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I Need Somewhere to Belong

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    Real Belonging

    It is a contradiction but, at the same time that I want to belong somewhere, I like being "belongingless". I guess the exception would be if I belonged to place or group, which would fit me perfectly and make me feel whole. But I am not that naive. This is utopia and...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F Oct 11, 2009

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    Need Some Big Time Advice

    if anyone is out there, im in huge need of some help please and thank you
    rbushsuks rbushsuks 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2012

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    The Heart

    Home is where you feel accepted, loved, wanted.. So where's my home? Burned to the ground years ago and no where has ever made me feel that way since.. So tell me if home is where the heart is, then I guess I don't have a heart either...
    Cuddleswrathchild Cuddleswrathchild 18-21, M Sep 5, 2013

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    I Wish I Had A Place Where I Felt Like I Belonged

    I feel so lost!!!!! I wish I just had one safe place where i felt i belonged. Dont even feel that in my own home anymore. Or even just one person who understood how i feel. The people around me do not help this feeling either. Im tired of people calling me selfish and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    Lost At Sea For Loss of Welcoming Shores

    So then It is that I find myself at a loss for acceptance as I am quite eccentric and it is by chance that redheads share a strange similarity to my plight. At least from what I've read and heard them say. I myself am not a red head but find them all as a torch of sorts if you...
    MarcHare MarcHare 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2009

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    Nned Some Where To Belong?

     many months ago I felt so out of touch, so out of place on life, felt like I had no where to belong any where, even in my career (Residential Care aide), it was quite the unsettling feeling. I strive hard at work to make a place for me there, to be a real part of the team...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Mar 2, 2010

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    My Take On Belonging

    This idea of "belonging" is an age old quest. All religions and political movements and even business formations are all based on this the "quest" to "belong." We are a so-called social animal, and yet most of us, most of the time, are substantially...
    RobertFounder RobertFounder 36-40, M Sep 25, 2009

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    Always Where You Are

    i dont want somewhere to belong. i need to belong somewhere. me and you would talk , about places. we wouldnt live in one place, we would always travel. travel to certain places, for our reasons. we would met at the island of the dolls, then we would go to mexico, then back to...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F Aug 24, 2013

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    I Love Women Who Wear Glasses!

    I love women who wear glasses. Just something about it..... :)
    HoratioGaslamp HoratioGaslamp 46-50, M Feb 27, 2012

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    I Thought I Did, But Not Now...

    Feel like you don't belong?  It may be an indication of mental health.  Out culture, country, music, food, and environment are going to rat-****.  If you feel you belong, you have settled for second rate.  For those who seek refuge in cults, religions, and ideologies, you...
    KatzNYammer KatzNYammer 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    ...

    ...And I am not quite sure where that is right now.  I just want to belong again.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Maybe I Belong In The Past

    I feel that I don't belong here, in this time. I feel as though I belong in a period of the 20th century, when values were more defined. Truth seemed to be more of a quality to be striven for, and one considered one's fellows, rather than the 'me first' society in which we now...
    HoratioGaslamp HoratioGaslamp 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Sleep

    I haven't been on ep for a while now. I'm not sure why, but I have had trouble with communicating recently. I feel like I am constantly so tired and no matter how much I sleep I can't get enough. Yesterday I ditched school, I have never done that before, but for some reason I...
    nila911 nila911 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    I Need Some Help

    I am a 17 year old living in a place where i feel I don't belong, I know to most of you this will sound like the typical teenager, but that's not the case since i have felt like i belong elsewhere my entire life. I live with a strict family that basically wont let me travel...
    lostwithinhearts lostwithinhearts 16-17 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    I Wish I Had A Place That Belonged

       I have no place that I can call home. For they are not my home. I don't have a place that I can have privacey.  That  is all that I ask for. But I seem to not get that at all.
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Jan 6, 2011

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    Hunting Deer

    On m 18th birthday in April 1977, i went out to canvas town deer hunting with a good friend of mine.   On the way out there i was driving Kim's van which these days would be a death trap of a thing. I think it was a small humber something or other.    The terrain we tramped...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M May 27, 2012

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    A Dry Drunk

    Posted by lafsnack on Nov 11th, 2010 at 1:27PM mY MUM IS IN A RETIREMENT HOME HERE In Nz. my sister has become the Power of attourney so all the decision making she has done in her own stupid beligerent manner without seeking any discussion or agreement from ME. WHICH SHES...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    Volunteering Maybe?

    I keep calling to volunteer, though have found that they don't call you back. My cousin reported the same thing, trying to volunteer somewhere else (I've been trying hospitals). Odd...
    penname penname 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    The Only Girl I Ever Loved

    i had this big crush on this girl for two years she was a good friend but now I moved far away from her. I never knew if she loved me back I still have her email but it has been so long I don't know if I should email her and find out the truth and finally know or should I leave...
    allalone101 allalone101 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    Never Belonged.

    All my life, I've never felt like I've belonged in anything. Not at school, not at home, nowhere. Any activities I've done; Trampolining, dancing,... Nothing has made me feel like I've belonged. I want to find out where I belong in the world. I need to find that place. Even if...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F May 25, 2013

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    Life

    1 life , with a flat parched,Barron ground , who will be the first to break through the crust and see the light ? Or is that see the life ??
    shnitsall shnitsall 36-40, M Nov 24, 2012

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    I Don't Need Somewhere to Belong ...

    I probably should have started a different group, but I thought I'd share these thoughts here anyway. I have always thought of myself as a bit of a nomad.  I have no real connection to any place and would live happily anywhere.  I was born in England but have no desire...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    In the Words of Linkin Park...

    When this began I had nothing to say And I'd get lost in the nothingness inside of me I was confused And I'd let it all out to find That I'm not the only person with these things in mind Inside of me When all the vacancy the words revealed Is the only real thing...
    shygirl14 shygirl14 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    This guy I have recently stared to talk to is getting so obnoxious. Don't treat me like **** and get all defensive when I call you out on just because I'm a girl does not give you...
    Adisonmontes Adisonmontes 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    My wife when on a vacation without me and the insecurity is killing me due to lack of trust
    talkinginmyhead talkinginmyhead 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Maybe I'm just being weird but I have never felt like I belonged here where I live ever since I could remember I have felt this way like it be best if I went somewhere else
    Nightfang109 Nightfang109 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    You cannot tell me that I belong to you, I am not your own personal possession. I don't have a name tag stipulating that I am your personal property...I am not someone who can be...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I competed in a big swim meet today and I ended up second by less than a second. I don't take losing great, it's not just losing, the worst part is seeing the winner celebrate with...
    Btimez3 Btimez3 13-15, M 6 Responses Jul 9

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    I want to run away leave everything Rhine and start fresh somewhere far from here, someplace I belong
    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This story is a bit long, so I shall summarize my experience...questions/advice welcome in the comments. December 31, 2013 My boyfriend and financial provider for out family of 3...
    ShellyKn1ts ShellyKn1ts 18-21, F Jul 11

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    You Belong in AmsterdamA little old fashioned, a little modern - you're the best of both worlds. And so is Amsterdam. Whether you want to be a squatter graffiti artist or a great...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    lillyclaire lillyclaire 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 30

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    It's been a long year between work and school. I need to take some time off and go somewhere, but where should I go? Thinking about somewhere out of the country..
    fuzzynerd fuzzynerd 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    These are some of the reasons why I feel the need to die. Abuse. Bullying. Intrusions. Hatred. Scorn. Rejection. Other people focused on my life exclusively and somehow them...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 12 Responses Jul 1

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    Ever since I was young I have always felt that I belonged from a different time period. My passion is history, and I am studying it at the moment (simply love history so much <3...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Everyday another minute second or hour goes by I feel more and more unattached to this earth, it really started when I was young people would stare at me strange and say I didn't...
    pearlpearson pearlpearson 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I dont belong in a boarding school and I dont belong in Hong Kong
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    So i dont know why i keep coming here but i feel like some day somebody will reach out and help me . Now before you jump down my throat and say and ex is and ex for a reason theres...
    TheGiverofLove TheGiverofLove 22-25, F Jul 1

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 6 months. He is 10 years older than me. He has been with anywhere from 15-20 girls. I get upset about thinking of this thought. He has never down...
    hgpa hgpa 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I've always been the outcast wherever I've gone. It didn't matter. No one really wanted to talk to me when I was the new girl either because it was a small school and people were...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I look European, so that's one of the main reasons why I belong in Europe. I have family there too and living there just seems like an adventure.
    veganismrocks veganismrocks 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Here I am at 28 years old trying to go to a college I don't want to go to just out of convenience. Minnesota has been the worst era of my life and never felt so alone. I might be...
    MachineEmpire1985 MachineEmpire1985 26-30, M Jun 26

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    Well, a couple of days ago I moved back home from uni and I really dont feel like I belong here. I feel so out of place here and any freedom I had at uni has gone. So now I feel...
    shadowhero92 shadowhero92 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    The older I get, the more I realize I do not belong in society. All my life has been full of rejection and hate. I don't understand how after so many years I still haven't managed...
    jakob95 jakob95 18-21 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm 19 years old and I've never experienced sex or even kissed a girl. I know I'm not a talkative person but it's still strange and unfair. Am I really that bad? Everywhere, every...
    jakob95 jakob95 18-21 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Do women belong on their knees?
    brecollins brecollins 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 29

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    Feeling stressed and pushed too far past my boundaries. I have a lot of work to do in preparation for an exam I have tomorrow but I'm very scared. This is one of the hardest...
    Shiznitone Shiznitone 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I'm a 17 year old female(here at least) and I've seen many people post exactly how i feel, not being able to feel a sense of belonging, pretending as hard as we can to be human...
    Zepth Zepth 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I found online this church in Milwaukee called the Metropolitan Community Church. It's kind of a small church, but it was packed when I went there...some had to stand in the back...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jul 9

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    I don't know why but I always feel this way, I feel odd and different like I've never truly belonged anywhere , like groups or socialising . Why am I so impossible sometimes.
    misssleepy misssleepy 18-21, F 3 Responses