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I Want to Be Understood

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    I Want To Be Understood By My Family

    I have stayed in a marriage for over 25 yrs because i feared my children would not understand me filing for divorce and my extended family would not understand. Now years later I need my family to understand that I have done the best I can for them because I loved them. I want...
    good2go2001 good2go2001 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    I've felt at times like this is the anthem to

    my life whenever my depression tries to get the best of me. It's amazing how something so sad and confusing could be expressed with such beautiful and relatable words: Ain't no use in calling up your friends Ain't no use in hiding in your bed And ain't no use in standing on...
    ASeaInACup ASeaInACup 18-21, F Jan 16, 2014

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    Everytime I try, I always end up being the

    'problem.' I just wish you guys would care. Whenever I try to explain, it blows up in my face and then you wonder why I get so emotional. You could try harder. I am. I'm maturing slowly everyday but you don't see it. I need help being fixed and you just think I should be okay...
    PersistentRage PersistentRage 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I feel like I don't belong here.

    Not just that I don't fit in to any social clique or anything like that. I don't really mind being unique in that nature. But, I have this strange sensation that I am on the wrong plane of existence, like I should be on another planet or in another dimension. No one, not even I...
    SilentPossibility SilentPossibility 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    There's nothing more intimate in life

    than simply being understood. -Brad Meltzer
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Aug 18, 2014

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    Why Cant I Lean On a Shoulder Sometimes?

    I am always the one that everyone looks to for advise, money, help whatever it is that is needed. What my friends and family fail to realize is that I have needs too. I miss my mother so much, she was the me of her time. Everyone came to her and it seems that I have inherited her...
    grannynd grannynd 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2007

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    It cuts me down, sometimes.

    The misconceptions, the failed communication. Drags me further into isolation. And I 'just' KNOW everyone else in that ****** classroom feels the same way. Under everyone of those anxious teens is a person hoping to be understood.
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    The Animals - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

    A great song that will fit like a glove here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FT4FprxDg <--Song The animals - Don't let me be misunderstood Baby, do you understand me now? Sometimes I feel a little mad But don't you know that no one alive can always be an angel When...
    HTH83 HTH83 26-30, M Sep 3, 2012

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    Please Understand Me..

    Why people misunderstood me? Why I should explain my thoughts to them? I hate people who judge me without knowing the truth! I'm emotionally stressed!! I'm alone and lonely! I'm in pain! So please., stop assuming and stop judging me! Why do you people want me to do what you...
    grasya grasya 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    1kingdarkness 1kingdarkness 26-30, M Nov 12, 2014

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    Do You Understand?

    Even around people I seem to have things in common with, I still feel like the oddball out. I don't ever feel like anyone just "gets" me. It's probably mostly my fault for being shy. Or because I don't truly understand my own self. But it gets lonely when you're the...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    I hate when I open up to someone,

    and they turn their back on you. It's like, YOU asked ME why I was sad and felt lonely...and then you run away as fast as you can..I'm sorry that I'm a freak and that you don't like me. I can't change my past! So seriously...I don't wanna be judged.. I want to be understood, and...
    HelpMe01 HelpMe01 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2014

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    Miss Understood

    Hi. I am Steph and I am new to this website. I am not sure what kind of story I should share that won't bore everyone to death. Well, I do feel misunderstood by almost everyone around me--- my family and friends, my lover, my co-workers, and even just random people I don't even...
    eccentricdragonfly eccentricdragonfly 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    I was talking to a friend about how we see the

    world. She loves pictures of sunsets with encouraging texts overlaid on, and I wish dearly to have never been born. We have different perspectives, which is usually fine and frequent, but for some reason I was getting frustrated as we continued to discuss. I realize hours...
    Verndari Verndari 18-21, F Nov 8, 2014

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    ....what do we want as humans?

    What is that one thing we strive for in our personal and professional lives .....that one thing is to be truly and unconditionally understood..........do you feel understood truly by those closest to you ?
    Ghostrider6465 Ghostrider6465 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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    I am afraid that I do not communicate in a

    manner that I am easily understood by others. I have struggled with this for so many years and it has hurt some of my most important relationships along the way. I have a good vocabulary. Dare I say better than many. I understand nuances and texture of words. I do not write...
    VerveMum VerveMum 36-40, F Sep 6, 2014

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    I constantly feel like No one knows me.

    I feel like The whole world is speaking in morse code and I somehow got handed a different booklet. Some people, like my partner, know how to deal with me and help to make things better. But I know that no one seems to understand the way I think, or how I do things, or try to...
    BbgrlLT BbgrlLT 18-21, F Jan 2

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    I Got Over Him

    so yesterday we were at starbucks. my classmates and i were talking about random things and the name of the guy i like somehow popped into the conversation. and then one of my classmates said that, "i remember him telling our marketing professor that he's courting someone from...
    ErinValcourt ErinValcourt 18-21, F Mar 3, 2013

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    I don't know if you can ever be fully

    understood--but I would like to think it a possibility. I would settle for a good 50% of understanding at this point.
    abcdefgh19 abcdefgh19 22-25, F Jan 14

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    My family just judge me don't

    even know 79% if the stuff I do
    BlahItsM BlahItsM 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2014

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    It Pains A Lot

    I have lived a very good life where people love me. But, now most of them hate me with the rumours and lies they heard. Most of them, dont even know me in my school and they hate me without knowing who I really am. I want people to love me by knowing me entirely. If they hate me...
    Rosalinacute Rosalinacute 16-17, F Oct 11, 2011

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    People don't understand this. I've had family and friends try to hook me up with guys, but they don't seem to get that I want to be friends before anything happens. I want to make...
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    What's the matter when you want to start something.What's ever you think ? It's doesn't matter how going on but it's matter what're you doing now. At you stand now,just make...
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    Gained back 5 lbs :) feels good to know this is the wife's fault for wanting to eat out so much. Lol
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    Yesterday I was invited to a friend's house. There were about fifteen people there, we spent all day swimming in the pool, laughing, playing games. Today my sister was here with...
    manimalien manimalien 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I wanted to be in a boarding school in Paris or America but I can't :(
    Negiin Negiin 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Please do not contact me if you just want to share your sexual thoughts with me! also i dont like silly talks about the weather or just because you are bored. in my opinion...
    balkanka balkanka 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I need some mates. Iv got some but two of them have children and I feel like they always busy. And I have low self esteem some of them make me feel bad about myself. I wanna be...
    issimma issimma 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Four weeks ago I experienced the extreme climax of yet another depression triggered/nervous breakdown. The month preceding that I was in what I thought was a beautiful...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    Life .............. its Pathetic. I don't want it !
    shivit shivit 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I never wrote in english before: The place I want to be, It's far away from me, Pain is flying in my mind, Nobody can see or find, I don't know what I should do, Should I tell or...
    jeruo jeruo 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I was starving myself and I put myself on a strict diet to eat 3 meals a day and nothing else. But recently, I just ate and ate, and now I have managed to gain so much more...
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I went to Italy for 3 weeks last summer to visit family and I've wanted to go back ever since I got back to America.
    dac01 dac01 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I want a boyfriend, but I really don't need one.
    lolawolf lolawolf 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    One of my fears is the thought of not leaving this one place I'm at. Not even seeing a glimpse of the world. I never want to die thinking I have not lived my life to the fullest. I...
    Lunaaaa Lunaaaa 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I wish i want a lover A simple 1 To love nd to love me.
    zainakram zainakram 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Hey im kitty, I have been in search for the perfect master for years .i have been a slave since 11. I realized I admire power. I wish to find a demon master or a master...
    yourlittlekitten yourlittlekitten 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Aching, heavy... Sadness sits still upon my chest. *I've missed her so long, and now to discover the reason... I feel so tired, so very very tired. How Could She Believe Such...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    icey1 icey1 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    When i was 15 years old, my father told me he wanted three children. He mentioned three names, my two half-brothers and the name of a new baby daughter he wished for. After that...
    kanvilma kanvilma 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have not posted about this for a long time.But some of my old friends here know .My husband does not understand how he has messed up my life.He does not say he is sorry .His...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 15 Responses 2 days ago