... For the past year or longer my husband has become really withdrawn from me. Emotionally and sexually. Every time I go near him he usually backs away. ... (13 replies)
... we can't seem to get ourselves on the same page,Anyway as I sit and reflect on all that has been going on I'm starting to think that I have somehow become a very emotionally needy individual. ... (3 replies)
... I agree with Snails, most of his behavior is attention grabbing, childish and irritating, but the drinking until he passes out is a bigger problem and must be addressed. Drinking until one passes out, on a regular basis, or even more then once, is a real red flag, for a family member. It's possible the other problems are stemming from the drinking or the desire to drink. I... (3 replies)
... almost ruined it because I couldn't get past my own issues to see what was right in front of me. The tricks that I have found most effective and helpful for me emotionally is joining the gym... ... (7 replies)
... No, it's not being too needy. I've never been married, but I can see how a lot of couples end up like this. Most men aren't emotionally giving to begin with. To a lot of them, being affectionate doesn't come naturally. It feels like work. ... (12 replies)
... th this motto I think for too long. It doesn't seem fair to me. Even as i'm typing this now, I'm starting to think that i'm sounding too needy...is it being to needy to want a husband that is emotionally available to me? ... (12 replies)
... er when he realized that you did'nt want to be treated as a one night stand. I get such a kick out of these guys...they go after and sleep with the EXACT type of emotionally needy girls that they are trying to avoid. Their own low self esteem would be a turn off to any woman with a brain. ... (74 replies)
... I was like this with my first husband. I was very needy and my love tank was very empty. How is your relationship with your dad? ... (1 replies)
... r it's too late of not, I can't tell you. It sure sounds like you were in the midst of falling head over heels for this new guy. In reality, you were in a very needy place and he stepped up and fed you just what you needed. I suspect if you weren't in such a vulnerable position, this may have never happened. ... (14 replies)
... My husband dumped me over the phone after a 7 year relationship, married for 3 and a half years. ... (33 replies)
... e of that side, I loved him for the nice parts, and hoped in vain I could somehow make the bad parts go away. But he's married now and is a very faithful, loving husband and step father, and that's what I've always wanted. I don't understand women who like men who give them trouble. ... (62 replies)
... rial things often neglecting to teach their child that it is in giving that we receive the greatest gifts in life...not in taking. Our kids are living in a very needy time...where everyone has the latest craze. And my saving grace is my extended family.... ... (81 replies)
... Hi GE and Sophia :wave:,
It's great to see such quick and always insightful responses from you guys, and I think your advice is right on as usual. GE, your comments struck me as really true, and I think I've been focusing too much on what's missing rather than appreciating all the great things about Justin and how he treats me. It's funny because usually I am SO not one... (113 replies)
... ness, welll, apparently there are MANY men who are this way. I just learned from my friend who considers herself to be happilly married for a few years that her husband actually told her "I love you" for the first time AFTER they were married!!! Can you believe? ... (113 replies)
... What usually happens in these relationships is that one person will be more needy than the other. How do we resolve it? ... (37 replies)
... Hi Dsheldon,
I've read all of your threads, but someone else always seems to say what I was going to say!!
This time maybe I can get my thought in before they beat me to the punch!!
I was struck by a sentence where you mention that you don't want to get involved in another relationship but you are "non independent".
I'm kind of assuming that you mean emotionally... And... (36 replies)
... o give......my counselor told me it was going to be along hard road to be able to trust a man again.....and with me not being able to trust....I don't want to be emotionally close to my husband sexually....we do have sex, but I feel that I am only doing it to keep him in the marriage....not to get me wrong I do love him very much.... ... (8 replies)