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I Want to Feel Like I Matter

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    IDK

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Everybody is so so much closer than me...when my friends and I meet new people they always relate to them better and they always hangout with them, not me. The people who I thought...
    Mikesmithg1 Mikesmithg1 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    I'm the type of girlfriend who will always try to grab your hand, kiss your cheek, hug you, cuddle you whenever possible, etc. I love giving and receiving affection, but I feel...
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 9 Responses 2 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...
    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...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I am a step-mom to 3 boys... I am 25 years old, and adopted out my son when I was 17... I am now helping to raise an 8 year old, 7 year old and a 5 year old... Lately I have been...
    KaeMarie3 KaeMarie3 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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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 2 days ago

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    I have always felt, that no matter what I do, what I achieve, it is never good enough. I'm paranoid that others see my innate flaws. I unload my emotional baggage on my friends...
    TechObsessed TechObsessed 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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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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    Ever felt like your day is just not complete, no matter how long you stay up? Yeah, I feel like that, like there's something I have to do before I sleep, yet I don't know what...
    ikarikeiji ikarikeiji 22-25 6 days ago

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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 1 day 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 4 days ago

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    I'm a teenager and I do things that "normal" teenagers do. I've been to parties, I've experimented but I also play sports, and I get good grades. I can carry a conversation with...
    findingmytrueself findingmytrueself 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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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 grew up in an abusive household. I don't think any of my friends, not even my husband, really understand how it feels and how destructive having had an abusive childhood can do...
    downwardsunflower downwardsunflower 22-25 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I have no special or unique talents. I'm not gifted artistically, athletically, or academically. I'm a pretty good student but I don't care about what I learn in school which makes...
    triptrap27 triptrap27 16-17, F Jun 29

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    My parents almost always make fun of me or my questions. They even avoid my questions then laugh because it's 'obvious'. It makes me cry - inside. I don't want them to see me cry...
    Silencieuxz Silencieuxz 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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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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