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I Want to Feel Like I Matter

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 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 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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.
    BlueMoonx BlueMoonx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2015

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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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    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 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 just want to matter to anyone.

    I want to know that you want to spend time with me, that you enjoy spending time with me that I am not a burden for you to spend time with me. That people will miss me when I am gone so I have more reasons to stay.
    shutterbg35 shutterbg35 36-40, M Aug 25, 2015

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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 1 Response Mar 13, 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 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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    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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    More than just sometimes, which is probably why I almost always hate texting or calling people first. Especially if it's someone I like. I feel like that would make me needy or...
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    The song, Because of you by Kelly Clarkson, could explain so much about my life than I ever could. Some people just see their pain or don't care to take notice about others...
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    I have everything I need, but for some reason, I feel sad because I feel like I'm lacking of something. Seeing Justin Bieber, Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner etc, they are all around the...
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    The last moment my life felt real is when I woke up one very clear Sunday morning. The moment I got the call from my brother and slowly found out that he was going to kill himself...
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    It's so hard to get this **** out of my mind. I'm not terminally ill or anywhere near suicidal. I am in poor health though, I have a heart condition, I was hospitalised on New...
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    it kind of feels like everyone leaves me at some point, or they want to but they can't. Recent people i used to call my friends never speak to me anymore, even when I see them...
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    I'm probably just too weird by normal people standards. I don't feel like anyone likes me or wants to be with me, I'm just kind of there it's hard to explain. There was a time when...
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    I kept having this feeling of being useless. I tried to be part of something. But the only thing happening is that it seems a lot of people also want to be part of those. So I was...
    Tazmanou Tazmanou 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Knowing so much and yet so little. Having an understanding of the Universe unparalleled by anyone else. Yet always I am moving on. Having only a few friends along the way. Destined...
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    I like to sing and write songs. I think I'm really good at it. I've been through a lot of trauma and it's my way to cope. It's the only way I can ever make sense out of anything I...
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    "I could never be that good." We hear this phrase sometimes... probably have even said it about ourselves in certain situations. Emotions get us in trouble sometimes, don't they...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 6

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