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I Want to Feel Like I Matter

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Supershoes24 Supershoes24 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Most do. Few dont.

    Societal programming or instinctual. Dunno. Its just there.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Oct 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
    phoenixprincess phoenixprincess 70+, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    exulansis exulansis 18-21, F Nov 3

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    I was 15 and in high school when I started to admit to myself that I liked her. We were good friends, daily debates and petty quarrels, we forged our bond and we've known each...
    shugo23 shugo23 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    So, today I had brunch with my friends and they began discussing my brother. He is often a topic that I dread because I know that most people who lay eyes on him will never cease...
    ckj39 ckj39 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I feel like a stupid girl. I'm so stupid. How could I ever think he wanted something more from me? Of course I paint blue skies in my head and then he turned it into a fricken rain...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 9

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    As I'm on my own most of the time at school... when someone takes an interest in my life, it feels as if they really care. I have classmates that chat with me for an hour or more...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F Oct 31

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    Most people around my age have it all. A good job, plenty of friends, few worries and are generally moving in the right direction, they get opportunities and can embrace life for...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was younger, everyday felt like something was going to happen, and events would unfold..it felt like an adventure going to school..and even my bad days were memorable. I had...
    bedroomthief bedroomthief 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I want to tell someone how I feel but there's no one I can talk to. I was in a relationship until a few days ago but it ended because something bad happened to my girlfriend who is...
    Marylin13 Marylin13 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I feel i am so behind in life. as if i'm playing catch up. i started my life as an adult so young. i thought i knew what i was doing. i married at 18. then when i was 19 i got...
    alicia0090 alicia0090 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was told by my mother when I was younger to "act like there is a camera on you at all times." She told me this in an attempt to get me to quit some bad habits that I did when I...
    brint0n brint0n 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have friends, that's true. We're like sisters and hangout all the time. But sometimes I feel like I'm the odd one out. We never talk about the same things, they tend to talk...
    AntiSocialBookworm AntiSocialBookworm 13-15, F Oct 28

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    If you look at me, I appear fine, just the same person as I've always been. But that's only on the outside - internally, I'm not. My depression has eaten away at my identity - I'm...
    megmegmeggers megmegmeggers 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    This is how I am currently feeling... No job, no boyfriend, in debt, going through a divorce and living under my brothers roof who wants me out by the end of the year... I know...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 6

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    My family, my boyfriend, my therapist nobody seems to understand how deeply depressed I am. The only way I can explain it is I feel like im stuck waist deep in quicksand and...
    DenSan DenSan 22-25, F Nov 7

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    I'm a senior in high school. It's my last year I should be excited and everything. Instead I just feel like giving up and dropping out of school. It's not like I don't make good...
    Roadtorecovery31997 Roadtorecovery31997 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    because all I do these days is spend time on my laptop. Sometimes I think I could be addicted to the inter-net. But these days I spend most of time playing cards which can be very...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    The day I drove my husband to the airport he took a part of me with him I want to feel like he feels nothing for the person that he spent 17 years with So why cant I why do I think...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F Nov 19

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    I'm 24 years old now. I've been actively looking and searching for something that can keep me content with just living on this earth. I can't stand how everything revolves around...
    Floo64 Floo64 22-25, F a week ago

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    I feel so alone in this world. Go to school all your life for what? Get a job.. Marry? I don't even get good grades. I'm sick of being the stupid, ugly loner nobody likes. My...
    Holeale Holeale 22-25, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I. . .just feel. . .so empty. I can't take living with a fake smile, day after day, with no one knowing how torn apart I truly am. I'm also thinking of cutting myself or even worse...
    CrypticIris CrypticIris 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I don't know if it's depression, or what, but since last year i've been feeling like I have no direction in my life, like I don't like nothing, I've been feeling that what is ahead...
    licito licito 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I met this boy online on twitter we started to talk a lot he was a jerk a douche bag i guess we can say. He had asked me out to the movies and i rejected the first time but the...
    tooloveornot tooloveornot 18-21, F 5 days ago

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