I Hate Living In Michigan

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 People

    Moved to Midland, Michigan in the summer of 2013

    for a job... My wife and I are from Florida and this place has been a culture shock.. I mostly get negative vibes from people here.. I'd say hi to my neighbors and they just look down.. It's so weird.. Lived in California and Florida and never experienced such a detachment from...
    edjp edjp
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    I have lived in MI my entire life in the same

    house in the same town and I hate it! I hate the weather, I hate the lack of excitement, and I hate the lack of opportunity for someone as creative as me! I am moving to California as soon as I finish college!
    DanielleJW DanielleJW
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    I really can't believe I am from here.

    This state is FROM HELL. Do not move here if you are thinking of doing so. Michigan is filled with the largest percentage of close minded, pessimistic, negative, small thinking, judgmental, overly religious, mind numbing, stubborn, excuse ridden STUPID IDIOTS who are destined...
    pristine85 pristine85
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 8

    I have been here off

    and on for 40 years, soon as I escape the place something (family issues or the like) I am right back here. My loved ones are important to me but this place sucks. I don't like country--nothing is so lonely as being out in the country during a snowstorm and realizing that it...
    paddytram paddytram
    56-60, M
    May 21, 2015

    The weather sucks. School should be canceled

    tomorrow. But nope. Has to be -19 degrees or 6 inches of snow.
    3van 3van
    13-15, M
    Mar 1

    We are going on our 3rd year in Warren,

    MI. And I can honestly say that I have hated every second of it...We moved here from Jacksonville, AL because of my husbands job with the arsenal. I have been as friendly and open with everyone as I could, and people just don't seem to want to get to know anyone. The schools...
    Bamagirl2 Bamagirl2
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Mar 3, 2014


    You guys are absolutely insane I lived in Michigan until I was 13 and it was amazing I loved it and you guys suck balls.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 30, 2013

    I've Tried My Best With Michigan

    I have a lot of trouble making friends here in Michigan. I miss the social lives I’ve had when I lived around greater Orlando and greater Seattle. But since I’m not the type of person who blames my misfortunes on my environment and the surrounding, I first take a look at...
    Celestron Celestron
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Nov 25, 2013

    We have lived here for 2 years now,

    and today I decided for fun to see what I could find about others and their Michigan experiences. Well, this made me feel a lot better! Others who feel exactly like I do and state almost verbatim what I have tried to explain to my husband. We moved here for jobs and not...
    runitoffRN runitoffRN
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2014

    I grew up in metro Detroit

    and recently moved back after a separation...the metro Detroit area has changed for the worse in my estimation. Manic drivers, traffic congestion, racial strife, crime, difficult to manage weather, unhappy stressed people are just a few examples that I've experienced firsthand...
    dontworrybehappi dontworrybehappi
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 17, 2015

    Economic Woes

    There is no question that Michigan’s economy today is suffering, due largely to the loss of market share among the Big 3 U.S. automotive companies and the ripple effects of that downturn, as well as the loss of manufacturing jobs in general. There has been a full and...
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Mar 12, 2008

    Michigan eventually forces its citizens into a

    form of "Stockholm Syndrome." They start loving the things they should hate... It may be "pretty" at times but the bad outweighs the good in a MULTITUDE of ways!!! Now bring on the pissy Michiganders defending their ****** state. Even a broken clock is right 2 twice a day...
    pristine85 pristine85
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 29

    I love in northern Indiana

    but I will mention that Michigan road ways are terrible and the drivers are much worse.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Mar 1

    There is nothing worse

    than a Michigan redneck. They take pride in their stupidity. I have lived here since my parents came up for work when I was 3. I'm retired now and my wife won't move down south so I'm stuck here. College towns are the best if you have to live in MI.
    KopKat KopKat
    61-65, M
    2 Responses May 16, 2015

    What Is Wrong With People In Michigan?

    My family and I moved to Michigan almost 3 years ago from Florida only b/c my husband couldn't find a job at that time and yes, there was a job in his specialty in Ann Arbor. We moved to the Canton/Ypsi area and we have been miserable since the day we moved here and want so badly...
    deleted deleted
    117 Responses Aug 15, 2011

    Michigan And Florida

    I lived in Plant City Florida for about four years on and off. I've lived up here for most of my life. I consider myself a kind compassionate person....but I do agree,it is very difficult to make friends up here. I am way up north. I've always considered myself a loner up here...
    shelby616 shelby616
    2 Responses May 16, 2012

    Funny how 95% of the comments stating how much

    people hate Michigan are based on experiences living in the Southern portion of the state. Look at a map theres a lot more to Michigan than Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo etc. Many of you making comments complain about people being rude and close minded??!! Look outside of your...
    cleland68 cleland68
    31-35, M
    6 Responses May 11, 2014

    if you live in Kalamazoo Michigan today you know

    that is very crappy outside we got 3 inches of snow last night and expecting another 2 to 5 inches of snow today
    spankyouhard9 spankyouhard9
    56-60, M
    Mar 1


    I moved to Michigan last August from Los Angeles. My husband works in overseas and my brother in Law just landed a job here from Chicago, so my sister and I wanted to live closer. What a hugh mistake this was. People in Michigan has no dignity or pride in themselves. Where we...
    irishboymom irishboymom
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2013
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