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Feel like I don't belong

I am having this feeling of not belonging anywhere. At work, with so called friends and even at a small gathering of a family function. I also feel like me being an orphan might have a play in this. So people try to avoid someone like me? Or is it possible to have some people who I can call friends and be with them? I am still unable to process all this and feeling left out. Even finding texting buddies is an enormous task for me. Can you guys help me out? Suggest me some website where I can find texting buddies or just in general pen pals?
Queendragonfly · 31-35, F
[i]Bottled[/i] is a good pen pal app I think.

It's common for orphans to struggle with a sense of belonging. Maybe you can go on Reddit and see if there's a group for orphans where you can meet others like you who gets it.

I have a friend with PTSD who also struggles a lot with not belonging anywhere. He has a great life outwards, a dog, friends, activities, hobbies, a great job, great coworkers. Yet he feels as if he doesn't belong in his own life.

I have asked him what belonging means to him. And he said to feel accepted and wanted for who you are. To be able to truly be yourself. I asked him if he's not being himself with his friends, he said yes, he is. But still he feel like he don't belong.
So I asked what wuyld make him feel like he belongs, and he said if his friends included him more directly by inviting him to things and pulling the strings too. So I told him to tell his friends that.
Whitelove · 26-30, M
@Queendragonfly Thank you for sharing this. Happens with me as well. I always keep thinking that me being with them is a burden on them. I feel guilty of ruining the mood of everyone
Carissimi · 61-69, F
You are not alone. Many people feel this way their whole lives. I suppose the solution is to find people you feel comfortable with, and that you belong. How you do that, I don’t know. I think it’s a matter of luck most of the time.
kodiac · 22-25, M
Don't know any sites but i do know being an orphan is the loneliest way to live.

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