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I Want to Feel Like I Matter

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    I don't understand why I'm the way that I am. My brother is the life of the party, I've always struggled to make friends. It's so lonely not having real friends who don't feel burdened by you sharing your pain with them. Does it ever get better?
    lamenlonely lamenlonely 31-35, F Nov 2, 2013

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    I Just Dont Know Anymore

    I cant help but to wonder what it feels like that i matter to someone. I have always felt like i didnt matter for anyone my entire life. i hope that one day that happens
    NDR1987 NDR1987 26-30, M May 7, 2013

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    Not Sure Just How to Do That.

    At work I supervised some 12 people and yet, I don't want to be the kind of guy that follows people around, looking over their shoulder.  They come to me for my opinion and that's a great feeling, to be needed.  I have a lot of experience but in the last 3 years on my...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    No Talent. No One To Inspire. No Importance

    So I was on facebook and one of my close friends posted that a girl he didn't know messaged him saying that she was planning to commit suicide this Christmas and that listening to the song he wrote an recorded inspired her not to. I'm very proud of him but I wish I could do...
    SoloHD SoloHD 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    N/a

    It's so hard not to get that feeling. Like I'm in a room full of people and I don't even exist. I wish I were normal. I wish I were lovable. I look at other people around me and all I see is there magnetic personalities, and then there is me. I'm not even that interesting. I'm...
    Aksumite Aksumite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2011

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    Kindly Tell Me Why...

    I'm tired of being told that I'm "important" when it's clear I'm not. One of these days, I want to not only feel as if I matter, but loved.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2011

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    No One Has Proven It Yet

    No one's proven I matter to them yet. Some days I feel like I could go missing and the only ones who would notice are the people I'm living with because they wouldn't see me. My ex says I still matter to her, yet she's blown me off so many times, forgotten to call me when she...
    TheKidiKehT TheKidiKehT 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    I know I matter I try to let the people in my

    life know they matter. I go out of my way to juggle all the balls to make sure everyone's needs are met as best I can I want a certain someone to show I matter to him. That my needs are important and that he does his best to meet them. I do matter I am showing myself that...
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Quiet Girl With The Loud Thoughts

    Inferiority is my enemy. For as long as I could remember always felt like I wasn't inside my skin. Like I needed to be inside other people's mind posses their talents and features but not mine own because for the simple fact I wasn't recognized, I wasn't that "special girl", not...
    midnightpunk91 midnightpunk91 18-21 1 Response Dec 9, 2012

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    I Feel Like I Don't Matter

    Maybe I am just sensitive or feeling sorry for myself, or maybe the world is just filled with self obsessed, selfish ******** who believe everyone is to do for them - I don't know? I really try to be a good person not because i have to but because this is who i am and let me...
    cmecry cmecry 26-30 3 Responses Dec 22, 2008

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    Paycheck And Insurance

    I'm tired of just being needed. My superpower of invisibility is in full affect until something needs to be paid for or moved.
    daddypatric daddypatric 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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    Just Me

    I'm a very sensitive, deeply compassionate person. For the last 4 years I've had anxiety and the odd panic attack. I don't take anything for it and I try to talk myself through the thoughts, do EFT to relax and read almost daily. I've moved around a lot in the last 3 years...
    producedby229 producedby229 36-40 Aug 9, 2011

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    Alone, Always Alone.

    Little Girl Lost, Little Girl Scared, Scared of The world, she's not prepared. Angry little girl , little girl be quiet nobody cares. Selfish little girl don't you see nobody wants to see the blood you throw up? You disgust me. Attention seeker. *****, ***** , ***** . Little girl...
    NubiieeCobain NubiieeCobain 16-17 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    I Suppose

    you can only tell someone that you're suicidal when the response becomes, "if you want to do it so badly, you should just go ahead and do it." I don't even care if no one reads this or comments on this. it's just so that i don't have to tell the same person the same thing over...
    Amiera Amiera 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    All I want to do is cry.

    I've been crying all day but it still isn't enough. Why do you push me away? What did I do to deserve this?
    madeline68 madeline68 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    Obsessed

    Why couldn’t Annie sleep yesterday? ‘Will there be any comments for my story?’ she wonders. She turns on her computer and waits impatiently as it connects. She goes online, only to find that no one has read it.No comments. No notifications. She waits.. An endless wait...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 13, 2013

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    I can't do this anymore.

    I'm tired of no one caring if they leave me behind.
    lonelydarling lonelydarling 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Most Of My Friends Couldn't Care Less To Be Honest!

    I have one good friend, really but the rest, couldn't give a feck, I guess! I have to text THEM, phone THEM, bother with them before they can be bothered with me. Honestly, I buy them presents for their birthdays, Xmas, I have helped them when they have been in a jam, numerous...
    Jan 16, 2013

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    Invisible, Forever And Always My Super Power.

    I just want to feel like a normal person! I can be in a room crowded with people I know but, theres always that need to isolate myself. I feel so unimportant. I can sit right in the middle of everything and no one will acknowledge me. It's like I don't even exist until someone...
    NubiieeCobain NubiieeCobain 16-17 Jan 2, 2013

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    In The Later Years

    Everyone wants and needs to matter. At home and at  work. We're more then just a source to use selectively. To be convenient is sad.To be left behind because an elder parent "may" not be able to walk so far,  or get a kick out of he mall or the zoo..a nice  lunch date...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 5 Responses May 21, 2011

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    Sad But True -

    Sometimes on my darkest days I feel like I don't matter - I could leave and no one would notice no one would miss me...
    TimeforT TimeforT 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 29, 2008

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    C'est Impossible.....

    I do want to feel like I matter.  This has been one of the main themes of the problems I have with my stb ex, AgingTiger.  There is no need to go into the many times and ways in which he's shown me that I don't matter. I will only relate the latest slap in the face...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    I've only really had one person make me feel like this..... I made a bad decision... I let them inside my walls.... I hurt them and myself and I'm not even sure how.... I see...
    Thatrandomgirlamy Thatrandomgirlamy 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I've had the same feeling since I was a little girl. I'm 16 now but mine feels more..supernatural if that makes sense. I can recognize the pattern in which things happen and I can...
    DiamondK15 DiamondK15 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I feel like this every night and I can't go to sleep until the next morning and it's so stressing what is going on?
    LaKira LaKira 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I can't fight this feeling anymore.sometimes i feel like i wanna tell her how i feel,but i know she won't feel the same.at the same time i don't want to freak her out.but this...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I have no passion for anything. A few jobs I thought would be cool to do are way out of my league when it comes to intelligence. I'm average at everything and I feel like there is...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F a week ago

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    I feel like everyone is lonely. No matter who your with or how long you are with them they will never be good enough.. They can make you feel happy for a while.. But u will never...
    mydarkangel mydarkangel 16-17, F Jul 9

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    Seriously, what is the point of anything? I can't seem to find any direction in my life, and I don't really feel like it matters. Everything's gonna be gone one day anyway. :/
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I feel like ..i was never meant to be a mother ...don't get me wrong I believe children are so beautiful and innocent and all I see is good in them! innocent and sweet ...I have 3...
    pinkfloydkitty pinkfloydkitty 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Since I was little, I always had a very clear idea of who would be my life mate: funny, charming, witty, goofy, strong and physically big, but also very gentle and loving. I even...
    mewsiesie mewsiesie 31-35 Jul 3

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    I know I'm still at a young age and will probably find someone again blah blah, but it hurts to have heart broken by someone you thought loved you. My first relationship was awful...
    anyoneoutthere1 anyoneoutthere1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    Sometimes I can't help but feel like a failure and that I'm letting my dad down. All he talks about is how I wanted to go to Harvard, be a doctor, got straight A's. Part of me...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I just turned one when my parents divorced so it wasn't hard for me to get over that since I don't remember when my parents even were together. A few years later my dad met my step...
    ahk16 ahk16 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    there are so many times where I feel like crap and full of despair. I don't know why but as days go by I feel like I'm not really there like when I laugh is it real? Or when I...
    GalaxyPlanet128 GalaxyPlanet128 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    God I wish I had a friend. I feel like I need someone to tell me that I am okay, that things will get better if I try. I guess I don't believe in myself anymore... sometimes I...
    crazyhobo crazyhobo 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    I remember the heartbreaking time a close "friend" & my boyfriend plotted against me and started dating in 2012 and still dating. I lost a lot friends along with this. Me being a...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F Jul 13

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    When I was younger I was a very happy child. Always smiling, laughing and loving everything about life. Even though I am naturally an introvert and somewhat shy I loved being...
    elderflower4 elderflower4 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I'm so tired of loving people who only toss me crumbs. My H loves me in a lukewarm, old-man kind of way - but there's no passion in it. We haven't had sex since March. My...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I moved back home after college and all my college friends stayed on the east coast and my high school friends moved away and the ones that are still here I feel I have grown up...
    SofaRose SofaRose 22-25, F Jul 17

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    I'd like to fall deeply in love but I often fall for their looks upon first glance without even meeting them, And I just feel like wish that when I meet them they'll act as sweet...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M Jul 17

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