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I Have Known Suffering

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    I Guess It Could Have Been Worse

    If there's one thing I've learned, its that we all have known suffering. Nonetheless, at times I can't help but wish my suffering hadn't been so prolonged or at least that it was of a different nature. What do you do when those responsible for your suffering are the ones that...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    Our World...

      If you're watching this you are among the fortunate. The fact that you can afford to go online, share your thoughts, communicate with loved ones means that you can probably afford food and shelter. The very basic commodities that a human being requires to survive. The...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    Mostly of My Own Making

    I felt that I suffered enough and tried suicide but failed.  After thinking it over, I realized that I hadn't explored all of my options so I made changes and that suffering went away.  That's not to say I haven't suffered since then, but I've been able to deal with it...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Apr 27, 2009

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    I Do It To Myself!!!!

    I sure have.... I've spent a good portion of my life in pain. I've done plenty of suffering as the result of being mistreated... by many people... on many different levels. What's even worse though, as I am almost too ashamed to admit, is the pain and suffering I cause myself...
    inhale123exhale inhale123exhale 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    Si Cabrones.

    I don't think it's possible to compare pain. Your pain. My pain. His pain. Her pain. Their pain. Everyone experiences it differently. Just because someone doesn't show how broken they are doesn't mean that person's life is dandy.I have an issue with that. People telling me that...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 13 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    Will The Pain Ever Go Away?

    Everyday I suffer with childhood trauma and depressed.
    PikaLover13 PikaLover13 18-21, F Sep 28, 2013

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    Suffering

    Suffering,I’ve seen it,Not nice,Wish it never happened,If it’d were to stop,The world,Would be a better place.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 May 25, 2012

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    Known

    All i am going to say about it is i have learned there are worst things in life then death. Pains so bad you would welcome death, but even so i would still fight to stay alive.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Mar 8, 2010

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    Why...

    Why did I lose so many people? Why did 4 of my siblings die? Why am I still here? Why do I have so much pain? Why did I survive? Why do I suffer? Why can't I be fixed? Is this my fault? What did I do? Should I have died along with the rest?
    never2bfixed never2bfixed 13-15 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    My Guess

    I'm guessing at this point we've all known suffering to some extent. I don't know that it matters if Suzie Q got more licks with the belt than Bobbie growing up as it just seems the thought of it at all would suck. Not going to make a list here of the kicks I've had but...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2008

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    The Day You Left

    That's when my heart broke. I didn't know at first that you would not be back. I waited, but you never returned. You left me completely and without saying goodbye. I wanted you to come back and explain- explain all the stories and lies. You didn't and with each month that passed...
    Jan 7, 2013

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    They Said It Was Depression

    Sometimes baggage can be locked up for a long time and, even though the keys to that baggage can be opened with a key so that you can deal with it, some of us seem to have no strength to turn it in the bag. 33 years ago my wife at the time asked to separate so that she could...
    EarlW EarlW 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    I Am Suffering Right Now

    the past 20 years have been filled with pain and heart ache.. I only went thru a few bad illnesses like chicken pox, messles and mumps, whooping cough and the car accident the house fire and the rape and stroke... now I am in pain daily with back and hip sciatic pain... disk...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2011

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    Some things are better learned through pain,

    and through suffering its when we break, we fall and learn to stand tall. From suffering, we get to discover new things about ourselves that we might have never known before, suffering has the ability to just turn the other sides of us, to show us different things in different...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 25

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    And That's Okay

    Yes, I've suffered.  I've been hurt in a lot of ways by a lot of different people.  And that's okay.I'm safe now, and choosing every day to let it go.  I know that holding on to bitterness will only harm me.  It won't do doodly to the people that hurt me.  So I choose to let...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Dec 3, 2011

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    The Blackness Inside

     Yes i would have to say that I have known suffering.I grew up living in domestic violence,watching my father slowly drive my mother to think that attempting suicide would be the only chance off escaping him. I hated seeing him treat her like that, and  hated...
    bubblesxoxo bubblesxoxo 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    From Death To Life

    What did it feel like to suffer? To feel like I was being tortured day after day? I want to share it with those who ever wonder if they'll make it through whatever's hurting them. I want you to know that you're not alone. Because when I suffered, no one was there to hold my hand...
    find3truth3 find3truth3 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2011

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    Looks Can Be Deceiving

    Look at the people around you, the one with the smile on their faces, the rich and popular, the carefree and indifferent, then there's the emo and Gothic, the ones that always wears black, the rebel of the group, the defiant of life itself, the ones that suck up on self pity from...
    rayma97 rayma97 13-15, F Feb 12, 2012

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    Again

    Here I am again in the psych hospital. I'm not ashamed because it is probably the safest place for me at the moment. I lived a childhood of abuse, physical, emotional, spiritual from my mother with a father who was mentally ill and so wrapped up in his own issues and need for...
    vsethbreding vsethbreding 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    I'm 28 and have been suffering from the age of 13 have been in and out of hospital for 12 years with what they said was abdominal migraines! Surprise surprise 3 years and after a...
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    I'm 18 years old and I have just recently found out that my girlfriend of 6 months cheated on me 3 times In the past week. My girl friend is 15 and is known for being flirty. I...
    Bry4n Bry4n 18-21, M 7 Responses Oct 2

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    I have always had trouble recognizing people even close family and people I have known for years. I was somewhat of a social misfit as a kid. If the teacher said “Hand this to...
    HannahRM HannahRM 46-50, F Oct 7

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    Hey have just recently been diagnosed with MG .I'm 24 and from the Caribbean. I probably had it for years had so many symptoms and every doctor led me to believe i had allergies of...
    tallyskitts tallyskitts 22-25 Oct 2

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    Hi all, been awhile since I have been on here. I have been suffering with CP since 2/2012. There have been some months in there where I was okay but for the most part not a day...
    Dani521 Dani521 31-35, F Oct 2

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    I have been lucky to have met people whom I consider family. One of my closest friends whom I have known from the credential program has become one of the few people who I consider...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F Sep 24

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    The past few years have been rough. I've been married for almost 8 years and have three young children. I have always felt that there has been a disconnect in my marriage and I...
    LaybrahamLincoln LaybrahamLincoln 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    Her name was Amanda. We came together under unusual circumstances. A few years back I moved out to a small town. I knew no one there, and for the first year or so I was pretty much...
    SatantheHornyBeast SatantheHornyBeast 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    This is somewhat of a rant, and I'm not sure if there's a proper group for this post, but anyways... This takes place at work (fast food), and normally the way I carry myself...
    listlesslovely listlesslovely 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    It's been a year since I have known this smart,unpredictable, funny, bitchy (damn), toughie, hard working, crazy, and insanely beautiful lady. She reminded me of the kind of...
    LightsinMotion LightsinMotion 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I have a friend who is carrying the world with her. She was always pale and crying. I have known her for a year. We become close friends up to the point that she begun to share all...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F Oct 12

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    I am grateful for my life, where it has led me to. The ugliness & hurt have only served me to be fully aware when I am in the presence of beauty. The dark has its purpose. There...
    willbefreeiwill willbefreeiwill 36-40, F Oct 12

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    I have met someone for the first time in my life and we have known each other for about five months. We talk every day and slowly growing closer.
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    i have messed up my life so bad and i am in constant depression. its like i dont know how anyones life can be this miserable i just feel horrible about myself and the way i look...
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Like men and i have known this and I was 5 years old, I was marries once, and partnered for 13 years, but happy with my self and who I am.
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    In 2008 my 3 year old Nephew Chaince died from strangulation from a mini blind cord. He died a week after Christmas, in some ways I am lucky to have known and lost many people in...
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    I have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I've always had a very sensitive digestive system, but it became really bad in 2010-2011. It was triggered because I had severe depression...
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    Sometimes, chaos comes into life catching you by surprise....The equilibrium you worked so hard to maintain is tipped off-balance....The ball of the pendulum is swayed from one...
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    I will have to wait for the positive people's story endings. One can't change their life until one wants to. Maybe, the love I have is only in my imagination? There were days of...
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    There's always that one person on my facebook who makes depressing statuses. Then I see them and they are laughing and smiling. I've learnt the ones who are truly suffering are...
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    Hi, I'm a 36 year old male, living in Toronto, Canada. I've been suffering from depression/anxiety for 6 years. I have a good job, a good family, and friends. However, none of...
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