I Feel Like No One Understands Me Sometimes

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    There have been plenty of times in my life

    where I felt that no one really understood me or how I felt. I think that this feeling of no one understanding me has caused me to push people away and to isolate my from others. I don't really have any friends so I spend a lot of time by myself. I know that I am different and I...
    burton318 burton318
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    I feel like no one my age understands me.

    I relate more with adults than I do children my own age! I just don't share the same concerns other 15 year olds do. They are all worried about friends and love interests and the hottest trends. While all I'm worried about is writing and who my favorite directors are and world...
    jlm11799 jlm11799
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2014

    I'm okay with that

    I will never find someone in this lifetime that will ever understand me and I don't intend to dwell on such a possibility that there ever will be. It will just tend to bring me down even more and waste mental energy altogether..waiting for that someone to at least try but it will...
    VaiinChick VaiinChick
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 14, 2013

    It starts off with small things.

    Like, why is it that I don't like things that a lot of people seem to love? Then it slowly fades into things like, why do I see things in a way that no one around me seems to see? I get so frustrated sometimes because I feel like I have to sacrifice parts of who I am to make...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

    My eyes burn from baring my soul.

    Exposing my soul to no one but myself is something I have to get used to. Been hiding under illusions. Cowering in fear. The phase is over. But my eyes still burn. Reminder that the exposure was real. That the truth has been said. To share the depths of my soul would be to bare...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    Feeling Depressed Isn'T A Choice.

    I'm so tired of everyone telling me "you don't have to feel that way" don't you think that if I really didn't have to(without ending my life) that I would??? It's not that I don't care what people tell me, but they don't understand what depression feels like, and that there is no...
    Iflywithmyownwings Iflywithmyownwings
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2013

    This happens all the time

    and tofay was the last straw I feel kinda angry now but not caring at the same time it's just I have a friend G who knows about my personal life and I always used to help with hers.It just sucks and confuses me that we always used to talk about our personal issues but now that...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    Well some people do on here

    for example but I feel like my friends just don't get me most of the time
    photographer97 photographer97
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Feb 26, 2014

    Feeling Lonely And Invisible.

    I'm 12. And lonely. I feel as if there's no one to talk to about anything! I don't even know if I even have REAL friends. They just seem to be people I can hang out with. I can't trust them with anything. I guess I should say this: I suffer from depression, I cut, want to die...
    Insanityensues999 Insanityensues999
    18-21, F
    22 Responses Jul 11, 2010

    My mom always says she understands what I'm

    going through. But really she dosnt. She might have gone through somthing sort of what I'm going through. But she hasn't gone through EVERYTHING Ive been going through. No one fully understands. I just really want to talk to someone who understands..
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 19, 2014

    I realize that everyone at some point in their

    life feels this way. However why you feel like this is because you also feel on top of that that no one is facing the same circumstances. Especially because the same people aren't involved who are diverse in many ways. It feels almost impossible for someone or something just...
    Eninferno Eninferno
    13-15, F
    Sep 2, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 6, 2015

    I have a lot of feelings

    and I just care about everything. I always want to talk and be validated. I love to think about things. But for some reason it feels like everyone else has this "Whatever. Why do you care so much about anything?" attitude. Even in relationships. It seems like people don't feel...
    exand exand
    22-25, M
    May 18, 2015

    Sometimes I want to kill my parent

    so that I don't have to live here anymore. I hate them and I have a list of people who I want to kill.
    mischifmaker mischifmaker
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 8, 2014

    I mean I know there is people

    that do but the people around me just don't get me. They don't understand how depression works and trying to explain it to them is a dead end road. I've tried therapy and I've tried meds, nothing works for me. I'm stuck in a bubble with people that just judge me. One day, I know...
    thatonegirlsam89 thatonegirlsam89
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2014

    I am an activist for black woman.

    I am called a Rachel Dolezal and racist and accusing all white people of being racist. I know not all white people are racist, but too many are and Im upset about it.I am an activist for black people especially black women and dont know why people ate upset about it. I grew up...
    lisaishere lisaishere
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 6, 2015

    not even sometimes, it's most times.

    I'm so sympathetic and attentive to everyone else's needs, I'm that shoulder to cry on for everyone. but when I'm down, I'd be lucky to receive even a quarter of what I offer to everyone else. times like this is just hate human beings so much.
    iamenigmatic iamenigmatic
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 31

    Maybe I'm overreacting My friends are well off

    than me financially and everything which is fine, that's great. But they always bring up the fact that I can't drive... Sometimes yea I might be lazy I'm more focused on studying since driving isn't an issue for me, I still have time but they also have money to learn, they have...
    DeniQ DeniQ
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 1

    I find the best in people

    and I can get along with almost everyone, even if I don't like them that much. Basically, I can tolerate nearly every human being. However, it upsets me when I feel like I can't get that respect or tolerance back. It's frustrating when I'm going through something and I feel like...
    Soltanto Soltanto
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014

    My parents never understand my feeling.

    .. They don't even know what's going on with my life, I've try to told them many times but they don't tend to listen to me. When I have a bad they, my online friend are the one I could be myself and shared my feeling. Up to this point, my parents don't even know I had 2...
    Jessica2801 Jessica2801
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015

    I am seventeen and at this point in my life I

    feel so alone. Everyone in my life that is supposed to be my support system has kind of backed off. I try to talk to people but I often feel like I am bothering them with my problems because at the end of the day they will never be in my shoes. Right now I honestly feel like I...
    Tryingtosee17 Tryingtosee17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

    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 theres no one that truly understands me. Im trying to be nice to people but they use me. Most of them expect me to do them a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    I have so ******* done right now.

    You give life a second chance, have a positive outlook, and feel like trying. You actually try your hardest to do something and actually feel hope that you might actually be able to prove yourself for once, be able to show off your talent, when someone brings you down and takes...
    Valencia12 Valencia12
    13-15, F
    Dec 13, 2014

    It's starting to get hard.

    Being a completely different person online compared to my real life. Online I tend to be a little more outgoing and confident. All the current friends that I have I've made online. But in real life, it's like no one wants to give me the time of day. I know I'm quiet and kind of...
    Tuva Tuva
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    You Can Ask Me Why

    It's a painful truth for some that certain people change. They cry or argue out of their new differences. But they're missing out the big picture. The reasons why that person changed. And it's way more hurtful for them when no one really cares to know and understand why.
    silinglabuyo silinglabuyo
    18-21, F
    Jul 4, 2013

    Yes, I've experienced some awful ****,

    but I refuse to be a victim! That mentality is anathema to me! Why should I get hung up over it? Men can be incredibly ugly at times, they're not strong emotionally, psychologically, they are burdened with this force of need to mate. Yes, women also like to partake in carnal...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90
    26-30, F
    Aug 19, 2014

    I am slowly slipping back into old habits

    and my stress & anxiety levels are at an all time high. I've cried every night for the past week. my dad is a lying cheater and I can't stand it anymore. whenever I know he's like I'm screaming at him in my head. I feel so silenced. and when people tell me that I should tell my...
    roryrawry roryrawry
    16-17, F
    Dec 16, 2014

    All I want to find is a naughty cheerleader,

    nurse, Asian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Malaysian,or Thai girlfriend that atleast sends pictures, you don't have to be horny, I swear I lost so much time talking to people and never find what I want, all because you won't a picture, I'm not asking for your credit card...
    vicedragon2 vicedragon2
    18-21, M
    Apr 9

    I have overprotective parents

    who dont let me do anything, and the wont let me talk to my girlfriend anymore. I feel like i have nobody to turn to.
    bmcdill bmcdill
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2014

    "Be yourself!" Those optimists always exclaim.

    "Don't hold back who you really are!" Doesn't always apply. In order to lead a life which isn't shrouded with concerned faces, I have to make do and emulate what the other normal people are doing. And by doing that, nobody understands the true me, but, who cares? Because...
    beatlegal beatlegal
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    Why does no one understand.

    ...does anyone really care. And if their is, I want them to say something. Say it loud. I want a reason to live. Know that I'm worth something. Cause I hate being alone.
    laurenplus laurenplus
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jan 2

    No one understands how much it bugs me

    when he drinks or does stupid stuff. We aren't dating or anything just really close friends and my other friend says that she's close to him to but it doesn't bug her. Well it bugs me a lot and I try and just talk to someone about it and they say well there's nothing I can do...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2014

    Read the title. Period.

    (dang, I have to make my story longer. I'll just keep mildly ranting 'til it's enough words, 'kay?"
    ezekieljd ezekieljd
    18-21, M
    Dec 20, 2014

    No one understands that I'm not the guy you'll

    see running around worrying about swag, trying to have lots of sex, and smoke a lot of weed. I'm not that guy. Since I don't share their persona they create a false one for me, dubbing me as weirdo, pervert, parasite. I'm not any of these things. I just wanna live.
    killuminatipharaoh killuminatipharaoh
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 13, 2014

    I am the complicated guy,

    no one understands me and that's no a bad thing. I am crazy unpredictable and complicated and i embrace that fact.
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy
    18-21, M
    Jul 21, 2015

    People always asks me

    why I tell everyone in here the things I do, It's because you listen. There are pervs, I know that, but I love it because for once in my life someone actually listens and understands me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 16, 2014

    People often underestimate me

    because of my quiet nature. What they fail to realize is that this is because when I do speak, they fail to listen. Often times I find myself struggling with my thoughts by myself because those around me just don't take what I say seriously which is why talking about my problems...
    shesonlyhappyinthesun shesonlyhappyinthesun
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

    Complexities

    No human being is as simple as a blade of grass, they are huge trees, complex, diverse, strong, yet weak too. Yes, and all kinds of bugs live on us! I am just as complex as every other human being on this, our planet. The things that motivate me may differ. I seek happiness...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

    I should have posted my last experience on here.

    Let's just say my intimate side is not for the usual. And very unsatisfied. it's making me feel very alone and it's just something I fear no one will understand that I'll be alone for ever.
    Lhokw Lhokw
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    I'd tell you that I was always caught in the

    middle of something beyond my control, but, would you believe me? I didn't mean to get into.... anything, really. It's just that the people around me wanted me to, so, I did. I never meant to be interesting. I never meant to be "bad". I just did whatever they said. I just opened...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies
    61-65, M
    Jul 23, 2015

    I howl at the moon from the roof.

    So what? I want a swing suspended from my bedroom ceiling. Sometimes I wear 2 bras. I wear my bathrobe backwards. I like Wednesdays a Lot. Too much really. I hang up blank white canvases in my room as art. I dyed my hair dark last year. I looked awful. I want to do it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2014

    I Hate Being In College

    I have been in a university for almost a year now but I hate it. I always thought going to college was the thing for me.......... and it sorely is not. I've been studying to be an accountant because I am good at math (for a girl go figure), but lately I don't feel it in me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2013

    What's This Feeling?

    I suppose it would be unfair to say that people don't understand me sometimes, when I don't even understand myself. How is it that a person can say that they don't ever want to get married one day, and then is curious to wonder what it would be like to be married? How is it...
    peachturnover peachturnover
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Aug 2, 2013

    I Feel Leftout

    Nobody truely understands me and im sure nobody will ever...im here to help with this feeling and i hope you can help me as well...
    darksoul92 darksoul92
    22-25, M
    Mar 27, 2013

    Not One To Understand

    I often feel that people don't even listen to me when I'm talking. Especially at home. When I talk about things that really interest me, no one really seems to listen. Just like now. I told my mother about how upset the ending of a series made me, and she just sat there, tapping...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 14, 2013
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99
    16-17
    Mar 18, 2015
    Unapologetic2012 Unapologetic2012
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2015

    Sometimes I don't even understand myself.

    I just want to sit down and cry all alone. I don't want anyone to touch me, ask if I'm okay, or try to comfort me in any type of way.
    RoastedCycki RoastedCycki
    70+, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    it's more Like no one sees

    that probably I am getting hurt and i just dont show it probably because I don't tell it to anyone. Everyone "understands" till one point they do after that they expect me to do something I can't do alone, moving on and after that if I do try to express they say relax and go to...
    milind3012 milind3012
    18-21, M
    Jul 15, 2015

    Things change... I know

    now I will be always there for me and thanks for those who do get me.
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    Aug 5, 2015

    Mum said what happened to

    that happy little girl that you use to be.... What's happened to that smile that use to be on your face... What did I do to deserve this... My reply was 'sorry' she never understands anything no one does
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2014

    but I wonder who really understands another?

    This world has billions of people yet some of us expect to find someone who understand us completely? no way. how could there be someone who understands another wholly? never two are the same, we may go through similar experiences but never the same. so tell me are we just...
    RebelFighter RebelFighter
    16-17, F
    Oct 17, 2015

    I've noticed that on here some people get

    nothing but support when they post experiences or opinion posts. While others get nothing but opposing views and attacks. Guess it's just luck of the draw on here? Just yeah. I don't get it
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 16

    Anybody Out There?

    There were times when I feel like nobody can understand me. That nobody can understand what I have been through. I'm scared that if I tell somebody my story, they'll judge me. You can't blame me for being scared. I've been through a lot. I experienced being judge, bullied...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 2, 2013
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