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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 166 People

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

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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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    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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    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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    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Oct 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 24, 2012

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 4

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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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    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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    TewTewLove TewTewLove 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 25

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    i'm 30 years old. I have 2 children. No life. I was kicked out at 12 years old by my mother on xmas eve. I was forced to grow up on the streets and survive. I managed to finish...
    IdiditTOmyselfTwice IdiditTOmyselfTwice 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    Heyyy, just venting lbvs! I don't have any friends, nor family! is it by choice mmm yea in a way but not really! I tend to block people out and keep a tough guard! Why, because I...
    TewTewLove TewTewLove 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    How do you deal with the voices? When your mind and your body are talking to you faster than you can hear faster than you can understand and only little utterances make sense. If...
    LadySweetz LadySweetz 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10

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    It is rainy season soon in Japan. I have forgotten and left like 30 umbrellas on the train last 20 years. Now I only buy a cheap umbrella. A cool looking umbrella brings me grief...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 2 Responses May 11

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    I was for a short while, my mom and I. It was scary. Don't want to go through that again. It was like only a few days but it kind of changed my life. I always share my change or...
    haleysings haleysings 13-15, F May 9

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    Am I a Monster? For me, the worst part of living with a mental disease was feeling like I can’t trust myself. When I was little, people told me I was different and I didn’t...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    I actually think that's my new thing. Infatuations with people who can't love me. A new form of self-destruction, if you will. But he...he was the kicker. It was on and off for...
    borderlineeverything borderlineeverything 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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    Overnight the world in the UK ended and I am really frightened by it. This morning I was angry. I am not supposed to be political. I couldn't hold back. I erupted all over...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 12 Responses May 8

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    *(Re-Take)* I was homeless for a little over half a year before. It was one hell of an experience but this is the story of how it began. It was a deeply personal journey. I wasn't...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M May 12

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    My car was my home for about two months. Still kinda homeless, but I have a place to sleep.
    Zolaura Zolaura 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    It is the fear you live with every day. It's sort of big and looming. One day you feel okay and wonder how long you are gonna feel that way.Other times you wake up with your...
    skcamper skcamper 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Forgotten veterans.Beat by mother as a child for rich father abandoning us. I looked and sounded like father so I paid the price for it.Step father a good man and is why I am not a...
    sswehiii sswehiii 51-55, M 1 Response May 12

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    This experience is not from me. My mother told me this. First I must say it could just be a coincidence, but still ... It was weird. So let's get back to 1979. My mother was a 13...
    HotPancakes96 HotPancakes96 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    July 2012 to March 2013 I slept in a van through the extreme heat then cold. July 4th, Christmas, and my birthday in a van. I worked two jobs. I was escaping a toxic relationship...
    DancesWithUnicorns DancesWithUnicorns 22-25, F 1 Response May 12

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    Dear Robert, There are days where I want to give up, where everything feels so wrong. Where I feel alone and broken. I had days where I just wanted to give up and vanish. Then I...
    untilmydeath untilmydeath 18-21, F Apr 28

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    With two trailers. And a truck It bites. Gifted trailers were nice. As was truck at first. But no gold washer leaves me sick. Go looking for gold and dont care...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 29

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