feeling like you don't belong anywhere

@misc11 (384)
United States
April 29, 2011 6:08pm CST
Lately, I have felt different than I ever have. I am in a city I grew up in yet I don't feel like I belong anywhere here. I don't feel like I fit in anywhere, not even with my family. I know I can call people and go do something, but when I go, I just want to leave because I don't feel like I have anything in common with anyone around me. I feel like a stranger in a place I used to feel more at home than anywhere in the world. Have you ever felt like this? What made the feelings better or go away?
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@Mickie30 (2633)
30 Apr 11
Yeah being a Christian we don't belong in the world. We have a promise of a future world that is better than this one. We are taught to be of the world, but not in the world. It is difficult when you do not have friends that can relate to you.
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
Hi! I hope you feel better soon! Cheer up. I felt like that the other week when we went to church, we are suppose to welcome a new parish priest so we came to church early it turns out there's a few seats left and there's suppose to be a procession so we went outside and participated when we came back there's no more seats left it's either reserved or somebody saved the seats already. Wow, I felt like being an outcast. It's weird that now that we are suppose to welcome a new parish priest, it's like we're the ones that are not welcome anymore. So, this week I decided to go to a different parish. I want to be welcomed and not rejected.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
30 Apr 11
There are times when I feel alone. There are also times when I want to be alone. I think changing moods are normal. I'd try to find things that interest you and don't worry about belonging. if things don't change after awhile, then you might start analyzing what is going on.
• China
30 Apr 11
Hello,misc11! About one month ago, i just felt the same way like you. I was depressed because i thougth the sweet home, the close friends, the whole world i used to be familiar with were not belong to me anymore. I really know why, and make a plan for myself. I just want to be myself no matter what other people think of me. I wish you can find the reason. To be nobody but yourself.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
Well, if you feel that way. I think you need to go away and settle your life in other place that you feel much better with your life...
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
hello, Yeah, that is right. I do feel the same way as you that is why all I do is to called up my boyfriend and we are the one will go out and nothing more because for me no one really appreciate me. It is kind of dramatic but it is true that is what I am feeling to when I am with my friends. I feel that I am already get much better when I am with my boyfriend. maybe you do that too. alright? good luck
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
30 Apr 11
Ah i used to feel the same exact way as a teen.no matter how many people I hung out with I didnt feel i fit in anywhere from the gothy artistic kids,to the tomboys,to the sadistic crazy kids who still scare me to this day lol, I didnt belong with any of them. I sometimes still feel this way but to make the feelings go away i think of people who like me for who i am. like my friends and ppl who are close to me.