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April 22, 2015

Tough Topics: “No one understands me!”

Looking back on my high school and college years, a feeling of misunderstanding pops up into my memory. I didn’t feel like anyone understood who I was or what I really needed. No matter what my family or friends said or did, I was still the one misunderstood. Whether that was the case or not (it very well could have been all in my head), it still feels so real to me.

So in the second installment of Tough Topics, I’ll be talking about why it is totally normal that you do or have felt this way.

If you missed the first installment, check it out here: Are you ready to lose your virginity?


I believe that one of the main reasons why many high school and college students feel so misunderstood is because of the pressures put on them by society. Why do adults ask them to constantly what they want to do with their lives? Who is supposed to have that figured out at 15? I’ve changed my career path four times already and I’m only 25! It’s not realistic to have it all figured out.

And you know what? I put so much stock in the fact that I wasn’t understood by others when I myself didn’t even understand who I was.

So how can you move through this time in your life and make it out alive?

Make sure to watch the video above for more details and for two tips on how you can work through this frustrating time.

It isn't the end of the world

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Do you feel misunderstood and/or alone? If you’ve moved past it, how did you?

Sharing your thoughts in the comments would be really helpful.

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  • Manpreet

    Ah that saying is amazing, I can’t believe I’ve never heard it before! It really does change the way you look at things. I definitely have felt misunderstood but I think it’s become more of me trying to understand myself lately. College is definitely the time to find yourself and explore. I’m glad you linked this post, it really has made me feel better!

    Lots of Love,

    May 26, 2015 at 12:35 am Reply
    • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

      I am so happy to hear it helped a bit Manpreet! That warms my heart. I hope you’ve been doing well since we last talked.

      June 3, 2015 at 11:20 am Reply

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