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I Feel Unappreciated

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    Stressed And Tired Of Doing Everything!!!!!

    I am married, mostly happy with my husband, I have 2 children of my own and a stepson who's living with us for the summer. My preteen son has ADD and my daughter is 4 years old. I love my kids and my husband, but frankly feeling more and more unappreciated every day. We both...
    Wolfie2010 Wolfie2010 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    I hate when my mom treats me like a kid.

    So we're out with a friend for dinner and they were talk so I started messing with something on the table while they talked. Well my mom yanked it out of my hand and fussed at me and said I was gonna make a mess. So of course I got mad and started arguing with her and said she...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    gottabebettertoo gottabebettertoo 36-40, F Oct 17, 2014

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    I work in the kitchen of a retirement home.

    I love my job(seriously, not many ppl can say that but I DO) and my elderly residents. I am a dietary aide, which is a glamorized word for server/waitress. At work I am the hardest and most polite server they have! I come in for extra shifts when others can't be bothered to show...
    MillerLite86 MillerLite86 26-30, F Mar 14, 2014

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    I feel as though all I do goes unnoticed,

    that it is "expected" of me. I have been sick for a month now, and even ended up staying the night in the hospital and still I do not get help around the house. My husband and I have four children, however I feel like a single parent. Yes, he does work, and yest it is graveyard...
    mamabear707 mamabear707 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I always put him first.

    Just for ******* once I would like to be put first. I feel like screaming!
    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F Feb 5

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    i have a lot of ideas i would love to share

    with other people. i also love learning new thhings, and also teaching people. i love having real discussions with down to earth people who want the world to forward as much as i do. i feel like its so rare to find someone who really listens to me, and really wants to hear what...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2014

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    I feel like a toy that sits on a shelf,

    when someone wants to play with me it only last for a minute and the only one who benefitted was the user of the toy. I make great money for my wife to sit home, spend the money I earned, nag me and criticize every thing I do. Rags to riches, if you just read what I posted...
    pleasingyou1981 pleasingyou1981 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I Am Finally Doing Well--Why Does It Feel Like I'm Being Sabotaged By My Loved Ones?

    I have a very loving family--most of the time--but recently, I have been feeling extremely unappreciated. I started back to school this spring and took on a full time class schedule--not only have I maintained a 4.0 GPA, I am a full time mother. I spend as much time as I possibly...
    SoulSucker SoulSucker 22-25, F Jun 6, 2013

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    I'm not sure if this is about the immense

    desire I have to complain about my husband to someone, being listened to, feeling understood or trying to find a solution. I love my husband as do we all, but what's happening? why are so many of us women complaining about them? sometimes I think I'm just very good at...
    iamninamarie iamninamarie 26-30, F Jan 22

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    My Husband Never Appreciated Me...

    This weekend after a long day I was talking to my best friend who's sitting on my bed.  She is watching me as I'm hanging all of my nighties that I sure have alot to wear for some great guy when he comes along.  And it hit me that when I was living under the same roof...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    I'm homeschooled. I don't do my chores around

    the house, and my grades aren't good as they used to. But I plan to get a job next January, get my permit in May, get a car also In May, license in November. Also, I'll be saving up for an apartment. But nobody acknowledges that I'm making these plans for my future. None of my...
    lovethybey lovethybey 16-17, F May 14

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    Hello.. I would really really love to hear your

    opinion on my story tat youre about to read so please leave a response and tell me what you think because that the whole purpose of me writing this..thanks So where to start.. I have been great friends with my cousin since like 4 years weve played together shared secrets and...
    YourBunny YourBunny 16-17, F 2 Responses May 21, 2014

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    I feel like I do a lot of things

    for a lot of people. I never ask anything in return. I like giving my time and effort to those I care about and work with. However, it seems that no one ever really appreciates that. I feel like everything I do falls to the wayside, and nobody notices the sacrifices I make...
    tiredgoodguy tiredgoodguy 31-35, M Jul 17

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    I feel emotionally exhausted my bf dumps his

    kids on me, the majority of the time they are major brats. I'm about 7 months pregnant and we can't decide on a name for our son, he won't let me name the baby. His stupid five year old screamed and threw a temper tantrum last night and this morning before school, I don't her I...
    hartbri12 hartbri12 31-35, F Nov 7, 2014

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    My girlfriend does so much

    for me, but won't let me do a thing for her. Whenever my she has an issue of some sort, she lets me know, which one would assume means that she's asking for help. But I find that whenever I reach out and try to help her out (even if it's the tiniest thing) she either says no, or...
    CrunchyNoodle CrunchyNoodle 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    What Did I Do To Get Treated Like That?

    I do alot for people. I listen to my friends cry and whine about their drama and I help them get through whatever it they are going through at every minute of the day. I take my niece out shopping and to lunch at least once a week. I will do whatever I am asked of at work...
    dreamrgrl79 dreamrgrl79 26-30 2 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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    I Don't Understand.

    They drain me. Then once they are back on their feet, they leave me here by myself. Here being life. I don't get it. When everyone else has a hard time, I'm the first they come to. Then when things improve, it's like I am completely forgotten. My faith in humanity is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    I do so much for everyone else,

    I would organise suprise birthday parties for everyone else and organise fun activities and when it came to my birthday no one said anything. I feel so pushed away whenever I try talk to people, they will just give me that look of "ugh go away" and "who gives a ****" they are...
    kikilawl kikilawl 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    She tells me she loves me.

    All she does is demand. And when her bad days roll around she lashes it at me. I do a lot of work for her. Yet I feel like my efforts go to waste. I need to vent. Someone. Please.
    saint0928 saint0928 18-21, M 1 Response May 16, 2014

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    What if I just stopped doing everything

    that I do for you? Would that be a wake up call for you? Or for me?
    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    My Husband

    I love him SO much, and he loves me. But lately I've been feeling so unappreciated . It's just like he doesn't appreciate what I do. He never says thank you. I stay home with our kids, which is a pretty freaking hard job! I love it, but it's hard and when he gets home, I need a...
    JennMomof4 JennMomof4 31-35, F 16 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    It Makes Me Cry Myself To Sleep.

    I do so much work for everyone. I am always there for others when they need me. I have a problem showing my emotions (I think it has to do with the fact that I was abused as a child) and it makes all my loved ones feel bad. They think I don't care about them which is not true at...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    I sent someone a gift

    and they never thanked me. It hurts a little
    Nursekat87 Nursekat87 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    Why Do I Even Try?

    It's funny because when you look up people feeling unappreciated it's always a parent feeling unappreciated by a teen. Well in my case it's reversed. Let's start out by saying I'm in highschool and I'm the youngest of 4 kids (3 kids including me live at home). My parents are...
    username246 username246 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    it doesn't hurt to appreciate ppl,

    like it hurts to be apathetic not giving a flying **** about anything on earth,, like do what u can, a smile, kindness, bring sweetness & beautiful vibes into the universe, don't ******* not care at all cause u think it's "cool"
    jazzg25 jazzg25 16-17, F Oct 16, 2014

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    when you have plans and invite somebody to

    dinner and I go out of my way to make their favourite meal and they cancel at the last minute with a totally lame excuse! its just downright rude!
    femmeme femmeme 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    6 months pregnant and hurting a lot already,

    though I can't help but feel it's because I'm doing too much. Went to the supermarket by myself with greasy hair and some stains on my jeans. Wonderful. Carried heavy shopping with no help apart from boyfriend carrying some bags into the kitchen when I returned, then he sat...
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    He doesn't respond to my sexy messages.

    That makes me feel like ****.
    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F Jan 23

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    Nothing Is Ever Good Enough....

    I feel like nothing is ever good enough. At times i wonder what the whole meaning of life really is. I dread each day. My life is going no where. Now you wonder why i feel like this, let me explain in further detail. Two years ago, I was in a really bad relationship. The guy i...
    Feb 10, 2013

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    Years of Effort Gone to Waste

    I've spent years of my life researching a particular field of study because I uncovered a cure for one of the major medical issues that inflict mankind. I'm not a doctor, but I have a firm grasp of the physical sciences, and I spent a great deal of effort understanding how the...
    Strangeling Strangeling 41-45 Mar 31, 2009

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    Hard Work Doesn't Matter

    I'm chronically unappreciated at work but am used to it. I take satisfaction in knowing things wouldn't run as smoothly without me and on occasion get some good feedback. In my spare time I volunteer with a non-profit group. I've worked with them for several years and...
    randomuser15 randomuser15 31-35, F Sep 25, 2009

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    I know I don't work 40 hrs a week

    for money right now, but I am a fulltime mom. I feel like he no longer wants to be with me. Maybe he has lost interest, I have just been sooo tired lately. For once I just want him to say You are being a great mom , your beautiful and I love you. I guess I am feel self...
    roses2004 roses2004 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2014

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    nothing like always putting yourself out there,

    and people ignore your opinions and veiws, your feelings. I'd mu ch rather a cold hard truth than ignorance, and pretending amd pretty lies.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I try as hard as I can to make everyone happy.

    My husband is always unhappy about something! I feel like I can never catch up, I am never good enough, and I have to walk on egg shells. I know I am loved, but it would mean a ton if it was actually shown.
    kash0830 kash0830 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    My Parents.. Do They Care??

    I feel like it doesn't matter if  I talk or not. My parents would mind if I didn't exist, wasn't home or died. But that's it. THis is hard to explain (I'm not english so..) But i'll try anyway. An example: We are all watching tv. And I see something on TV that I like and...
    lunachi lunachi 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    Well...Father's Day came

    and went and it seemed like just another day. While all the other Dads were getting blessings and props from their wives on Facebook, Twitter and everything else - I got no public recognition of any kind. I got some pancakes from my wife. I don't blame the kids...their too young...
    bgood79 bgood79 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    My One Sided Relationship

    I'm exhausted physically and emotionally drained I have given all of me, and I have gotten nothing back I have a boyfriend right now, who i really do care about He's at a really rough point in his life right now, so To deal with it, he's drinking almost everyday And I dont want...
    NeverBeenKissed93 NeverBeenKissed93 22-25, F May 24, 2012

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    I Feel Unappreciated By My Boyfriend

    It irritates me that my boyfriend never really motivate's me, or tells me "you can do it!" All he talks about is himself, and how he's doing really well. Then when I try to do something, he always finds something in it to criticize. Maybe I'm just too needy or sensitive. All I...
    blissfulmoon24 blissfulmoon24 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Around 5am this morning I woke up out of a shallow sleep, I was having a terrible dream. Someone was chasing me and I was scared. I opened my eyes in panic. I see I left a candle...
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    It wasn't like this 4 months ago and I do not wish to go back to that state. I had lost my happy personality and my ambition to follow my dreams for a while. There will always be...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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    I run occasionally. It helps me think. It helps me release stress. I can't even describe the feeling. But I ran today. And I didn't feel free. I didn't feel fresh. I wasn't...
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