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I Need To Feel Like I Belong Somewhere

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 219 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    i have mostly been raised by my mother my whole life. my father left when i was three. ive struggled with it my entire life. i chose to stay with my dad after my stepfather...
    ashlenr98 ashlenr98 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm now in high school and am 14 years old. But I feel like I don't belong here- not in high school, not when I'm home, just not on this planet. I do make friends easily, but...
    Lizzylx Lizzylx 13-15 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Today I was sitting on my bed as usual and I heard the nut cracker's song and it hit me hard like what I'm a doing, is this all that life can give me, I am lost and don't belong I...
    annoyinglydark annoyinglydark 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    If we are universal travelers ,I do believe this is the only earthly place they feel we can stay , My theory as crazy as is sounds. We come from a place with no emotions , bodies...
    angeleyes2820 angeleyes2820 36-40 Mar 22

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    I've never felt like I really fit in. I have no connection to anything in this world. I feel like I don't even belong in 'my'body, I don't recognise my appearance or my traits. I...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I understand spirits more than I understand humans. I often feel like I don't belong on earth and want to go back home to God to be with him and all the righteous spirits who are...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Im tired of everything. It seems like no one understands me. I got friends but i still feel lonely most of the time. Theyre only good for hang out and stuff, but idk, i feel like...
    Nubeeh Nubeeh 16-17, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Do you ever feel like breaking down? Do you ever feel out of place, Like somehow you just don't belong And no one understands you? Do you ever wanna run away? Do you lock yourself...
    YesIAmAsian YesIAmAsian 18-21 1 day ago

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    Today just doing things with friends made me feel this way. I feel really sad right now. I feel like no one really knows me or even understands me. I feel like no one loves me or...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    every day is a challenge. i look at people living their lives, getting up, going to work being happy. im just not like that and i feel like ill never be able to be like that. i...
    niellyn niellyn 22-25 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm not interested in celebrities, I don't care about the latest trends, and I don't have to have the most expensive cell phone on the market. I can't even hold a normal...
    CaptainShiromaru CaptainShiromaru 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    i think it's other people who make me feel like i'm never good enough... i think you hear it/experience it enough and so then it must be true.
    EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    ...in my own home. How unfortunate to pay all the bills, be the sole provider, work ALL day, and feel like you don't belong. Even with my daughter. 😓
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 25

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    I feel like I have no personality and that I'm just boring. I wish I was the jokester of the group, or the super funny person everyone always went to for a laugh. I wish I could be...
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I am an adult on the Autism spectrum. As a child, I never really had quality of friends. They often used me. I believe in a race of people/extraterrestrials called...
    NiggiMaskedSalesman NiggiMaskedSalesman 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Thank you for clicking on my experience. I just wanted to say... I feel like I'm all alone. I feel like I have no one here to help me. Let's just carry on. First of all, I am a...
    TheBloodySerenity474 TheBloodySerenity474 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I honestly don't know what else I can do and say to get the same attention that everybody else gets when they text or call or anything at all. I try to do what I can and I try to...
    jdavid1979 jdavid1979 31-35, M Mar 29

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    I feel wayyy different than most people in my life and for the most part I like it, but sometimes it is super annoying. I don't mean different in a "I'm unique but it's cute" type...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    OK! I know that being a diabetes i can find an easy way to let myself die easily. I know myself as can make it happen at some point when feel like there is no way out. I try to...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I hate taking pills and I don't remember the last time I took one. Always told myself I would only take it if im in a great deal of physical pain. This pill is not for any physical...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Today I hosted a family dinner for 30 people... Our annual Easter gathering... As always, everyone raved about the wonderful day it was... The food was delicious and plentiful...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333 46-50, F 13 Responses Apr 5

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    Ever feel like running away from life itself? Well that's how I'm feeling at the moment. I have two medical conditions and there both flaring right now. I'm in agony, pain steaming...
    SweetT246 SweetT246 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Sometimes I just feel like what's the since in trying anymore.I give and I give and I give.All I have to show for it is feeling like a failure.I don't know where I fit in this...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have to be mom, who keeps the world revolving and upholds order, I have to be the significant other, who takes care of all the details, forces herself to care at every turn...
    MyCircus MyCircus 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm going to grow up and become a model or a fashion designer... but I need some support.
    lollypop426 lollypop426 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I was laid off a year ago. It's been a nightmare in itself to have gone through it AND still not having a job. I live with my mother who treats me like I'm her maid. She doesn't...
    csstone11 csstone11 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    So I came out of my room because I needed my dad's help on an essay I've been trying to figure out for more than a week and he made fun of me for being upset. Then when I called...
    Shaywen Shaywen 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    It didn't make sense that no one was interested in being around me. Now I have a few reasons why they might seem to make sense to me, but then I didn't. To me felt like you would...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T