I Hate Where I Live

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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

    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
    49 Responses Aug 22, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2013

    The place I live at is a economic depression

    that is filled with nothing but rude people. There are only a tiny amount of nice folks, but other than that I rather move. Plus they're too lazy to build more stores to create more jobs. Then they almost cancelled all after school clubs and sports...I want to move back to New...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3
    Sep 14, 2015

    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
    Apr 11, 2015

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2016

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    Aaah, it will feel so cathartic to write this.

    . I really, really, really loathe my town. (To such an extent it is perhaps worrying) I cannot stand the ugly (grey, neglected, appalling) town centre, I cannot stand some of the intrusive (also gossipy and small-minded) people, I cannot stand the 'malaise' of the town, I cannot...
    Kathinka Kathinka
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2014

    I never thought that someone's surroundings

    could make someone so depressed, but it's happened to me. Two years ago I had to move to a small town in southern South Carolina (parent got a job). At first, I was neutral about the move. I thought it would be okay...a fresh start at least. But I can truly say that after...
    etalors etalors
    22-25, F
    Aug 16, 2014
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    Feb 6, 2016

    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
    1 Response May 20, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    I'm really sorry for all of you

    who are unhappy. I feel like I am at breaking point. My flat is so noisy, flats are being built around me and the roads have become constant with traffic. My neighbours are very noisy, including at night, and new neighbours play very loud music, the beat seems to set off a...
    TLMills TLMills
    36-40, F
    Mar 30, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2014
    deleted deleted
    Oct 18, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2015

    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
    Sep 15, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    Sep 1, 2015

    Well... I don't exactly hate it.

    It's just I was born and raised here and I wanna venture somewhere different. It's impossible to move though because all of my father is here and he is my everything. I'm afraid of moving somewhere and not having the help I may need should I ever need it. Have you ever just...
    anomalnonomous anomalnonomous
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

    I love New England, trust me.

    But Vermont is basically the sweaty gooch of New England. I hate it here, I mean, the food's good, the alcohol is great, the whole farm-to-table thing is great. It's beautiful. But it is so unbelievably boring. You have to travel an hour or more just to go anywhere, unless you...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    Oct 18, 2015

    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
    Apr 18, 2015
    noahnah noahnah
    18-21, M
    Oct 11, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    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

    hi all. i'm new and i came here cause i hate

    where i live so bad, i'm fed up of this country, i hate people of this country and everything about this country, i wish i could move but i can't. It's been some years now since i want to move and i think i'm getting ill. Anyways i see i'm not the only one, so i want to read the...
    Florence90 Florence90
    26-30, F
    Mar 5, 2016
    AdapterTwenty AdapterTwenty
    18-21, M
    Sep 4, 2015

    *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

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2016

    it's a "love/hate" relationship

    where I live, I LOVE it but hate tht we get no snow, I miss snow ( & being "homebound" )
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    This town and every single person in it can

    kiss my butt. I hate it here. Every fiber of my being is aching to be somewhere else. When I drive through it, disgust swells up within me. Someone get me out of here. Anybody get me out of here. Get me the hell out of here.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    Dec 21, 2015

    I hate South Carolina!

    !! I need to move back to New England . These people are so backwards
    NewEngland2015 NewEngland2015
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2015

    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, 2016

    Here are all the things wrong with this city.

    FIRST, MY OLD NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE CENTER OF THE CITY: -Full of drug dealers who partied all night. -I could hear people screaming at each other sometimes. -Police often came, but never fixed anything. -There was a bullet hole in my window. -There was once a shooting near my...
    LanelJaento LanelJaento
    16-17, T
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    I've lived in New York forever

    and I can't wait until I'm done with college so I can move out of state!
    houseofgold houseofgold
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016

    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
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    So many chavs everywhere,

    can't wait till I move out of England
    maddieXxx maddieXxx
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    Love it and hate it. I'm happy to be northern,

    but I'm so bored of Manchester. It holds too many bad memories for me to want to live here anymore. I want to go somewhere else to restart. The architecture may seem miserable to anyone who isn't from this city. “Grant us a vision of our city, fair as she might be; a city of...
    ubahn1000 ubahn1000
    22-25, M
    Dec 30, 2015

    I currently live in the Midwest,

    but I've lived in one state previously and was born in another. The thing is, I hate it here, and I've lived here the most. Everyone just seems to be stuck in their own little bubble, and they aren't willing to leave. I've been treated badly ever since I moved here, and I'm...
    Hecatia Hecatia
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2016

    I live in Saskatchewan,

    Canada and I absolutely hate it here. I've been living here since I was five years old and I'm going to college here however this is finally the year I graduate. I plan to go somewhere else for medical school. I hate the weather here, it's too cold in the winter and too hot in...
    rick546 rick546
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2016

    What are the chances of a poor,

    averagely smart Irish girl getting into a college in the US?
    dirtbagteen dirtbagteen
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2015

    Virginia has got to be one of the most boring

    places to live. The only 2 cities I love from here are Norfolk & va beach everything else is either ghetto or country I am leaving ASAP
    deleted deleted
    Sep 13, 2015

    I live in Alabama. I'm confident

    that I don't need to dive into the details. We continue to make the national news for all the wrong reasons. The community that I live in is also a complete disaster. You'd be shocked by how much meth is used in this area. The house across the street had a meth lab in it, and it...
    Jononymous Jononymous
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2016

    Tired of this small town life.

    I'm a big city girl at heart 💁
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee
    18-21, F
    Sep 20, 2015

    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
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    I hate my city, my state it depends,

    and the country is meh and it looks like it could get worse. My city is horrible. I already posted an experience about it, so I'll just summarize it. Terrible downtown, police do nothing, a couple people got killed here, ranked as one of the most boring cities as the state. The...
    LanelJaento LanelJaento
    16-17, T
    1 Response Mar 5, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    Glasgow....too many memories now.

    Feels like a past life. Too much sadness and poverty to see too. Guess that's the same everywhere but my god the rain makes everything so much shittier! Time to spin to globe and stop it with the finger I think.
    caledonian88 caledonian88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2016
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