I Feel Like I Don't Belong

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    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
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    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
    1 Response Feb 26, 2016

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

    killing me this black thougt are slaying me
    18-21, M
    Feb 5, 2016

    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, 2016

    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, 2016

    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, 2016

    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 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
    51-55, M
    Nov 17, 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

    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
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    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
    clariii clariii
    22-25, F
    Oct 30, 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
    3 Responses Oct 29, 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
    6 Responses Oct 29, 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'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 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...
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    1 Response Sep 17, 2015
    NADAdma NADAdma
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    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
    femme420 femme420
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2015
    ILoveANuke ILoveANuke
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    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
    Jul 6, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jun 30, 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
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    i am a 17 year old boy from London,

    UK. i have been battling depression and suicidal thoughts since year 7 in high school, i feel like i do not belong anywhere other than off the end of a noose of bleeding on my bathroom floor. I'm scared too get help because last time it only made every situation so much worse, my...
    Phelanshadowpaw Phelanshadowpaw
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    I've never felt like I really fit in.

    I have no connection to anything in this world. I feel like I don't even belong in 'my'body, I don't recognise my appearance or my traits. I am a floating ball of negative energy.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    I've never felt like I truly fit in,

    I've always felt like the outsider when around people. Even when I had actual friends and a good social life. Being the age I'm at, I don't hold out much hope I'll ever feel differently.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    It is just that, I am like a ghost.

    Going about with no aims nor reason, I could not belong but with another 'ghost'. When I look at the gaggle of girls chattering about, I could only draw my lips into a thin line and envy the smiles on their faces, wishing that it was the same with me every day.
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    Today I was sitting on my bed

    as usual and I heard the nut cracker's song and it hit me hard like what I'm a doing, is this all that life can give me, I am lost and don't belong I'm alone and sad ad empty I don't know what to do anymore. Its not like I'm a depressive person no I have my hobbies and friends...
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    1 Response Mar 21, 2015

    shortfry3 shortfry3
    16-17, F
    Mar 6, 2015

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post

    this, this is my first post. Here it goes. It's crazy really, I'm not sure if this is depression or what but I get sick of being here on Earth. Is that crazy? Many times I'll have something trigger my attitude and I just get in a very dark mood. When this happens, normally the...
    anontori32 anontori32
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2015
    Kst97 Kst97
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Feb 28, 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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2015

    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, 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

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

    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

    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
    Mistressharley Mistressharley
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    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
    1 Response Nov 6, 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
    2 Responses Nov 5, 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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    Oct 6, 2014

    “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 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
    16-17, M
    Sep 4, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    Jul 28, 2014

    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!
    Kittyxfreak Kittyxfreak
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2014
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