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I Have Known Suffering

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 390 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 13 Responses Dec 13, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am loving this in my sidebar: "More People Who Have Known Some Freaky People" No one is there yet because I just created this topic. I can't wait to hear more stories!
    AboveTheTrees AboveTheTrees 46-50, F Nov 9

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    Yes. I suppose I should take comfort in having known true love at all. But somehow true love never seems to be ever lasting. And that saddens me.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I spent 16 years in an abusive relationship. I've seen hell, I've lived hell. I am emotionally disconnected. I push people away because I can't tolerate being used, deceived, or...
    beautifuldisaster76 beautifuldisaster76 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I have heard what they believe and that they have their own Bible. I was raised Lutheran, ironically, which is a spin-off of the Catholic church. It used to be good, but now the...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 7

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    I was involved with a man who told me an outrageous lie about a crime he supposedly committed, but it turned out that he really didn't. I found out that he didn't do it by...
    AboveTheTrees AboveTheTrees 46-50, F Nov 9

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    3 days in a row. Help. Oh my word.
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    I always do this, I isolate myself and don't allow myself to hurt other people because I'm hurt myself and then I find myself feeling alone and I wonder why?
    dreamer0800 dreamer0800 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I didn't let myself show love for my dad as he was an alcoholic and I was made to believe by my mother that he was the source of all our problems. She never once looked at herself...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Nov 3

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    But not as bad as others. So why short circuit. Oh Right. Posers and jerks run things.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M a week ago

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    Many times. Almost like society planned it.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    For so many years now I have been suffering and its all getting worser and worser. I thought the ones who were close to me were supposed to care for me and support me? They think...
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Why oh ******* why!? Wasn't it enough to go through all that? Wasn't it enough to be affraid everyday, for years? Wasn't it enough to have to hide it all? Wasn't it enough...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6

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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.
    xwave37 xwave37 46-50, M Oct 21

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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...
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    I have a friend who I will call Marie for privacy's sake. We have known each other for 15 years. I met Marie through her boyfriend at the time who happened to be my billiards...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M Oct 24

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    So after beating cancer, then I go and get diagnosed with such a rear extremely painful disease, that not even my doctor of 30 years ever heard of it. Here are a few links to info...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M Nov 2

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    The more i try to stop thinking of you, the more my heart wants what it cant have. Too many years have gone by and i can't bring myself to stop these feelings i have for you. I...
    solongago2 solongago2 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I am a 15 year old girl and I am in love with one of my best friends. I have known him for about 2 years and he is the nicest guy I have ever met. I haven't liked him until...
    Herecomesafemale Herecomesafemale 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I'm 28 years old and have known the presence of RP was present within my family my whole life. My mother has it, 1 aunt and 1 uncle, as well as one of my older brothers. I have a...
    aliciagajda aliciagajda 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I always wondered what was wrong with me while I was growing up. I managed good grades in school, but I never could study. I tried, but I would just zone out. The only reason I...
    CannaCat CannaCat 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I never have known what it was like to have married parents,and have 2 parents at home at the same time and it won't ever be that way. Sometimes I wish my dad had never left, he...
    zholland55 zholland55 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    This is a story which I wrote and posted on EP back in August of this year. It was written in honor of my brother's birthday. Forty-four years ago the youngest of my three...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F Nov 6

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    I have borderline Personality Disorder. I have known for a long time that I had something wrong but did not find out until a couple months ago. I am really just looking for...
    kamykamz kamykamz 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    Picking my nose, being hyperactive and ignorant until the age of 11 instead of practicing my drawing skills to become a comic book author. I feel like I ruined my life and no one I...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Nov 9

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    Picking my nose, being hyperactive and ignorant until the age of 11 instead of practicing my drawing skills to become a comic book author. I feel like I ruined my life and no one I...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Nov 9

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    Picking my nose, being hyperactive and ignorant until the age of 11 instead of practicing my drawing skills to become a comic book author. I feel like I ruined my life and no one I...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Nov 9

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    Picking my nose, being hyperactive and ignorant until the age of 11 instead of practicing my drawing skills to become a comic book author. I feel like I ruined my life and no one I...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Nov 9

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    I just spoke with a musician Friend who has worked with Bret Michaels and was concerned with Bret's multiple heath problems over the last 4 years (He is now having Kidney Surgery...
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M Nov 11

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    We have known each other since kids, found each other on facebook and we chat every night here recently. Just the way he says my name make me want to jump his bones lol. I guess it...
    KittyKurious KittyKurious 26-30, F 6 days ago

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