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I Need To Feel Like I Belong Somewhere

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 188 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 4 Responses 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I know I don't. I don't know what to do. I'm stuck on this earth. I just want it to go away. I've always been too different to have acceptance or love. Every single person has...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    broller broller 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm 24 years old now. I've been actively looking and searching for something that can keep me content with just living on this earth. I can't stand how everything revolves around...
    Floo64 Floo64 22-25, F 5 days 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 3 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    Sometimes that's what aspergers feels like...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 10 hrs ago

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    Im so different. I wish I had friends. Im always told im beautiful but always sucked at conversations. Im probally too much of a weirdo to be a model, but I get told I should model...
    PrettyUnique47 PrettyUnique47 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    ever since I watched wolf children I felt alive. I love running, building dens, playing out side and growling. and the forest. I dint know why but I feel like I belong as a wolf...
    TheSummerBreeze TheSummerBreeze 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I feel like I'm not here. I don't know where I am.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days 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 3 days ago

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    If you look at me, I appear fine, just the same person as I've always been. But that's only on the outside - internally, I'm not. My depression has eaten away at my identity - I'm...
    megmegmeggers megmegmeggers 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I'm in my last year of high school and I feel like I'm failing at being smart, I haven't had this problem before, I was always the "smart one" but the last couple of months I've...
    elisasama elisasama 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I don't know if it's depression, or what, but since last year i've been feeling like I have no direction in my life, like I don't like nothing, I've been feeling that what is ahead...
    licito licito 18-21, F 4 days 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 4 days ago

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    The death of my auntie is starting to sink in and become a reality to me now. I feel really scared and alone at the moment because I have no one to talk to about how I feel. I'm...
    rirxalri rirxalri 16-17, F Nov 3

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    Yes I am only 17 and I'm still to young to be talking about "forever" but you never know I could walk outside and get shot or just die unexpectedly idk what's going to happen to me...
    LovingTheNewMe LovingTheNewMe 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    today i really feel like i let someone down...this site has really helped me get my feelings down so i don't feel so trapped, but i still need control. so i still cut (well...
    kwrc kwrc 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    There is this guy that I really I like. We recently reconnected after not speaking for a while and he asked me to if he could borrow some money to pay a bill and I gave it to him...
    wisegirl27 wisegirl27 26-30, F Oct 29

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    I feel like a burden on everyone I know. I'm depressed and alone and sad and no one understands because everyday at school I'm this bubbly happy smiling girl that's hiding behind a...
    Depressedgirl29 Depressedgirl29 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I don't believe I'm attractive I need felt good enough for the people around me or my ex.. I feel like I'll never be good enough I compare myself to girls and wish I could change...
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I feel like writing, so I wrote this. (10min or so to make) Thoughts, opinions, suggestions? Please leave them below I sit, gazing at the melancholy world around me. Mourning...
    PokewithasideofTurkey PokewithasideofTurkey 13-15, M Nov 10

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    A friend asked me once, years ago: "How do you know you're not just going around in a bigger circle?" He was right. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing either. I feel like...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I liked a guy friend for two years, told him my feelings, he said he needed time. Then as time went by, much less progress has been made. I finally decided to get over him, but it...
    liah1 liah1 26-30, F Nov 12

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    it just doesnt happen I dont like to cry, the tears sting my eyes bad and I cant breathe very easily but at the same time it feels like I need a good cry. I guess its a kind of...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F Nov 18

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    I'm a senior in high school. It's my last year I should be excited and everything. Instead I just feel like giving up and dropping out of school. It's not like I don't make good...
    Roadtorecovery31997 Roadtorecovery31997 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not good enough... I was never good enough to be friends with people at school- they all turned against me and tormented me for years. I was never good enough for S- his...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 4 days 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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F Oct 31

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    A little set up for you: I'm a 19 year old girl. Portuguese. Lived in England most of my life. Born in SA. Confident in my appearance. I write. I draw (at university, so it's legit...
    exulansis exulansis 18-21, F Nov 3

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    I am hoping someone older will be able to offer me some advice because I am a 55 year old woman who fell in love with someone for the first time in my life. It happened 2 years...
    Bethena Bethena 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    When I was younger, everyday felt like something was going to happen, and events would unfold..it felt like an adventure going to school..and even my bad days were memorable. I had...
    bedroomthief bedroomthief 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    In front of my eyes. I used to take responsibility for the feelings of others. I thought I did. Actually, I wasn't qualified, and made no assertions that I was some guru or...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    It feels like ****. Thats what it feels like. It feels like your heart is in your stomach and youre gonna throw it up and it feels like youre dying and you cant be saved
    paigedecker33 paigedecker33 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 13