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What is the best way to stop feeling unwanted in my family and different from everyone else?

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Last Updated: 07/31/2018 at 3:36am
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Top Rated Answers
March 4th, 2015 7:10pm
Separating yourself from your family for a while will make both you and your family realize what they're missing, and will recreate that missing bond. Best of luck!
September 1st, 2015 2:13am
Know that you are never unwanted. I've been through that also. I always feel like im not wanted or that no one loves me in my family but I realized, if i was unwanted or not love, then why are they still taking care of me, feeding me everyday, giving me a shelter, taking me out to eat, etc. Your family do this for you because they love you and care about you.
June 30th, 2015 12:53am
Be yourself if they don't like the way you are, there just missing out on a amazing person. and that's you
May 18th, 2015 4:59pm
Why do you want to stop feeling unwanted? Did you ever think that your emotions are telling you something? The biggest problem today is everyone cursing how they feel, with out a second thought that there might be meaning in what they feel. Try to understand how you feel, why you maybe feeling it, where it stems from and what insight it can give you in your life. I don't wanna see people running away from their problems and want it to just go away. We need to step up and be brave.
March 18th, 2015 12:53pm
Believe in yourself and realise you have value! Talk to your family members about how you are feeling and ask them for their feedback
June 15th, 2015 2:13pm
Some people find it difficult to express themselves verbally, behaviourally,emotionally, they may not notice others pain. Perhaps try telling them how you feel, either alone/mediation, family therapy? Sometimes parents/siblings treat you as child even when grown up, which can be frustrating for you/angry, feel not listened to? Family's are placed together , you have nocchoice but to live with/adapt to/leave it, your choice? Try to concentrate on positives and limit negatives. Communication is key, but everyone must want to be there and talk.
July 31st, 2018 3:36am
Talk to your closest family member about how you feel. If this doesn't work, writing in a journal may help you work out these feelings
June 18th, 2015 1:34am
The best way to stop feeling unwanted in your family is to engage in conversation.I've felt unwanted in my family and when I started talking to them I realized that they cared about me.For stopping the feeling of being different from everyone else is to find the right group of people for you,not everyone is the same but there is people who share similarities with you.
November 3rd, 2015 3:37pm
different is another word for unique and u dont need to be like everyone else its good to be different... its your family and you are a very important part of it so just relax and start loving them and giving time soon this feeling would leave you
March 7th, 2015 2:40am
From my personal experience I would say engaging in family activities and chores would help in the family aspect.
November 14th, 2016 7:38pm
Sometime we genuinely are different, and the first thing to remember is being different (as long as the difference itself isn't harmful to you) isn't a bad thing. However, learning about another persons values, interests, hobbies, and life history can give us common ground to relate on. Remember to give new things a chance - sometimes finding new ways to relate to people can be a fun adventure in self-discovery as well.