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I Want to Be Understood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 487 People

    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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    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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    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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    1kingdarkness 1kingdarkness 26-30, M Nov 12, 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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    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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    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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    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, 2015

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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...
    YouKnowWho15 YouKnowWho15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2015

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    unapalomatriste is not my name.

    apparently some don't get it. my name is nancy. unapalomatriste is my username. means one sad dove.
    seaofbones seaofbones 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 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 22-25, F Jan 2, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2015

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    Ok this statement couldn't be more true. My post is going to be a confusing one.. As some of you have read my past posts I seem to still love someone who clearly doesn't want me...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to see rainbows and butterflies Every time I close my eyes And reserve the right to be mesmerised, By the pure delight that awaits me every night; Waking up in the morning...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Some people would ask That I complete a simple task To answer a few questions Maybe give a few suggestions What is it about my crush That gives me such a rush And even makes me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 28

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    I want you to love the way I laugh. Let it seep into your skin and warm your bones. Draw it out of me whenever you can. I want you to fall in love with my big, dark eyes. I want...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    1. I am 18 years old. 2. I really like the colours pink and mint green. 3. My favourite seasons are Autumn and Winter. 4. I pretty much have all the symptoms of Social Anxiety but...
    emjm013 emjm013 18-21, F Jan 27

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    I don't hate kids. It's okay if people have them. But for me, I have a list of worries on why I don't want kids.1) Bad Pregnancy - I can be doing all the right things, exercising...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F Jan 22

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    But then, who is? It's very rare to find anyone who actually gets to where they wanted to go by this point. No reason to moan about it, though. When I was a little kid I'd imagine...
    HuntressX23 HuntressX23 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Just a few things on my list..... Someone with a sense of humor, who can laugh at himself. Someone who can love my kids & be a good male role model for them. Someone with...
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