My most prominent crime was wanting too much to love and be loved, wanting to be a part of someone else’s life…Their attempts at shaming me for having too much emotion may have worked at the moment, but have ultimately only taught me to find someone who also wants to live in full color, not restricted by a sense of propriety about what it means to be too involved.
If we’re defining “needy” as “loving someone deeply and wanting to show it” - and often we do - then I am proud to be needy. I want to have a relationship in which life is made more beautiful by seeing things through another set of eyes, where our love colors every part of our world, where we learn to integrate our new partnership into what we had once navigated alone.
I do need. I need because, without such open love and reciprocity, there would be no point in the great personal investment in a relationship.