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Feeling Of Neglect

Okay so I'm 18 years old. I feel like my family doesnt care and doesn't understand that I'm home most of the time. It really ****** me off. I'm an only child so I feel really lonely even with friends....I just want some people to actually care....is that so bad? I also went to see a consular and that doesn't help anymore. Anti depressants are crap too.....I JUST WANT SOMEONE TO UNDERSTAND ME AND THAT IM ALONE AND THAT I FEEL NEGLECTED!!!!!!
Rainbowxxbutterflyxx Rainbowxxbutterflyxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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I can understand how you feel for the most part. The difference is I was one of 7 children. I am now 40 years old and not much has changed. I left home when I was 18, and my family couldn't even bother to let me know that my grandfather was in the Hosptial dying, so I never even got to say goodbye to him. I joined the military and left home for the wrong reasons, but it ended up being my best decision. I got out of the negativity of my family, and eventually found people that actually cared. I moved back home after 15 years and found out nothing with family ever changes. I now have 3 beautiful girls, but my parents and sibiling could care less about them. All my parents care about is my younger siblings and my older siblings kids. When I show up with my children all we get are rolled eyes and get ignored, but hte tune changes as soon as my sibling shows up with their children. So, I have learend that some parents even though they say they don't have their favorites they do, especially when they show it every day. The only time they bother to call me is when they need a ride or to borrow money. So, I have realized moving home was the wrong thing to do, and will be correcting that matter as soon as my oldest graduates from High School. Just know you are of age to move out on your own. Don't let them dictate your life. Go find friends that actually care about you. It won't be easy, good freinds are hard to find, but when you find the right ones, keep them close they will help you get through the toughest times. Surround yourself with love, and God will see you through it. You have to not let them get you down. I know it's hard, I suffer from depression, and will be on antideppresents for the rest of my life. If one didn't work for you, you may need a different one. I ended up trying 3 different ones before finding one that worked for me. Don't give up, stay strong.