You are not clingy or needy or silly for needing affection, affirmation, and attention in a relationship. Those needs aren't a result of your self esteem or depression . These are basic needs. We should never make our partners responsible for meeting all
We cannot get attached to things or people.or rely on them to make us whole. The only way to TRULY love someone, is to love them without that neediness or attachment, where they feel your happiness is dependent on them.