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I Feel Like I Don't Belong

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    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 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    I thought people would get kinder to me

    as I got older, but they haven't.
    sansabri sansabri 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    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 7 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    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 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    In my theater class I was told I'd make a good

    goth character in our school play. My first thought was,"is this because I've worn nothing but black all school year and changed the way I do my make up?" Then my younger friend asked what being goth meant and her friend started to describe an emo. I got all defensive and...
    thefallenones thefallenones 13-15, F Oct 6, 2014

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    I feel so alone, maybe I'm too soft

    or loving on the inside.. maybe i can't find the strength i need to claim and find what I'm seeking but circumstances and life is beating me down and i can't get a break.. then i come to the question why is everything this ****** up and messed up.. I believe love exists but why...
    lion320 lion320 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    My Life Is A Prison A Golden Cage

    It's bad enough to feel lost at any age...but when you are a 37 year old married mom it's even worse. Lately I have been feeling so torn about the love for my family and my children and the need to get away. I was not born in this country, I am adoptive and this is just not my...
    thehummingowl thehummingowl 36-40, F 17 Responses Nov 5, 2011

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    I live in a place full of violence Where

    protestants hate catholics And there are fights over countries I live in a place where everyone wears tracksuit bottoms and get drunk and have sex every weekend /: who get kicked out of school and are able to be popular because the "scored" at the weekend. But I'm just a...
    sawahdwaine sawahdwaine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    I Feel Like I Don't Belong Anywhere

    That's the only way I can explain it. Now and then, I forget about feeling this way, but it always comes back. As I wrote about it yesterday: "I feel like I have one foot in reality." And the other foot? I'm not sure. I feel like I'm on the border. If anyone reads this, they'll...
    ForestSong ForestSong 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    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 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    Because society sucks.

    They say things like this and that, that's not really true. They are shallow minded people like I dont wanna be like them.
    mouthclosed mouthclosed 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    I feel like I can't relate to my peers

    or societies expectations of whom am suppose to be and how to act. Usually I let it drift away but I've found myself thinking about it more frequently. As if maybe being a clueless robot would bring me more happiness than the constant outsider. Yet I think about how most people...
    Zenais13 Zenais13 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    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 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Well, by rights I should be dead.

    If nature were left to its own devices, my appendix would have burst before I finished university. Up to that point I had a purpose until I got my A-levels. Even then my will was dying: I couldn't do the subjects I wanted to do, and my dreams of a healthy world were slipping...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I honestly don't know what to do .

    i tried everything expect moving in other country ,I changed my friends group ,church,school ...but the same feeling comes up everywhere ... What is wrong with me ? Because I have to admit that there is a problem with me
    damianananana damianananana 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    And I’ve got nothing to say I can’t

    believe I didn’t fall right down on my face (I was confused) Looking everywhere only to find That it’s not the way I had imagined it all in my mind (So what am I) What do I have but negativity ’Cause I can’t justify the way, everyone is looking at me (Nothing to...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    Wrong Place Wrong Time

    Sometimes I feel like I'm living the wrong life. Most of the time I'm fine, but recently it's been getting worse. I feel like my life is just too boring and stuff, and like I'm suppose to e an adventurer, or a hero, or something more than that guy who had an average life. I get...
    LRain03 LRain03 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    I don't know how it is

    but everywhere I go I feel like is the wrong place.. I feel like I shouldn't be there cause that's not the place for me. Even when I'm with my family I feel like I don't stick with them. I feel like I don't even belong with my friends, school, places or anywhere. It just...
    GlassGirl01 GlassGirl01 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2014

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    kst97 kst97 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I don't think I belong here in this world I've

    been depressed I've been telling myself Tht I will be gone tomorrow and I'll never come back and then Tht I will start smoking again I need a lot of help
    YoungRecklessAlex YoungRecklessAlex 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    there are times i find myself in a melodically

    mood one that is hard to shack but i find this mood some what in lighting i see some for the first time as this wonderful creature that fells so much for so little thins in life they care to the point it's sicking they hate to the point it saddening and they love to the point...
    hiaru hiaru 18-21, F Jan 14

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    This Isn't My Home.

    i love my friends here, really i do. they're beautiful and hilarious. they remind me of old times and good times. i can't shake the feeling, though, that the old times were just times when i didn't know any better. now it's different, because i've been away. i know what else...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2008

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    I really don't. Not in social media,

    not in real life. ANYWHERE. I'm always the odd one out. Everyone on this app is positive, happy chipmunks and whatever and I'm just this sad sack. I know others on here feel the same but its just that feeling... xc
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 18-21, T 3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    I'm A Transfer Student In College Struggling To Make Friends

    I am basically taking this verbatim from my original story because I didn't understand the concept of experience groups. I decided to transfer when I was studying abroad the previous semester. I did not want to go back to the people at my old school and the toxic environment in...
    backpacksandadd backpacksandadd 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Why am I in this world?

    I feel like im just a waste of space... no reason for me to be here. I wish I were gone sometimes but I have my friends who love me and I don't want to leave them
    wolfbeliever wolfbeliever 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    I feel like I don't compare to anyone else in

    this world. I compare all my flaws to everybody else and it makes me realize how ugly I truly am:( I don't wanna be me anymore.
    Superunknownx Superunknownx 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    I Am Anti-human

    Warning: This content is inappropriate for everyone. I don't fit with other people. I have never met anyone who runs so contrary to everyone as much as I do. Losers have losers, nerds have nerds, monsters have monsters. They all have their groups, sharing experiences and...
    Antitype Antitype 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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    I just started in a new school today.

    The kids there are really nice. I just started in 8th grade, but I don't feel like I belong. I haven't grown as much as a lot of the other kids, and I feel like I'm not supposed to even be in 8th grade yet. It feels so weird.
    BlaringBlackout BlaringBlackout 13-15, M Sep 4, 2014

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    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...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    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

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    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..
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    I just wish things were better.

    I can't help anyone not even myself. Crazy how life can be, and you can't do anything but just ride it out.
    carlgj carlgj 18-21, M Jul 28, 2014

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    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 5 Responses Feb 3

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    As long as I can remember I've never felt like

    I was a part of anything, always on the outside looking in. When I try to fit in it just stresses me out. I've gotten used to living on the outskirts of society but it still gets lonely sometimes.
    justaguy66 justaguy66 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    I was born in the wrong body.

    I have always wanted to be a girl and have told all my friends and they all support me but i cant seem to tell my parents
    loverofboobs loverofboobs 18-21 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    Hey guys, my life has been pretty good

    so far but lately I feel like I don't belong in my country. It started like a few months ago when I went to Thailand for a month with someone I thought was my friend, and it was really fun, I saw a lot of cool stuff and knew a lot of people from different nationalities that I...
    msawsome44 msawsome44 22-25, M Aug 20, 2014

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    This World Is Simply Oblivious

    I don't belong in my family. They're all Christian and have picked a single view on life. I don't belong in this world. Almost everybody embraces consumerism and the "norm". I hate what capitalism has done to our society. It has even affected our holidays. Christmas is all about...
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    “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

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    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.
    stellag23 stellag23 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    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 16-17, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I feel like I don't belong in this society,

    my beliefs are different than them, and I'm forced to believe in whatever they want me to! I wish to find a place where I belong..... I feel like I'm an alien I hate that feeling!
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    Im Afraid They Wont Listen

    there are so many things i wanna say. but im afraid they wont listen. cuz im not where i belong. i dont know Accounting but i believe i know life. i may suck in sweet gestures but i know i love more than average. i cant wait to be the real me. i cant wait to run away. ill find...
    MargoRothSpiegelman MargoRothSpiegelman 18-21, F Oct 4, 2012

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    I've never felt like I belong anywhere.

    In school, that's all I ever wanted. I didn't think I was good enough to be liked for just being me, so I said and did things to try and fit in with the other kids. I went through all kinds of phases: goth, grunge, hippy, raver... you name it. I lied about what I did at the...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    “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

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