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I Handle Physical Pain Better Than Emotional Pain

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    I go through so much **** everyday

    but physical pain I handle better than emotional.
    Elisharocks12 Elisharocks12 13-15, F Jun 25, 2014

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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    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...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    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 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I Can Workout My Body, But I Can't Workout My Feelings..

    I workout all the time, I get stronger. So what? If a person wanted to fight me and win, he'd have to take it to my heart, because the toughest people on the outside, are usually the most sensitive. And yes, I do consider myself sensitive, no matter how much I workout. Could be a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 16, 2010

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    **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...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    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

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    emotional pains leave scars

    that never fade. physical pain is temporary.
    amymayoral01 amymayoral01 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Cause There's No Painkillers For Emotional Pain

    There are painkillers for physical pain when its bad, but there's no painkillers for emotional pain. At least I haven't found any. I don't believe in drugs or alcohol, usually thats just a temporary remedy, but when withdrawal comes, it throws you to the ground fast and hard.
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2010

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    Most People

    I think that most people out there can endure and are more willing to endure physical pain moreso than emotional pain.  I would give anything to have had a finger chopped off instead of what i had to go through with last night.  Saying goodbye to my best friend, saying goodbye...
    SombreAmaranthineAmour SombreAmaranthineAmour 31-35, F Apr 26, 2011

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    Emotional pain is better than a slap across the face any time.
    BaReFooTSexy BaReFooTSexy 26-30, M May 19

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    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

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    Let It Flow

    they say expression is the medium, that's why i was born a comedian, aspire to meditate, all you want is meditate, so simple, my mind was heavy weight, and now i'm in my zone,ignoring the ring of my phone, serious is the new vicious, compromise is avoiding the ones who are...
    reaperscry reaperscry 22-25, M Oct 10, 2013

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2012

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    I always get myself messed up : bruises,

    sprains, breaks, cuts. But when it's not physical, I have extreme meltdowns
    lethophobic lethophobic 16-17, F Jun 22, 2014

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    Physical pain is something

    that I can see, therefore I know given time the scars or bruises will go away. But emotional pain, I know it's there but I don't know what to do. No matter how much I try to make it disappear by trying to be happy, nothing works. The pain is always there. There will alway be...
    AriannaG AriannaG 18-21, F Apr 9, 2014

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    Sad, But True..

    i know this is really horrible to say, but i honestly rather have a dude hit me and kick me.. then deal with the emotional abuse =(
    br0kenxangel br0kenxangel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2012

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    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

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    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 16-17, F Jun 18

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    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

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    Physical and emotional pain are often compared

    with each other and people argue about which one is worse. I personally think that emotional pain wins it hands down. Physical pain can be very fierce and intense, but it usually lasts for a short period of time. Not to forget that there are a lot of painkillers to be found...
    Drastine Drastine 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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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...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 10 Responses May 27

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    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

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    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

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    Miscarriage

    a few years ago i had a miscarriage and i found i was able to cope with the physical pain of losing my baby but i really struggled with the emotional pain for quite a long time i know that i have a high pain threshold but emotional pain i have real problems with
    debbielansbury debbielansbury 41-45 Aug 6, 2010

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    Physical pain you can heal from with some

    ointment but emotional pain never goes away
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    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

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    I rip 20 strands of hair out,

    no pain.. Half my toe nail rips off, no tears slight pain... Gets burnt, is only aggravated that the blister is there... Someone tells a little secret on me after me trusting them not to; cries everyday twice a day...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 2 Responses Aug 8

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    Others Can See That Pain

    so it makes it easyer to deal with and while i will not longer kill you do not want to hurt some one i care about as i have nothing to loos and i will put you in a chair the rest of your life so youhave to live at the mercy of others
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Aug 14, 2012

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    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 26-30, M May 17

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    I've taken up biting my cheeks to stop the pain.

    Actually it's more like clenching my teeth while trying to bite through my cheek. Oh well, at least no one can see the scars this way
    PrettyEyesBrokenSmile PrettyEyesBrokenSmile 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    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 26-30, F Sep 28, 2014

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    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 22-25 Feb 7, 2011

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    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 18-21, F Oct 26, 2011

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    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

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    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 41-45, T Aug 24, 2012

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    Dead Alive

    My story is already posted under my profile if you want to read it.
    onefinefeller onefinefeller 46-50, M Aug 2, 2010

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    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 16-17, F Aug 9

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