Pat's Answer

To Pat / 15 March 2020

Topic: I feel like everyone hates me and I want to run away

Your Question

hi pat, sometimes I feel so unwanted or uneeded by everyone. That I can never be good enough or impressive. Everything I do is expected of me just because my older sibling did it too. I’m always told that my problems don’t matter and that I worry to much but at the end of the day my grades always have to be perfect or I’m not working hard enough. I just feel like everyone hates me and I want to just run away.

From Pat / 15 April 2020


You are very welcome to Ask Pat.

Sounds like you have so much going on for you. You are feeling unwanted and feeling that you are not good enough, you are being told that your problems don’t matter. Yyou say your grades always have to be perfect and you are feeling that you want to run away.

Childline are very concerned that this is the way things are for you. As a child you have the right to be happy and the right to be listened to and that does not seem to be the way things are for you at the moment.

Perhaps it might be helpful for you to talk a little more about this? We here at Childline are always ready to listen and offer support and help you to explore some options that are available to you. Our phone line is open 24 hours a day at 1800 66 66 66 and we would be more than happy to have a chat with you. If you wold prefer to text us, our text number is 50101. We also have a WebChat service, which you can use on this website.

Alternatively, on our website we have some useful tips in the “Info and advice” section.

Thank you for contacting us here at Ask Pat and we wish you well.

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