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I Am a Prisoner In My Own Home

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 227 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I try to be that person with the neatly cut lawn, clean home, always wear heels and a dress. I guess you could really say, I want to be the perfect house wife...You know the one...
    Offbeatindividual Offbeatindividual 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I do not own a car and I do not have a license because I'm afraid of dying in a car accident because of how common that actually is. I feel homeless sometimes or feel that people...
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    I'm a good driver. Not careful, not responsible, but a good driver. Enough to race with guys and win. So I'm overly confident. I sometimes don't pay attention, and I use my phone...
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    So I actually moved out of my parent's house, but I'm only 17. I'm perfectly fine on my own, I'm actually doing really well, but my whole family is now being super passive...
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    I wrote earlier about being homesick for California. The thing is, I'm not sure where I'm homesick for. My family moved across the country TO California right before my senior year...
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    I am a licensed hair dresser so I don't exactly trust anyone doing my hair except myself. So yes I do cut my own hair and it comes out pretty darn good each time.
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    A year and a half after leaving California, homesickness hit me hard. The thing is, there's nothing wrong with where we live now in the South. It's beautiful, people are so...
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    not everyone that's homeless is crazy or bad or even on drugs. i am homeless with kids i have a job but i do it alone i had to pick up a 2nd job overnite just to get us a home...
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