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I Am a Prisoner In My Own Home

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 232 People

    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 10, 2015

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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 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    So as you all know my boy friend cheated on my with my best friend (roommate) so last night at 2 am ish I went home and knocked on the door and when my parents answered it they...
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    We've owned 3 homes for over 20 years. My husband and I use to be very active and productive people. I am on disability now so our income has dropped. My husband is now on...
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    I think of this more and more lately. Thinking of the many ways you can and possibly will own me completely! I want you to own me so completely you never doubt anything about our...
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    The firecracker sound is starting, reminding me again it's Chinese new year's eve. This home is the same desolate as usual, not to mention to a gathering meal. You can't even find...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Ok... I'm tired already I think it's about that time I move out of this hell house if I'm getting charged to live here might as well get my own place now should I get and apartment...
    ImTheQueenFYM ImTheQueenFYM 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Well, i finally caved and changed my profile picture overnight. i went with this simple black and white "Owned" because i can't find a lot of choice in what is applicable to us...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yes I am Owned...hence my username "Already Owned" And my Owner (Dom) is getting very angry with all the endless inbox msgs that I am receiving off wannabe Doms, boys posing as...
    Alreadyowned7379 Alreadyowned7379 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    i guess that some people really are stupider than i thought. i can't count the number of different places it says in my profile that i am owned. i even state the fact during...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mom didn't just smoke, she was a smoker. She was constantly smoking and it was totally a part of her identity. She was quite a strict mother and just about every time she yelled...
    Cleancut Cleancut 41-45 a week ago

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    The goal - how to work from home to get a little extra money to pursue my dream of self-sufficient living. The answer must be online somewhere. The other day, I came across a web...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think the religious concept of sin is widely misunderstood and skewed. Sins are not wrong. Sins are not even bad. In fact, sins have nothing to do with a divine standard or...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am part owner of a video gaming store... I enjoy being a business owner but wish I had a business partner that didn't argue as much as she does. God knows I enjoy the business...
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    I don't do it as much now but if I have the house to myself, occasionally I will ***** off and relax. As long as it's warm enough, it can be fun. It helps me feel more comfortable...
    andrewbarclave andrewbarclave 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 3

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    How To Do-it-yourself On A Home Improvement Project Owning a home entails a lot of responsibility, including home improvement projects. Even if your past home improvement projects...
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    yes I see them on the side of the road and it makes me sad it also makes me wonder how they got that position why and how did they get themselves there I feel bad in a way but then...
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    i feel strange and uncomfortable around a lot of people, don't get me wrong, and i love my family to bits and wouldn't wish them ill will, but... i don't know, they're very...
    paztel paztel 16-17, T Feb 2

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    Hurrah..... not a dream any more. I do own a large part of an island. More than 5 miles to the nearest neighbor
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    Let me explain how you redefined my definition of home. You are much older than myself so I do hope you can understand how I felt -- after all, you are my Mother. Do you remember...
    Myplethora Myplethora 22-25, F Feb 1

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    It all started quite early, I don't remember when. He wanted to "teach" me how to do stuff, like chopping wood, splitting it into manageable chunks and the like. I thought he was...
    FluttersJay FluttersJay 18-21, T Feb 1

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