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I Have Known Suffering

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 390 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't understand Catholics sometimes. They believe in God but they worship the Virgin Mary. Don't they know that by worshipping her, they are breaking the 2nd Commandment? Thou...
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    I'm not sure if this is the right place since I am not the girl but rather have a story about one. Sophomore year of 2008 I made a dear friend. She would flow with joy and we'd...
    icingh icingh 22-25, M Nov 25

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    I believe loss is part of love. It is my experience that true love that transcends many years is extremely rare and that once we feel love for someone we can expect someday that...
    texashounddog texashounddog 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    When will I learn? I did something yesterday that I knew I shouldn't do, but guess what? I did it anyway. Now I'm sitting here alone, with unneeded thoughts in my head. Thoughts I...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I don't know how to describe my feelings We did things together I split You joined I joined You split You had kids Mine grew up Where does that leave us? I don't know.
    justme195 justme195 51-55, M Dec 8

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    Why did it take me 33 years to realize this? Almost immediately after typing that question I feel doubt and shame not because I should have known years ago but because I feel I am...
    klaw25 klaw25 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I was 7 when I first started pulling my eyelashes out, after a few years I then began pulling my hair out. This also lasted a few years. Me, my mum and stepdad really wanted help...
    ashleighlcarr ashleighlcarr 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been suffering this disorder for about three and half years now. I'm on some good treatment now, hope it continues but I still can't do much without becoming ill. So that is...
    Shabbychic2 Shabbychic2 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am alone at a crossroads I'm not at home in my own home And I've tried and tried To say what's on my mind You should have known Now I'm done believing you You don't know what I'm...
    Becky18 Becky18 18-21, F Nov 25

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    A really good friend of mine passed away in the last week. He got sober about the same time as me about a couple of months after I stopped drinking so did he. I met him on his...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 27

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    I was finally diagnosed as being on the spectrum on November 2nd, 2014. The test used was the Gilliam Asperger's Disorder Scale and it was a three hour test done over three visits...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Just discovered this diagnosis but have known for years his brain does not work like most people's. He is 22 and on house arrest so we are stuck dealing with him on a day to day...
    c1265 c1265 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    Couldn't post this as a question because they don't give you enough room. I figured I needed to explain a little before posing the question, so here goes. My husband and I have...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 22

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    I hold his watch in my shaking hand I wish I’d have noticed he needed a new band It’s so beautiful with its diamonds and background of blue Just like the original owner’s...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    My trust issues began when I was 13. My mom was my hero as a kid. I could talk to her about anything. Then one day she reviled a secret to me. My mom was cheating on my dad with...
    BFRM BFRM 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I think police should have access to criminal records across state lines. I was arrested because we visited a state next to ours and the police had no way to check - to see I had...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 6

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    i have one true friend i have known him since 2nd grade he has been there for me ever since my life went down hill and he is still hear wen i need him i hope i never lose him cuz...
    bvbarmy4lif33 bvbarmy4lif33 13-15, F Dec 9

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    Wow there is so much I want to say because this is the first time I'm saying anything about what has happened to me and how I really feel. I'll start at the beginning I met a guy...
    blondebroken blondebroken 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Right now my heart is broken! And I wish that was a false statement but its not. Knowing that I could move away from the person I have loved ever since my Ex broke up with me kills...
    ShakeItOff13 ShakeItOff13 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't know what to do.. If you have advice I will listen to it ! It's like I do have a crush on him but I don't know what to do with it . Mention his name to me and my heart...
    rachieu rachieu 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    By accomplishing this, you'll have reassurance in recognizing that your residence has actually been inspected appropriately and completely by someone that does it for any dwelling...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Ethan5814bpc4 Ethan5814bpc4 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Although it is true that there is still plenty of suffering around the world, you cannot deny all the progress humans have done to improve their condition.Due to our success in...
    Dulceperez Dulceperez 26-30 1 day ago

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    What if you lost your ability to Love ? What if the ability to enjoy everything was taken away from one day to the next ? This is a glimpse into my life suffering from a mental...
    jeromeleegriffin jeromeleegriffin 41-45, M Nov 30

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    I FIND THAT I LOVE TO MAKE MYSELF SUFFER, BECAUSE I FEEL UNACCUSTOMED TO PEACE... I HAVE HATED MYSELF ALL MY LIFE, I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP... WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG, I DO NOT...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I didn't mean to fall in love with him--I just did. He was just a schoolmate back in College. But ever since one of my classmates said that we looked good together, my suffering...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    so my ex-BFF just totally destroyed me, just riipped me out of her life(besides the fact i see her every day at school) now i will refrain from cursing so i can post this but hes...
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I lost my dad on November 22. I watched a big strong healthy man become over powered by Alzheimer's and dementia. I watched these diseases slowly destroy him. When he died he was...
    abluerose abluerose 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 3

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