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I Always Felt Like I Didn't Fit In

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    Always Different

    I never felt like I could relate to anyone. I seem to keep distance between myself and everyone else. I sometimes think its because I'm ashamed of who I am inside and if I keep my distance, no one will find out. I long to be "one of the guys", but i've never had long-term...
    AmosCarlile AmosCarlile 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2011

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    Black Sheep

    Ever since school start I was always different and no one understood me. I was always that weird nerd or that weird rocker and metal girl. All I ever wanted was to find people just like me so we can have conversations I can talk about and to have a mutual understanding of each...
    Numbing65 Numbing65 13-15, F 1 Response May 18, 2013

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    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Do you ever feel you can not fit into into

    cliques and groups? I go to a recreational outlet for people who have various disabilities. I do not like I have to ride my bus there alone. Most of these people seem to know each other from other places. The ones that group up together tend to ride together too. I am from the...
    LovelyChris71 LovelyChris71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I Really Started To Notice Around The Age Of 15 Or So

    i found that i didnt want to always go out and do stuff. i didnt want to get into drugs or even smoke. i remember telling myself and my best friend that i was going to try smoking pot. i convinced myself that i needed to try it. i never could do it though. and thats when me and...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M May 12, 2011

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    Outcast

    It started when I was about 14. I got told by many people that I would never amount to nothing. Here I am now 2 years later, in school. I let them get me down so badly that when I would get home I would cry.When I felt this way I would always think will I ever fit in with anybody...
    mystoriesforyou mystoriesforyou 16-17, F 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    I'm Just Me

    I don't fit it. Never have and never will. I like being alone (just not lonely). I can't be put into a particular category so sometimes I feel like I just float around. This isn't necessarily a bad thing because it's easier to judge people once you can fit them into a label. Then...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F Jan 7, 2012

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    The Way Things Are

    As a little kid I remember sitting at the edge of the playground watching all of the other kids playing. I remember wondering why I couldn't be like them. As I got older things didn't change much. I still watch the people around me and wonder why I can't be like them.I have never...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    Yeah that's me. Up until

    now I never felt like I belonged anywhere. Sometimes I still do but I realized now that I have always fit in with myself. I will never fit in with society the way I'd always dreamed and I'm glad. Self acceptance lets me forget everybody else and be happy with just me. :)
    SunlilySky SunlilySky 18-21, F Feb 27

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    Odd Ball Out

    I havent ever felt like I "fit in" or whatever you want to say. Being a kid I was always around guys. Even now that Im older I still find myself feeling like that odd kid out. I stand out and people stare like Im going to rob them or hurt them lol. Its stupid. But I guess thats...
    lostncali lostncali 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    Outside Looking In.

    for as long i could remember, (until just recently) i had always ben the odd child out. first it was my height...i guess for girls you could say im tall..5'8 flat, and 6'1 or 6'2 in heels... what can i say? I love my high heels :) anyway, growing up I was always tall...my first...
    HERChikken HERChikken 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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    Groupies, Gangs or club i really never had

    that kinda thing during my time in school even till now being in college. I mean other then my work environment but i mean that forced upon the employee so i don't think that really counts. I suppose i can be a little weird and corkie sometimes but i mean isn't everyone at some...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F Mar 17

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    Ghetto And White At The Same Time

    Okay so short funny story. When I moved to Chicago everyone was hesitant at first, and no one liked me. They said that I talked "white", but how can you speak a color? I don't talk white, I'm just educated. But when I moved to Naperville, which is the suburbs, they refer to me as...
    ChenelleKeepsitreal ChenelleKeepsitreal 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2011

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    Being The Weird Kid

    Ahh I can't pinpoint what makes me different. I'm just weird. I like being alone. I remember in middle school I grew accustomed to sitting alone and it didn't bother me. I liked it. It gave me time to think. A lot of Holden Caufeild thinking, looking in at the phonies in their...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Don't Fit In!

    I guess since a small child I never had a place in the world. Being a step-child at age 2 I was always somebody elses child. Then when my siblings were born I became the baby-sitter. I just wasn't the one that belonged. All through life it seemed I was trying to please the people...
    Shadowbond Shadowbond 46-50, M Feb 29, 2012

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    I'm Tired And I Don't Feel Like Doing This Anymore..

    I'm not easily understood. People look at me and just assume that I have everything. When someone is pretty that must mean they are automatically happy and everything goes perfect for them all the time. I wasn't pretty my whole life. As a matter of fact I was quite awkward and...
    Teresa83 Teresa83 36-40, F May 10, 2011

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    I've never 'fit in' and never felt like I belonged somewhere or felt like a unique individual. Wonder if I belong anywhere.
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 Apr 8

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 5

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    It is not that I don't have friends or that I don't talk to people or that I don't go out, because I do. I've never felt comfortable anywhere. The thing that helps me is that I...
    MadameLeRapeur MadameLeRapeur 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    We were together for two years and I swear I've never felt this way about anyone else. He is the love of my life...I can't ever deny that. I fought long and hard for our...
    chescafrxn chescafrxn 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    It's been a while since I've posted here, but it I love it when it says "welcome home" when I log in, it feels like it was recent ago when I shared my story and it's really...
    WellisntThisjustPeachy WellisntThisjustPeachy 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm a big introvert and I don't meet alot of interesting people that I actually like and want to hang around. I met him it was the end of June and I just come back from Florida I...
    treenymphh treenymphh 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I Wish I wish it wasn't so hard to get over you. I wish I didn't miss you so much. I wish I didn't cry so many tears. I wish I could be angry at you, it might make this easier. I...
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    As the Taylor Swift lyrics goes "'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you, You're gonna believe them"... I believed him when he swept me off my feet at 15...
    Gonespontaneous Gonespontaneous 22-25 1 Response Mar 24

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    My heart didn’t break into a thousand pieces after he left. Instead, I realized all the things he didn’t do. He didn’t want to hear my stories. He didn’t ask me questions...
    Lipsofred Lipsofred 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    She was amazing, and fun to talk to, and I fell in love, and I thought at the start so did she, but a few weeks later I knew she didn't. It was if I was there just because she was...
    Akwa57 Akwa57 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I have a secret I wish I didn't. I've told people before in my life, and it has certainly had varied results. Some people have stuck by me, and always will. Some people have spread...
    AllisonPantyPooper AllisonPantyPooper 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    No matter, what I am doing with my life, or who is in my life, I always feel like there is something missing, or something holding me back from doing something great. I can't shake...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Apr 7

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    My CAT! She did like me until I took in some stray cats. She didn't like it so she packed her furry little gray bags and left! I'm pretty sure she was mainly the chartreux breed...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F Apr 11

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    Is there some kind of diagnosis or personality defect that would be exhibited by a person having numerous close friends and being a pillar of the community, but having no interest...
    calpeach27 calpeach27 36-40 Mar 24

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    I was working at a theater when I met her, she was dating one of my friends, then one day the three of us went to Hollywood to try and land a movie job, we didn't get the part but...
    zigster86 zigster86 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I was working at a theater when I met her, she was dating one of my friends, then one day the three of us went to Hollywood to try and land a movie job, we didn't get the part but...
    StevensTHEname StevensTHEname 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Have you ever loved someone who didn't love you back? Have you ever tried so hard to make him notice you, and he didnt? Sucks doesnt it? Well, you can't make anyone love you. I've...
    caramelcuteness caramelcuteness 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I kinda wish I had though. I didn't just throw it around or anything, I was in a relationship with them, but I wish I had saved it for my husband. But, he didn't save it either...
    Srkelly89 Srkelly89 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I hateeeeee when people just say I love you just to say it or to get what they want! If you don't genuinely love that person, don't say it. I had an ex say he loved me and could...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I would never ever tell someone I love them, if I didn't love them. I don't think it is right to tell someone you love them, when you really don't. "love" is not a word I throw...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Everything came down to this, her answer.. Her answer to be mine? Was a yes. I was thrilled, so was she. A week or two went by and we already exchanged I love you's. I meant it...
    irespectyou irespectyou 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Since I'm not what people stereotype me to be, I often feel as though I bother them by simply existing. One of my many corks is that I always feel like I'm in someone's way. I...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    It's not like saying I love you is easy enough to do. I don't go around telling people I love you. Wait, oh well. Maybe I do but only to some of my closest friend. But do you even...
    Mininyaa Mininyaa 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I like one of my best friends. I've liked her since I saw her in 7th grade, and now she is dating my best friend. I told her about how I feel, and she told me that she loved me as...
    ThePainedBoy ThePainedBoy 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I was 15 when I first began to experiment. We were a little crazy and acted like typical teenagers. I found out later that his parents supported the experience because they wanted...
    kdone kdone 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I sit in my room thinking of a way to change things, I'm in the friend zone of every girl I've ever wanted even the one I want now. I'm sick of being called bro and smelling your...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I would yell at my mom sometimes as a teen because she was a very aggravating person to deal with and on top of that I already had anger issues (don't really any more). I got up...
    boastroasttoast boastroasttoast 36-40, M a week ago

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    Was with someone for 3 years I thought everything was great. I guess she didn't... She broke up with me in a text message and I haven't seen her since.
    westay westay 26-30, M 15 Responses Mar 24

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    Even til this day my feelings are so strong for him... I loved him, I love him but looking back it's pretty clear that the feelings are not mutual he must have stayed with me out...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I just got nervous, and didn't know what to do. I'm sorry.
    ninerzoon ninerzoon 36-40, M Mar 28

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    I enlisted in the Marines when I was 17, deployed when I was 19. I came home, my best friend didn't. He was the better man. Every morning I wake up wishing we could trade.
    Shlickone Shlickone 26-30, M Mar 30

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    I wanted to wait...and then I didn't..and I don't regret it.
    AYTGItsMeMaddie AYTGItsMeMaddie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Been with the same man for three years and we make love at least once a week. He was and still is my first EVERYTHING except kissing. I'm happy I didn't wait because its another...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    i met this guy in the second semester of 9th grade in my special ed class ( i'm dyslexic and ADHD not stupid). within 2 weeks he was my boyfriend. i never really hung out with him...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I'm almost done with my first year of college and I still don't regret not attending prom. Around this time last year, my mom desperately begged me to go to prom and failed...
    BrohovahsWitness BrohovahsWitness 18-21, F Apr 9

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