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I Have Often Felt Unwanted

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 269 People

    For a Long Time

    I have felt unwanted since I was a child.  I was moved around so much between my real father, grandparents and mother until I was about ten and my mother married my step father who I call my daddy to this day.  I feel my grandparents are the only ones that have ever...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2007

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    I'm Hurting

    The past 12 years of my marriage has been so hard to deal with, i wish i never met this man. He has no idea what marriage is, or how to deal with issues. Sometimes i can't believe he has so many  insensitive self centered hang ups  that my heart gives up. The "I'm sorry" crap...
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68 41-45, F 28 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    Maybe Now You Will Listen ?

    My name is.. doesn't matter..does it? You can say my story starts the same way as many others because it does and they always do.I grew up with no friends from 5-13 i only had my parents,through out this time i was always reminded by both of them how alone i was which only made...
    whocaresaboutmyname whocaresaboutmyname 16-17, F Dec 12, 2012

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    Extra In This Big World

    hi ny1 out there can tel me how to cope up with job depressions. i don't feel like doing nything. always have weird things on my mind like wht if i die all my problems wud end. wht to do help pls.
    extra extra 22-25 1 Response Jul 6, 2008

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    All My Life No One Wanted Me

    When my mom was pregnant with me she told my biological father and he was furious. He told her he was married and she needed to get rid of the baby. My mom told him she wouldn't and he sent his wife to fight my mom so that she would miscarry. My mom got beat up pretty bad when...
    living4my2boys living4my2boys 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    Today on the school bus back from the movies,

    there was only one seat left. so I asked the guy if I could sit on the other side of him (the other side because I knew he wanted to talk to his friends across from him) And he sighed under his breath "oh my god" all drawn out and got up so I could get in. I could clearly see...
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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    i was born in a family where people r over intelligent & expects same from me too. i tried all my life to live upto their expectations. even got double bachlers & a masters degree also.but still they r not happy.iam their third daughter but often felt my family is...
    extra extra 22-25 2 Responses Jun 2, 2008

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    Why Would People Want Me?

    sometimes its just hard to see why people would want me there. what have i got to give them that they want, why would they want to be friends with me, why would my parents want a problem like me, why put up withme? its all just constant questions against myself, its hard to say...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2007

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    "If I Had Known....

     "If I had known your father would die I would have never had you!" said mother "Just don't be too much like you." "just be normal" "What are you doing here" "Oh...its just you again"   ....yea well i have heard...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2008

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    Sad

    it's very sad but it's the cold hard facts of life, no one has ever wanted me nor will anyone ever want me. all pass me by to make up for being unwanted i threw myself into hobbies, and that worked for abit anyhow. but hobbies alone can't take away the hurt of being rejected. i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    But I'm Not Alone?

    I've often felt unwanted... By my ex, by my fiance (back before we were engaged)... By my parents. Its better now... Now the moments of feeling unwanted are few and far between, but... Sometimes, I go through a period where no matter what I do, I feel like I'm unwantable...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response Aug 11, 2008

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    Have Felt That Way Many Times.

    For most of my life, I have felt so alone because I could not find someone that cared enough about me to enjoy life with.  It took a long time for me to come to the realization that I want me and that's all I really needed.  Yes I still need to feel loved and wanted by...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 12, 2008

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    Worthless

    I've often felt really worthless. I don't feel like people understand what's going on with me. I was just diagnosed with major depression and borderline personality disorder. I also suffer from ADD, anorexia, bulimia and SAD. It's quite a lot that has caused me over time to...
    Donny1987 Donny1987 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2012

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    I will never understand how I could mean so little to someone I thought I meant the world to. I was told by psychologists to wait out the pain because in a few months I would feel...
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    Wrote this as a sample for when I was teaching my students about memoir :) I still have the photograph of what looked like the most perfect day. I'm sitting on the dock with my...
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    I've been feeling really lonely lately, why doesn't anyone like me? i really don't get it I have one friend that i talk to regularly i need more good caring people in my life. i...
    danhorse danhorse 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Man I am so tired I could close my eyes right now. I managed to get new earphones two weeks ago but those were faulty and I couldn't use them. My mother bought me a new pair about...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Feb 21

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    I hate when people pretend to understand or to say I'm better off. Well I'm not, they are better off. They just don't understand. They'll argue with me and say, "Well you've...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F Feb 21

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    I have felt betrayel I have felt lonesome I have felt sandess I have felt happiness I have felt excitement I have felt awkwardness I have felt many things But love is the most...
    FoolishTroubleMaker FoolishTroubleMaker 13-15 1 day ago

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    I Have Had Pectus Carinatum since I Was Born AND I was always made fun of my entire life I couldn't take my shirt off at the swimming pool I couldn't do anything at the gym when I...
    TnHollywood TnHollywood 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I’m 26 years old and I was diagnosed with MS about a year and a half ago. I’m very asymptomatic, this means my symptoms may go unnoticed. Weakness in my legs and arms, and lack...
    isa88 isa88 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Just last week, I found out I have kidney stones. As someone who is used to bladder problems, I should have seen this coming, but honestly, I didn't. I had a slight pain near my...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    On my second pair of earphones in about just over a month which lasted only a few days. It breaks super quick in one ear. One ear is much quieter and it disrupts me sleep. I am...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    since middle school I have been a boy scout and progressed through the ranks and now I'm one rank below eagle scout and I will turn 18 in November and after your 18th birthday you...
    slipknot317 slipknot317 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have it so bad for my room mate. He is my ex's best friend and my ex actually still lives here. I feel so bad but I can't help it. His voice, his smile, and his kindness. I am...
    imashroo imashroo 18-21, F Feb 6

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    Depression is something I have always felt but never knew the name of. I was suicidal ar the age of 7 because I was being abused verbally, physically, and sexually by both of my...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I've recently discovered that I have had PTSD since I was raped at age 2 by my mothers second husband. It affects my life so completely and intricately. It consumes me as a person...
    xbarbiecakesx xbarbiecakesx 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm ready to feel whole again. I don't know how to explain but I haven't felt like a real person, like I'm just watching myself or something? I'm ready to be fully engaged and feel...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response 17 mins ago

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    Myths about the top 10 most common mental illnesses: 10. Antisocial Personality Disorder: Myth: Somebody who avoids social interaction is “antisocial”. Truth: Many people...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Harrasment- –verb (used with object) 1. to disturb persistently; torment, as with troubles or cares; bother continually; pester; persecute. 2. to trouble by repeated attacks...
    Jenimichel Jenimichel 41-45, F Feb 13

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    I was brought up by strict parents. There were 2 types of punishments either a paddling my mom or a strapping by dad. Both involved standing exposed from the waist down. Being...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 7

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    I daydream almost everyday, I pace subconsciously when I do, I often daydream about anime, I also have crushes on the anime characters, right now it's hetalia, do you daydream...
    Nordic5angel Nordic5angel 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I pull my eyebrows until they are gone. I spoke to people about Trich and they always spoke like it was just me "not having self control" which made it hard to talk about. I pull...
    Rabbitt94 Rabbitt94 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My grandfather gets on my case whenever I don't shut the TV off before I go to sleep. "Make sure you shut the TV off before you go to sleep" "Don't keep the TV on all night...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I have a British accent. People often comment on how posh I sound, I don't notice it unless I'm around others with different accents. :)
    Thinking0utLoud Thinking0utLoud 18-21, F 48 mins ago

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    you'd think I would be used to it. that id remember how it felt. that it wouldn't hurt this bad after so long, 15 years actually. but it hurts the same. I wish I didn't have to...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I can't remember when I first got Maladaptive Daydreaming, but I do know that I got it at a very young age, perhaps 3 or 5, I would always pace wildly around the room when I was...
    Nordic5angel Nordic5angel 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    I am not writing this to gain any praise or kudos but I really could use some advise. I donated my husbands remains to an organ tissue organization and at the time it felt right...
    dontexpect2much dontexpect2much 41-45, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I got myself into a crazy situation. I've known this man for a couple years and he has always been nice to me. We stopped hanging out and taljig for awhile and hurt because I had...
    strawberryburns307 strawberryburns307 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I love my boyfriend and our family, I live with him and his 17 year old son and we've got a puppy together. But he really let me down on Valentine's Day, it was our first one...
    emzferris emzferris 22-25, M Feb 15

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