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I Handle Physical Pain Better Then Emotional Pain

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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 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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    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...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Jan 6

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    I get tired of my pain...so I love going into the high places...
    H00rah H00rah 41-45, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Its far much easier for me to share happy moments... I kind of shut myself up when too hurt or very sad... Only close friends get to understand me and keep me silent company...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Mental/ emotional pain is like being held underwater. Physical pain is like standing in a fire. Both are severe, painful and are like nails in your heart
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    Oh Yes! I believe in Emotional connections, they keep us feeling like a part of someone else's life. Having an emotional connection or even any kind of connection can develop into...
    MsCelticFire MsCelticFire 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    When I was younger my step dad did hit me and pull my hair and kick me but physical pain eventually stops and heals. I was twelve years old being called fat, being called ugly...
    upupandaway24 upupandaway24 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I will try and make 2015 better then 2014 . I was in and out of the hospital so much this year with phenomena it's not even funny .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M Dec 31, 2014

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    I hate it how there are some Americans on here who think they are top **** just because they live in America.... I've had some hate from Americans and some of them say how their...
    moonlighteclipse moonlighteclipse 16-17, F Jan 9

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    My mom says since I found out I have another chronic illness in additon to MS, I've became too emotional. She said (on Christmas Day) it's almost impossible for her to handle it...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Dec 26, 2014

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    "Little Do You Know"Alex and SierraLittle do you knowHow I'm breaking while you fall asleepLittle do you knowI'm still haunted by the memoriesLittle do you knowI'm trying to pick...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    Sorry but this will be a long read. I have an emotionally abusive father. It is hard to cope with but it's gotten a thousand times better since I moved out of his home 4 years ago...
    Emericia Emericia 22-25 Dec 26, 2014

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    dear self. get a divorce. move out. you need to better your life. it's time. are you ready? mentally, yes.... maybe.. i guess you will never be ready. who ever is? it's tough. you...
    TakingFlight TakingFlight 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    To put it simply, I'm a 19 year old suffering from anxiety and depression, I have an older brother who has been physically abusive, a younger brother who is autistic and I am a...
    CPJS CPJS 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    My weekend hasn't been very good... I had an emotionally taxing day on Friday, so by the time my dad came to pick me up from my mom's house (it's his weekend), I didn't feel like...
    Katiebug7 Katiebug7 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm in constant physical and emotional pain. I have constant aches and pains, especially in my lower back, and it radiates down my legs. It's horrible. I'm also an emotional roller...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F a week ago

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    I had a severe physical health scare that meant two months at many different doctors and going through different procedures and they could not figure out why I was having this...
    catgirl192 catgirl192 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I always talk about emotional pain. Not having true love. Not having someone that truly cares, and how that haunts me.But there is a physical aspect of this that I WOULD count as...
    insidious2014 insidious2014 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    ~THE ART OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE~ THE CANVAS How do you become the victim of emotional abuse? Why don’t you just get out? I've been asked “What did he do to you?” BRUSH STROKES...
    Breeziiee Breeziiee 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    i wana change my life! i wana change my life! i wana change my life! ******* its not changing for my any yell. So, if someone really wana change their life, leme tell truth its...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Hi All, I have been going through a lot of emotional turmoil due to a very dear relationship/marriage broke up few months back. When my girl friend broke up with me all of a...
    lostinthejourney lostinthejourney 26-30, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had just turned 20 and I had been living with my first love for a year and a half, a handsome, charming man who abused me physically and emotionally. One day when he'd been...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I suppose it doesn't matter now that we broke up, but I still feel it gripping on to me. My girlfriend was bi-polar, depression and family trouble. She was my first love, and it...
    Inviticus Inviticus 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am in such emotional pain right now!! My wife was gone fore 10 weeks, helping her mother. She just got home Tuesday, but she been very cold and distant. We both alway say I love...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am really emotional. And I think I gotta let go of this emotion in here. Sometimes, I feel like only a very few people like me. Why? Every time I have a seatmate, every recess...
    RumaMei RumaMei 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have no where to turn. I've been married 15 years. My husband is emotionally and sexually abusive. The way he speaks to me is unbelievable. He even does it in front of others...
    innerstrength44 innerstrength44 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    Abuse is never easy to talk about. you always think nobody will believe you or that you'll seem over dramatic. The truth is, it really doesn't matter if anyone believes you. At...
    BrokenSilence22 BrokenSilence22 18-21, F Jan 1

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    You have to think of pushing someone away, as literally pushing them out of a door. It's harder to push, than to not push. Pushing is blunt, bold force. You've been pushing them...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Do you know the feeling that you need to be strong when around your family and also maybe friends even if you worried or sad... That you can't show it? I have crps and have had...
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    A few months ago, I completely cut off my ex. We had a long and complicated history that involved a lot of emotional and verbal abuse. On his part, a lot of it was underhanded and...
    MDubs MDubs 26-30, F Jan 14

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    A house is the position we call "home". It is the positions we come to relax after a lengthy day at perform. It is the position where we spend most of our lives with our loved ones...
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    A home is the position we tend to decision "home". it's the positions we tend to return to relax when a long day at perform. it's the position wherever we tend to pay most of our...
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    Maybe because I was raised in a family where physical contact and affection practically did not exist, it affects me now. I have a difficult time allowing people to get physically...
    EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My nails are painted yellow today. What color are yours?
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    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    For the last 3 days, I have been sleepless, broken, crying every now and then. My eyes are tired and whenever I cry it's like there's something inside my chest. I am so tired of...
    msj02 msj02 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    bigtimms bigtimms 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    The most painful parts of my past were the large amount of bullying from students and a bout from teachers as well. The bullying I received was emotional and verbal and still...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Jan 10

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    A beautiful dance. Elegance, grace and fluidity glide across the floor.Every movement is perfection. Each arm and foot placement, a work of art. A beautiful dance on...
    Love2Dance4You Love2Dance4You 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I'm not sure what to do anymore. My husband has two slipped discs and sciatica and I'm slowly losing patience and compassion for him. We have been married for almost 10 years and...
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