I Handle Physical Pain Better Than Emotional Pain

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    it's back again. The wish

    for physical pain to distract from the emotional pain. I can soothe the emotional pain most of the time but my spouse just won't let them stay soothed for along. He pokes at my emotions and coaxes them out so that they are once again exposed for him to bully and belittle. I am...
    netherose netherose
    46-50, F
    8 Responses May 27, 2015

    In my family I can tolerate pain better

    than anyone, it's just the truth. Even though I have a cold exterior, i'm extremely sensitive and will cry often if the situation is right. Emotional pain I can't tolerate.
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    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    Physically, I am immune to pain.

    It amazes me, friends and doctors how pain that should cripple someone goes straight past me. But emotionally, I'm a wreck. It takes only slight blows to my psych and I'm a complete shell, I can't take emotional pain at all. If anyone can help me with this, or shares this with...
    sadnessisbeauty sadnessisbeauty
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    **Infant loss trigger** For my son's birth I

    was given drugs to induce labor. I was 38 weeks pregnant and we found out his heart had stopped beating. Induced labour is supposed to be much more painful than going into labour naturally. Still, I decided to try and deliver without an epidural so that I could be totally aware...
    netherose netherose
    46-50, F
    Nov 21, 2014
    CharryICT CharryICT
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    Today I am a wreck...

    .. I have pain in my heart and there is pain in the heart of the one I love..... Am I the source of her pain? I can't live if I know I am the cause of her heartache....... I pray to God for strength and knowledge....... Our Father who art in heaven.............
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    1 Response Feb 25, 2016

    This Is So True About Me...

    I have tattoos and piercings that I didnt flench or whine about, but when it comes to emotional pain I just cant handle it well. I cry constantly, lock myself in a room ususally in the dark and some times I cut to deal with it. Id take physical pain over emotional any day...
    angelzevil angelzevil
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2010

    Cut the tip off a finger.

    was given THREE different pain prescriptions. didnt need any of them. have a someone who been my friend for a few years put a 180 over night? Cry forever.
    fallenzero fallenzero
    22-25, M
    Aug 9, 2015

    Dealing Is Dealing

    I used to be a pretty extreme kid, giving myself piercings, cutting my self and now that I'm adult I even enjoy getting tattoos. But emotional pain for me has always been incredibly rough. I didn't handle it well as a kid in early high school, and I still don't handle it like a 1...
    rvlashn rvlashn
    Feb 7, 2011

    Physical pain you can heal from with some

    ointment but emotional pain never goes away
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    1 Response Oct 27, 2014

    Its so strange to not feel

    yet at the same time to feel. To not feel the normal feelings towards ppl. Yet to feel so much pain in ur souls that all u can think of is a way to stop the pain. No matter what that is. Anything to dull the pain. I have chased everything I can think of to ease the pain. Sex...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel
    31-35, F
    Jan 6, 2015

    I go through so much **** everyday

    but physical pain I handle better than emotional.
    Elisharocks12 Elisharocks12
    16-17, F
    Jun 25, 2014

    When Reality Hits...

    It stings on impact. Like hot on cold. It burns. This morning I realised that it's truly over. We are no more & you are really gone. I held my breath to minimise the sudden pain in my chest... & sat so still. If I'd have moved I would have screamed, or stood I would have...
    SevenTierCrazyCake SevenTierCrazyCake
    36-40, F
    Mar 27, 2013

    Is it bad that I normally cut,

    not because I'm upset or anything, but just because? I feel like its taking me over. In see a phsyciatrist but its not helping. ??
    SomeDepressedTeenx SomeDepressedTeenx
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2014

    Sometimes the emotional pain is

    so debilitating that I punch myself on the leg. So that my body can feel the pain my brain and heart feel and I can get past the moment.
    teadiva teadiva
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2015

    I believe that this story about me is the

    reason my I have a higher tolerance for physical pain than emotional pain. When I was young, I was stubborn and didn't listen to my parents often. Yes, I have grown out of that, mind you. I would often get in trouble and put on restriction; they would take away my television...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard
    18-21, F
    Jun 18, 2015


    Emotional pain is better than a slap across the face any time.
    BaReFooTSexy BaReFooTSexy
    31-35, M
    May 19, 2015

    Physical Pain>Emotional Pain

    I can handle physical pain just fine, I have a super high pain tolerance to begin with. But when dealt with handling emotional pain, I am a complete wreck... I break down. Both pains cause scars but physical scarring eventually heals up and fades away, emotional scarring lasts...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll
    22-25, F
    Oct 26, 2011

    It all seems to be seeping in,

    and I hate it. I don't know which is worse, the physical that is annoying me and stopping me from doing things I want to do or the emotional that's eating away at me from inside out. So the physical will fade, and has done over the past few weeks, but the emotional is holding...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2016

    God, do I?! I can handle the whipping,

    and the binding perfectly, but the emotional, just shreds me. Why?! I still have yet to figure out..
    StartsWithOne StartsWithOne
    31-35, M
    May 17, 2015

    Bruises heal, Sprains heal,

    Broken bones heal, Cuts heals, What doesn't heal is the mental cuts I get from every word they say. Those cut deep.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    Aug 9, 2015

    I Don't Complain Much With Physical Pain, But...

    If I'm emotionally hurt, I respond to it. I get depressed. I think of self-harm if it's too much for me to bear. I get headaches frequently, and I don't take anything for it. I put up with it. With emotional pain, I speak up! I don't and never could ignore that! I wish I knew...
    noaht43 noaht43
    46-50, T
    Aug 24, 2012

    Physical pain is a daily occurrence

    for me, it is not a big thing and can be blocked out. The emotional pain destroys me once again.
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u
    51-55, M
    Nov 9, 2015

    Someone could just hit me

    and I would care ... Okay I would hit them cause they started it but I don't cry. But when some one hurts me I try my best to handle it but when I'm a lone I will just cry. I cry a lot now ... I never use to cry when I was little. I guess all the tears I've been holding in are...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    I have always been a good person

    who went though the actions to make my life better no mater how bad from everything from dying being brought back and learning how to do most things over again to drug abuse and learning not only how to get clean but stay clean now i have no desire to live and not enough courage...
    mylast mylast
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2014

    getting a kick *** ammout of physical pain

    right now. trying to get off cymbalta for fibromyalgia and the withdrawals absolutely suck. so now i have ungodly pain everywhere and a head that feels like im gonna pass out. this sucks...lol but the thing is, physical pain has limits, emotional wont let you pass out...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 14, 2016

    Well, yeah, obviously.

    I can take a beating but na na na na, don't funk with my heart. Flesh heals faster anyway.
    adianoeta adianoeta
    31-35, F
    Sep 28, 2014

    oOf course that makes sense.

    I grew up learning physical pain as come on now toughen up. But I never had a good emotion teacher on how to correctly deal with some emotions. my parents were dealing with some very deep emotions and self that they did not know how to deal with. The loss of a sister that I...
    imnotyourfriend imnotyourfriend
    41-45, M
    Nov 25, 2015

    emotional pains leave scars

    that never fade. physical pain is temporary.
    amymayoral01 amymayoral01
    51-55, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    physical pain relief has a target.

    . endorphins release tingles and your body is heightened.. alert and alive. emotional pain is just lost in the abyss throbs and is cancerous.. I believe In death though heartbreak (ie elderly couple together for 65 years, one partner dies the other passes away days later...
    adamkendal adamkendal
    31-35, M
    Nov 25, 2015

    I have a very high pain tolerance

    so something that wld hurt most ppl doesn't hurt me
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx
    18-21, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    problems problems, why is it

    that my friend don't talk to me like she used to, we had so much fun and we talked every day, now she is becoming a memory, and my anger does not get any better, my patience or gone missing and my friend wants to jump of a bridge, but so do I. I say I want a girl but then...
    LoneWarrior94 LoneWarrior94
    22-25, M
    Nov 5, 2015

    To prepare for a role I was playing

    for a school assignment I put on five inch heels and walked through the forest! This was around 4 years ago though I do still love boots and heels combined is even better!
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811
    16-17, F
    Aug 29, 2015

    My Scars

    when someone hurts me emotionally, i respond by hurting myself physically.i have so many scars on my wrist im afraid to wear anything but a long sleeve shirt or jacket.i cant have them know what i do to ease my emotional pain
    justmyownlife justmyownlife
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2012

    i would rather be punched in the face any day

    rather than emotional abuse
    dragoneyes35 dragoneyes35
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Jan 18, 2016

    The Emotional Shackles

    ~~THEN~~ Some days just feel too hard. When the pain is just too much or the future looks too bleak. Those days feel like you just can’t make it through… Those are the dark, deep days when you feel overwhelmed & hopeless Those are the days when you wish you could curl up in a...
    SynAnonymous SynAnonymous
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2010

    emotional pain crushes me.

    physical pain, i feel i have more control over. and most of the time, my emotional pain overrides the physical pain. confusing? definitely!
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    Nov 23, 2015

    The physical pain will go away.

    The emotional hurts for years. I know.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    Of Course...

    I can handle physical pain way better than emotional pain because there is always smthing you can do about the physical pain, take some meds, get some rest, see a doctor. But with emotional pain well there's really nothing to be done, it depends on the individual. Me, myself, I...
    asimpson86 asimpson86
    22-25, F
    Feb 1, 2012

    I want to cut myself right now

    but I know that i can't. It would be a step backwards that i would use against myself in the future. My husband (who I am Leaving) and i just had an argument. He keeps trying to convince me that i don't know how to speak properly so that people understand me and that I don't...
    netherose netherose
    46-50, F
    Jul 21, 2015
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