Do you ever feel like...

@kaysue4 (951)
United States
May 3, 2008 2:10pm CST
you just don't matter in life. No matter what you do, it is always wrong. I have tried my whole life to help my boys and I always run into dead ends. No matter how much I have tried to teach them, they are hard headed and won't listen. What do you do when you are at your wits end and don't think you have no more to pull out of your soul to give anyone? How do people keep going everyday? Sorry, I am just so depressed because I feel like I have not matter in anyone's life.
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
4 May 08
Surely you cant be serious kaysue! There is a 226 beside your name, thats 226 discussions you have esponded to, and to me, thats making a difference. You have 19 friends in your friends list...to me that is making a difference. And though though you dont see the results that you are desiring in your children, you are still making a deference. At that age, they are learning to become adults. They will keep and heed some of what you say, but some they will discard in favor of their own decisions. Youre not alone in this, my wife feels much the same way that you do, as I am sure that probably most everyone that has children feels that way at some time or another.
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@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
4 May 08
Thank you so much for your kind words. It is just hard when you have depression anyways and you can't take meds. Some days, are SO much harder. Thanks.
• United States
4 May 08
All the time. Life gets me down a lot. I try to hold back my emotions and I usually end up failing. It angers me when I see happy people and I don't really know why. Mostly because I'm angry with myself, I guess. Then I feel lost and pointless and my energy runs low. I try to keep myself distracted by hobbies and such. I play guitar, listen to music, and watch plenty of movies. So, try not to feel depressed. Me, you, and others are out there for you to talk to when you're in need.
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@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
4 May 08
Thanks you so much. What kind of music do you play? I can't play any music and I can even read music to learn how. I have tried several times to teach myself, but it is like learning a different language. Now, I have my youngest, he plays the trumpet in band in school. He has been playing for two years now and he is good for not getting private lessons. He must take after my grandfather, he couldn't read music, but he could play the guitar and hermonica at the same time.
@aswinbio (174)
• India
4 May 08
i help others in whatever way it is possible for me.. and i take life as it comes
• United States
4 May 08
it'll kick in to them eventually its easy to fall into depression in situations like this b-kuz sumhings jus take thier time in happening i feel ya it gets hard an gets krazy but one day it does get better
• India
3 May 08
guess all of us feel that way from time to time. sometimes everything around you just seems to go completly wrong no matter what you do. it could be work personal life or family. guess you have to tide through it and all will be ok. there is always light after a dark tunnel.
• Bahamas
3 May 08
I'm sure thats not true. I can understand you feeling that way though. Sometimes life can bring lots of burdens, but i do believe they come to make us strong.There have been times when things were so rough that i wanted to just lay down and die, but i've never been one to just quit anything.Sometimes i felt so unappreciated that i felt it wasn't worth the effort. You may feel as if you're not getting through to your boys, but i'm sure thats not the case. Just keep parenting your kids to the best of your abilities and things will get better. I may just be an online friend but you matter to me.Keep your head up.{{{ hugs}}}
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
3 May 08
hon I know how you feel and I feel like that many times, but you know you really do matter to people especially your children, even if they don't show it. Trust in the process you are teaching them the right things trust in the process that they will listen in the end when it really matters. It took my son to become a man of 30 years old before he finally realized that I was trying to teach him the right things.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
3 May 08
Children learn best by example. Is your life an good example for your boys? If you are a loving, and caring person, chances are your boys will be also.I've heard of people abusing their aging parents. I feel sorry for the Parents, but chances are, they abused their kids as they were growing up. Theres an old saying," what goes around comes around!" and this is very true when raising children!