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I Want to Be Understood

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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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    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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    More Often

    More often than not, try explaining to someone that you don't fit it and you get some sort of conciliatory speech that while well meant; borders on condescending. I've rarely been understood by my peers and by society at large. People tell you get a hobby, get an activity etc. If...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 2 Responses May 18, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    My family just judge me don't

    even know 79% if the stuff I do
    BlahItsM BlahItsM 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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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 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 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 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

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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'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

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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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    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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    Does anyone else have that desperate urge to get out of the hole they probably dug themselves into. Even in my dreams, I'm unaccepted.. Every person I get close to, leave haunted...
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    I'm in fact a burden to people. It is mainly my fault for not expressing myself in a way that others would understand easily but majority of the time, I can't seem to get the words...
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    I'm so sad right now. I just feel like I've given up. I try so hard but I just feel so empty inside. I wish people understood me...I wish I didn't feel so alone. I just wish I had...
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    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I will look on your treasures ... is this understood? 
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    I don't know where to begin with this, but I'm in a relationship with a man that is 17 years older than me. We live together and have been together for five months. I really care...
    allytx11 allytx11 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I admit, I've been clean for a week, I still have problems. I want to change.. But these actions are irreversible. One could argue, everything is.. But I mean like, I don't think I...
    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I want someone to tie me to a chair and feed me, calling me their piggy or their fatty. Then once I tell them to stop, they shove a tube down my throat with more food. I want to...
    fatfatterandfattest fatfatterandfattest 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I want to be kidnapped. I'm 14. I don't want to be hurt. I'm being abused at home. I can't take it can someone please please take me in? I'll do whatever you want just don't kill...
    GiselleB14 GiselleB14 13-15, F 1 Response 59 mins ago

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    I want to talk to someone and not feel awkward about doing so.. I want to chat a girl who talks dirty naturally or just a friend who we can ask each other awkward questions
    goonteam goonteam 16-17, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have no self confidence. I have always sucked at social relationships or any social encounter. I'm 5'4 always been shorter then everyone at school. People would make fun of me. I...
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    I'm 14 years old I want to be kidnapped. Please don't hurt me or kill me. I need someone to take me in. I'll do whatever you want.
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