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I Need To Feel Like I Belong Somewhere

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 193 People

    Time Changes People

    As a child I knew I didn't belong, I was treated with so much abuse it is still hard to remember without tears and fears.at 16 I was beaten so badly all because my Daddy thought my senior pictures were ugly, had nervous breakdown with that one. But that kind of thing does...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    Belonging

    I don't know why I feel like I belong in a different time and place.  Am I the only one?  I just can't seem to fit in.  My interest I feel are normal, but I can't find people with the same interest.  Believe me, they are not odd interest.  For...
    bokohoyo bokohoyo 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    I Can Imagine It

    I can just picture the place that I belong. A calm, warm place in the countryside. A small cottage in which my boyfriend and I live. A telephone for me to contact my loved ones. My ideal home.
    Sasayaku35 Sasayaku35 13-15, F May 10, 2013

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    If Your Not Beautiful Your Not Worthing Of Love.

    I know that society would not view me or my daughter as beauty queens. We are not eye candy. I don't consider us at the bottom of the ugly tree, but we are certainly not what society would consider pretty or beautiful. Here is a good example, I posted a picture of me and my...
    bokohoyo bokohoyo 46-50, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    Oh Jeez...

    Everyone always tells me I am a nice person and everything, but I refuse to believe them, and instead choose to believe that they are just trying to be nice. All the things I tell myself keep me from really doing what I want to do, but I just don’t see myself as good enough...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F Mar 23, 2013

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    The Unwise In Life...Me

    Sometimes i think i am a failure in life, Muddle up things that is wrong and right. Somehow i am not wise to handle my life, Finding hard to make my little light rise and shine. Always an option given throughout my life, Have no idea which is wrong and right. Not a good path, i...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    Walk Alone

    A sense of belonging is something almost every human needs. That is why I amaze my dad when i never cared. I just never cared about belonging. I can walk alone or i can walk with others. Either way it doesn't bother me one bit. Just a desire i have never had, and i have walked...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 15 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    I Dont...

    i have no job no school no girlfriend... i feel like i have no purpose or plan... even a rough idea... i need something to keep me going otherwise i feel like there is no point in living anymore... why am i here? i bring nothing to this world... if i disappeared the only few...
    highwayman5 highwayman5 18-21, M 11 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Cause Sometimes I Don't...

     feel like I belong in some places. Sometimes I just stand there looking stupid. and it's awful, and I know everyone belongs somewhere, but sometimes it really just seems impossible to fit in. Yeah.
    bananajane bananajane 18-21, F Nov 30, 2009

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    What Happened To My Family After The Death Of My Mom???

    My mom passed away 21 years ago this August. I lived with my mom and she was the one I spoke to if I had a bad day in work and needed to vent. I have 3 siblings two brothers and one sister. Growing up I was extremely close with my sister and was always there for her when she...
    Barbie63 Barbie63 61-65, F Jun 2, 2013

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    Belongs, Belonging, Belonged?

    i will wake up everyday in the same bed, same town, same people. never really feeling like i belong with them or here. not having the guts to do anything about it.
    bongleshoop bongleshoop 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2010

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    Belonging

    I don't know why I feel like I belong in a different time and place.  Am I the only one?  I just can't seem to fit in.  My interest I feel are normal, but I can't find people with the same interest.  Believe me, they are not odd interest.  For...
    bokohoyo bokohoyo 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    Should You Have To Try ?

    Everyone wants to belong, but what is belonging? Does the majority 'belong'? Is belonging just one of those things we don't talk about? I think everyone at one times feels left out, but many people don't claim to feeling as isolated and alone as I see myself being. I have...
    blynnbarrister blynnbarrister 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2010

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    Confused

    I have a serious boyfriend, two great roommates, and a mom and sister who I am very close to. But still, something is missing. I feel completely unfulfilled, and even if I'm surrounded by friends, I feel as though I don't belong. I feel like I don't have anything attaching me to...
    ab1123a ab1123a 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    This is my first shared experience so bear with me please. Lately, for no apparent reason, I have just been feeling like I don't belong anywhere. And I ask myself all the time why...
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    It's sad to say that I don't feel like I belong anywhere. I don't know if I am feeling sorry for myself or if these emotions are warranted. I feel like my family would be much...
    BeautifulCha0s BeautifulCha0s 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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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...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14

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    To love the world and look upon it in wonder everyday and never feel like you belong. That is truly devastating. I feel like that everyday. I feel love for humans but don't feel...
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    There's not much else to say; I don't feel like I belong. I think that may be due to my general outlook on life, which I have always had so it's not something that will change (at...
    Ri95 Ri95 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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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...
    YeuxNoirs YeuxNoirs 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I love nature and I love to be in it, but I feel like I can't go outside, like I use to . Like I don't belong out there ...
    zoeylove145 zoeylove145 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I'm not really sure what I should write, I just feel like writing. free writing sounds good. I'll do that. something is coming. I feel it in my bones. things are changing, and I...
    loveandlight29 loveandlight29 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Ok so latly i have been feeling off i dont know how to eplain it i just dont think right i feel like i move and act wired and i feel like no one else sees it i feel like im...
    ileon9 ileon9 13-15 Dec 13

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    I know how weird this sounds, but I really feel like I haven't been 'designed' for this world.. I am really struggling at the moment, there's so much I will never understand. My...
    Mila23 Mila23 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 14

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    Why do I feel like I want to kill myself, I get yelled at by my parents all the time and unfortunately I play basketball (this will be my last year anyway cause I'm running Track...
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    I feel like I'm not here. I don't know where I am.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    i feel like i am a pleiadian starseed
    LydiaIndigo LydiaIndigo 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Well maybe they're not the ones to blame. I'm becoming terrible at being a friend, being a sister, being a daughter, being a relative. Basically everything. My mind is inclined to...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 day ago

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    It often feels like I got off on the wrong station. Am I on the right planet? I doubt it.
    YBlah YBlah 41-45 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, today I had brunch with my friends and they began discussing my brother. He is often a topic that I dread because I know that most people who lay eyes on him will never cease...
    ckj39 ckj39 18-21, M Nov 22

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    I used to feel meaning from church. I spent many hours thinking of arguments and counter arguments for why God exists. I poured over the old logical arguments that proved he...
    jjeng1989 jjeng1989 22-25, M a week ago

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    my heart feels like its breaking slightly, I need my relationship to go to how it should be a month ago, before it does break. I have this horrible thing playing on me between my...
    kernalzuggy kernalzuggy 22-25, M a week ago

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    I was 15 and in high school when I started to admit to myself that I liked her. We were good friends, daily debates and petty quarrels, we forged our bond and we've known each...
    shugo23 shugo23 18-21, M Nov 22

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    I Think This For Soo Many Reasons Like Right Now I Have A Not So Perfect Relationship Because Lately We Haven't Been Able To Hang Out & Go On A Date All Because Of His Ignorant...
    dessmart1 dessmart1 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Yesterday you felt that you let me down by not being physically here for me when in fact it couldn't have been further from the truth you were there for me, you were the one I ran...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I don't really know how to explain it but i daydream a lot; Of things that could happen or of non-existent worlds. I even unconsciously start daydreaming while doing tasks or...
    RavenRaiden RavenRaiden 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am not a JOKE!!! Yes, YOU!!! And your friends! Do I seriously look like one you can play around with and use, and then when you get something back, you drop? After all the things...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    My dreams are calling me to France. I feel like I need to go to see what happens.
    kitkatfiresprite kitkatfiresprite 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    No matter where I've been I have never found any friend, girlfriend, lover. I've always been alone. I'm in university now and people don't like me or be my friend because I'm...
    franktheman149 franktheman149 18-21, M Dec 1

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    You know, I never thought I'd actually live to be 16 and I don't know how I feel about it. My birthday is Friday and I should be excited but i'm not. Nothing changes, i'm still...
    FreedomIsWhatIDesire FreedomIsWhatIDesire 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I started having a very disturbing dream 2 1/2 years ago. It started about 6 weeks before I had surgery on my foot and ankle to repair and replace the tendon that I shredded. In...
    auggie1971 auggie1971 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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