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I Wish My Family Knew How Miserable I Am

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    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

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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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    My 3 younger brothers all have great jobs

    and make over $30/hr. I make minimum wage if I can find a job. I have a lot of health problems which makes it almost impossible to hold a job but no one wants to approve me for disability. Brothers are rich and own homes and planning weddings and vacations while I struggle to...
    BrokenAndDown BrokenAndDown 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    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 2 Responses Aug 22

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    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

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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 2 Responses Aug 18, 2007

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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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    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

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    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 5 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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 5 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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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 3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    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

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    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

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 9

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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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    pirsh pirsh 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    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...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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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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    I am getting sick and tired of having to always

    be the strong one, to hide how i really feel. i always bottle everything up, anger, sadness, depression, any and all emotions. Always having to be the strong one for the family, when say, a family member dies, its gotten to the point its literally messingg my emotions, an uncle...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    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 5 Responses Aug 22

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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 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...
    squirllykid squirllykid 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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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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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses May 6, 2007

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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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    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 1 Response May 26, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Jun 10

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    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
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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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    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

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2007

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    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 3 Responses Jun 9

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