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I Feel Like I Don't Belong Anywhere

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    Dealing With People's Perceptions

    Why is it when you reach out to others to feel connected, they perceive you as needy, desperate, crazy, etc. or just not consider it at all.    I think sometimes it is because they can't relate because they have lots of family and friends and don't recognize your...
    Bluebyu Bluebyu 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 29, 2008

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    I Don't Fit Anywhere

    I have always had this feeling since I can remember even when I lived at home with my parent's I had the feeling I was not really wanted there. At the age of 14 my father threw me out on the streets because I would not go too get him chocolate I think it was so I found myself...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 20 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    No One Wants Me.

    I'm not typical... But I guess I am. My family loves me, but doesn't. I have 465 contacts in my phone... but not a person I can call. I am homeless. I am homeless to the extent that I have no home, nowhere feels right to me. There's no place I'd rather be than somewhere else...
    home1916 home1916 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    Where Is Home

    Since my husband passed away 13 years ago..no matter where I go or live I don't feel like I belong.  No place feels like home.  It is just a plae to live.
    donnab13 donnab13 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2009

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    I Do Not Feel Comfortable With No One

    I don't know why I do not feel ok with almost no one.I am 26 yo, and just have returned to my parentshouse. I started up a company with other 3 persons, and practically we're doing home office all week long.I hate to be in my bedroom all the day, and I do not feel like if I am...
    dep007 dep007 26-30 Jul 12, 2011

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    I Have No Idea Where I'm Going

    I'm 27 years old and have struggled with social anxiety for as long as I can remember. Granted, I made a big push when I was about 22 (through therapy, anti-depressants, and a LOT of effort) and managed to become sociable enough to get into graduate school and have a relatively...
    genya19 genya19 26-30 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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    I Still Feel Like An Unloved Child

    One of my earliest memories is walking around the schoolyard on my own, making up games in my head. It never occurred to me to try to make friends because I assumed that if I was good enough people would come and find me. They rarely so I thought I was on my own because I wasn't...
    DaisyStPatience DaisyStPatience 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    Yea

    I feel like I don't belong anywhere. Like there is no place in the world for me anymore. I feel like this world, this life, this place does not want me anymore.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    Like the air that drifts between us I feel

    unimportant, unseen and uninteresting. People glance my way and see no more than scenery. Ostracised by my friends at school, I inhabit the grey area between social circles, known by many, loved by few and seen by all. I hate where I am, I'm scared of where I'm going and I can...
    BustedMonkey BustedMonkey 18-21, M Sep 7

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    I Do Not Belong

    Some days I just feel so out of place it is not even funny. I feel as out of place as a tiger in the middle of the ocean, not able to understand what the place around it is or how to live there. I am trying I honestly am but I just do not understand the society or people and I...
    Rael85 Rael85 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    I was born in CV Islands spent my childhood in

    Portugal, my teenage years in Holland and moved to the US as an adult as a result I feel like I don't belong anywhere.
    sevlaadnil sevlaadnil 46-50, F Apr 27

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    Those Who Wonder Arnt Always Lost.......

    I'm not sure if theres really anywhere that I can say "hey this is where I belong." I don't think I've ever felt like that except for when I'm at the barn. I have so many diffrent groups of friends but I don't feel like I belong in any of them. In my life I've felt...
    PixiiHead PixiiHead 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2009

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    Lost

    I almost joined the group titled "I am lonely" but everyone that posted in there was single and alone. I have a family and friends and am in a relationship and I feel alone. I often wish I were dead, even though logically that is very selfish. I don't feel like anyone understands...
    MissJaded MissJaded 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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    My Dark Exsistance

    I feel unneeded and unwanted by so many people. My best friend who I have been best friends with for 4 years casts me aside whenever she gets a new boyfriend. My other friends always forget about me when having fun. I'm not a *****. I am not controlling. I'm not annoying. Yet I'm...
    XxPictureMeBrokenxX XxPictureMeBrokenxX 16-17, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    Belonging

    Hello I have this problem and I'm really hoping someone to help me, I am currently living at home with my family and my boyfriend has a flat near by I go round there to stay and I stay at home to but just recently I don't feel I belong anywhere here my sister has a boyfreind and...
    Jolene12345 Jolene12345 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Where Is The Next Place?

    Sometimes I look around and think to myself that I don't belong here nor do I belong anywhere else. I have been to many places and everywhere seems to be the same just with different faces. No one is able to understand, all I get is stares and whispers. I may dress too flashy...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    I have been cursed with this stupid thought

    process. I see things in ways most normal people can't deal with. I know that the horrible messed up things in this world as damaging and horrific as they may be, are part of this world, and in many instances needed. I'm not saying go out and hurt people because the planet needs...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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    I Don't Belong Anywhere

    I have felt this way for most of my life. I am an only child and growing up I spent a lot of my time (outside of school) with my Mom. My Dad was always busy. At school I was considered weird. When I reached high school I was still weird but had some friends. BUt I always felt...
    missayo missayo 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    More recently, I've started to feel like I just

    don't have a place where I belong. I really felt like it in high school: my family is okay (no family is perfect), but I can only deal with them for so long before we're at each others throats and I need to be somewhere else. They don't really know me, and I admittedly don't...
    mugiwara7 mugiwara7 18-21, M 1 Response May 27

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    wanderfull

    I have travelled for the past few years on little or nothing, playing music to get by. I now have a son and am renting a place for the first time where Im from orginally. I have friends from travelling..(spending days straight with people will allow you to get to know them fast...
    Kalikava Kalikava 22-25 Apr 21, 2013

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    I decided to open up to my "friends" about

    being sexually abused for 10 years, and they think I only say that because I want attention and pity.
    Wanderlust7 Wanderlust7 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    I Feel Lost

    To cut it short, my mum left when i was a toddler and my dad left and died a few years later. I was raised by nan (my dads mum) At 15, i had to move out as she became depressed with my dad's death and she became violent. I moved to my uncles where i lived for a year but he made...
    KikiLeea KikiLeea 18-21, F Nov 23, 2012

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    Will I Ever Find My Tribe?

    I'm 19 years old and I live in an apartment with my sister and 5 friends. I feel like I don't fit in not because we are so different, but because I feel like no one's in the same page where I am, I mean while they're so busy with all the girl drama and boys and parties, I just...
    believer07 believer07 18-21 4 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    I have moved 20 times in 24 years.

    I lived in Europe and America, in the countryside and in big cities. Even when I was a kid I never stayed more than four years anywhere. I feel that I will never be at home anywhere. I live in America now and I was planning to stay here four years, but I've changed my mind and...
    twentyfourandcounting twentyfourandcounting 22-25 1 Response Jun 3

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    Ever Since I Was Little...

    I never really fit in. As far back as I can remember I was never able to feel like I belonged anywhere. Even back in kindergarten I remember always being on the outer edge, and people have never really accepted me. That never really changed through the years. I have grown...
    avenger09123 avenger09123 22-25 3 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    I Do Not Belong

    What do you do when no matter where you turn you are not accepted and you do not fit in? What do you do when everyone you talk to considers you an "it" rather than a "who"? What do you do when all roads lead back to the same conclusion? You accept that you are an abomination...
    Rael85 Rael85 26-30, F 2 Responses May 15, 2013

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    There is no place for me ,

    wherever I go I just don't fit in . I'am always the dumbest, ugliest, fattest ,awkward one,....a long list of negative traits. People avoid me or ignore me unless there is no else or they need something from me. I'm an outcast , I'm really not good at anything apart from...
    opentalk opentalk 18-21, F 1 Response May 30

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    I Don't Feel Like I Belong Anywhere.

    How is it that I have been on this earth for almost 50 years and I still feel this way? I don't feel understood and I don't feel loved. I'm not antisocial and I can make friends. But I feel no meaningful mutual connection with anyone and this lack of connection is devastating to...
    AmeliaLavender AmeliaLavender 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    I have felt that way too,

    good part of my life but as I mellow with age I belong just as much as anyone else, took some therapy to get there
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    KaceyThatsMe KaceyThatsMe 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm Not Sure Where To Fit In... Or Do I Want To Fit In?

    Ever since I left China and came to US, I've always felt somewhat disconnected with the rest of the world. I don't really celebrate Christmas, I don't really get half the jokes people talk about, and I don't see the same values as many other people do. It does not help that I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    "OUT of This World!"

      "I FEEL LIKE I DON'T BELONG ANYWHERE", AS FOR EVERYTHING I LOVE AND TOUCH GOES AWAY!  I FEEL MISPLACED AND WONDER SOMETIMES, "IS THIS REALLY MY FAMILY?"  I TRY TO GET REAL WITH PEOPLE AND THEY DISREGARD MY INTENTIONS AND JUST MY BEING THERE...
    Philadawn Philadawn 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 29, 2008

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    Where Do I Truly Belong?

    I have always been a many faced guy, you can never tell what I will do. Hell sometimes even I don't know what I am truly like. I have many groups of friends but I have to be in a certain mood to see them. Thing is I have never known anyone who can understand all of my faces, it...
    JohnWolfy JohnWolfy 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    I Think I May Have Found Myself Now

    I always feel like I don’t belong anywhere, I don’t feel like I get along with anybody. It’s kind of tiring in some way, but kind of interesting. I think the reason why I don’t feel like I belong anywhere is because I don’t quite know who I am yet. I thought I was just...
    tigra139 tigra139 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    I Belong Nowhere.

    I once had a sense of urgency to find the place where I belong.. I've traveled and lived in several places, I've met people from different cultures, I've found extraordinary people who have marked my life, some who are still in it, others who will always be, others not so much...
    ravenge ravenge 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    No Place Feels Like Home

    I don't remember when I last felt like I was anywhere and I was "home". People say, "OK I'm going home now" and home is supposed to be where your heart is and it always seems strange and I get wistful because there is no place, no house (mine or someone else's) not to my parents...
    photogirl93 photogirl93 12666 5 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    lee521 lee521 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    My Piece Of The Puzzle

    life to me is one big puzzle all connecting to make a bigger picture we all have or should have a part in that puzzle and growing up there was always a handful that got lost in the mix and one that just didnt fit and i feel like im apart of that handful were do i fit who connects...
    paradoxkey paradoxkey 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    I Think Differently, I Understand Things Different, I Ask Lots Of Questions

    From the beginning I have always gotten in trouble with my immediate family for being different. I remember as a child, many nights being curled up on the floor crying myself to exhaustion and then crawling into bed and falling asleep. In the morning I would wake up and learned...
    GrlGrnThb GrlGrnThb 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    You know that extra piece you get in a new Lego

    set? That's me. I'm 22 and a high school graduate and, that's it. I really have nowhere to go from here. I know the next stage in my life is to get a job or career, but what's the point? There is no job or career out there that fits my skills and interests. Maybe it's...
    Jamlec Jamlec 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    "i Just Want To Go Home"

    "i just want to go home." i have thought that to myself without even thinking about it, while actually in my home. i just feel like i have no place, or that i havent found it yet.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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