Wednesday, April 17, 2013

so many feels

Over Conference weekend I got to flip through the May issue of Reader's Digest, and I found a little article that I loved. 

"...Feeling Misunderstood Hurts, Literally:
When your sister doesn't get why it's so important that she attend your husband's party, it hurts--physically and emotionally. Researchers found that feeling misunderstood makes people less tolerant of physical pain. Those who felt they were perceived accurately during conversations with strangers were able to keep their hands in ice water longer (a common test of pain tolerance) than those who didn't feel understood. That's why being with someone who really gets you can make you feel ready to conquer the world."

It's just one of those "Did You Know..." one-pagers, but I got really excited because this is a thing! It may mean that I will hurt for the rest of my life, but now I understand. It's nice to be a little validated about your feelings.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is very interesting and makes me feel better about the times I have been so upset by being "misunderstood."

    I always loved reading Reader's Digest at my aunt's beach cabin. Or the free ones to take at the library. :)

    The Brayn of Chalayn

    P.S. I'm doing a Firmoo sunglasses giveaway this week! Please feel free to enter. :)


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