I have many times in vain tried to teach my children the difference between needs and wants. Most often these lessons have come in the form of physical items such as toys, presents, clothes or sometimes even dessert.
It has always been a relatively easy differentiation for me to see from the object related needs vs wants and how I or my children really do not need anything but that we want it.
As I have explored lately some of my deepest emotional needs that I have carried throughout my life, many brought on from childhood events and experiences and at time the intense feelings of rejection and loneliness and the emotional need this has created within me.
I need to feel wanted, loved, and accepted. I need a hug, time and attention when I am down discouraged or feeling those intense feelings of solitude or loneliness that seem…
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