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I Have Known Suffering

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 394 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Thats a main point.... As soon as I open up to people they treat me like crap and don't want to talk to me. Thats why I keep quiet.
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Gosh! Where to begin? So it’s fair to say that I haven’t been suffering for as long as some people with their eating disorders but I can’t dismiss the fact that I HAVE been...
    Thatgirl889 Thatgirl889 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    My head and thoughts are no longer of my own. I cannot tell you the month day or time. I do however know the year is 2014 and august 7 rapidly approaches whatever today's date...
    simpleandsweet36 simpleandsweet36 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    EP users and their character attacks.... I'm not a pompous *******, although that would be the reaction that I would expect from someone with BPD, as that is how most of us assess...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I suffered with irregular and painful periods most of my life. Early 2006 I stopped taking oral contraceptives after about 10 years. I was concerned about going irregular again but...
    Mysolegia Mysolegia 36-40, F Aug 5

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    I notice that when someone is online they rarely ask directly or as its known beat around the bush to get around to a question they actually want to ask.. why is this ? Perhaps...
    GinIyoku GinIyoku 26-30 Jul 21

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    I have been suffering from trich for 4 years and in those 4 years I have gone to 4 different schools because of bullies. This year I am going to a new school and I am determined...
    hairlesscareless hairlesscareless 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm 18 years old and have been suffering from emetophobia since I was 5. I have been to 11 different cognitive therapists and 3 psychiatrists. I am new to medication. I was put on...
    Saugustam Saugustam 18-21, F Jul 26

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    So my girlfriend was grounded for 2 months back in June... And I have been suffering from a broken heart ever since then, it doesn't help that my parents and her mom seem to be...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I have been suffering with bulimia for the past 2 years. I have finally come out to speak with my doctor and today i was diagnosed with Anrexia. I feel like people would look at me...
    confusedegg confusedegg 18-21, F Jul 29

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    Hello, I'm 26 years old and I too have been suffering with schitzophrenia and drug induced psychosis.. I've only been diagnosed 2 weeks ago and now the love of my life ditched me...
    Ladevans Ladevans 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I have been suffering with this problem for last couple months. It's killing me although mine isn't that severe to numb me but still it's a constant pain around my left butt and it...
    mzzyhmd mzzyhmd 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I have been suffering for over 19 months and PF and heel spirs at it is ruining my life! I have tried the night splints, four steroid shots, oral steroids, ice, stretches inserts...
    susanboyan susanboyan 61-65, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    All my life i never thought that i could end up with no true friends like i do today.. I used to have a great childhood and lots of friends. but no true friends , not even one. I...
    thesimpletruth77 thesimpletruth77 36-40, F Jul 21

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    I wish I would have realized this sooner. I thought these 2 people on EP were my best EP friends. I was so wrong. These 2 other amazing guys who are also my friends ended up being...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F Jul 22

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    my best friend is in prison.. he has 16 more months to go-we have known each other for 8 yrs.. well almost 2 years ago he had me talk to another friend of his that was also there...
    traci1212 traci1212 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    1 week till I see my crush after 2 months of no contact. We are really good friends and I have known her for a year now. But I am nervous if what will happen. I want to stop being...
    marchdan marchdan 16-17, M Jul 30

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    There are a handful of women that I am friends with that I wish I would have asked out back in the day... granted, I probably wouldn't be friends with them now since if they...
    dcisme dcisme 41-45, M Aug 5

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    Girl Bestfriend #1. This girl I have known since I was 4 years old and I am still friends with her today. We have had our ups and down but we are still friends. She was first...
    wkaiser wkaiser 18-21, M Aug 5

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    I feel lost. I'm done with everything and even trying now. My family calls me weak because of this disorder, they think I'm not trying hard enough. A friend found out and is now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 9

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    My mother is the controlling parent who tries to control everyone and everything. Yesterday I received an unexpected phone call from my mom. It had been almost 2 years since we...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    You may or may not have known... But if you know the reason for your insomnia and rectify it, you will be able to recover from insomnia.. based of personal experience... I slept...
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    My family and relations are huge on their own. First things, first: I am from Hawaii and I am half Chinese (Cantonese), three-eighths Black (African) and one-eighths Native...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 4

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    Through the vail of anonymity that is "The Internet", I am -as I press the letter keys in real time- apprehensive to share this part of me. I am alone in a bedroom full up with...
    homesickalien87 homesickalien87 26-30, M Aug 7

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    Forty-four years ago the youngest of my three brothers committed suicide, he was twenty years old, and I was thirteen. He would have been sixty-four years old today, so I wanted to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 11

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    As a child I was the younger by almost 2 years. My father told me my sister never liked me from the time I was brought home. She used to hit me until I would finally fight back...
    irishicould irishicould 31-35, F Aug 12

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    Unique lawsuits from sufferers who skilled male breast progress resulting from Risperdal are now being filed now towards Johnson & Johnson. Alleged victims could possibly be...
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