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I Need To Feel Like I Belong Somewhere

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 226 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Do you know that feeling

    where you are surrounded by a sea of people around you and you still feel horribly terribly lonely ? I don’t know if everyone goes through this, I sure hope not but I certainly know how it feels after today. Exams were over and I was in the corridor surrounded by different...
    piscespieces piscespieces 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I'm going to bed I have to walk upstairs and it's so dark I have to be careful so I don't crash into anything and then i start walking up the stairs to go to my room and when...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have always come second best to my little sister and expected that but recently theres been a family break down and everyone is taking it out on me! No one in my family has ever...
    G00nerG1rl G00nerG1rl 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    changed for the worst..... i constantly feel lonely even though my best friends ever on here chat to me a lot. i feel like my heart has just turned to ice. i don't feel as friendly...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm missing something. I want to go home, and I am home! I have lived here for last 4 years by myself, but yet I have an uneasy feeling,that this is not where I should...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Hi, I am fifteen. The only doctor who has not told me it's all in my head or said it's anxiety issues suspects it's POTS. For the last year, my heart randomly starts racing at 150...
    Sethra53 Sethra53 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I almost always feel like I'm being judged. With my family members, friends, or people I don't even know. Sometimes I don't really care and I am able to forget about it because I...
    anonymoussssss321 anonymoussssss321 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    do to my disability I always have to ask people for help to do things sometimes I feel like I'm bothering my friends when I asked him to help me so I try and do things more myself...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I always dreamed of running away. As kid I was secretly planning escape from my family. Having bag ready with only stuff I would need under my bed. I got pocket knife, sleeping...
    tripwithzip tripwithzip 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    One thing I always said about life in the back of my mind 'if there's nothing right then there's nothing left' I am realising that now lately as I feel I have sunk my quality of...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Am I the only one that has days where they dont feel themselves? Like some days I watch movies or read books and get really into it and start to feel like a certain character for a...
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    [long story ahead because I need to get this off my chest] I have been struggling with solipsism my entire life. The people around me and my environment feels as though they are a...
    theflamechronicles theflamechronicles 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I wonder if the life we are living is just a dream and if our real bodies/selves are asleep somewhere in another dimension. Our human bodies could be like the Naavi from...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    not many people are capable of making me feel like i matter. idk if its just me not wanting them to or if its them just being self absorbed like everyone else. the world is full of...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    love eludes me at every turn. its like there is noone around me that i can feel connected to in a way to make me feel that way. the sweet kind honest faithful person that seems to...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was sexually abused from age 5 to 12. Lost my mother in 2012. Was almost killed in 2013 by my same abusers. My sister has now been sick for 5 months and her and my mom were/are...
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like sh*t. I feel like breaking down and sobbing my eyes out. I really don't feel like living. Right now I want to end my worthless f*cking life. And this time I won't fail...
    BrokenInnocence BrokenInnocence 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    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...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I just feel lol I'm pathetic and ad that I annoy people. When I'm not annoying them, they're annoying me--I'm there, bit not noticed, left to be isolated, left to fake it, and look...
    cincyboy cincyboy 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Do you ever close your eyes and it all feel upside down? when I'm at my house I could look at a compass I feel as if it should be turned upside down. And no mater what I do I...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are times when I feel like I'm on pause. Im just in a different mindset than I am when I'm totally and completely relaxed. That's when I'm myself. I feel more creative and...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    All in all, I feel like ****. Last night and the night before yesterday were spent crying myself to sleep. I couldn't stop crying and it was mostly because of bottled up loneliness...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like I'm not good enough for the university I want to go to. I feel like I'm not good enough for people to like me. I feel like I'm not good enough for my parents to love me...
    MissViviann MissViviann 18-21, F a week ago

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    I always feel like I'm being judged. I don't know if people are or not but I can't help but feel that way. But it's one of the worst feelings. Insecurity + anxiety= 😖
    emyay emyay 18-21, F a week ago

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    Am staring outside from my office window , screaming on the I inside, talking to myself so loud, seen my words just fly by . and for a moment wondering , can they hear me.. out...
    angeleyes2820 angeleyes2820 36-40 a week ago

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    I have always had fantasticly vivid dreams. I remember a horrifying nightmare from when I was five, but tonight I had such a surreal and lasting feeling from a dream, that I feel...
    Toddstool Toddstool 31-35 Jun 26