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I Want to Feel Like I Matter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 406 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Most do. Few dont.

    Societal programming or instinctual. Dunno. Its just there.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 want to feel something.

    ....I feel like I don't mean anything to anyone. Words can be said but actions speaks louder than words....I don't feel important
    Supershoes24 Supershoes24 22-25, M Aug 29

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Have you ever felt the horrible feeling where you feel like you aren't good enough? No matter how much the people who care about you say otherwise, you still feel that overwhelming...
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    When I compare myself to my friends and peers around me, it seems as if they get over or move on within a fair to quick manner. I on the other hand get stuck on a person for so...
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    I don't know when this happened. Maybe, I blindly let it happen, Blissfully surrounded by a false sense of Security. Maybe, I tried to fight it. I don't know. My friends and I...
    NylonRed NylonRed 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I don't. Sometimes, it feels like I just watch humans. I don't feel like I'm really... human? Like as if i weren't meant to be a person. I still do daily stuff; make up, school...
    neptunegurl neptunegurl 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I pride myself on my ability to keep moving forward no matter how shtty things are, but today I feel like giving up. My soul feels tired today. I just want one person I can count...
    rsgalindo01 rsgalindo01 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Ever since I was just 6 years old, I've been concerned about how fat I looked. Even still, i feel like I'm fat. I think it all started one time when i was with my cousin. she and...
    sunnypuppy14 sunnypuppy14 13-15, F Sep 28

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    I feel like an outcast no matter where I go
    aliterekhova aliterekhova 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    You ever get the feeling like you are on borrowed time? I do, I have been depressed all my life with the exception of the last two years. These last two years have been amazing...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    So I made this note of how I feel... I feel like I'm going crazy:. Feeling 'dead' or empty inside. Like the old me is gone, missing. Not feeling sadness towards death of pet...
    MrsKAura MrsKAura 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Lately I have been feeling really fed up and depressed. I feel that both family and friends hate me being happy or having a life of my own. My parents are both really ill and have...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I never thought that this time would come. 2 years ago I graduated from college. After few months I got an online job. I thought it would be just a temporary job while I was...
    nobodybutme97 nobodybutme97 22-25, M Oct 4

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    I feel like I'm just wasting my life away, I'm a freshman in college and I take two classes. One on Monday Wednesday & Friday, and another one on Tuesday & Thursday. One last 50...
    ALCLASSOF2014 ALCLASSOF2014 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 27

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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
    zenzuu zenzuu 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I'm from the east coast and recently moved to California with my bf, and I hate it here. He is originally from here and is enjoying himself. I don't have any friends or family. I...
    purplecrystal35 purplecrystal35 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Honestly my life is falling apart. I lost my mother, ever since I have changed. I spend my day in school with bad grades and teachers that make me feel like crap. Then when I get...
    agospatricia agospatricia 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I feel like that all the time. My life is so boring, I do the same routine every day: Go to school, go home, eat, go on the Internet, read, sleep and repeat.. I feel like I...
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I have my depression I feel like such a loser and annoyance. Who would want to listen to me be all sad? I like it when I am doing well and being happy. Then I can bring joy...
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    So I've been friends with this girl for a long time (lets call her K) and i met a friend (lets call her B) a while after me and K have been friends.Eventually I introduced K to B...
    PailPuppy PailPuppy 13-15, F Oct 4

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    Since the horrific break up my ex did to me last year, I feel like it has opened my eyes that no one really wants me...no one seems to want to get to know me on dating sites and...
    redphoenix02 redphoenix02 22-25, F Oct 6

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    I feel like everything I do is wrong or not good enough. I never get the results I want and I fell like everyone is disappointed on me.
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F Oct 12

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    I think I am slightly sociopathic. Nothing feels real. I feel as if I can never die. I am lucky, a little too lucky. I feel like there is a higher power, yet do I think it is from...
    ithinkihaveamentalillness ithinkihaveamentalillness 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Last week, i started my training in a bpo industry. I hang-out with a group that i thought would welcome me. But instead i felt like im trying hard to fit in. So what i did is most...
    jmeaarnian jmeaarnian 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I tried to get on with my life after a breakup with maybe the only men I ever really loved but I can't I cry all day I try not to think and all I see myself doing is going in...
    Hjmm26 Hjmm26 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I can't remember a point in my life I ever felt like I was understood. From a very young age, I had always felt very misunderstood and exceptionally curious to understand. And now...
    Imlostintime Imlostintime 18-21, F 3 days ago

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