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I Need To Feel Like I Belong Somewhere

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 254 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I don't know why but I always feel like there

    has to be more to life than what I have and it makes me feel pretty down a lot of the time. I feel lost and that I'm not really doing anything with my life. I have a new job which I love, with colleagues who actually get me, I have a family who love me... Granted they live...
    Ella147 Ella147 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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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    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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    now i really feel like i can't go anywhere my friends are better off without me i can't express myself please i need help
    revross revross 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    its been almost eight months since my boyfriend passed away. it still seems like yesterday. i try to tell myself everyday that i can do this and things will get better..that lasts...
    forevermyalways forevermyalways 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I found out that one of my "friends" hates me. He constantly tells others that he dislikes me, yet no one tells me anything unless I ask. Do my other friends hate me as well? I don...
    bibiking17 bibiking17 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I realize that everyone at some point in their life feels this way. However why you feel like this is because you also feel on top of that that no one is facing the same...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Lately my life has finally gotten together. I have finally started driving after years of anxiety. I have a part-time job and a caring boyfriend,but for some reason I have this...
    DarthPancake DarthPancake 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I honestly am so lonely and feel like no one cares but I have people that help but I just need more people to talk to
    SCARFACEkyle1 SCARFACEkyle1 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    There was this girl I use to talk to. We were really cool friends(if we were friends) until one day she just decided to **** off and I guess decided she wanted new people to talk...
    BuickLesley BuickLesley 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In real life and strangers talk to me I have problems replying at once sometimes because I need time to think of an answer. But they seem to want it directly and I freak out. I...
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i dont really know if this is a feeling of not feeling good enough, but basicallly I always feel like there are better people out there. I just moved into college and i thought I...
    4EVRANDEVR 4EVRANDEVR 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I don't know where to start so I'll begin by rambling. I am from a family of 5. I am the baby. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. They are all married with kids. I'm single with no...
    mangosandy82 mangosandy82 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Firstly, I have always known somehow I had a gift to sense the emotions of other people as if they were my own. I can also sense any feeling when someone really *wants* something...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I am tired with my family not accepting me as a gamer, an atheist and a feminist. They keep criticizing me for not living in the real world, say games are for kids and teenagers...
    EV97 EV97 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I feel like my life is a curse. Everything I put my hands into tend to have a miserable end. I have always worked hard but never go far in life. And the inability to be more...
    Nat2138 Nat2138 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I feel like my dad thinks that I am an angle and he always disappoint me he never ask me what I like to do in my life he thinks I am not good at anything he never approve my love...
    maryooomaal maryooomaal 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    (Behind Blue Eyes by The Who) (But I feel like this song everyday. It is a beautiful song written by a beautiful person that I adore. I have been feeling like he did when he wrote...
    ZosoJimmyPage ZosoJimmyPage 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Or maybe just just whole human society, I feel like I am a spectator, I feel like I'm studying the human race without belonging to it, not implying that I am above it, just...
    aPossibleFriend aPossibleFriend 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I feel like...the way I am causes so much trouble for you...I hate myself for not being able to do anything...and making you go so far... Sometimes, I wonder if you really find...
    hiirou hiirou 18-21 Aug 22

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    ever had a such a strong feeling of disbelieve in everything you do? mostly about your self? that's what I am feeling. I don't feel like a good person, I feel like I should be...
    Zineq Zineq 18-21, F Aug 21

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    Sometimes I feel like I don't exist.or I'm a ghost. Il be somewhere and people will ignore me
    lonelyandyb lonelyandyb 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    i have a boyfriend and we are on our 2nd month. we are now on a long distance relationship. he is on los angeles, california and i am on the philippines. when he left philippines i...
    magebricks magebricks 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Have u feel like everything you do for your "family" is to be notice or appreciated? Today, my blames me for doing something I didn't do.
    Soullessangel16 Soullessangel16 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm the one that stands out and get all the crazy looks because my interests are different...I'm always compared to others and made to feel like being me isn't enough.
    BlackSheep96 BlackSheep96 18-21, F Aug 17

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    Lately I just feel totally void of almost all emotion. Like I'm just empty inside. I don't know why. I mean, I like my friends, they're awesome, but I just feel like something is...
    marshababy33 marshababy33 13-15, F Aug 16

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    while my family is outside on this sunny weekend day enjoying themselves. I'm here in my room, just contemplating my life. how did things go wrong? I let everyone decide for me, I...
    megabear64 megabear64 22-25, M Aug 15

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    I want to end the music completely, instead of just standing here in one spot, with the player's pin lifted up, for the rest of my life, I want to just unplug the player altogether...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14

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