We all need to feel Love. We need to feel Love and feel loved. Period.
It's nice, however, to feel needed. It's a great ego stroke when we feel missed. It can be a wonderful, rudimentary esteem builder to feel appreciated by another.
Feeling needed requires approval and recognition. It requires other.
To say "I want to feel needed and appreciated," tacitly requests another to shower their approval and their recognition upon us.
Are you the best "Noticer" of yourself?
Are you growing your ability to Track and to Witness Self?
Are you generous with your Witness toward yourself?