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I Never Felt Like I Belonged

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    Family Secrets Can Destroy Lives

    When I was a little girl growing up I never felt like I belonged.My dad worked long hours at a steel mill and my mom just seemed to do her own thing.Most of the time,I felt like I was a bother to her.Neither one of my parents were ones to show affection and I don't remember them...
    ayankee ayankee 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    And I Don't.

    This life feels as though it is just a dream and that i am going to wake up soon, but i know it is not...I am happy not to feel like evryone else, because now, for some reason, i have a reason for living.
    Godzirra7377 Godzirra7377 16-17, F Feb 6, 2010

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    Misfit Toy

    Standing in a crowded room of teenagers is this one girl. By the looks of her you wouldn't guess where she's been, only that she doesn't belong. She can not go to the pop group. She's obviously not suited for that. In fact she doesn't look suited for any of the groups here. Where...
    SkyliteRouge SkyliteRouge 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    I Want To Feel Like I'm Home, Where Ever That Is.

    I'm a Chinese (race), born in Indonesia (nationality), raised in Singapore (education), working in Australia (occupation). I feel like I'm always playing catch-up with my surroundings. In high school it took me 4 years before I could figure out my group of friends, our common...
    Leatherwood Leatherwood 22-25, M Feb 12, 2012

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    I Didn't Feel Like I Belonged.

    This story is for people who feel that they don't belong, because I felt like that before and I want to be there for those who feel that way now.About less than half a year ago, I felt like I seriously didn't belong. Everyone around me had somebeody they were with. They were...
    CoteofNewLondon CoteofNewLondon 16-17 3 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    Not Even Here.

    I'm always ignored or left behind. I can go for days and weeks without someone attempting to talk to me. No one tries or cares until I post a story like this. Then I get comments and wb messages and an occasional pm. Chris and chip are the only ones who've even cared for my...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 7 Responses May 30, 2011

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    I'm One Of The Ten Percent; Are You?

    As many of us know, "they say" that the strongest motivation of about 90% of the population is "belonging". But, deep down many of us here don't want to join in the fun. The mainstream is frightening for me... is it for you? I don't just mean the conservative mainstream, or the...
    cleverriver cleverriver 51-55, M Jan 5, 2012

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    A Lost Child

     forgotten by those who should love her. failed by those who should have protected her. she feels like she can't ever fit in because he life's not a pretty picture. all she wants is to make them proud,  she knows that she won't suceed. she tries so hard not to...
    mexeb mexeb 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    I Don't Know Why...

    It just never felt that way. I'm not sure why I never felt I belonged, I just always felt 'out of place'. It was always hard. I used to move around a lot, so I was afraid of getting comfortable. But even after we settled down permanently, I still felt isolated... It didn't help...
    AngelofAries AngelofAries 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    I.Am.Stuck.

    I am stuck. I feel stuck, just simply stuck. Stuck in this dead-end town, stuck in this toxic family, just simple stuck. It's complicated, like beyond complicated. I have a lot of friends. I mean I'm pretty popular honestly, and I do alright in school..but that's just not...
    CaliforniaHereICome8115 CaliforniaHereICome8115 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    Alone

    Looking back over the years, I've always been alone. The loner who never fit in anywhere. Even in a crowd of people I'm the one standing alone wishing for a friend. I spent years praying for one to come and no one showed up. Leaving me alone without a soul to call my own. I was...
    blackstorm1 blackstorm1 36-40, F Oct 16, 2013

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    Never.

    I've never really belonged, no matter where I was. The closest I've come to fitting in is hanging out with my messed up friends. I love my friends but I don't have one friend that doesn't do drugs or get me in trouble. They're all eccentric, loyal, awesome people but I don't feel...
    CowgirlBebop CowgirlBebop 18-21, F Mar 13, 2012

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    I.......hate The Feelin Of Not Being Accepted In This World And That I Don't Belong

    I have felt like I don't belong in any situation or family events. Whenever I try my best at something nobody acknowledges the fact that I try my best and I never give up. I feel like I am a slave to everyone around me including my friends, family, and people I meet everyday. I'm...
    iFly1207 iFly1207 16-17 Jun 17, 2012

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    Personality Shock

    I took a personality test about a day ago. The results were: Introverted-78% Sensing-25% Feeling-50% Judging-1% The type was called ISFJ. I can't seem to find more about it but it seems really interesting. If anyone has anything they can share, it will...
    NylonRed NylonRed 16-17, F Apr 29, 2012

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    A Day And A Half Of Belonging

    For as long as I can recall, I've never had a sense of belonging. I've been told I was a very strange child and perhaps that's what the whole thing is about. I have no idea if the bill fits, but I suppose what matters is how I perceive myself. I perceive myself as someone who...
    IsobelWeizz IsobelWeizz 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    I Accept It

    When you are a child you are resiliant and think that when you grow up you will be happy, My mum only liked boy children and my dad thought women were second class so there you have it. My brother beat me up all the time and mum never stopped him even though he is four years...
    chanelP chanelP 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    I don't know if anyone has ever felt like this,

    but have you ever tried so hard/ liked someone but for some reason it just never worked out ever? Kinda like your not good enough. So when someone comes along and likes you it just felt weird, like why would you like me, so based on all your old bad experiences you kinda keep a...
    Arich2k14 Arich2k14 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Never In My Whole Life

    even before i went to school i never felt like i belonged anywhere. and when i did go to school, thats when it got worse, thats when i felt like a freak, by everyone. even today i dont feel like i belong anywhere......i just dont fit in with the others, and i am happy that i am...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    A Disconnected Soul

    Lost in this thing called life. No ties to any one being. Just drifting along. Invisible to the majority. I have no family. I have no children. I have no "real" friends. I have no me. I am not loved. I am not wanted. I am not missed. I am not needed. I don't belong anywhere...
    Solitaire1 Solitaire1 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    I Was And Am Different.

    As a child I was very small. I developed slowly and was even slow in school. Looking back now I wish my parents had seen that perhaps they started me in school to early. I was picked on until I got to high school and always felt like the outcast. Once I got to high school I...
    May52 May52 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    I Tried. I Failed.

    It sucks when people discover who and what's different from them. Especially when they're so young. Until I was six or seven, I could be friends with everyone. The only things we ever fought about was whose turn it was to play with our favorite Barbie or whose turn it was to go...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15, 2013

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    Ghost

    Have you ever felt like a ghost? My whole life of being invisible to others. I could walk in a room and nobody would see me or talk to me. I feel so alone and like I didn't belong anywhere. Tried to talk to people there but my words were falling on deaf ears. Ghost! That is what...
    koolkatjossie koolkatjossie 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    I Wish I Had A Better Dad

    My story is bit different. Since my childhood i was oppressed harassed mentally and physically abused by my so called "father" and his family. My father has some mental ailments since his childhood which prevents him from behaving normally but even then his behavior is so cruel...
    avictimoffate avictimoffate 22-25 1 Response Feb 6, 2013

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    Belong

    I never really cared before. Most people look for groups to fit into, but I was happy just not thinking about it. So if I belong or not I just don't care.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses May 15, 2010

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    I'm just always there...you know? Like everyone else has a place and just belongs somewhere...and then there's me :PIt's not that I feel bad about not belonging (because then others will feel bad about me feeling bad) no that's not it at all. It can just get rather awkward a lot...
    complexitykills complexitykills 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2011

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    Forlorn & Forked

    This title stimulates all manner of foul treatment that one’s mind can master but the reality of it, is somehow very true to the person considered as the legitimate and biological child begotten out of the so-called love that existed between two human beings who call...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 1, 2010

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