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I Want to Feel Like I Matter

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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 Nov 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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.
    xEstrellax xEstrellax 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 hate myself and I feel like a horrible fake girl . I told my friend a story that I have a boyfriend and kept talking about how much I love him , I also told her things we do and...
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    I don't know why but I always feel like there has to be more to life than what I have and it makes me feel pretty down a lot of the time. I feel lost and that I'm not really doing...
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    Don't care to share the reason why I'm feeling like a pathetic idiot right now, but I am. So with that being said........ I must remember people lie and at times tell you things...
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    I want to die, I feel like inviting any possible form of death because I feel that if I were gone... people would be better off. ...I want to die because I keep letting myself get...
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    I feel like my true nature has been suppressed over years of conditioning by my parents and society. I feel like there is an intense frustration and fear at the core of my being...
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    I feel like I have failed in love because I can't seem to find the right person and then the fact that When i do our relationship is only for less then a year like 6 months or less...
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    I feel like i'm wearing a mask for almost 7 years now and the show will continue. I the truth is i have a life full of problems and anxiety for starter my father he's the main...
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    I have been trying to maintain control over my life, but I'm starting to lose my grip on control. I see my school mates having much better and happier lives than me. They have...
    EddieNashton EddieNashton 13-15, M a week ago

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    Always, when I try talking to people I just get ignored like I'm not even there, especially when there is more than one person, if I'm talking or saying anything I just get pushed...
    Fred363 Fred363 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    A little background info first I am 24 years old, Hispanic, and come from a very traditional and very much practicing catholic family. Oh and I have a fear of confrontation. My...
    lnj1112 lnj1112 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Lately I've been changing a lot. I do things I never would have done just two years ago. I don't feel the same way I used to, either. I'm having fun, and I think I'm happier. I...
    aj00000 aj00000 18-21 1 Response Jul 19

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    I feel like now its hard for anybody to understand hoe how I feel. I am sensative in general but also being pregnant more sensative.I feel like no one who isnt pregnant understands...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I feel like a massive **** head. All I ever do is drink, take drugs, party and come to work looking and feeling like garbage. I just have such a crap attitude these days. I feel...
    DazzleX DazzleX 18-21, M Jul 16

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    Have you ever been cheated on? That is the feeling that will never leave my chest, no matter how much I try and fill my heart with happiness, there will always be a dull pain there...
    RNgirl23 RNgirl23 22-25, F Jul 16

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    My life has spiraled out of control. My husband has hurt me very badly. I feel like I'm nothing when I'm around him and so, I want to kill myself.
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    I feel like I don't belong, like the world is moving to fast and I'm not moving at all. My friends have changed and I feel left behind, but if I have to do things I don't want to...
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    He left! I have no way of communicating with him. I feel like I am walking around this world with a grey raincloud hovering above my head constantly precipitating my thoughts with...
    bjssoi bjssoi 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    After I don't know how many years of bottling up my emotions and everything it feels like the bottle is near its tipping point. Like I'm going to explode but I can't even do that...
    LAlbertoG LAlbertoG 22-25, M Jul 14

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    I feel like crying a lot. I just feel so depressed and I've no idea why but I want to cry and cry all day long :(
    SilentThinker1 SilentThinker1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I feel like my dreams want to lead me to something , lately I've been getting weird dreams that feel so weird , and I need help . I don't remember much but I keep having the same...
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