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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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    ...anything to drown out the voices, my paranoia, worries, pain.
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Today I am feeling a little better my mood is, **** it and **** him!!!!! I hope this feeling last way better then crying all the time.
    Mcarr29 Mcarr29 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I will have to write later. But I was in a 3 yr relationship with a man who was physically abusive. He would literally pin me down on the bed & threaten to kill me. He would have...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I'm just finding it hard to accept the way I perceive time. The first five years of my life felt like five years. The second five years felt like three years. The next nearly...
    33person 33person 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Testing testing, 1, 2, 3.... Can you handle it? Cuz if you can't handle the fire, get out of my kitchen. It makes me laugh how much emotional intimacy makes so many people...
    twylarose twylarose 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Our brain reacts for emotional pain as same as physical pain. people can comfort your physical pain but for emotional pain its only you comfort for your self. But there is an...
    bak4u bak4u 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel pain behind this poker face, but I'm not one to lament in volumes. Perhaps the worst kind of hurt is one you can't articulate; like pins and needles of the soul or taxation...
    AmeliaHert AmeliaHert 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Wouldn't you rather be broken than boring too?
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    And sexually abused. The sad thing is when I want to talk about it with someone they dismiss me so easily because I'm male. Physically abused? I should have 'manned up' and fought...
    LukasMeoww LukasMeoww 16-17, T 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    ya, but I guess that is just life. I just don't wanna mimic those behaviors. I wanna be different.... I am better than that, I am not what happened to me.
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm not in physical pain but I am in pain on the inside.
    PinkyChristina PinkyChristina 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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...
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    The physical, mental, and emotional pain, it's three total different kinds of pain. And I feel almost every one of them each day, my life's full of it. I can't explain half of it...
    Escapeyourthoughts32 Escapeyourthoughts32 18-21 5 days ago

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    I just want some people to relate to. My family are breaking me down. All of my immediate family members are incredibly self destructive and also abusive to those around them...
    narcolepticinsomniac narcolepticinsomniac 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Hey, if you're reading this and you have an advice or an opinion I'll be glad to read it because I'm looking for that one advice or quote that will get me through this. Where to...
    American19 American19 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    When i was 13...i don't know if anyone will read this i just feel i need to get this in writing because i have told only my therapist and my dad. My therapist didn't help much, and...
    Sawke Sawke 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Diamonds are overrated. Their value is driven up by the diamond industry not by their availability. They aren't particularly rare. Geologists figure that deep, deep in the earth's...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M a week ago

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    Somehow the idea of a stone being polished rather than cut makes it more appreciated and desirable.
    JohnInKansas JohnInKansas 70+, M Aug 25

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    After this terrible week, I'm finally feeling better. Well emotionally, physically not so much. Hopefully I'll soon be able to get up off my bed.
    CaptainBlake CaptainBlake 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I can tolerate a great deal of physical pain, but I will cry If you shout at me.
    Itsamy Itsamy 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    The worst type of crying isn't the loud and continuous wave of crying. It's the crying where you can only manage one or two tears but you still have the feeling of crying... just...
    emslife emslife 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    my father . he , never stops yelling at me for the slightest things . I left my shoes out in the middle of our garage and he tripped on them and he nearly snapped and physically...
    NotMyselfAtAll NotMyselfAtAll 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    One of my favorite authors has this to say regarding intimacy: "... there can be no intimacy—emotional intimacy, spiritual intimacy, physical intimacy—without vulnerability...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I have been suffering from depression for quite some time, months or more. Pain has a lot to do with it, but so does circumstance. I am continually tired, and unable to function...
    Glennr67 Glennr67 46-50, M Aug 19

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    gofund.me/GTransitionNYC Hey there! My name is Leilani (you can call me L) and I'm desperate for help at this point. I've recently started my gender transition (MtF) in June and...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T Aug 18

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    The mind is truly a battlefield & thoughts can pop in to bring you down. But if we surround ourselves with positivity we can change our thinking & then our mood. I'm choosing...
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver 41-45, F Aug 18

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    "Why are you so cold-hearted"? He asked. I am not cold hearted. You just need to try a little extra harder to break these walls I have built inside my heart for me to fully open...
    22Nm 22Nm 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    It's either physical or emotional filth but showers are so peaceful and cleansingđź’™
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17

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    To me it was my fault fallinh in love with a boy the spark that i have never felt before when we kissed and just him holding me felt wonderful. There are so many things i want to...
    Soups Soups 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My mom constantly abuses me emotionally and mentally. She physically abused me once, as well. I tried to kill myself once and it didn't work. I don't know what else to do.
    suicidalbieber suicidalbieber 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Its been years since slept good but maybe its the cuddling portion that helps so much. There is nothing better then cuddling each other and wrapped in silk satin and lace together...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    My soul was abused for many many years. Im still healthy. Physically. Im anxiety sick but i wonder how my body still works after so much emotional torture.
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I have more experience than any person I've met in both physical and emotional pain.
    Slavegirl86 Slavegirl86 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    why are you so nice to me? why do you even care? why do you like me? I'm nothing but a lost soul. Yes I do make you smile but I'm a lady with an emotional wreckage. I'm moody I'm...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    On EP I often tell a lot of jokes when people message me or when I comment on a post. I am naturally a funny person my mom and i are very goofy and creative, imaginative with a...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F Aug 12

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    For the past 2+ years I've suffered from chronic pelvic pain, with no known cause. It started out just monthly with the worst cramps imagineable- to the point where I couldn't even...
    g00dlikesunkist g00dlikesunkist 22-25 Aug 11

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    hi guys, few months back i had horrible roommates who used to abuse me mentally, verbally and physically. they used to party a lot in the night i used to go to sleep early, one day...
    jyothi19 jyothi19 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I was in an emotionally abusive relationship with some physical outbursts under financial domination. I suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder from the relationship with...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 11