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I Need To Feel Like I Belong Somewhere

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 227 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    l only feel like l sort of belong when l'm passing by fields or mountains on the train or car, heading somewhere. When l listen to folk metal music, about folklore and mythology...
    darkforests darkforests 22-25, F May 13

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    I have always been weird as long as I can remember. At least weird to everyone else around me. I guess the word eccentric would be appropriate. I have always been able to get...
    hedothabide hedothabide 31-35, M 1 Response May 5

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    I’m 25 going on 26. While not the oldest I kind of feel like I’m starting to reach the point where I’m behind socially. I don’t have any friends, pretty much any attempt I...
    Gemcrim Gemcrim 22-25 May 10

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    Guys I need some help and some advise. Be kind please I'm very fragile. 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and best friend of two years left me. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to cover it...
    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    how easy I'm forgotten by those who have claimed allegiance to me.... how empty the words "im here if you need me are" when you never return my texts or calls, you all are watching...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 22-25, M 2 Responses May 8

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    everywhere I go, I am different from everyone. I can fit into multiple places and groups of people easily, but I know that I don't belong. no where feels like home or a place that...
    marieflorence109 marieflorence109 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    When I was younger, I knew I was different than all the other kids. I always believed in more than just this life. I felt more and understood more than the kids my age. Most adults...
    twentyout24 twentyout24 16-17 1 Response May 14

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    i am a 17 year old boy from London,UK. i have been battling depression and suicidal thoughts since year 7 in high school, i feel like i do not belong anywhere other than off the...
    Phelanshadowpaw Phelanshadowpaw 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I avoid people and situations just because I don't feel accepted, its nerve racking to feel like you never belong any where with any one.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    For years now I've been having this intense feeling like I don't belong here. like on this planet. Human beings confuse the **** out of me. The way they do things and handle...
    milo1890 milo1890 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I feel like I don't belong here but that I am here for a reason. I'm still figuring out what that is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 9

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    When I was little, I was everything. One day it was happiness, the next day I would become something completely different. Right now, I am sadness. But in a couple hours, I will be...
    haleymarr haleymarr 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    Feeling like you don't belong in society is the worst feeling.
    Yafavnextdoor Yafavnextdoor 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    All of my brothers childhood, he had been beaten physically, verbally and emotionally, by my grandma. She would tell him he was a peace of **** and that he'd never be anything more...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Often times I feel like a failure, I'm 22 and working a dead end job. I still live with my parents even despite saying when I was younger that I would not. I flunked college in one...
    Cavsanada Cavsanada 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm being bullied by everyone. My neighbors stayed up late and I knocked on the wall for them to be quiet. The women called me crazy and they sounded like they were...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F Apr 27

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    A lot of times in my life I feel like a loser. My family life has been kind of rough for me growing up and I haven't had a lot of the advantages that a lot of other kids my age...
    chloe41399 chloe41399 13-15, F 47 mins ago

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    Sometimes due to my past experiences, I think like I'm just wasting space on earth like I'm a nothing, not normal. I feel like I don't fit in anywhere.
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I certainly feel like I don't belong here I this century!! I think I am better suited to the old west where families took care of each other & were interdependent Where woman were...
    nicegirlinaz nicegirlinaz 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I'm a young woman and while it appears I'm blessed, I'm not. All my life, I've been suffering from several tragedies and heartaches. Ever since I was six and visited New York, I...
    sorrow21 sorrow21 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I'm a young woman and while it appears I'm blessed, I'm not. All my life, I've been suffering from several tragedies and heartaches. Ever since I was six and visited New York, I...
    sorrow21 sorrow21 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Recently I came into possession of a young rabbit which was orphaned by my uncle's puppy who just wanted to play and doesn't know his own strength yet. My outer family doesn't know...
    MemiosLostWolf MemiosLostWolf 16-17 2 days ago

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    Recently I came into possession of a young rabbit which was orphaned by my uncle's puppy who just wanted to play and doesn't know his own strength yet. My outer family doesn't know...
    MemiosLostWolf MemiosLostWolf 16-17 2 days ago

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    I feel very greatful for him and I love him to pieces. Yeah, I get that probably every girl says this, but I feel like I need it to be known. He's sweet, he's kind, he's my best...
    W1ll0wstream101 W1ll0wstream101 22-25, F Apr 26

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    I have a small circle of friends that I've known since we were young because of school. I think we grew a connection because we clicked well and always had a good time when we were...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    I bought alcohol on my way home from work today.... And guess what! I got carded :) I still can't let myself cry... And I desperately need a good cry.... I feel like I need to let...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm 33 years old and we started dating when we were teenagers. We are married now with two children. Our personalities are on the opposite ends of the spectrum - he's an...
    Oneisalonelynumber Oneisalonelynumber 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Anyone else out there who loves 80s movies or 80s music? I need more like-minded folks to talk to!
    BlackOpium BlackOpium 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago