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I Feel Like No One Listens

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    The more I talk, the more I say,

    the less people listen. I can sit perfectly still all day and never make a peep and everyone wants to know what is wrong, (or at least the best ones do), or worse, they take the smile on my face for happiness. I am alone in my thoughts. Alone to figure everything out. I have...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    No one ever listens or cares what I have to say

    , I'm just done about to say goodbye in 5 days and they don't care at all 😂😭😭🔫😔
    torriann15 torriann15 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    Why Bother?

    Recently there was a new hiree at work. I had to train this guy for five 7am to 3pm shifts. I thought he'd do ok, as he picked things up pretty quickly. After one day off, he returned to the 3pm to 11pm shift, to be trained by 2 other staff members. As he walked through the doors...
    jiggstrixie92 jiggstrixie92 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    Even Family Ignores Me...

    I am 22. I just moved to a new state in with my older brother and his wife/fiance and my grandma. I don't know anyone here except them. This has always happened to me, but it is especially bad now. I will be talking and right in the middle of my sentence whoever I am talking to...
    xmanpower xmanpower 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    My Colleauges Are So Self Centred!

    My colleagues are driving me crazy! I am friendly, talk to everyone, listen to all their stories, but the minute I try to talk about myself I am ignored and they just keep talking about themselves. One girl I feel like I can't have a conversation with because she always...
    angela81 angela81 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Smart phones is now the most common way of

    people communicating isn't it? Everyone is so focused on it that I suspect that they actually forgotten how to interact with real life people -.- whenever I talk to my best friend during lunch breaks, she'll always be on her phone texting and don't really bother listening to...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F Apr 20

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    I love you all. Message me

    if you need anything.
    meowmeowpoop meowmeowpoop 13-15, F Apr 22

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    I am a chatterbox. I talk

    and talk but I feel as if no one listens. I wish I could find just one person in my life who listens to me. My friends don't, my parents don't and well nobody else does so...
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 16-17, F Jan 1

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    Frustrated

    Sometimes I feel like I have to talk very fast just so that I can get the important part of what I'm saying out before whoever I'm talking with loses interest. It seems like they listen for about the first few seconds and that's it. This happens with everyone... my family...
    MashedPotatoes26 MashedPotatoes26 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    Alone..

    My name is Kaytlyn. And sometimes I feel so alone. Like noone is ever listening to me. I like this boy, and he told me he likes me too. I asked him if he was going to be in town over the weekend, and he said no. But my best friend is hanging out with him.? I dont understand...
    loveislouder13 loveislouder13 13-15 Oct 13, 2012

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    I'm Oppressed

    It's like everyone would only listen if they want something, other than that, no one ever cares about my opinions, my ideas, or my feelings. I know confidence is the key, but i'm talking about family members and best friends, shouldn't i be but myself with them ?
    omar112670 omar112670 22-25 2 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    Listening

    Either they're not listening or pretending not to listen, oh well!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 25, 2011

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    I want is to listen to someone & know

    everything there is to know about them but the only problem is I want them to want the same thing with me. Having a hard time finding that, but I really do enjoy listening to people I just don't know how to feel close to someone it's lonely at times.
    1lostsinner2 1lostsinner2 18-21, F Jul 22

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    Let me start by saying

    that finding this blog makes me feel better as no one listens to me either. I mean REALLY listens to me. It doesn't matter too much who I'm talking to (except for my closest friends), I'm either ignored or misunderstood. Even when asked my opinion in a group it seems what I'm...
    Ifeelsomekindaway Ifeelsomekindaway 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I think when I'm ignored

    while I am trying to offer something hurts the most because I can't blame them. I can't say "oh they're just a jerk they don't care about me" (someone walking away while you are pouring your heart out). Instead I feel like I'm not worth attention, habitually tune me out, as if...
    Kryste Kryste 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    I'm Pessimistic

    i'm only 17 but i feel too old. i have no real friend.even at school i can't find friends i'm pessimistic. i think life sucks. i've lived 17 years of no goal. no one listens, they don't even try. i feel so cold and so lonely most of the time. i have no goal in life. i can't...
    livehappy livehappy 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    Do you ever feel entirely alone?

    I feel like that a lot. I try to talk to people, but either they don't understand or I feel like they're not really listening. I just want someone to talk to me. I've told both my parents I'm depressed and they never did anything (despite my mom saying she wouldn't know what she...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    Today I was talking to Max.

    Just as I was opening my heart to him and tell my life story, he walked away like he had work to do. I sat the rest of the day crying while nobody even took notice of my grief. Life can be like a tosti sometimes. It helps if you just put on some more sauce
    Hectormalot Hectormalot 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Not Even My Closest Friend Listen To Me..

    I'm only in my second year in high school, and even my friends have started ignoring me, especially my closest friend. I mean, it's everyday, I say something and no one listens. I repeat myself several times, louder each time - People mostly say "It's because you're so quiet!" It...
    WhatsWrongWithMee WhatsWrongWithMee 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    My Parents Don't Want To Listen

    Some times I just feel like no one wants to listen to me. When I am upset, and my parents usually know when I am, they almost never bother to ask me why. When I ask them, they just say things like, I try to listen but you get really moody. They think that now I am a teenager, I...
    emma12345678 emma12345678 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2012

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    Everyone Wants To Do All The Talking

    It's the story of my life...brothers stealing my jokes, sisters going on and on about their experiences and me listening like the good girl I was. And then it continued seamlessly into my adult life and it now appears universal.... that no one listens. It's as if there's a...
    maflo maflo 41-45 2 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    Sometimes I feel like no one listens to

    anything I say...surrounded by humans....but I go unnoticed.... Sigh
    Albrma061011 Albrma061011 26-30, F Aug 25

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    Im married with 3 kids

    and I feel like no matter what I say that my husband and step son just dont listen unless I scream and then it becomes a fight because of that. I try asking for things or talking about things but I either cut off or I just get flat out ignored. It hurts when this happens so I...
    aloneandloud aloneandloud 26-30, F 2 Responses May 14

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    People Who Ask Questions But Don't Wait For The Answer

    Ever happen to you that asks you a question and you've hardly started to answer and he's already saying something else ? Happens to me often. Does it mean that people aren't interested in what I have to say ?
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Aug 27, 2013

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    It's Like I Don't Exist...

    Even when I try to talk to people, they never listen; the few that do rarely want to talk to me again - not if they don't have to, at least. All this does is make me want to avoid talking to people, because I don't know who's listening. Wish someone could help...
    def95 def95 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    A Host To A Never-ending Swarm Of Parasites.

    I often feel like God's purpose for me on this earth is to be an emotional punching bag for everyone to dump their problems on. Then when I eventually crumble, my existence here will just vanish like, just how Kansas expresses, dust in the wind. Then everyone will move on and...
    puffylow puffylow 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Alone

    My story is small. I feel as thought talking does no good for me. My kids over talk me the minute they ask/ tell me something and I begin to respond. Anything that I say to my husband seems to either cause an argument or ends up making me feel small or stupid for saying it. When...
    dawneubanks2005 dawneubanks2005 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    False Words

    I hate words, all words.  Words mean nothing, I don't believe in words. Everyone talks about oh I care about you, I love you, you are beautiful, you are amazing but all of these are false words.  Sick and tired of false words.  People like to talk to hear their own bs.  Their...
    gtarose gtarose 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2011

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    To Be Great..

    I've always struggled with feeling misunderstood. I know this is something that's not unique to me. Still, it doesn't hurt any less. Well, this quote makes me feel better (whether it's true or not.) "To be great is to be misunderstood." Ralph Waldo Emerson
    tinysunshine tinysunshine 26-30 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    The Invisible Woman

    i feel no one is listening to me. i feel like i open my mouth to speak and all my husband hears is "blah blah blah..." People talk over me or totally ignore something i've said. As a result i tend not to talk, not about myself anyway. I'm very upset tonight. i'm a nice person, i...
    BonnyJo BonnyJo 41-45, F 8 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    I'Ve Noticed..

    I have noticed at most times when people tell stories, others will listen and respond. But when I tell my personal story they cut me off to start a new story, or just even change the subject to something different. Like, ill say something funny (least that I think it is) at the...
    Roberthietanen Roberthietanen 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    No One Listens To Me

    I speak. People disregard what I say. Mother. Boyfriend. Dog. Boss. Co-workers. Everyone. My voice is clear and sound. I am not a low talker. I reiterate what is important. And I get nothing back. To get my point across in the future ill have people repeat back to me what I...
    MableJones MableJones 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Do You Hear Me?

    Sometimes I really wonder who actually hears me or listens to me... When I feel so alone and I break down and pour my heart out to someone, do they really listen or are they just there not really caring but pretending? I wonder sometimes if those people that always are "there...
    aloneinsidehappyoutside aloneinsidehappyoutside 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    No one listens to me.

    Not even parents and best friends not even teachers. Parents: i tell them about ky day and they dont listen at all. When i ask why they say that i just throw out some unneeded information. I say hey dad i got A* in math and they dont pay attention and if i say i got B in math...
    Yauzaheart Yauzaheart 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    The Long Road

    I am a thirty year old man married with 4 children . Most of my life I have felt that no one listens to me. I work with my wife from home who is a childminder. I am constantly put down anytime I try to speak to my children if they have done something wrong I get shouted at if I...
    Nigel1205 Nigel1205 31-35, M Aug 19, 2013

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    Nobody listens to me.

    Sometimes I think I might as well be invisible because no one ever hears me or what I have to say. don't get me wrong I have plenty of friends. my social life is actually great but I just feel like I need someone that I can connect to on deeper meanings. Someone who knows when...
    Desssy Desssy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    We increasingly live with all these smartphones

    and I always try to talk to girls who just coincidentally look at their phones while im talking to them. But thats not the whole root of the problem! I have no friends to listen to me because everyone is in their own comfort zone at Complacency high school and just dont care...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    I Have Something to Say Too.

    Sometimes I feel like no one listens to me, or doesn't care about what I have to say. I suppose this is why I never tell anyone my problems, or feelings. Even my mother doesn't listen to me. I could be telling her something and then she will start to talk over...
    Krysta Krysta 22-25, F 13 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    So, basically, nobody hears me it seems.

    I go over to my bf's mom's house and try my best to keep up with the conversation and be a part of it but its like nobody wants me to be a part of it, nothing i say is interesting, so she never lets me finish my thought, and off she goes on a tangent talking over me about the...
    BipolarKitten BipolarKitten 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I Don't Know

    Hi, i'm Asian male, 28, single, resides in a country in Southeast Asia. I'm sorry in advance because i write too long. I'm feeling a bit ****** up right now. Please accept my gratitude if you're reading this. I don't know who my biological dad is. Never want to find out...
    1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    It's funny. I'm 27, turning 28 soon. All my life I have lived to please my parents. I decided to apply to college abroad once, got accepted. My parents weren't happy about it and...
    AsiG AsiG 26-30, F 3 days ago

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