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I Feel Empathy For Others When They Have Been Hurt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 820 People

    Pottery

    I once visited a pottery-making shop. A guy, who was probably in his mid-50s, was showing us how a jar is made. He said you have to have the correct hand pressure to shape the clay. I was amazed as he slowly mold the clay into a beautiful jar with his gentle yet firm hands...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    Never Lose Heart!

      This song was brought to my attention by a very good friend on EP,it is an old and beautiful song that I just had to share,as it has so much meaning and truth in it and will comfort and console many as it consoled and comforted me.And that other song too,will I hope comfort...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 2013

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    Power Of Time...

    When A Bird is Alive.. It Eats Worms.. When the Bird has Died.. Worms Eat it.. 1 Tree can be Made into a Million Matchsticks.. But only 1 Matchstick can BURN A Million TREES! Circumstances Can CHANGE at ANYTIME.. Don't DEVALUE or HURT Anyone in This LIFE.. YOU May be...
    Pm227 Pm227 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Why Love Hurts

    A facilitator once put a large white paper on the floor with handwritten curves lines (see photo). He then asked four people to stand on each side. “What do you see?” the facilitator asked. One participant said he could see an “M”. The second participant said she could...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 23, 2013

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    A Fourteen Words Story

    Encouraging people to be positive is a very good thing, but only when appropriate.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    Be There

    You have to be there for people if you want them to be there for you. Even someone you dont know. Some times by helping some one you dont know, you end up making a great friend. So often people who have alot of family and friends take people for granted. If for no other reason...
    gumbone gumbone 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    A Ten Words Story

    Tragedy in our lives gives us the ability to communicate. SEAL, The Voice.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F Apr 13, 2013

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    Listening

    Have I forgotten to learn from the people around me? In my quest for objectivity,am I closing myself off? Have I stopped listening? Any human being has the potential of being an enriching moment, or an empty gesture. It is our choice that makes the difference. I will try today to...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 6 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    Complex Human

    This is so true. How many of us have forgotten that the essence of life is to live in the present and not to worry too much about the past and the future? I mean, it is ok to think about the future and look back to your past. Our future and past guide us. But if we cling on them...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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    Why Love Hurts (2)

    How do we avoid pain? First, we have to understand what true love is. Understanding love is not easy. It takes faith, maturity and acceptance. It took me 34 years to finally understand what love is. Because true love is not what most of us think it is. When you fall in love, you...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 23, 2013

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    Empathy ?

    Funny I saw this Group here and just a few days ago brought up the word Empathy with a virtual friend I have online. She did not really give a clear response but I she fully understood the concept of what I was saying based on our discussions but didn't open up on the subject...
    UkToday UkToday 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Pain In Life

    An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the master...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    Bring A Little Love.

    A saintly man was asked by his priest to go to a nearby town, and help the people there solve their many problems, and improve their lives. The man was afraid of the task. "I have so may weaknesses,such limited knowledge,"he said. "How can I help others?" The priest smiled...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    I once was married 9 years to a drug addict

    alcoholic who blatantly refused help..I tried desperately to help him, until I heard this quote from a professional nurse. Swim for the shore or drown with him. I swam and lived, he stayed and drowned..I now know I would have most definitely drowned with him.
    cinnamonrose cinnamonrose 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I Love This Song By Cold Play

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=glgcrst_nnM And I hope you love it too!
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    Handling Emotions (Either Sad Or Happy Ones)

    Usually people lose themselves in a strong emotion and become overwhelmed. That is not the way to handle emotion, because when that happens you are a victim of emotion. In order not to become a victim, breathe and retain your calm, and you will experience the insight that an...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    I started crying at a book

    once in school Becuz I felt so bad that this person had to go through what they did....
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Things I Learned From A Lawyer Who Sold His Ferrari

    I just met Julian Mantle, a successful and smart American lawyer who had nothing in mind but work. One day, he suddenly fainted in the middle of the courtroom. When he woke up, his doctor gave him two options: give up being a lawyer or give up life. That was his wake up call. He...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 31, 2013

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    Happiness

    Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.~ Sri Ramana Maharshi ~
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    Shocking And Personal

    I do feel the pain, emotional and mental. Another's fear or sadness.  Actually it can keep me awake even make me sick at heart. Being supportive of another helps them..it helps me to move forward and away. Eventually someone will connect with me and here we go again. Simply...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Compassion For Others.

    We all get hurt in some way or another... so we should look out for one another always. Love one another, care deeply for one another and make the world a better place.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    This Is Really A Topic?

    Really , we have to sort out this one ? What are we a room full of sociopaths ?
    Suzi504 Suzi504 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I some how can't trust a guy a lot i been hurt way to much. The last time I been hurt by a guy was 3 years ago when he left me for my aunt. Well I've been Over it for a year but I...
    AnaBanana19 AnaBanana19 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    Okay this is something sorta crazy I know. Back when I was 13 I was raped on my way home from school and I didn't tell anyone and it broke me and ripped me apart still today I...
    Finniees Finniees 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    I've been hurt a lot in the past so it's really hard for me to open up and trust people. So many guys but not that many would be so sweet and caring saying they won't leave and...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F Jun 24

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    I have been seeing a man that has been going through a divorce. We have been together for 1.5 years. There were times that were special and we were very happy. Other times that...
    HelpingMe HelpingMe 36-40, F Jul 8

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    So my arm....... Ya u broke I feel down the stairs when I wasn't that much awake 😢😢😢
    thatgirldailey thatgirldailey 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I'm so torn apart.. So hurt, feelings building up.. Can't take it ANYMORE.
    anjila77 anjila77 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    It's such a crazy things that I have to wait someone after I know he'll not come back 😒
    solida solida 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Last year I had one person in my life that I trusted. I have known her since I was young and despite her being my mothers age she was my best friend and like a mom to me. I could...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I believed in a lie and planned my future based on a lie. I loved with my everything and like never before the only person who has hurt me so bad and left me heart broken and empty...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 1

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    It hurts when you love some1 n he/she dont loves you back 😭
    tanayvashisth tanayvashisth 18-21, M Jul 1

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    I was planning to sneak out with my friend and there was no way to get out of the house so my dad was still up. So I jumped from a two story window and hurt my foot. But I did that...
    Hiimamyimdead Hiimamyimdead 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    To those who are hurting because of betrayal, a break-up or whatever else that could go wrong in a relationship- don't worry, everything will be OK. You will survive! Let this...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jul 6

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    How you spent all your life being faithful but i guys everyone gets cheated on once in a lifetime. I just thought i wouldn't ever be on the same boat! :( everything hurts me...
    shomal93 shomal93 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I wear my heart on my sleeve and I know I shouldn't but I can't
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So many times. There's no way to fix me anymore. I'm broken
    Britt199b Britt199b 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mum tells me since my heart is so good many people take advantage of my heart I like making people happy so what ever it is they ask for I try to do and since this is who I am...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I esp. admire those who have led lives of adversity, and simply get on with their lives and do not whine about what they have been through. I know there are people in EP...
    ColleenOhara ColleenOhara 56-60, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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    My Abuser Has My Children-"No big deal!" I told the father of my twins. He brought them back from a visit and told me to come out to the car and help bring in their stuff. Once we...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I was once married to a very abusive & controlling man who almost took my sanity & made me believe that without him I could do nothing. I never saw his evil nature until the latter...
    pebbles83 pebbles83 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Basically, when I'm just trying to be calm and ask questions you know I like to ask loads of questions and do not want to get into any debates or anything like that.. or I am just...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    This was not intentional, I was taking a shower and my family had came over to surprise me, they did not know I was home and they came in from out of town. (they have a key to my...
    IrishTNgirl IrishTNgirl 26-30, F 7 Responses 41 mins ago

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    If you dont take care of your feelings and manage to understand the good and the bad...you end up lost when feeling sad or miserable. I really believe people hurt another people...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Yes they have to be I can't eat them when they are cold they suck, I like them fresh that's why I only but them from subways at a specific time when they make them I order at least...
    kcbabypro kcbabypro 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have not been skinny since I was 3. I was teased as a kid because not only was I the biggest I was the tallest. I was a fat giant. Although I was bigger than the other kids I...
    marcillia marcillia 26-30, F Jun 28

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    "It's okay to cry ." "It's okay to be upset ." "It's okay to be hurt ." That's what everyone says . But they don't understand . They don't understand because it's not happening to...
    Lala1177 Lala1177 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    We who are not drug users have to understand this part of all this. That is this: yes they are addicted to drugs. I've been researching more since I found out. This is what I come...