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I Need To Feel Like I Belong Somewhere

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 187 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ever feel like you will never belong anywhere?
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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
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    A few months ago,I was having one of the best times of my life. I had my family and friends. I had volunteered to do something that made me happier than anybody. I woke up excited...
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    Yep, I feel like I'm so out there that there's not a place in society that I can truly be myself without worrying about being judged. I know may people think that, but when you're...
    PocketUke PocketUke 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 3

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    It's like with my family they don't appreciate me and what I do makes me feel like I don't belong and I'm so different from everyone in my family..
    toobreezzee toobreezzee 16-17, F Oct 12

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    I feel like to fit in society you have to have an iPhone, be skinny, have money, and basically just be fake. I'm pretty much the opposite of that
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like an outcast no matter where I go
    aliterekhova aliterekhova 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    sometimes I feel like a huge waste of space
    Edshort43 Edshort43 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why am I in this world? I feel like im just a waste of space... no reason for me to be here. I wish I were gone sometimes but I have my friends who love me and I don't want to...
    wolfbeliever wolfbeliever 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I have no friends and no one likes me why do I always feel like this? Like complete ****?
    jinxxedforlife jinxxedforlife 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I feel like, there's no hope, one cannot simply be totally free anymore. I feel like, I was born to work my entire life pursuing an illusion. Whenever I buy something i think...
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    When I was young me and a neighbor shared dreams of being animals and would discuss it during the day. I also began dreaming of a guy who was a wolf around that time. And I feel...
    AzureTiger AzureTiger 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Recently I started a new job. I absolutely hate being the new person and not knowing how everything is run. I know that it's normal to feel this way and that with time I'll get the...
    zuzeethh zuzeethh 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My father told me I had to go to a community college after I graduated highschool 3 years ago. I went for a semester and hated it. When my brother graduated last year he allowed...
    ericabri12 ericabri12 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I never thought that this time would come. 2 years ago I graduated from college. After few months I got an online job. I thought it would be just a temporary job while I was...
    nobodybutme97 nobodybutme97 22-25, M Oct 4

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    Well, my boyfriend tries but he's too busy so he's never really around. My mom takes the side of her other children who sexually abused me when I was little. They tried to make me...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Lately I have been feeling really fed up and depressed. I feel that both family and friends hate me being happy or having a life of my own. My parents are both really ill and have...
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    I can't remember a point in my life I ever felt like I was understood. From a very young age, I had always felt very misunderstood and exceptionally curious to understand. And now...
    Imlostintime Imlostintime 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    Dreams are a strange occurrence that only happens when you sleep. Though rarely they ever have a deeper meaning, you could be dreaming about something that happened the day before...
    NightwolfBlackheart NightwolfBlackheart 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I've always been too thin but now that I've gained enough weight that my legs look good, I feel like so fat because my stomach has pudge for the first time in my life. I feel like...
    wtfiswrong78 wtfiswrong78 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My friends are constantly just pushing me aside. I am down at the moment because my old best friend literally threw me across the room. She is so horrible to me now...
    Cookzie Cookzie 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I need answers! I have no idea what I'm dealing with. I feel like I'm being haunted, controlled or even possessed! I can't stand it no longer! This one thing has made me attempt...
    Experiencevisionary Experiencevisionary 13-15, M Sep 29

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    It's coming in a few weeks. And I didn't even think about it until I had a good phone conversation with my sister with her wisecrack son on speaker phone. His birthday is coming...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Very upset. I don't feel like sharing my bed with him anymore. I will start moving my stuff to my son's room. I want us to be done! End this marriage or stay but I'll start...
    honestydiary honestydiary 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    You ever get the feeling like you are on borrowed time? I do, I have been depressed all my life with the exception of the last two years. These last two years have been amazing...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I feel like I'm just wasting my life away, I'm a freshman in college and I take two classes. One on Monday Wednesday & Friday, and another one on Tuesday & Thursday. One last 50...
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    So I made this note of how I feel... I feel like I'm going crazy:. Feeling 'dead' or empty inside. Like the old me is gone, missing. Not feeling sadness towards death of pet...
    MrsKAura MrsKAura 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    It has been some time now, im not sure when or why this has happened, but it feels like my senses have become hyper-sensitive. I hear with enhanced clarity, and within a more...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 Oct 4

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    Have you ever felt the horrible feeling where you feel like you aren't good enough? No matter how much the people who care about you say otherwise, you still feel that overwhelming...
    Julia22514 Julia22514 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    When I am not taking my bipolar meds, I am a mess, when I am taking them I am a zombie, either way me and my husband fight a lot. We have a five month old but we only met 15 months...
    C8DAGR8 C8DAGR8 22-25, F a week ago

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    Just sometimes i feel like i am not good enough for people. I do not know why i feel like that but it happens. I guess i just have to continue to work on myself and hopefully that...
    tristonRy tristonRy 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 28

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