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I Want to Feel Like I Matter

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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. ...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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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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    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...
    Jan 16, 2013

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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 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...
    NDR1987 NDR1987 26-30, M May 7, 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...
    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...
    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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    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...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 5 Responses May 21, 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...
    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...
    Amiera Amiera 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 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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    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...
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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...
    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...
    producedby229 producedby229 36-40 Aug 9, 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...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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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...
    SoloHD SoloHD 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 23, 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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    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...
    midnightpunk91 midnightpunk91 18-21 1 Response Dec 9, 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...
    lamenlonely lamenlonely 31-35, F Nov 2, 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...
    NubiieeCobain NubiieeCobain 16-17 Jan 2, 2013

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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...
    cmecry cmecry 26-30 3 Responses Dec 22, 2008

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    No matter what it seems like I'm a burden to anyone. I'm the one that screws up everything, from relationships to something small. No matter what I seem to do I'm told I screw up...
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    I Have been with my girlfriend for about 6 months now and she has a little girl from her previous relationship. The little girls dad is in jail and has been there for the past 2...
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    I feel like I'm going to die soon, or any moment. I have depression and anxiety but then again I think about how we are put on this beautiful earth and then we just leave...
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    I don't know why every achievement I get or everything that I do right I just feel like I failed. And I'm not worthy. I was chosen from my high school as the city scholar (not...
    frozenkisses21 frozenkisses21 16-17, F Mar 18

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    I want to feel like everything will be ok but I know they wont be and I can't keep pretending anymore. I wish things would just get better, but as soon as they are it seems like...
    Louisaxxx Louisaxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    No matter, what I am doing with my life, or who is in my life, I always feel like there is something missing, or something holding me back from doing something great. I can't shake...
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    Meanwhile my boyfriend is in NYC for a college course schmoozing with publishers and, after one day, got a job working for a cooking website from the publisher he is staying with...
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    My life has forever changed from the past 2 years. I am no longer myself! Who used to just live in today and not worry about anything. Now I have become this hard rock. Someone who...
    endlesslyyyforever endlesslyyyforever 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    No one understands everyone perfectly. It's impossible and everyone will feel like no one understands them at various points in their life. But I can easily say no one has ever...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm wedged between normality and ruin. My parents don't hate me. I've never been abused. So far there hasn't been any soul crushing disasters in my life. But the loneliness! I need...
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    I feel like me and my friends are not that close anymore. I think me being depressed is kind of annoying them, or just boring them. Everytime they talk to me I'm never really in...
    unfaiir unfaiir 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel like I owe my old friends an apology. I feel like I’m the reason a lot of my past relationships haven’t worked out. I feel like I’m always wasting time...
    moorelove3168 moorelove3168 18-21 23 hrs ago

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    Not one person in my entire family understands me. I've never felt this alone in my life. Not to exagerate, but I literally felt like I was being torn apart and reformed by...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I somehow feel trapped...and I also honestly feel like I can't escape...or perhaps never escape. I just want to P-Shift and run out of my horrible life that I have to live and deal...
    PureWhiteMoonlight PureWhiteMoonlight 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm a junior in High School. I go to prestigious all boys private prep in a big US city and I'm surrounded by people who say they love and support me but I don't feel it. I'm of...
    tvantes1 tvantes1 16-17, M Mar 23

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    I have been cursed with this stupid thought process. I see things in ways most normal people can't deal with. I know that the horrible messed up things in this world as damaging...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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    I feel like I am truly insignificant in this world. I don't understand why people use me and ditch me constantly; they get bored of me. People have happier lives without me...
    WaterSpiritt WaterSpiritt 18-21, F Mar 29

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    all ive ever wanted was to find some place i belong. i think this song below completely and totally sums me up better than anything i could ever say. its as though the writers of...
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    For the past few years now, well ever since I was a child, I was too mature for my age, and was always around people older than me. I felt like I've always been empty. I was...
    MaisieM MaisieM 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I ended a relationship with a girl who loved me, without explanation, suddenly, and after too fast a build-up. I've since moved cities twice and started a new career, starting...
    JonWinter JonWinter 36-40, M Apr 7

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    I feel like a part of my passion is gone. I feel something missing... someone I really cared about blocked me out of their life. I don't feel the same. I feel angry. I feel...
    wackywoman wackywoman 26-30 1 Response Apr 7

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    (Skip to next paragraph to skip my rant, I have some questions) I'm not fun or cool and I don't have special qualities, I feel like I'm stuck in one small square and I'll never be...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 1 Response Apr 7

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