I Wish My Family Knew How Miserable I Am

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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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2013

    guys please tell me if I'm crazy okay?

    because I would like to know since I haven't met anyone who thinks like me but this is going to be a long story. So here's the thing. My parents separated when I was 7 and my brother was 13, from the age of 7-13 I learnt everything on my own because my brother (being a teenager...
    RebelFighter RebelFighter
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    I wish, but I also don't.

    There's no need for me to concern my mum over it, it's not like I can't handle it. Even when I can't there's always things that can help.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2015

    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...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2014

    They don't understand.

    They don't see how much I hate my life. They make me feel about an inch tall and I'm miserable. Nothing I do is good enough. For example, I tried throwing my grandma a surprise party for her birthday. I planned it all, and called all her friends. She found out about it said she...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    I might have lost my chance to get my car back

    but I'm sick and tired of my family walking all over me and only thinking the worse of me. Found my balls today, it feels good.
    sorenelrain sorenelrain
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

    I have always been a busy mom.

    Being there for my family wether at school, performances, recitals, volunteering, personal one on one dates, all doctors, emergency rooms, taking care of grandparents, and any other thing that ever needed done. Now that I am having some major health issues with chronic fatigue...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

    my family clearly don't understand how much

    pain I have dealt with. I don't know what to say to them anymore
    Chang94 Chang94
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    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

    I was happy for a few seconds my mum said she

    wanted to resolve what issues I had with her. So I said the first issue is you never own up to your mistakes. I told her about the time when she said I needed to lose weight and she just kept denying it. But obviously I remember the exact words how could I forget? She doesn't...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2015

    My parents had a fight during Chinese new year,

    now they're telling me to make choices. Who can be more miserable than me?
    Probcreator17 Probcreator17
    18-21, M
    Feb 9

    do you know how hard it is to talk to someone

    on the phone without either one of your mums knowing? especially since both mums hate each other and the others mum hates me as well? God damn it takes a whole lot of skills to do that group doesn't really fit but ah well
    RebelFighter RebelFighter
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    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

    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
    pirsh pirsh
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    It's so hard to pretend

    that I'm always fine, that nothing's bothering me I feel like I'm about to lose my mind one day. How much pain can someone bare in silence? It's torture! I wish I could speak my heart out but truth is even if I did it they wouldn't believe me, they'd just say: "It's a phase...
    Shadowykidd Shadowykidd
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Nov 25, 2011

    I can't talk to my parents with out being

    lectured or feeling attacked. I don't trust anyone. I used to be such a positive and outgoing person and now I'm easily annoyed by everyone and I just want to be alone. But when I'm alone I get lonely, and then I seek out to be with people but then they too annoy me. Everyone...
    Captainbicurious Captainbicurious
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 17, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    I wish they knew what happens deeply inside me,

    iam really hurting badly inside and facing tough times, but i must stand, since this is the life we should live its ups and downs, who knows maybe the life which is hurting us now will make us smile Tomorrow therefore, i should keep the faith in my heart and not surrender to...
    umayyad umayyad
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 14, 2015
    odessa94 odessa94
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    I wish I could tell my mother.

    I wish I could tell her and she wouldn't upset and blame herself for can't help me better. And that's the fear I have for not being strong enough to tell my parent. I want to tell her but I can't bear with her sadness afterward. I can't seeing her sad than now. I can't.... I can...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    I grew up helping my single mom raising me

    and my younger siblings.I had to grow up fast as a 13 year old,been working while in high school to support my mom.Dont get me wrong it made me happy knowing I helped my family.I didnt really have a happy or normal childhood becoz while all my friends were out having fun and do...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    They always say its for the best.

    But they dont really know whats best they only say it because its their idea of life, because they have been through this phase of my life but what happened to them might not happen to me. Im here at states while my husband and son was left at our countryland this is not what i...
    stitch03 stitch03
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2007

    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

    Remember to keep that mask on,

    honey. Wouldn't want anyone to know you have feeling or anything. Right? Story of my life! Sigh... Keep smiling . Ignore the pain. Bury it deep. Go insane....
    WinkWink78 WinkWink78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    I'm a great shame, and a great disappointment

    to my family. They won't say it, it's obvious by the way and i can really see it in them sometimes. And because of it im starting not to like myself. Im so screwed! How i wish i was not born like this or never been born at all.
    ciijei ciijei
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 8

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 6, 2007

    I feel like i'm living in one of the Saw

    episodes...never liked that movie...I am stuck with a group of people where I might be a key to survival, which is why I continue to survive despite being hated...we are all in this sick game together... The sick minded man has a voice that pierces my ears, he enjoys the game...
    IndescribableAgony IndescribableAgony
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2015
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 26, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    May 21, 2013

    I love my family more

    than life in itself. I really do. But everything is being put on me. I have to figure out everyone's problems and I'm always getting the short end of the stick. I want to move to Seattle so badly, but I feel like I can't because my family will put me through hell if I do. I wish...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    My family thinks im a sweet happy girl

    but im not I been hurting for almost 4 years and no one has even notice. Really idk who I am no more
    Baee5400 Baee5400
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    I hate my life at my moms house,

    and no one can see it. I'm 16 years old and she still makes me wear clothes that a nun should be wearing. I don't have the most attractive body, im 5'7 and weigh 170 lbs. but I'm trying to feel good in my own skin. I've been trying to feel better about myself, and lately i have...
    Volleyballchick4 Volleyballchick4
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    I wish my family knew

    that my brother molested me since I was 3 till I was 9. I wish they understood my anger towards my brother and why I verbally abuse him rather than thinking that I am a spoiled brat and is not grateful for my brother. My grandparents labeled me as a queen and said that my life...
    Karinas2 Karinas2
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2014
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