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I Am Not Homeless, But I Don't Have a Home

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 161 People

    So, growing up I never had a permanent house

    or childhood home... As I grow older I'm learning to find stability in instabilities. I realized that home can be found in the people you surround yourself with and the memories and traditions that develop. Home is happiness and my happiness most times is with the people I love...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F Dec 22, 2014

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    Need A Home

    Well me and my mom is a motel and don't know what tomorrow brings. Honestly I worry but not as much like I used to. I can say that. I am 22 years old and been working dead end jobs for awhile. Lord knows I'm trying.
    quawnagurl quawnagurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    Fury-Some: Part Two

    From kristinlately.blogspot.com Part Two of Zailckas' Fury digs deeper into her feelings and thoughts surrounding her family, specifically how they view her, treat her, and talk to her.  At this point of the book, I'm still not seeing the stark parallel between Zailckas's...
    kristinlately kristinlately 26-30, F May 29, 2013

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    I don't have anywhere I'm really attached to

    like that place that puts a smile on your face
    twixxer twixxer 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    Going through my current situation I am between

    places. Living with people and living out of a suitcase is becoming more and more difficult. Trying to find private time and space is impossible it seems. I'm tired of living with controlling freaks. I need my own home!
    OneBlackRose OneBlackRose 66-70, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Not At This Point

    Yea I kind of don't have a home.. I'm staying at a friend when he is away for rehab... I'm moving though to a place I am going to be able to call home. My own house... And I can't wait to be there...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F Jul 18, 2008

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    I Have Never Had a Home...

    I've lived with my parents University friends Boyfriend/Ex Fiance and now I rent a "shoebox" on disability benefits. I have had houses, but never "a home".... I long to open the door to my lifepartner and child, even if home is a tour bus.  
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    Lone Wolf

    I push everyone away. Sometimes I mean to, other times it is unintentional. I don't want to be alone but it happens. I did it right before I left home for the first time, to go to Basic Training. I did it again with my wife who I am divorcing. I did it again after I went home on...
    JokersMadness JokersMadness 18-21 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    I Feel Homeless

    I'm not sure what's worse living under a house of oppression or depression.........I am a young student that just moved away from home to Missouri with my boyfriend into his parents house. I can honestly I don't feel I have a real "home" anywhere, home is a place that you can...
    Pandapplesapple Pandapplesapple 18-21, F Feb 13, 2011

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    Looking For Baby Carer And Who Can Help Me. In Return I Will Give You Home

    Due to recession many people lost there jobs.  and many are homeless.one of my friend she also lost her job last year and she can't find the new one. and when she got job then home expences, water bill, Electricity bill, Food and other bills, And then tax. She can't save any...
    Susez Susez 26-30 1 Response Feb 24, 2012

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    Since I'm a military kid,

    I've lived in about 5 different places so far, and I have no where to call home. So when people ask me where I'm from, it's really hard to answer lol.
    unknown304 unknown304 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2014

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    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Oct 13, 2014

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    I Dont Know Where My Home Is

    I dont really know where my home is anymore. People say it's where your dearest ones live but thas not true. I moved around quite a lot and this si the 5th town in the 3rd country. I alwaus used to think that my home was where I grew up and spend most of the time but now I really...
    Olympiia Olympiia 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Well tonight is going to be night 1 of sleeping

    in my car on the streets. FML... :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Jan 14

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    I Don't Think I Belong Here

    And I think that in some way, I will always be homeless. I lived in my home state just long enough to still not remember it, then I moved to a city that I don't belong in, and my goal is to move to Australia and then to England. I will never really be home anywhere, and I...
    violetmemory violetmemory 16-17 Jan 28, 2009

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    No Place To Really Call Home

    I am not homeless but I don't feel like I can call my mom and dad's place home. Every time I enter the house I feel like I'm constantly on edge. I barricade myself in my room so I can avoid conflict with my parents. Mostly my mom because she is only interested in what she has to...
    cj0511 cj0511 26-30 Sep 12, 2013

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    I've never really had a home.

    When I was little I lived with abusive people who raised me like I was there own, but who abused me and made me a slave. I had to leave because many years later my past tried to catch up with me, and some of those same people tried to start the abuse again. I stay with my...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Sep 7, 2014

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    Is it wrong that id rather sleep at the park

    or in my car as opposed to sleeping in my warm, comfortable bed?
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 18, 2014

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    Where Is My Home?

    I used to think of my hometown as being home, but when I go back it no longer feels that way anymore - too much history for me there, and since me and my mother aren't speaking I feel I don't belong there. Where I live now doesn't feel like home either - mainly because of my...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Home-stressed

    When being the eldest in the house just seems to make you the prime point of being blamed for all the bad things in the house.When you try your hardest and yet, you are still not acknowledged.When everyone gives you the cold shoulder, and you're on your own.Sometimes I wish I...
    Yakiniku Yakiniku 18-21, F Mar 19, 2011

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    I just want to go home.

    I've moved so many times that I have no idea what or where to call "home". I have friends and family storing all my things for me, but I don't want to live out of a suitcase anymore. I want to feel relaxed and at home...once and for all.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Sep 7, 2014

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    This is not literal to me.

    Im not homeless. I live in a house under my parents roof. However, its a weird sensation when you feel more at home at your work than you fo your house. Its a weird feeling when you trust strangers more than you can trust your family. My "home" hasnt felt like home in years. Its...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Jan 14

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    not sure this is gonna

    even make sense but here goes. all my life, my family has moved around a LOT. i am currently living in my 11th house. most of the moves have been around the same area of one state, but this summer, we moved to a state 1000 miles away. i was really upset, because it just doesn...
    fairybby fairybby 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Mother Of Two.... What Am I Suppose To Do?

    I am a mother of two little boys reaching out for advice from anyone. I am currently not homeless because I work to provide a roof over mine and my kids head. However with that being said I am also working another job on top of that, I can't get any state aid because I don't have...
    roomtoroomwithkids roomtoroomwithkids 36-40 1 Response May 31, 2011

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    I just can't remember the last time I've been

    home having some pictures of my room Got used to it tho
    jack912 jack912 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2014

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    I am 30 years old and recently moved 1000 miles

    away from the place I had been previously living. Since leaving my mom's house at 18 I have moved around the northwest but each new place always felt like home after a few weeks. I requested to work at my current location to get away from the people in my life who were driving...
    lostintherockies lostintherockies 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2014

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