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I Want to Be Understood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 460 People

    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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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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    ....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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    1kingdarkness 1kingdarkness 26-30, M Nov 12, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response May 12

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    I made a post addressing adults around my age, older, close to my age, it didn't matter if someone younger commented but the reason for my post was to get a "mature" response that...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response May 6

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    I struggle with it can't understand it as I go along I learned about the periodic table on videos but I don't understand all the chemical compounds. At first I understood the...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F May 13

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    I have had many friends introduce me to their new bfs and fiances.I smile, say hello and look them up and down. I'm thinking 'Oh Lord! Another thug'.I'm always right.I see too many...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F May 8

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    I hate it people only see one side of me.they think im all happy but on the inside im crying, screaming to get out.i just want one person to understand me who I can talk to and...
    missunique88 missunique88 13-15, F May 17

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    Ok, I'll tell you something about a recent history in my country, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's about a war we had. I come from a catholic background but I'm a leftist and a liberal...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I wish my friends understood me, my best friend passed away within the year and now I feel so lost, I'm surrounded by people but I feel so alone. None of my friends look at life...
    TuxedoMaskSM TuxedoMaskSM 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can say it in a flat-out statement: I want to run away. My life is in an awful condition, and I can't take it anymore. Talking to adults doesn't help me at all. My reasons...
    CleverTiger CleverTiger 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Why the right loves privilege politics (here's a link to the article: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/05/99-1-percent-income-inequality-class/ ) Last month, I wrote a short post...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 1 Response May 6

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    There is a moment in my life that I take time to think about the past and all the wonderful things, but also the things that changed me for the better. The tragedy that has...
    theworstperson theworstperson 22-25, F May 5

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    1. GOD 2. Books 3. Freedom 4. My car 5. Pizza 6. HBO 7. Outlander 8. Game of Thrones 9. Music 10. My job 11. family 12. friends 13. my church 14. sunshine 15...
    jmc39 jmc39 41-45, F May 6

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    It would be nice, to have real good one who could hang out with me everytime it got lonely. I have 3 sisters, but they... One got her own family far away, and never visits, the...
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F May 11

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    I listen to many things. I can go from queen to rammstein, to prince, to kid cudi, slipknot then from Spanish rock to billy idol. It shifts depending on my mood. There's some goth...
    axclowngirl axclowngirl 22-25, F May 17

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    Books, Netflix, Sleep, and my phone are my only friends. I am an introvert, because of this I can be perfectly fine with little to no social interaction. Far too often I find...
    lifespadawan lifespadawan 22-25, F 7 Responses May 18

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    My mentor said to me "u dont have to be smart or more smart than your parents, its okay, find different interest here that fit you most, you are yourself not your parents" my...
    violetee violetee 22-25, F May 20

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    I just had an epiphany: I've been searching for a solution to my loneliness in the wrong place. While digging up happy memories, I realized that I miss a deep, spiritual bond the...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 2 Responses May 20

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    My GrandfatherThere's so much to say about how some had ended up with their stories during or after serving for their country. My grandfather was a veteran and after service he...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    1-tea 2-music 3-animals 4-the night time 5-darkness 6-thinking of someone 7-long conversions 8-games 9-riddles 10-friends 11-family 12-drawing 13-walking 14-singing 15-dancing...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't feel like my feelings matter. I feel like I can't ask for help. I feel like everything I do is wrong. I feel like I'm not good enough and never will be. I want so badly to...
    bananafrenchtoast bananafrenchtoast 26-30, F 8 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Tonight you are mine. I want to feel you quiver from my touch. I want you to ache from the feel of me. I want to feel you shake on top of me as you come undone.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    ::::Looking for a Dom:::: I need a Sir in my life, not a just a dominant man but a Dom. I don't want to just exchange pictures and videos in a late night conversation that is a...
    Marijayne420 Marijayne420 31-35, F 3 Responses 23 mins ago

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    I am curious to know if people that believe in God have experienced real miracles? Not I woke up today but you fell from a building and landed on a soft area or the impossible...
    painandloss painandloss 36-40, M 21 mins ago