13 Jan 2013
How many times have you felt misunderstood? Or did you give up counting a long time ago?
I think everyone feels misunderstood at times. People make judgments, assess you from outward appearances, and have too much going on in their own lives to be present to your pain.
It forges a disconnection between you and them; them being everyone else in the world that is not going through a similar experience. It’s not that you don’t want people to understand; you are just tired of the assumptions and the disappointment of not being heard.
Feeling misunderstood has been a big theme in my journey with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It has been the main ingredient for me to create the reclusive life I live right now.
Oh yeah, I should probably mention my stubbornness too.
Feeling misunderstood is kind of lonely… and then you become a cat lady.