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I Want to Feel Like I Matter

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I love when a guy says idk how ur ex let u go

    or how ur ex could have treated u like tht because ur___________(can fill it in) It just makes me feel special and like someone finally appreciates me and notice the things I do.
    xBlossomx xBlossomx 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Please look at me don't look thru me Please

    talk to me don't talk at me Please laugh with me don't laugh at me Please watch me and protect me I like the safeness you have let me feel The coldness has left my house it is Conpletely gone I thank you
    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar 70+, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 8, 2014

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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 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2011

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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 5 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    who doesn't? We all have times when we feel like we don't matter. All it takes is someone to genuinely care about you to make you like you're worth something.
    andrewD51 andrewD51 18-21, M May 2

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    I keep wondering why I am a target for abuse, rejection, being shunned, and abandoned by many? I feel no matter what I do or say to people, I'm just not good enough to be their...
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    Personally, I feel like I am a great person. But it seems like others just don't see it. I'm rather attractive and a bit on the nerdy side (like anime and video games) so it's not...
    Jesxica Jesxica 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have always been weird as long as I can remember. At least weird to everyone else around me. I guess the word eccentric would be appropriate. I have always been able to get...
    hisdudeness3 hisdudeness3 31-35, M 1 Response May 5

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    Anyone I get close to or involve myself with I feel like I bother them. I try to be as strong as I can and carry others the best I can. No matter what I'm going through. Its really...
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F 1 Response May 15

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    I feel like I'm being bullied by everyone. My neighbors stayed up late and I knocked on the wall for them to be quiet. The women called me crazy and they sounded like they were...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F Apr 27

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    I’m 25 going on 26. While not the oldest I kind of feel like I’m starting to reach the point where I’m behind socially. I don’t have any friends, pretty much any attempt I...
    Gemcrim Gemcrim 22-25 May 10

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    Even things that are quite normal. So I try to be very very correct and right, normal, extraordinarily ideal and normal.. And then, i believe many around me may start to feel...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 28

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    This last year has been all over the spectrum, from really really good, to just brutal. I think I am starting to understand why I am struggling so much with being confident in...
    loneranger91 loneranger91 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I used to be happy, and good. I used to be so compassionate, children are so pure and carefree. But now who am I? I feel like Ive changed a lot. But j want to be that quiet, shy...
    Broken146 Broken146 13-15 May 9

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    I feel like I'm being unfair to my boyfriend because I'm asking him to not go out and get ****** because we had a huge fight because he did that a week ago and told me he was going...
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F May 18

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    All of my brothers childhood, he had been beaten physically, verbally and emotionally, by my grandma. She would tell him he was a peace of **** and that he'd never be anything more...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I'm 33 years old and we started dating when we were teenagers. We are married now with two children. Our personalities are on the opposite ends of the spectrum - he's an...
    Oneisalonelynumber Oneisalonelynumber 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    It's my birthday but I celebrate it like any of my birthdays for the past years. I just don't feel like it's a special day or something. I just want it to end quietly. No greetings...
    aneverendingjourney aneverendingjourney 22-25, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I feel like I am being left behind. I'm not explaining this feeling very well...I just feel a big emptiness in my heart. It makes me feel lonely when I see old friends on Facebook...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    I can't believe this but I'm actually considering breaking up w my boyfriend...especially after tonight- it was an idea before, but tonight through his actions it seemed like he...
    Fidge3 Fidge3 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    When I was younger, I knew I was different than all the other kids. I always believed in more than just this life. I felt more and understood more than the kids my age. Most adults...
    twentyout24 twentyout24 16-17 1 Response May 14

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    I keep it short. I had awful past. I was hurt by many people more or less. I was emotinally abused by my parents all of my life. I allways have a feeling that many people try to...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 1 Response May 17

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    I have a lot of feelings and I just care about everything. I always want to talk and be validated. I love to think about things. But for some reason it feels like everyone else has...
    exand exand 22-25, M a week ago

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    Recently I came into possession of a young rabbit which was orphaned by my uncle's puppy who just wanted to play and doesn't know his own strength yet. My outer family doesn't know...
    MemiosLostWolf MemiosLostWolf 16-17 5 days ago

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    Recently I came into possession of a young rabbit which was orphaned by my uncle's puppy who just wanted to play and doesn't know his own strength yet. My outer family doesn't know...
    MemiosLostWolf MemiosLostWolf 16-17 5 days ago