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    Depressed And Stressed In New York City

    I've always been miserable living in New York City. (even more so now with the rising crime rate this summer, but that's not unusual.) I long to be in fresh, open air. No crowds. To be able to walk out of my home and not be alarmed by a rodent scurrying along the sidewalk. I...
    memberexp memberexp 22-25, F Aug 25, 2012

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    I'm originally from the Bronx in New York

    but when I was 15 I was forced to move to Orlando Florida. I fcking hate it here, 7 years later, 22 years old and I still despise this place. It's not what people think it is, when you've actually experience the whole Orlando scene, foreigners will understand. Every year I go...
    W3lise93 W3lise93 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2015

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    I'm scared for the winter.

    I already feel isolated up here. Often I feel the snow makes it worse. Makes travel over the mountain passes dangerous. Blocks access to the wilderness. Plus it's just plain cold! I try to be positive. Try to layer up & get out there on skis or snowshoes. Try to take in the...
    SaundraMae SaundraMae 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

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    I live with my boyfriend's family in a nice

    house on a beautiful tree farm. It sounds great but I couldn't be more miserable. I can't go back to my parent's house... I feel like I have nowhere to go.
    imnotsierra imnotsierra 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2015

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    I was born and raised in Ukraine.

    Eventually, my parents and I moved to Mexico and have lived here ever since. It is a beautiful country overall, but the urban core at its centre, Mexico City, is a loathsome place. Crime, corruption, apathy, mediocrity... you can breathe it all as days pass, and this is further...
    ThePaleRider ThePaleRider 26-30, M Aug 31, 2015

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    horrible music horrible people Onyx tendrils

    drag me downward from where I once stood. Since the womb, I knew quicksand was a rational fear.
    jjaynes01 jjaynes01 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Tbh i rly need to move.

    I'd rather not die the same place i was born. I dont want the chance of becoming a ghost and having to spend eternity wandering the streets of my personal hell.
    GoddamnSpagetti GoddamnSpagetti 22-25, M Dec 21, 2015

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    I hate living in tropical paradise,

    Boca Raton, Florida. It is the most pretentious place I've ever experienced. People always ask me how I can hate living in sunny Florida, but it's the people that suck. I have been living here for 2 years and I have only made one friend and she lives a half hour away. I'm not...
    javs18 javs18 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2015

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    AdapterTwenty AdapterTwenty 18-21, M Sep 4, 2015

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    I'm sitting here while my children sleep

    and my husband is on the couch next to me. He has no idea how unhappy I am, although I have broached this conversation many times. I grew up in a small town in New England and, of course, wanted to leave as soon as I could. I went off to a larger town and then to the suburbs...
    felice88 felice88 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2015

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    I was born and raised in Denver,

    CO- im still residing here and I hate it. Denver was not always bad, there was a time where you could drive anywhere at 4:00pm and not worry about getting stuck in traffic. In the last 8 years or so, Denver has become so disgustingly gentrified that most of the people in my...
    Kalar1234 Kalar1234 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2015

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    I am just so miserable

    where i live now. There is nothing i like. It is too cold in the winter and too hot, humid in the summer. I think people are rude out here too. Everything is so old and grey. Depressing! I used to always live in a big city now it is a small town close to a big city but traffic...
    seacookie seacookie 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2015

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    I'm Trapped Here

    I moved here because my husband wanted to take a job here.  I love my husband and we truly could not afford to live where we had been previously.  I was sad to leave.  I used to be a happy go lucky kind of person, lots of friends, not too much conflict or...
    nolej95 nolej95 36-40 45 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    It would be nice to do something I love,

    but I live in North Dakota where dreams freeze and melt away along with everything else........
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 29, 2015

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    Okay. I just joined this

    and I really don't know how this works... but anyways. I absolutely hate where I live. I hate it. I'm a sophomore in high school now and its incredibly hard for me. In the summer of 2012 I moved to maine . With in 3 months I had so many friends. I was popular, I talked to...
    amandahutchinson98 amandahutchinson98 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2014

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    Tired of this small town life.

    I'm a big city girl at heart 💁
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 16-17, F Sep 20, 2015

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    I hate where I live because

    unless you are from here originally there is no one to be friends with. There are no jobs, there is nothing to do. No community classes, no clubs, forget nightlife. Not even a town less than three hours away that has those things! I don't like the weather either. Time stands...
    Dreamfish Dreamfish 26-30 1 Response May 20, 2014

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    It's not that I completely hate

    where I live. It's just that I want to get out of Illinois and experience another place to live. Another job. Someplace that I can have it all, that I can make my own home in. The whole 9 yards.
    SammyPoo91 SammyPoo91 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2015

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    What are the chances of a poor,

    averagely smart Irish girl getting into a college in the US?
    dirtbagteen dirtbagteen 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2015

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    Ever since my girlfriend left me,

    I've been stuck with family out in Wyoming. There's nothing to do in this one-horse town, and sometimes I am bored to tears. There's no one here like me, and no one who could like me.
    FleetlordAtvar FleetlordAtvar 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2015

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    Don't get me wrong I love South Africa

    but these days I've started to grow some dislike for the country. Firstly where in the world would you see billboard signs that say: " I like to give my clients pleasure not HIV" like what the ****???? How is that appropriate in anyway! "Find Jesus in the Quran" although I'm...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    I never wanted to move to Indiana

    so quickly. But my husband made the decision and I was forced here. I have been here about a year and I dread it. My mother in law is a nightmare (she lives RIGHT down the street), I am not twenty-one so I can't go out, and my husband made the decision to move here with out...
    Hannahmikel Hannahmikel 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2015

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    Oklahoma--where the Wind Kills Your Hair

    I live in waukomis, oklahoma. When we moved in our house had about 25 too many brown recuse spiders. We are surrounded by wheat fields. I have no friends or family here. Just me, my husband and our awesome little boy. I hate that i can't take our son outside in the summer since...
    minnie88 minnie88 26-30 4 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    I watch all these American YouTube vloggers

    and wish I lived somewhere like California! Like omg teenage life looks so perfect! My favourite vlogger goes one a 1 mile jog every day! Like if I did that People would think I was weird and I would get some funny looks running down the street. She also has a balcony. Omg what...
    EnchantedHopes EnchantedHopes 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I try not to. But it's hard.

    Often, it feels like a prison... I really feel like I'm going to need a lot of strength to get me through this next year. I find my strength through friendships. Empathy. Conversations. Laughter. EP is often my escape. I need you people.
    SaundraMae SaundraMae 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

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    I just want to live somewhere

    where there are normal places to shop, like stores that people actually talk about and go to, not these out of date places that people elsewhere don't care about anymore, clubs or bars for college aged people instead of all the country/biker bars, people that aren't wannabe...
    insertgenericusername insertgenericusername 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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    Los Angeles, California.

    I hate it now. I want to live in Kyoto, Japan, but it's very expensive, and there's no doctors who treats patients with Spina Bifida.
    Hotelimpossiblefan Hotelimpossiblefan 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2015

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    I've been in this hole of a state

    for nearly 20 years. When I first moved here, I was 21, full of **** and vinegar and wanting to conquer the world and earn my fortune. Well, I made my money, went to college and got a good job. I'm known, by first name, in five cities and three counties and I've been successful...
    Stepdadoutside Stepdadoutside 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Philadelphia: Hell On Earth

    Ok, when many surveys say Philly is one of the unhappiest (or perhaps least clean, or rudest) cities in the U.S. they are not kidding. The city itself is terrible, especially when you're going to visit the 'attractions', it takes 8 hours to find a parking space and I've never met...
    SylphNoir SylphNoir 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    I lived in a beautiful,

    secluded brick house with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a huge walk-up attic that I had converted into an art studio. I lived here alone with my two cats and almost preferred being alone, the space was so tranquil and empowered me with creativity. I had a creek that ran...
    purplemoonpie purplemoonpie 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2015

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    I have lived in this very small town

    for years. In fact I was even born there. I always felt a bit left out the loop while I lived there and it made me quite... unique (read: unpopular). But then, I moved to this wonderful city with wonderful people that I hold very close to my heart. Too bad good things don't...
    HAH37 HAH37 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2014

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    I want to be like my dad.

    He travels everywhere. One day he'll be in Florida, the next he'll be in Carolina, then the next he'll be in Pennsylvania. He motel/hotel hops. Never takes much with him. He doesn't have a lot of stuff to have to worry about. He doesn't have a big house to constantly clean...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    I recently moved from California to Washington

    and I hate it here. I used to live in a town that had 50,000 more people this town is the smallest I've lived in. I've moved around 4 times but none of them were as bad as this. I'm still only in high school so there isn't much I can do except wait. Everyday I dream of leaving...
    ErinE07 ErinE07 16-17, F Dec 1, 2015

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    *sigh* I love my family,

    and I like living in Louisiana, but I'm going west the first chance I get. Manifest Destiny!!!
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Get Me Out Of Here!

    I am 17, and have truly can not wait to move out of the town I live in. Being apart of an alternative sub-culture, I see the true nature of man everyday. The people were I live are sad oafs if they have never witnessed anyone as such as myself. Living in a bubble that they more...
    Chainsawhorror Chainsawhorror 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    If you live in Birmingham And you aren't rich

    You'll be sniffed out And treated like a ***** Or lesser than The average human Money shouldn't dictate How we view each other And I sure as hell Shouldn't be condemned By my lack there of **** yourselves
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2014

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    I live in Alaska... and I hate it.

    I am from the dessert, born and raised, and I miss it and my family. I live in Alaska with my husband and 2 young children. We are here because he makes about 3 times as much as he would in the "lower 48". When I first met my husband, he promised we would leave AK after we were...
    buggs234 buggs234 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2015

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    What Doesn't Kill You Tortures You

    I moved for a job to a very small town in Mississippi and I hate it. I am used to having things to do nearby not having to drive an hour at a minimum to everything including the grocery store. I can't even meet people my own age to hang out with. There isn't even a bar. It's so...
    icequeen101913 icequeen101913 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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    lipsofanangel26 lipsofanangel26 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    I love smack dab in the middle of lots of corn

    in a tiny town of three hundred people in Iowa it sucks
    noahnah noahnah 16-17, M Sep 1, 2015

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    I live in a small town in the centre of England

    and I am a full time fashion student in my final year. The problem is that where I live and what I am doing at uni makes me so depressed. To the outsider, my town is a lovely town. Its quaint and its more or less peaceful. But it's one of those towns where everybody knows...
    mikeyrebelheart mikeyrebelheart 26-30, M Jan 15

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    What's the meaning of staying long in a place

    where nobody is relevant to me? Isn't such a world equivalent to an unmaned world? Everything looks vapid here and the sky is always overcast. Being mired here for too long exhasuts me and everything looks so hard, like I have fallen an abyss where nobody can pull me up...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2015

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    So many chavs everywhere,

    can't wait till I move out of England
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 14 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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