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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 Aug 6, 2013

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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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 22-25 Sep 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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 Need Help

    I am 20 yrs old, Currently work at a resturaunt, cleaning houses on the side. In about 2 months my mom and sister are about to bail out on me, I cannot afford 600 a month, I can not afford to live on my own, although I am trying. I have looked everywhere for help, but can't seem...
    Kattyeilleen Kattyeilleen 18-21 1 Response Aug 26, 2008

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    Renting A Room

    at a friend's house. It's awkward being somewhere that is someone else's. They're nice about it, but I feel like I'm intruding every time I'm here. I'd love to have my own place someday.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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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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    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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    At the end of May, my lease is up. I've been planning on leaving this town to go back to either my college town or farther away, to the East Coast, where some family is, to take a...
    eunsuk eunsuk 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    My dad has not been aloud to see me since l was 6 or 7 a few weeks ago his cousin messaged me on Facebook saying your dad in the paper cos he's using a mobile soup kitchen cos he...
    Donnaxauntiextox15 Donnaxauntiextox15 26-30, F Apr 8

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    Never knew there was anyone like me out there. My boyfriend is a very hard worker. While he is at work he works very hard. Problem seems to be that he lets everything that others...
    geminigurl595 geminigurl595 41-45, F Apr 9

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    As a child, I remember witnessing the separation of my parents, not sure how old I was, too small to have seen that. There was a big fight, brutal, stabbing and yelling going and I...
    MarioPm MarioPm 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have a huge, caring, supportive extended family! I have eight siblings, seven in-laws, and one ex-in-law that is still close to the family (and to my sister). At last count I...
    usedchild usedchild 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I'm 21 years old and I have only hurt the people around me and myself for the past 5 years. My mother died in 2009 from an overdose (I grew up watching her pack down her soul). I...
    Teskine504 Teskine504 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Well, if you want to get technical, I still am. I'm still in and out of a few of the shelters in my area. However, I know this is a temporary situation that was meant to teach me...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F Apr 8

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    My father once told me, "If a homeless person asks you for money, offer a meal instead of money." Today, that's exactly what happened. I was in a Subway today and a guy came up...
    Nijima Nijima 41-45, M Mar 26

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    Spent 4 hours volunteering for homeless charity this a.m.. I enjoy that so that doesn''t count. Went to official gov office and met a woman there that needed help filling out a...
    Gladez Gladez 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I tend to take things to serious and too the heart.When I see sad things going on in the world,I just wish I could help people out when they are in a bad situation.I even cry...
    shygirlaquamarine shygirlaquamarine 13-15, F Apr 1

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    My mom kicked me out about a month ago and I've been staying with friends since, it sucks having literally no money but I am thankful for what my friends can provide me like food...
    kendxx kendxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I have this awesome homeless friend in San Francisco. His art is amazing...kinda dark, but greatly detailed, and he always has something interesting to say about the government...
    ashalew ashalew 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I was living in SanJose ca. I became homeless so I had no choice but to move to Long Beach with an ex whom I don't care for at all! He lives in a run down apt, that has rats and...
    vivduff vivduff 46-50, F Apr 2

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    we got a thousand point of light for the homeless man...i am glad he has them since he don't have a house and all. i am listening to too much Neil Young on these trips to...
    backalley backalley 70+ 6 days ago

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    Dear family, friends, and all seven billion people in this world, First off, let me tell you about myself. I am a thirteen year old girl, I have two sisters and one step-sister. My...
    mcsunshine09 mcsunshine09 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    life what you make out of it no one will know ,,, what you doing ,,, you get older,,, then the day come you say (I Do) ,, then you two have children's ,,,your home just be a mom...
    pullupgirl103 pullupgirl103 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I wouldn't say I know all about the streets or even a big part of it because I honestly don't. I have had a taste of what happens. I recently this evening talked to a man who spent...
    PartyCrazyGenius PartyCrazyGenius 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Time is a very precious and valuable gift. It should be valued and treasured the same way we treat other precious things in our life. Time is a constant, and can never be stopped...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I hate people who brag. They show off to prove something they aren't. They want society to accept them. I dress down because I want people to like me for me. Not what I can do...
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T Apr 1

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    I chatted on yahoo for years, which is likely why I have no hobbies. No need for any when you spend your hours talking to strangers. Now, every few weeks I will open it for a few...
    salacioustoastlicker salacioustoastlicker 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    How Much Do You Pay? Eyedea (AKA Oliver Hart on this particular album) was never the easiest rapper to listen to. Although lyrically gifted, it always felt like he tried to say...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Mar 27

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    Joe Diffie - Ships That Don't Come In Lyrics I could tell he'd had a tough life By the way he sat and stared And me, I'd come to push and shove So I pulled up a chair. We...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I don't like saying i believe in demons, but the fact is they do exist..but i do like to say i believe in angels and with good reason... After i had left rehab i was a complete...
    markpaul69 markpaul69 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    So, one night during the summer, my boyfriend and I were going through some turmoil in our relationship. I was so angry because he was supposed to pick me up from Anacostia Station...
    RoyautePrincess RoyautePrincess 26-30 a week ago

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    1. I like chocolate 2. I’m a bit psychic 3. I’ve never worn high heels, I’m more of a sneakers and flats girls 4. My favourite subject is English 5. I do home-based online...
    Ultimatedorktroid Ultimatedorktroid 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 26

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    I know this is a story as old as the stars. So here I am. Surrounded by my three kitties who are probably the closest I will get to having children since I refuse to start a family...
    lnvisible lnvisible 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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