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I Need To Feel Like I Belong Somewhere

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    okay, im thirteen and in about 5th to 7th grade ive had really bad pimples and right now, their gone but i have black spots. my friends say they make me look cute but i cant help...
    swavvy123 swavvy123 13-15, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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...
    msawsome44 msawsome44 22-25, M Aug 20

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    After reading a variety of the experiences people share here I can't help but feel a familiar feeling, like I'm an outlier, like I don't belong. I see experiences of people who...
    darksaber9999 darksaber9999 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I'm always like the odd one out.. I'm the ugly, fat one in my group of friends.. I'm the talentless one in my family, I'm nothing special. I'm never the one that stands out (for...
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F Aug 19

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    I never thought I would turn out to be like this when I was younger. Incompetent, inadequate, lost soul. I'm not anywhere close to the life stage points I should be. I feel like I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I haven't felt suicidal in so long. The thing is, I know I don't have it super bad. I know people have it worse but for some reason I still don't want to be here. I know my life...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F Aug 18

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    My boyfriends mom died about a week ago. We live together and thI go have been stressful since her passing. I didn't know her very well but I feel like her spirit is irritated at...
    KaitlynnW KaitlynnW 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I want to feel something.....I feel like I don't mean anything to anyone. Words can be said but actions speaks louder than words....I don't feel important
    Supershoes24 Supershoes24 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I feel like I should have been born in the future. When vintage is 80's and 90's. When everyone has equal rights. Possibly when money has dissipated. When all disease has a cure...
    enlightenyoursoul enlightenyoursoul 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I love you all so much. I know sometimes we feel like we could conquer the world and other times we just wanna stay in bed, but let's keep moving no matter what we do. Because were...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    This has to be the worst pain I have ever felt towards the person I call my dad. Just the thought of what he said and what happened brings tears to my face and pain to my heart...
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Hello everyone! This is my first post! (Woohoo) Okay, So hi, I'm Kat. I'm 24... 25 on MONDAY 8/11!!! *Suddenly gets writer's block* -_- Always happens. Meh. I live in FL. I'm a...
    LovelyCalico LovelyCalico 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I haven't been diagnosed with anything yet but I'm pretty sure I have an anxiety disorder. I've been anxious for months now and panic attacks with it. I feel like Im slowly dying...
    ElephantCozmo ElephantCozmo 16-17, F Jul 29

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    I just turned one when my parents divorced so it wasn't hard for me to get over that since I don't remember when my parents even were together. A few years later my dad met my step...
    ahk16 ahk16 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I really feel like my friends don't really need me sometimes. They just need someone to talk to about there problems to me other than that they don't really talk to me.
    justinbartolome justinbartolome 13-15, M Jul 29

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    I feel like a fraud. I've been in orchestra for 5 years now, and I play the beautiful cello...except I never ACTUALLY played in class. (I'm practically a master at muting sounds...
    ArtisteMe ArtisteMe 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I can't make sense of myself in relation to the life around me. I look at people and I feel so very different. There are moments when I know that a certain thought process was...
    WhisperSayuri WhisperSayuri 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F 23 hrs ago

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    My moms side of the family is really Catholic and pretty homophobic. My mom isn't homophobic but she doesn't approve of the "lifestyle choice". Her boyfriend is really right winged...
    chanchilla chanchilla 18-21, F Aug 10

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    Everyone tomorrow is Monday. Did you enjoy your weekend? :):) sometimes we find happiness in this life an sometimes we are in a constant battle with this world. Everyone if anyone...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F Aug 10

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    I feel like I'm loosing my friends . Most of my friends just stopped talking to me while the others are now cheerleaders and are hanging out with those type of ppl . And I'm not...
    kaylafuentes kaylafuentes 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    My head feels like its gonna explode I don't want to think anymore. I want to forget I exist for awhile. I don't want to hear the shower dripping, feel my arms burning from the...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I know they don't. Yet sometimes, I get this anxious feeling of being judged and looked down on. At first it was at school, but now it's in my own home too. I'm not that insecure...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm invisible because i feel like I have no good friends, my opinions don't matter to them, they could care less if I disappeared I'd say, and all I really have is my boyfriend...
    anonymouschicky anonymouschicky 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    cross country was brutal but shorter today, but my body feels like total crap. my legs feel like cinderblocks when I move them, and i feel bloated all over. At dinner, I felt...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm just really really disappointed. I told my mom that this woman (I have a story of how I distrusted this adult who happens to be my moms close friend and how she is now bluntly...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    I feel awful saying this but a friend of mine has decided because of various issues to move out of his houseshare early, came to me yesterday and said can you put me up for three...
    elphaba2309 elphaba2309 22-25, F Jul 29

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    Haha, I feel weird writing this but, I've always wondered this. Obviously I know what it feels like to women, but I've always been curious as to what guys feels when they're having...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    My computer has stopped working, so now I have no way of getting online from home and OMGGGGG it sucks! I have managed to get through a couple of weeks with no online company but I...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Jul 30

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    I've had the same feeling since I was a little girl. I'm 16 now but mine feels more..supernatural if that makes sense. I can recognize the pattern in which things happen and I can...
    DiamondK15 DiamondK15 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    i feel so weak...My body is like a lump of earth. i feel like my soul has been struck with a lightning bolt. nothing can prepare me for this fate i must face. no matter how much i...
    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I always feel like every time I do or say something it's weird or wrong but if someone else does the exact same thing it's perfectly fine. And every time I try to defend myself I...
    theartist102 theartist102 22-25, M Aug 4

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    I have all kids of dreams.. And i must say before i say anything else, that i feel like dreams are some of the times based on what you have been thinking about, or somethings...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F Aug 5

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