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I Feel Like I Don't Belong Anywhere

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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...
    GrlGrnThb GrlGrnThb 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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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...
    believer07 believer07 18-21 4 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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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...
    Rael85 Rael85 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 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...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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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...
    MissJaded MissJaded 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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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...
    dep007 dep007 26-30 Jul 12, 2011

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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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    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...
    XxPictureMeBrokenxX XxPictureMeBrokenxX 16-17, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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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...
    KikiLeea KikiLeea 18-21, F Nov 23, 2012

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    Tired Of Moving - I want a place of my own. No one cares.
    Lamchops Lamchops 18-21, F May 13, 2011

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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...
    Bluebyu Bluebyu 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 29, 2008

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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...
    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...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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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...
    donnab13 donnab13 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2009

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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...
    genya19 genya19 26-30 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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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...
    avenger09123 avenger09123 22-25 3 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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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...
    missayo missayo 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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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...
    JohnWolfy JohnWolfy 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    I Would Like To Experience The Feeling Of Having Home... - Im 23 years old, I have a mother and younger brother, boyfriend, friends, Im sucessfully studying medical school, Im...
    dimdimdim dimdimdim 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2012

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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...
    home1916 home1916 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    I feel like I don't belong anywhere.
    lee521 lee521 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Sooo Messed Up. - I can't go home because my mom dropped her phone in milk (long story) and I cannot stay here forever because my aunt is weird.  I have no other...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2009

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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...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 20 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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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...
    AmeliaLavender AmeliaLavender 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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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...
    PixiiHead PixiiHead 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7, 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...
    Philadawn Philadawn 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 29, 2008

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    Where Should I Go?? What Should I Do? - I am 19 yrs old, computer enginering student, from above it seems like I am totally blessed with gifted talent in studies but in in reality...
    djk007 djk007 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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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...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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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...
    Jolene12345 Jolene12345 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 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...
    photogirl93 photogirl93 12666 4 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    Where Do I Belong? - If I don't belong, nor fit in anywhere, where else can I go?
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2011

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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...
    tigra139 tigra139 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    Trying To Find My Place In The World. - I am 28, and have no children, all my friends either have children, or a career, or are retired. I can't seem to connect with people my age...
    ToodleLooWho ToodleLooWho 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 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...
    DaisyStPatience DaisyStPatience 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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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...
    Kalikava Kalikava 22-25 Apr 21, 2013

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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...
    paradoxkey paradoxkey 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2, 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...
    Rael85 Rael85 26-30, F 2 Responses May 15, 2013

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    I Don't Belong Anywhere - Sometimes i get the feeling that i don't belong anywhere. I could never make friends (people that i see at school are not my friens). Only with my parents...
    Nolife123 Nolife123 13-15, M Jul 17, 2012

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    In grade 6, at a new school, I had no one for a long time. I would read at recess, and do projects alone. Then, two outsiders befriended me. They were so kind. I liked them, but...
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    One percent of all human beings act primarily out of Inventor Instinct. We are born that way. Perhaps the reason why we don't feel like we belong, is because there are so few of...
    InventorInstinct InventorInstinct 56-60, M Apr 3

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    Yea I never had and I never will. I don't belong in this world. I don't belong in this planet. I don't belong in this universe. So what I'm saying is I probably never Gould have...
    silentlyhurtingeveryday silentlyhurtingeveryday 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    All of my friends seem so right for each other but I constantly feel like I don't belong and I never will belong
    hebr0 hebr0 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Yea. It's been a year without friends to someone to talk to about how i feel. Though I have meet some, same age as mine. But I feel that I don't belong. Not because most of them...
    zhaneylhuv zhaneylhuv 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I feel out of place at times. I've left various groups of friends. I've cut my bonds before. I even lost all my emotions at a time and broke out of a relationship I had. I...
    HandsomeRocker HandsomeRocker 18-21, M a week ago

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    You keep on pushing me away so why should i keep trying, i just don't want to do anything anymore, I can't help anyone not even myself. **** this world i want to leave
    Emmacvdk Emmacvdk 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I'm so lost in my self I don't know what to do sometimes killing myself is the answer
    Lostmyselfagain1 Lostmyselfagain1 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I probably shouldn't be on EP. It's a site based on experiences but I haven't really experienced anything -- it feels like I'm younger than everyone else too. The people here...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Apr 2

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    Every day every single day in my life I never felt that i belong to this world like I never should have existed. I live just like a ghost. It is like noone see's me. Life is a test...
    TheOutsidersPower TheOutsidersPower 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I think I belong in the '50s A classy period of time.
    broadwaybaby25 broadwaybaby25 18-21, F Apr 1