I Feel Like I Don't Belong

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    I feel like I don't belong anywhere,

    no matter where I go. Even with friends and people with similar interests, I feel like I don't belong.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 26

    I just started college this week,

    4 days have passed and I already feel like i don't belong. I'm considered a foreigner in my country due to dual citizenship. Not only in that aspect but I've always felt foreign. My classmates have no sense of maturity and are very childish. I'm trying to cope up with the...
    Jessicasumaria Jessicasumaria
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2015
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    From being a little kid to

    where I am now I've always felt left out. I never fit in a group with other kids and everyone else just seemed normal and that I was the weird one, same scenario growing up with 2 older sisters. I was always the odd one out and felt more by myself.
    kaylinrae kaylinrae
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 16, 2013

    I have dayshavoo all the time.

    I witness death and the end of the world. I see people I love die in front of me . I feel so far away from the world but living in it. I go to church and don't feel any better. I feel like I'm living a fake life but don't know how to wake up. I'm working so hard in this life to...
    Bustedox219 Bustedox219
    31-35
    Jul 6, 2015

    It's a constant struggle to feel like the odd

    one out in a world of 7 billion people. I guess I'll have to accept what is and what my life is for now. I feel like my girlfriend is the only one cheering for me to have a better life. I guess it's better to have the love and support of 1 person than to have it from no one.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    I'm Just Waiting To Wake Up

    It's not that I don't belong here at this place I am or these people I'm with. It's beyond that. I fee like I don't belong here... in this life. Not just a suicidal thought process, but I just feel like I woke up in the wrong universe, with the wrong rules and laws of physics...
    cybolosis cybolosis
    22-25, M
    8 Responses Apr 10, 2010
    ILoveANuke ILoveANuke
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    You know, being different makes you

    either unique, and everyone would like you, or eccentric, then everyone would reject you. My life is terrifyingly different from others' and has made me eccentric. Almost in every aspect I feel I am not like even one person I know. Each society has different groups in it and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    I don't know where I fit in.

    ...I do not know where my place really is.I am lost, just wondering through life, searching for a place where maybe I may just belong, but never finding it, like a gypsy moving across the land.I am deeper minded than most, in thought, emotions, feelings. No one understands "Me" I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

    I feel like this world is not

    where I belong. I identify with Alice in Wonderland a lot because I feel like there is so much more out there. Like where is my Hogwarts letter? I don't feel connected to the world around me. It's not that I have a bad home life either. It's just that I have this unshakable...
    sneaker888 sneaker888
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2015

    I'm sitting here missing someone

    who doesn't give a monkeys about me... How could I be so stupid?
    UnusualFrosch UnusualFrosch
    18-21, F
    Oct 12, 2015

    I don't feel like I belong,

    I always feel like the odd one out and when I do feel like I belong it's short-lived and then the pain is so much worse than before. Eventually you think that there's no point to try to fit in; its too painful but you get sucked back in by hope and the basic human need to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    Sometimes I feel like I don't exist.

    or I'm a ghost. Il be somewhere and people will ignore me
    lonelyandyb lonelyandyb
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    Nah, I don't. I'm too.

    ..too...I think too much...gosh, I mean, I just...my head, is filled with nonsensical and contradictory ideas...but somehow THEY ALL MAKE SENSE I think life and man itself is just one big contradiction...nothing is true, everything is just...part of something..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 6, 2014

    I Don't Belong

    There are many places I don't belong. In church is one of those places. The circus is another; although, when I was a child, I really wanted to be that beautiful little girl in a pretty pink tutu,  who rode around the left hand ring standing on a bare back horse.
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2012

    I often feel like I don't fit in with people

    or groups. I'm definitely an introvert & people don't always seem to understand that. They just tell me to get over it & be more outgoing. When I'm in a crowd or group, I feel out of place.
    CakeGirl13 CakeGirl13
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2014

    I would not call myself a ghost

    or phantom, but invisible...they realize my prescence, but don't even care to acknowledge me.
    Sepulchral Sepulchral
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    “When you're different,

    sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.” ~ Jodi Picoult
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Oct 3, 2014

    i don't know anymore

    if it's all worth it. everyday day find something else to tease me , and everyday it gets worse. nobody helps me and to be honest i'm done fighting it and pretend like i'm fine because i'm so not!!!
    secretwriterx secretwriterx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    My roommates no longer talk to me.

    It's my fault though. They tried to include in the beginning but my fear of getting to know people got in the way. This sucks.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015
    femme420 femme420
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    I wish I were American

    or European and lived there where there is a completely different approach to solving any problems. Be it problems in job search, studying, relationships, sex life, money problems... Where you start to live on your own nearly turning 18 and your parents buy you a flat and a car...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 15

    love is the domain of evil.

    where demons play on human stupidity. dreams of hope rise in shining crystalline pillars, glorious and eternal. only to be smashed into billions of sparkling shards that razorlike scythe into our soul. our being explodes in a red mist of agony. nerves afire and mind...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 22

    i feel like i don't belong in this world.

    i feel like i don't belong in the family I'm in. i struggle with alot of different things...i have ever since i was a teenager..and i have never been able to trust my family, i have never believed that they loved me. i feel out of place and unwanted. they think I'm something...
    bloodRedd bloodRedd
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 30

    I feel like most people look down on me like

    I'm beneath them. I'm cute and smart but Idk why I feel this way. Maybe it's because my ex best friend used to treat me that way but I'm not sure. I kinda feel like I'm a 9 year old who tries to hang out with teens. But I'm actually 14. I've been trying to think of myself as the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 17, 2015

    I'm not interested in the unnecessary gossip

    people around me always seem to be talking about, or in the constant criticism that goes around. I prefer to stay away from everyone. Even though I get lonely sometimes, I think it's better than to listen to conversations that don't contribute anything positive. Lately, I've...
    YeuxNoirs YeuxNoirs
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2014
    clariii clariii
    18-21, F
    Oct 30, 2015

    And In the end, we were all just humans.

    .drunk on the idea that love ,only love, can heal our broken hearts and pieces.
    fallenangellivethislife fallenangellivethislife
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    The Standard

    I observed people from a distance, because I was shy. I noticed how different they were from me. Of course, no people are the same. I did, however, notice that there was a basic way that most of them have. The "standard". I am separated from that standard. I don't belong to the...
    emipurple emipurple
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

    i don't know anymore

    if it's all worth it. everyday day find something else to tease me , and everyday it gets worse. nobody helps me and to be honest i'm done fighting it and pretend like i'm fine because i'm so not!!!
    secretwriterx secretwriterx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2014
    NADAdma NADAdma
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    You know I read those teen romance novels

    and I look at the girl character and think well I'm nothing like those beautiful, skinny, babes...I'm a loser. I just don't know why any guy would want me...I'm not a delicate "light as a feather" girl he can swing into his arms, I'm not that girl he likes to play sports and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    I'm not sure what category I belong.

    I feel like 2 different people . The responsible woman .. Wife , mother, daughter, friend.. ( you now the woman they will describe at my eulogy when I'm dead) and the strongly sexual adventurous woman that I only reveal online .. Anonymously with an alias. She hides .. She...
    lillyclaire lillyclaire
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jun 30, 2014

    I noticed that lately,

    I've been feeling this way with my friends. It's as if I've forgotten what to say, like I've forgotten how to socialize. Then I just start to wonder how did I start a conversation with them before. Do you have those moments when you wonder the whole point of what you do? That's...
    justsomerandomgirl03 justsomerandomgirl03
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    Solo Journey

    “Suddenly he saw himself as others in the crowd must surely see him; a silent, solitary figure, standing apart from the rest. He looked out at the hoardes of singing, laughing people and felt more alone than he'd ever felt in his life. Was this how it was going to be then? Was...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Oct 9, 2013

    IN My Own World

    I get along with most people,have a good personality,a sense of humor,I like to help and listen,I am honest in my beliefs,no phoney.Yet I feel alone,like I don't belong.I hate parties,and large groups of people.I am better off in small groups.
    notjustme notjustme
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2007

    i feel like i m outsider this ****** mind is

    killing me this black thougt are slaying me
    SEDDIKMBM SEDDIKMBM
    16-17, M
    Feb 5

    No one belongs because life is pointless on a

    cosmic scale. So we have to give our selves reasons for being here. I have no reasons to exsist as far as i can see.
    zerofivenosh zerofivenosh
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    Has anybody had this feeling?

    Like you're out of place? Like this is not home...
    easynuh easynuh
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    I've been in this for years now,

    and still feel like an outsider. I've been with my boyfriend for three years living with him but still feel like I'm not part of his life. When I attend family functions I get ignored, invited because of my kids but ignored. No one has tried to get to know me in his family or...
    LossOFcontrol LossOFcontrol
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 30

    You can hide ..I can't hide.

    .you keep your musk..I peeled it off? can we agree to the disagree and call it a quit?
    proudmuslimwoman proudmuslimwoman
    41-45, F
    Nov 5, 2015

    I always feel like the odd one out.

    like I wasn't meant to be in this world. like I somehow ended up in the wrong place. it's painful and exhausting.
    WWB82 WWB82
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    I'm currently staying with my dad

    for a few days because I needed to get away from my mum and her new family, I feel like I don't fit in to her family, but I realised today that I don't fit into my dads new family either, I feel really lost
    Hollie9 Hollie9
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    “When you're different,

    sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.”― Jodi Picoult
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jan 14, 2014

    I'm a creep. I'm a weirdo.

    What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here. Great song by Radiohead.
    JK7452 JK7452
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    I live in a household

    where my 'father' wants to be in the middle of everyone's universe which leads him to rip off my head when he walks through the door... Calls me useless, waste of space, my ambitions mean nothing, haven't got the money to get pay for gifts after he makes sure I pay him back for...
    UnusualFrosch UnusualFrosch
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    I have always felt like I don't belong,

    never quite fit in. I get along with others wells enough, but I never feel a closeness, never feel truly accepted. Psychology tells me that this is simply my perception of things. The question is where does that perception come from? I don't even feel loved in my marriage or...
    smartja23 smartja23
    46-50, M
    Nov 17, 2015

    I Dont Feel Like A "man"

    In this strange new age we are all in, i find myself having reached the end of my teenager years legally and now verging into my twenties, that i have yet to become a man or feel "masculine"I grew up in the 90s and in my country around that time there was something rising up...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jan 16, 2013
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