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I Handle Physical Pain Better Then Emotional Pain

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    I have a rather high pain threshold. Besides, emotional pain takes longer to get over. I handle physical pain better and prefer it to emotional pain. I would rather be beaten unconscious than to have my heart broken, always have.
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Nov 26, 2012

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    I love to get piercings and have one tattoo so far and plan on getting more of both. I am honestly not scared of getting physically hurt (to an extent of course), but emotional pain just always breaks me down. It's so hard for me to cope with it, and it's also hard when you just...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Aug 30, 2013

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    I wish there was an easy way to end my suffering. I often wonder what I've done to deserve to always suffer. I'm tired of the pain. The physical pain, the mental pain and the...
    St4rbright St4rbright 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Feeling heartbroken is the most pain I've felt emotionally in ages. I never feel. I'm rather enjoying it. My latest physical pain was my gallbladder surgery. But this tops that. I...
    OneStonedGirl OneStonedGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Very tired. Just want all the emotional an physical pain to at least ease up, give me a break....just for a little while....
    GhostOfGrey GhostOfGrey 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Can someone talk to me I need to talk to people who have gone through emotional,physical pain
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Apr 19

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    Emotional abuse is just as bad I think because it causes undue stress. Stress can kill you. It will cause you to make poor decisions. I am victimized at times even at the age of 3...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Ive been clean for a year... I completely forgot how it feels, the pain. I guess i just feel empty, and invisible. No one really gives a **** if im around. I have friends, but i...
    TheRebel17 TheRebel17 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I don't understand why I cannot accept the fact that I'm alone. I just cried for what I think would be the 5th time this week. I'm not sure I'll be missed when I'm gone. I don't...
    stellag23 stellag23 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    The past month has been a huge change for me. I believe in a balance between four different aspects of humanity in order to achieve peace: emotional, physical, mental, and...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I have been in chronic pain for 25 years, what that has taught me I would like to share with others, My life was perfect, our four children were grown and on their own and we were...
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 12 Responses Mar 29

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    I've been dating this guy for a few months and it has been great so far, we are still getting to know each other. We had a date planned a few nights ago and he never showed up...
    prettytwisted prettytwisted 22-25, F Apr 1

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    ** Please don't read this if you're easily triggered; I don't want you to experience pain at my expense ** Unfortunately, all these things have happened to me, and I hate to think...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I just heard the front door open and it terrifies me...Im in my room, but Im filled with overwhelming fear and anxiety...I know that they wont physically abuse me, but I was badly...
    serenityshadow serenityshadow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I was physically, verbally and emotionally abused as a child...Im bipolar and have to deal with anixiety and depression issues..As an adult I was almost free from all of the abuse...
    serenityshadow serenityshadow 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
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    Nobody Understands My Pain Dealing with the Effects of Physical and Emotional, and Sexual Abuse i suffer every day every single night i fight i alive i scream i breathe..
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    A girl I met back in December, we began talking and things eventually turned more romantic. We met each other's families (both well received) went on several dates, saying "I love...
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    Pain is nothing. Pain is a restraint that you can overcome. No matter what pain physical or emotional it will go away. Pain is terrible but will heal. Pain is an obstacle that can...
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    Sometimes I just want to feel pain; whether physical or emotional I just want to feel it. Not all the time of course. I am a happy person and when things go so wrong that it...
    DaffodilDeary95 DaffodilDeary95 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I was not just emotionally abused by my mother. I was physically and emotionally abused. My mother would scream and yell at me when I cried. She would tell me to stop crying, OR...
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    I recently started therapy for self-esteem issues that I should have sought help for many years ago. What started as a journey of self discovery has opened my eyes to the...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I love hurting my self physically and emotionally but I hate when other people try hurting me in any way
    Hannahsgirl08 Hannahsgirl08 13-15, F Apr 20

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    By a 49 year old kidnapper.. I used to think nothing would ever happen to me. This thinking and naivety led me down the path of being abused by him and manipulated greatly. I am...
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    Well, lets first give you a bit of background, in October 2010, I planned my suicide for the first time. Living was exhausting, survival seemed unimportant, I felt like no one...
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    I had to relocate from Nevada to florida because of work. No choice. my son who is 14 is with me and my gf and our almost 2 year old little girl. Unfortunately I can't handle the...
    lv2fl lv2fl 36-40, M Apr 1

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    Four and a half years and it's finally over. I don't know how to feel. He was my first love, and everything to me. No matter how much hurt and pain I felt in the relationship, I...
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    This wonderful kind man (so I thought)came into my life and charmed me beyond belief, he was so kind and emotionally supportive of me. But the criticism and threats of leaving me...
    meramera1 meramera1 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    So my ex now has been left me alone while I'm going through the stages of realising I have a mental illness he's turned around and said he can't stand to see it and to get better...
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    "Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional" The wise Buddha said that. It means that getting hurt(emotionally) is bound to happen. But, it is your choice to overcome it and get...
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    I don't want my mom and people around me to stress over my pain. It's hard to hide sometimes since it's physical, I just have a problem with saying I'm in pain over the phone. I...
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    Today I was really close to breaking down while in the shower. I just feel like I can't deal with this for much longer. It is too much to be torn in two directions at the same time...
    Lydia93 Lydia93 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 1

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