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I Am a Prisoner In My Own Home

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 230 People

    My Husband Leaves Me Alone So He Can Have His Alone Time

    Right Now I HATE my life. I am severely depressed.My husband goes out and NEVER says when he will be back and he takes the keys and I'm STUCK HOME.I don't have my work to do my projects becuase my equiptment is in our storage unit that we STILL haven't gotten to. I am trapped at...
    SoLonely85 SoLonely85 22-25 2 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Venting.....

    So, tonight, i was suppose to go see my ONLY friend i've made in this stupid town...my fiance said well we should stay home and clean. Okay fine, i told my friend that i needed to stay home and clean, not a problem. So i go to start laundry and my fiance falls asleep.........what...
    alone08 alone08 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    I'm 15 years old, and I can't deal with my dad

    anymore. He's old enough to be my grandpa, he's cranky, and he's a bigot. He thinks he's ******* Jesus. Anyone who is gay, black, or under 18 he hates. Pretty much anyone who is part of a minority. He always hits me for no reason at all. He has the shittiest communication...
    markdougherty123 markdougherty123 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2014

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    Gamed Out

    hey everyone i'm newly married and me and my husband live in a two bedroom triplex. every day after my husband gets home from work, he likes to play video games in our living room. (he likes to be there because its a bigger screen). i'm fine with him playing alot, yeah ok, but...
    smileygurl1200 smileygurl1200 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    Prisoner In My Own World

    Im 45, with 4 children and married.  I was laid off from work in june 2010.  I've been paying on a car which is in my husband name and the car tags need to be renewed.  and he own renew the tags/stickers.  I've been asking since 2010.  It will be 2 year this June.  I go...
    suki66 suki66 41-45 3 Responses May 8, 2012

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    Yeah

    I need to go out other wetherwise I'm depressed. I cried just about 5 mintures ago. Man.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    My head is about go explode!

    I can't stand being at home for so long. I want to go back to school cause at school I'm distracted with work and friends but at home I don't have that I'm stuck in my room thinking. Think of things that unhealthy. I can't see my friends cause my parents are over protective plus...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Trapped...

    I am the sole caretaker of my mother with Alzheimer's and she wants to spend every moment of the weekend with me and all my time off. I feel so trapped that I am planning how I can leave the house first thing each saturday and sunday so I have some time to myself. I love my house...
    caretakersad caretakersad 46-50 5 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    Chained Up...

    I used to lov my hom vry much wen tings got rough in scul,my family always helped me out...nw dat im a teen...the chains hv bn tighten... i cant even go out with my fren...i lied to my parens to go out wth her...n dey like to decide my own identity...der r alot of tings i did...
    XxlostxsoulxX7 XxlostxsoulxX7 13-15 2 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Home Sick

    I am a prisoner in my own home. I'm 18 and currently in my senior year of high school. My schedule: 1.wake up (sometimes) 2. get ready for school 3.school 4.practice 5.home 6.homework 7.Comupter 8.Bed(sometimes) This is what i do on a day to day basis on week days. ...
    jboy563 jboy563 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    I'm Going to Saw Through the Bars!

    I use a motorised wheelchair and Australia sucks regarding disability access. I am able to leave my house alone, sure. Once I get outside, curbs are without "cuts", stores have stairs, public transport is cramped and people are staring. Why should I need a "companion" and a...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 13 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    Why Cant I?

    yes its true i am a prisoner in my home.... my parents think that i am this wonderful teenager... well they're wrong! i do so much stuff in that house... that they dont know about! i cant be who i want to be... because they will probably hate me for being who i really am... i...
    xxcoixx18xx xxcoixx18xx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    My grandfather has severe Alzheimer's

    and my grandmother has Diabetes. I am the only one to take care of them and I can never go anywhere besides college. I couldn't even go to the university of my dreams because I have these responsibilities at home. I can't go with my friends or hang out like a normal 18 year old...
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    The Stanford Prison Experiment Rings True For Me!

    Degree in psych from UC at age 21. Doctoral degree. Financially independent, well off, and do not have to work. Manipulated and mind controlled by verbally abusive, ex-felon, was drug seller ( meth) still drug user, unemployed man. Constant belittling, being "there" during...
    NutsyCOOCOO NutsyCOOCOO 51-55 3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Or in other words i am a prisoner in my own

    world. One day just one day in this life i will be free, and i will have my own life to live for and not to live for the lives of others. Who knows i might get what i wish for, nothing is impossible.
    ifeelsorryforme ifeelsorryforme 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    A Wonderful World?

        My Experience     I am told on this website that I am among friends here.  I hope so, but I cannot help wondering how many of you on here are judgemental, that is people who judge other people without knowing the facts, and worse, who are not...
    Gabrielfc Gabrielfc 66-70, M 2 Responses Mar 16, 2007

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    I thought I was a prisoner before

    but as of last week, its much worse. my husband, myself and our son moved in with family because my great grandmother was in need of care and since my grandmother (her daughter) still works, im pretty much her sole caregiver. My great grandmother is in late stage dementia, 100...
    MadReese MadReese 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    i cried like a someone had died last night. my husband couldn't do anything to stop me for one hour. i miss my parents, my grandparents, my dogs and my fish. When i came here...
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    Me sees buildings. Boarded up. To prevent squatters. But owners could help homeless And get tax breaks justified If any cared to help. But nohhhh. Must be insured...
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    I don't want to go home. We are just finishing up a 10 day vacation, and are headed home. I don't want to go back home. My mother in law lives with us, and it's been really...
    rivervalley1417 rivervalley1417 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Im 13 and I was sexually abused by my step dad. My mom and sister didn't care. I live with my dad now, but Im still in so much pain. I want to restart, and be free. Im constantly...
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    My parents house doesn't even feel like home anymore, I would rather sleep in an hotelroom everyday than be in their house any longer.
    laurenjauregui laurenjauregui 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I was little and was upset or angry I would just cry my eyes out saying I want to go home. Some of those times were when I was home. I wander now, why do I say this whenever I...
    schil schil 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Currently about to be homeless. i have one week to find a place my mom is kicking me out but i have no where to go if you could spread the word of my friend fund me project that...
    nyxivenmod395666 nyxivenmod395666 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    It's dawn.. and raining.. yesterday the weather was 38'c, so this rain is such a blessing.. an imam is preaching in the nearby mosque.. it's a daily 10mins preach after their...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe in the right to own a Gun on your own property yes. You have a right to defend your home from intruders without jail time. If civilians can own a Gun then burglars will...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had a bizzare encounter with a guy at a rest stop while moving from TX back to my home state in WI. I was in there taking a **** and he was standing in the urinal next to me, and...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    The way home to your heart is through inquiry, awareness and alchemy. The tools you need are willingness, courage, curiosity and loads and loads of loving support. M. K. Larkin...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Family Stories (Part 3)..... This is the third part of family stories as told by my mum whose short term memory is fading fast but whose long term memory is still sound. All have...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    We're all like different songs of our own genre. Just know your own lyrics and beat, and your song/life will play out smooth ;)
    Emiliosophy Emiliosophy 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    But I have great difficulties with it as well. It is a religious medicine: you have to believe that it works - the theory behind it seems ludicrous to me, makes absolutely no sense...
    IAmAfriend IAmAfriend 41-45, M a week ago

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    Hello, I'm looking for some guidance but also trying to give a heads up of sorts to us ladies who give our hearts to the men who join the Marines. I had been with my boyfriend for...
    lmoore12 lmoore12 18-21, F Jun 29

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    i dont wanna be homeless. I have a health condition that can be fixed if i have extra cash. Its just low testosterone, but it can make you weak and tired easily if not addressed. I...
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    You really can’t go home again.I’m in my small apartment, a little drunk... *maybe* a little lonely. Looking at photos my Dad sent of the newest renovations that...
    drfate drfate 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I grew up shooting and hunting. Having firearms in my home is normal, and a part of life for me. It is no different than the silverware in my kitchen drawers--they are there and...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I don't know if you mean they don't want them in the sense that when they have them they put them up for adoption or let someone else take care of them or if you mean parents who...
    thehobbits thehobbits 22-25 Jun 25

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    My house was built in 1952 by the family who owned the two square miles of land surrounding me. Some has developed, some remains for grazing. I had only been in my house a few...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    I told my manager to send me home today. One more stupid, annoying, complaining customer and I would have completely lost it... I don't feel the same way about my job anymore.. I...
    Jackway Jackway 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    My boyfriend officially owns me. We have a contract written up stating that I now belong to him and he is my owner. We both signed it and a witness signed it. I love the feeling...
    lukegayreed lukegayreed 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Yes. I do school at home, yes, my mother is my teacher. I've gotten so much **** for being homeschooled, one of my friends made a comment and it was like "wow, youre homeschooled...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I am an artist that works out of my home.
    KnightSolaire KnightSolaire 18-21, M Jun 24

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