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Why "Neediness" Is Such a Repulsive Characteristic

Quora | Posted 08.16.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: Why is "neediness" such a repulsive characteristic? Answer by Oliver Emberton, founder of Silktide Let...

Feeling Empty and Needy? 6 Ways to Fill Up and Heal Neediness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you want to move beyond emptiness and neediness, then practice these six ways of filling up. You will be amazed at the shift that occurs in your life -- both in your relationships and in your ability to manifest your dreams!

Who's Afraid of That Girl?

Dr. Rebecca Kennedy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Dr. Rebecca Kennedy

If you're a millennial woman trying to navigate the hook-up scene, chances are that you know about That Girl. You try not to be like her, and you don't want guys to mistake you for her.

We Need Each Other

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When you decide to learn how to love yourself, you definitely need others to help you with this. We need others to reflect us back to ourselves so that we can see how we may be abandoning ourselves rather than loving ourselves.

12 Things I Don't Need From a Man

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

I don't need you. I want you. I want you to be a part of my life. I choose you, but I certainly do not need you.

How To Deal With A Needy Friend

Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Pomerance for U.S. News If you've ever felt the tug of a needy friendship, you may have found yourself stewing as you endured her umpteen...

A Limerick for the Mom of Littles

Rachel Joyce | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Rachel Joyce

Some mornings I wake up and think, "I'll lie here real, real still. I know! I'll fake at being sick! The questions quit when I am ill!"

Why You Keep Attracting Unavailable People

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I hear it over and over: "Are there any available men?" "Why are all the women I attract unavailable?" There are two issues that often contribute to this situation.

10 Signs You're In Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"How do I know when I'm really in love?" "What does it mean to be in love?" "I think I'm in love, but then I have doubts." Such a big question! And we all wish there was an easy answer -- a formula we could follow to determine if we are in love.

Never Look Insecure Again

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

You know you shouldn't do it. You know that if you keep calling and leaving messages he's going to think you are needy, or pathetic, or just plain crazy. You know that if you keep asking her if she's seen her ex-boyfriend, she's going to think you are insecure, or jealous, or even controlling.

5 Ways To Overcome Feelings Of Neediness

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

When all is said and done, the key to overcoming neediness is to respect your needs for connection instead of fearing them. When you do, the chaos of neediness gives way to the clarity of intimacy. And everyone's happier for it.

'If I Love Myself, Won't I Be Selfish?'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Imagine what a wonderful world we would have if each person took responsibility for his or her own feelings and needs. When we take responsibility for ourselves, we can then share our love with others.

What No Woman Deserves to Be Called

Yashar Ali | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

"Needy" has been transformed into a slur, an insult we use to delegitimize women's needs and concerns, making them think twice before asking for what they need -- if they ask at all.

What Does Having Sex Mean to You?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Sex means different things to different people, and what it means to you might be having a big effect on your relationship.

'Why Are My Partners Always Needy?'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

A patient of mine realized that if he wanted to attract a loving and caring woman who took responsibility for herself, he would have to learn to be loving and caring toward himself.

The Secret To Better Sex With Your Spouse

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Love-making in long-term relationships is the result of loving energy flowing between two people. If something is blocking this loving energy, the sexual energy between them gets blocked.

Toxic friendship? It takes two

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I have read most of your posts about needy friends and overbearing friends and annoying friends. I am in a long-term friends...

Am I My Friend's Keeper?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Over the past six months I've been friends with a 25-year-old girl, and I'm a 37-year-old woman. She is where I used to be: bingeing, playing the victim role, can't find love, affection, or the attention she needs.