to over-elaborate things so bear with me! It...
    trevb22 trevb22 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Not just a simple hug, but one that you feel the love. You don't want to pull away, their warm body feels like its a part of you.
    NomadAngel117 NomadAngel117 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I truly haven't been held nor hugged, by a woman for near 5 years today. What I would do for even a 10 second caring embrace right now. :)ed
    magnum64 magnum64 46-50, M 3 Responses May 9

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    1. i wish if i send someone a msg ill get a reply without 2 seconds 2. same as above 3.same as 1 4.same as 1 5.same as 1 & onnnnn it goeeeesss
    rachel96826 rachel96826 13-15, F May 16

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    I wouldn't need 20 wishes honestly wish I just had two. That's all it would take just two.
    kayegela kayegela 31-35, F 3 Responses May 16

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    And another 20 to fix the 20 wishes to bring the mess back
    Magdalenka Magdalenka 26-30, F 2 Responses May 17

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    I am sitting here at around 4:30 for me anyway. I am so in need, to tell someone of my unexpected news, I learned of but 2 days ago. Something, That is so unfare and lifechanging...
    magnum64 magnum64 46-50, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    People have been so rude to me that I just need some REAL love.
    ThompsonX ThompsonX 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago