Difference between needing and wanting ?

March 5, 2007 12:17am CST
Can you please explain the difference to me between needing and wanting to be with someone you love, and which one is healthy and which one is not and why. It might seem really simple to you but I really need to know because I want to make the right decision for once in my life. Thank you.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
5 Mar 07
Needing something is when you're unable to function properly with out it. If you're sick you need medicine or rest to become well. We all need food to keep us alive. Wanting something means you would like to have it but you can get along without it. Or you want something and you may have to work towards getting it. If you need someone you love, this is NOT healthy. You have to be able to stand on your own two feet and be responsible and mature to be in a relationship. If you need someone to be happy or to be able to function in the real world then this puts too many expectations on the person you supposedly love. You are responsible for your own health and happiness. Generally, when you speak of wanting the person you love it means you want to have a physical relationship with them, or you want to be with them, there are various applications of wanting. Being too needy in a relationship is not good. You are 100% responsible for yourself and only 50% responsible for the relationship. The same goes for your partner. Anything less puts everything out of balance.
• Australia
5 Mar 07
i agree exactly with what she is saying. needing is much more important that just what you want. do the things you need before you get the things you want.
• India
5 Mar 07
I am not clear abut this but i want to tell wat i know needing means u r expecting something and wanting means u can wait for a long time as u can!!That much i can tell ?
@mypchere (582)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 07
yes it is a really good question. it is in my opinion. something we need is something is we want, but something is we want is not always to be something is we need, maybe we just need it for fun not because a need