Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Feel Like I Don't Belong In My Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 430 People

    Like I ever did. Bunch of stuck up know it alls

    that think they are the smartest, the classiest, the best just because they talk in broken English or because they work for NGO's. That, plus always criticising the negative, plus always judging wrongly, plus ignoring me for changing my area of living.....amongst others...
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am so different than the rest of my family.

    If my family knew how I really looked at everything and believe in, than they would probably be very surprised. They would most likely hate me if they knew any of that. My family tends to argue a lot. But then at other times they are calm. I don't understand it. That's one of...
    PureWhiteMoonlight PureWhiteMoonlight 13-15, F May 24, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm a total oddball in my family

    as others would call it, a black sheep. It took a few years but I've learned to love it and just do what makes me happy. Most of my relatives gossip and have the tendency to be quite nosy while I'm the opposite. I have always known that I didn't fit in and I felt rejected/ left...
    LoveisCancer LoveisCancer 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm the one that stands out

    and get all the crazy looks because my interests are different...I'm always compared to others and made to feel like being me isn't enough.
    BlackSheep96 BlackSheep96 18-21, F Aug 17, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I just can't take it anymore.

    I'm the one that ends up in tears, quietly when I'm in bed. Screw it all.
    HypnoticFever HypnoticFever 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm the black sheep. I've said

    that before and people don't believe me but it's the truth. when I was a little girl, I would tell them that they adopted me from a gorilla family in China. (looking back I think, that's how different I felt as a kid. so different that I couldn't have been from a human family...
    nakedofaname nakedofaname 26-30 1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I feel so out of place in my family.

    they're all talk light haired tan people. all very optimistic too. I'm the opposite in every way. I ask all the time if they found me I stead of having me.
    ctestore30 ctestore30 31-35, F Nov 29, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was at my Uncles house

    for Thanksgiving. It was just a sad reminder of how awkward I am with my uncle, aunt and cousins. I only see them once or twice a year so me being a shy introvert doesn't help when it comes time to see them. I'm not comfortable around them at all since I barely see them. I wish...
    mylifeinwords1021 mylifeinwords1021 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Have u feel like everything you do

    for your "family" is to be notice or appreciated? Today, my blames me for doing something I didn't do.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Liquorice In A Bag Of Jellybabies

    Hi There Well, I live with my both my parents and I have two sisters and a younger brother. I have always felt like I didn't fit in with my family, as much as I'm close with my younger sister ;lately we seem to be drifting apart. Our family doesn't really communicate and that...
    Thand89 Thand89 26-30, F Aug 31, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sometimes I just wish I was an orphan.

    so that I don't hate the people that I supposed to love
    20ShadesOfBlue 20ShadesOfBlue 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    my family is completely wrong,

    they don't talk about their feelings and I have had to learn to open up, do other people have the same problem
    joanneb30 joanneb30 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't talk to my family anymore.

    Ever since I got married, my family has hurt me and my wife. On the flip side, my wife's family have treated us like gold. Earlier this year, I wrote a letter to my mom, expressing my pain and displeasure. Despite her saying I would get a reply, I never received one. I do not...
    FTDFTL79 FTDFTL79 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's straing, I'm different from everyone

    and my HOLE life I felt like I'm not ment to be what I'm being, I don't belong im my family. My mother thinks I'm depressed cause sometimes she catches me crying, but she don't know what I pass, and she thinks I'm too obsessed with the Paranormal because I like horror movie and...
    Lumapier951 Lumapier951 13-15, F Jan 5, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I will leave out the really complicated part,

    but my dad makes me feel like I never knew my family in the last few days...
    Murksmonkey Murksmonkey 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Have No Feeligns For My Family

    its not that i don't like my family. But i see the way my friends act around their own family and parents and it is the way i wished it could have been. My family is always so chaotic and loud. My mum. I know that i am a huge disappointment to her as i remember that in the car...
    1 Response Jan 31, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    being the oldest the shortest the only blonde

    haired child the only one with blue eyes . . it makes you feel isolated from your siblings its like I can't do anything right like I can't fit In no matter what I do. I have an associates degree in something I truly do love but its like it wasn't enough because I can never find...
    covermewithrain covermewithrain 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    True Me

    My innocence will trick you, my angel face you will believe . Every day i pretend to be someone i am not, to them i smile, to them i obey, to them i am the perfect child, but when they do not see i am truly me. At night when they sleep i run away to party and drink to let this...
    karina7442 karina7442 18-21, F Jun 15, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I feel like I'm filled with a lot of different

    things I love and things I want to stand for that I always think that I'm adopted because I can't be a part of my family.
    Arizonaindiana Arizonaindiana 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    As far as I remember I felt like I didn't

    belong in my family. Not because I didn't feel loved by them, I don't really know why. When I was young like 4,5,6 I remember my nickname sometimes from my mom, was "the girl from the wildness". She said she found me in a hollow log and had been raised by wolves as a baby lol...
    iamnottheonlyone iamnottheonlyone 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    As a kid I entertained the idea

    that I was adopted because I felt nothing like my parents (mentally/emotionally at least.) I actually wished that I was adopted, it meant not being related to them. But I'm a carbon copy of my dad. Look exactly like him. So that dream was crushed very quickly.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm biracial ... And they make me feel

    so unwanted in my family I mean is there really something wrong with me having a white mother ? My older siblings hate me . My daddy treats me like a princess and they hate that even more .. I don't know what to do anymore . My family is broken when it comes to me so I just...
    reddmarie reddmarie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    >goes on ep feeling like crap every single person turned the conversation sexual, and when the last one did I snapped. but hey, I guess that's deserving of being told off and then...
    KayandtheCelloCats KayandtheCelloCats 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like a cat. I almost never get cold, so I think I'm probably a lynx or something. I might be a fox. I hiss at people, prefer extremely raw meat, and at random times my smell...
    girlythecat girlythecat 13-15 1 Response 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My father has been an irresponsible child for as long as I can remember. We always suffered economically and I never had any stability in my life. Bills unpaid, rent unpaid...
    swiftword08 swiftword08 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The song, Because of you by Kelly Clarkson, could explain so much about my life than I ever could. Some people just see their pain or don't care to take notice about others...
    lexxrodriguezz lexxrodriguezz 18-21, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't understand what's so good about the world... Everything is revolved around be money/greed... You have to go to school to learn things you most likely won't use (math), then...
    MildImplosion MildImplosion 13-15, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And I'm ok with that ...it's called acceptance of yourself ...if you want to feel happy ...ever ! This is a good thing to do ... Love and accept yourself when it seems like no...
    Chernobylplayground Chernobylplayground 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My husband and I have been together for 6 plus years. I was able to tolerate his family until after I had my 1st child. Been worse now that I'm with my second. His parents doesn't...
    Darkshadows02 Darkshadows02 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents raised me to take care of them. They rarely worked so, money growing up was always tight. They used to collect welfare and disability benefits for us. They would take me...
    angelique422 angelique422 26-30, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I dont feel like i belong in the world. The universe has for me always been fascinating. I always look up at the stars in the help for guidance and understanding. I always feel at...
    Funrabbits Funrabbits 22-25 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mom was abused by her mother, went to live with her dad, later in life she had kids, and then abused them. That is what has happened for generations in my family. History has...
    Valeph Valeph 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am trying to adapt to the life changes in this world, but in vain. I am currently 21 who lives with my caring parents, and I am pursuing my bachelor's degree in Software...
    dirtyuer dirtyuer 18-21, M 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a feeling so many of my friends parents pity me. I don't want that. They've seen me go throughout so much family related issues and I feel like they're overly cautious when...
    PearlyyJayy PearlyyJayy 16-17, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Here I am, another spring semester, another crisis. I am currently awaiting results from a brain scan. Could be a brain tumor, could be epilepsy, who knows? Not me. Understandably...
    BuzzFanatic BuzzFanatic 18-21, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    3:02 AM 07/02/2016. I don't know how to start this but I am going to try to pour out all my feelings and hope someone understands me. It's so ******* hard to open up when you just...
    Itstutaa Itstutaa 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I like to sing and write songs. I think I'm really good at it. I've been through a lot of trauma and it's my way to cope. It's the only way I can ever make sense out of anything I...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i feel like i m outsider this ****** mind is killing me this black thougt are slaying me
    SEDDIKMBM SEDDIKMBM 16-17, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    hello...i don't know where to post this exactly, sorry if it ends up in the wrong category/group. i have a situation that i cannot discuss with anyone, but i need some feedback...
    mommajllc mommajllc 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    ive grown to having a general dislike towards people because Ive been constantly abused throughout my life. i dont fit in anywhere and people dont understand me.
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a late bloomer who started too late. I am struggling to keep up but everyone i know who is my age is way ahead of me career wise. when i go for job interviews, i feel...
    IAlwaysWandered IAlwaysWandered 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel so lost. I am 21 years old, working a dead-end job, and investing thousands into a major that I have no interest in. I cannot seem to get over my ex and I have forsaken...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

    Your Response

    Cancel