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I Wish My Family Knew How Miserable I Am

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    Happiness And Being Outgoing Is My Mask

    My parents sees a teenage girl who got out of her shy shell and is happy with life and prefers to be up in her room alone. They don't realize that's my mask. I'm actually miserable and depressed. I also where this mask in front of my school friends also. Only one knows the real...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    I Tried Reaching Out.

    My mom yells and screams at me. Her latest insult was "**** off, you little *****". I am fourteen. Its not right for this to be happening. Lately, everything has been getting worse. I haven't been doing as well in school as I should. I'm supposed to do everything perfectly. I was...
    RazorsAndCyanide RazorsAndCyanide 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    I'M Full Of Misery

    Hi thanks for taking trouble to read my story. I have social problems, I suffer from anxiety, shyness, depression , I take anti depressants been on them for about 10 years. I know what depress me Most .not having a life. That hurts me. I have seizures as well about 3-4 a month. I...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2013

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    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 2 Responses May 26

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    I Suffer To Avoid Letting My Family Fall Apart

    I am 20, I go to one of the best, if not the best university in my country. I have good grades, I have an almost perfect score (3.9/4 GPA), I have lots of close friends, but at home, my family is falling apart. My brother is suicidal and does not want to do anything with his...
    moroccanguy moroccanguy 18-21 1 Response Jun 19, 2012

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    A Perfect Facade.

    My parents and I have a complicated relationship. Actually, our whole family does. No one shows their real emotions. I don`t know why, but basically my whole entire family just bottles their feelings up. I think I inherited this because I can`t show my parents how I feel. I am...
    TheSmellOfWinter TheSmellOfWinter 18-21, F 3 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Lonely

    I have been missing my family so much it hurts lately but the last phone call we had I was told that I wasn't a part of their family anymore......that killed something inside of me that is just undescribable. I can't explain everything in this story but a lot has happened in the...
    crossroads2427 crossroads2427 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    How Can They When I Keep Lieing

    It gose like this! Joey (my brother) comes into my room., "Gein how are you doing?" I look at him and I look. Isnt ovious how I am doing? Dont you see the make up running down my face? Dont you see the marks on my wrist? What are you blind?!?! " Joe," I say that I am ganna tell...
    Geinger Geinger 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    My Grandmother Does Not Understand That I Am Growing Up.

    when i was with my gran one day i ***** my fav camo pants and her face was full of unpleasure. we had sat down and talked for a little bit and i told her that i was a tomboy and she said, "why would you want to be a tomboy it much better to be a girly girl" and all i could think...
    PandaLover97 PandaLover97 13-15 Jan 21, 2012

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    IT BE SO MUCH EASIER FOR ME IF THEY DID!

    I find it so annoying when you have to tell the family the problem or when I'm unhappy as they have no idea and don’t notice… I wish my family could notice when I'm miserable because I hate having to explain and tell them! Hearing my mum and siblings saying that they did...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Sometimes my family drive me crazy. they want me to do everything for them but they don't want lift a fingure to help me. I am miserable right now because my wife is driving an eigtteen wheeler and i'm raiseing our children basicly alone. I don't show it but I am miserable.
    zeus77 zeus77 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2007

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    They Dont Know a Thing

    they dont know a thing about whats going on in my life. they think that i got over my attempted suicide a couple of days after it happened and it was just an accident. if only they new i ment what i did, and how unhappy i really am. i would tell them, but fear being rejected by...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2007

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    Clueless and Unhelpful Parents!

    So I am starting to look at colleges, but my parents seem to be so against it. I cannot go too far away (it has to be less than three hours driving distance), which I understand, but I still find it ridiculous. I am not trying to flea to Florida and California (which is a plane...
    averagejo averagejo 18-21 2 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    Backwards

    I had been doing really well recently. Although I was far from being happy, I had finally started to open up to people. I got really drunk on a night out about 7/8 weeks ago and basically broke down with my best friend and although I only vaguely remember it and we haven't spoke...
    Givenupallhope Givenupallhope 18-21, F Apr 23, 2013

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    Nobody Knows

    Because they dont understand the depression im going through, ive explained myself. And i always get stupid responces. Or responces tthat confirm they werent listening.
    deadgirlsfairytale deadgirlsfairytale 26-30, F May 9, 2012

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    My Family Thinks Everything Is "Fine"...

    I hate how my family thinks that everything is okay because my weight is up.  It's not like I'm not doing all sorts of nasty things to lose weight like I was before.  I'm even more miserable now than when I was 64 lbs., my lowest weight.  They think that because I...
    Licorice Licorice 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2007

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    The Saddest True Story I Ever Heard

    This was many years ago when I watched the Today show. They told how a woman checked into a New England motel and then a few days later they found her body. She had commited suicide. It was so sad because she had run out of money and had no way to pay her bill. The most...
    aquaseas aquaseas 51-55, F Jan 26, 2012

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    L Love A Girl Who Dont Care Of Me

    hi frendsi dont know how to describe about my problems.i am 33 years old male from pakistan and i love a girl from another city of pakistanmy problem is that i want to marry that girl and her problem is she dont wana marry with me or may be she is willing to get marry with me but...
    abid7 abid7 31-35 Nov 18, 2011

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    If They Only Knew....

    I've been fighting with my parents for a long time now. Sometimes things get better, for a while things have been perfect. But then it all comes back. The fighting, and the screaming, and the tears. I remember when it all started. I can close my eyes and see the day that my life...
    AlixxLove AlixxLove 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Why Do They Say Such Things?

    A week ago my 3rd cousin got married. She seemed so happy, her parents seem so happily married too. However during the party, while I was assiting my grandmothers sister, she said to me 'want some advice, dont ever get married'.. honestly it isnt the first time I have heard that...
    ashlygomez ashlygomez 22-25, F 1 Response May 27, 2012

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    Do They Have Any Idea?

    While a part of me is glad that they don't, it hurts even more to know that they don't know enough about me that I am suffering. I used to leave hints around the house, books on self-harm and depression, but they either ignored it or didn't get the hint.
    slowrewind slowrewind 21-25, F 4 Responses May 6, 2007

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    They Dont Know Anything

    Everyday, every single day a fight happens. It always has to involve my mum, always. I hardly go to school because everytime I go, I always get people saying hurtfull things to me and those so called "people" are my friends. It sounds ridicules but yes everyday i go to school, i...
    Laalaa1 Laalaa1 16-17, F May 21, 2013

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    Trying Not To Feel Betrayed From My Parents..but Its Hard..i Need Advice..

    (this is kinda long, but if you start you must finish to the absolute end!!) I have a hard time not feeling like the total black sheep of my family..i've always always had a troubling relationships with my mom & my dad..Its gotten better throughout the years but I am the...
    rockbottomrachel rockbottomrachel 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    I Want A Family That Can Be Called Family

    I don't know how to start..everything seems hard for me.i don't want to have this feeling, to hate the condition i'm in now but i just can't help it.it's really hard when one day i woke up n realized that i was born in a family which is lack of love while all this while i've been...
    brokenangel90 brokenangel90 18-21 Jan 24, 2012

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    Sent Away

    I am new 2 this. So if u already heard sorry.. I am not smart enuf I guess to figure this out. I have no family anymore since 13 y.o. A man with money came into our lives @that age when my mother was in an abusive relationship n he took stole my virginity n then wanted more n...
    psalm51 psalm51 46-50, F May 9, 2012

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    No Clue

    I keep it from them, they have their own worlds and prefer to stay that way. I know they all have issues and just showing mine would make it worse. I used to though, that's how I learned. They would avoid the issues and didn't want to talk about it. That's when I met my friend...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2007

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    Its Not My Fault

    I genuinely think that my family have no idea at all how miserable I really am. My mum thinks that I'm making myself like this, and I get some kind of kick out of being depressed and if I left the house more often and got up and motivate myself then I won't be so depressed. She...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    :(

    i keep it locked up..around friends and family i am just sooo glad for this site because i can finally get things off my chest. XxxxX XxxxX XxxxX
    loobiesa loobiesa 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2007

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    I Wish They Could Understand Me

    i live with my grandparents.and unfortunatly my grandmother NEVER understands me she always asumes when i say gramma can we please talk that i wanna say something bad or bad news.and then she never really cares.and also in my past relationships everytime she blames me for the...
    beachkitty18 beachkitty18 16-18, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2007

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    Hurtful Brother, Disappointed Mother: I Need Advice

    When I was 8 yrs old my father passed away after a long battle with cancer. This left my mother, my older brother and myself. My mother never remarried and raised my brother and I on her own with just a highschool education and with English being a distant second language...
    thrivenotjustsurvive thrivenotjustsurvive 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    Transparent

    I wish my family knew just how miserable I really am but i feel like they look right through me. Like the times they ask me a question but interrupt me half way through the answer and never ask me to finish what I was saying. Out of the 5 children that live in this house I am...
    Jan 21, 2013

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    I wish I knew she had liked me before I let her go, she left before I could say anything now I really regret it, it took me to long to speak, now she's so far away from me.
    ForeverMe88 ForeverMe88 13-15, M Jul 19

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    Here I am again, decade has past but still having the same feelings for you. And I wish I know how to really let you go? and how to move on from my love to you? I want to know how...
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    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F Jul 7

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    I changed my personality 3 times since I was born, cuz if I stayed the same I would've killed myself when I was 9. The first time i changed my personality was because of my...
    Kirakat14 Kirakat14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I wish EVERYONE in EVERY country all over this world knew, loved, and feared God. This world would be so much better.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I wish I had the wisdom to understand people better when I was young .
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    This is true. But I've realized that if we knew then what we know now, after the fact, then we would have missed out a lit if valuable experience. At least for me, I know that I...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I may be 17, but occasionally I tend to still possess the mind/mouth of a child. I wish sometimes I could pause time so I can think before I act.
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    If I was smarter then, I never would've left you. I was stupid, just as stupid as he was. It's amazing that we were still able to be friends even years after the situation. I know...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I wish I could go back to my school years and give myself a better education. I didn't do as well as the potential I had. I wanted to go to university and become a veterinary nurse...
    shannen4 shannen4 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I wish I was a Christian but when I read I just so many questions. I like some people just so religious.
    jackieLu jackieLu 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Wish. Wonder. Ask why. Ask when. Doubt. Cry. Hope. Again. Sigh
    AlmostDiscarded AlmostDiscarded 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Like what happened to me down the line, I never used to be so messed in the head but now I cant stop thinking of all the wrong things, I just wish life would return to normal
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Life would be much easier for me and I wouldn't trip everytime I talk to a girl
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Life would be south easier if I did😔
    countrychic2002 countrychic2002 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I took this site to make me realize that I'm not the only one who has the same problems as I do.