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I Have Known Suffering

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 457 People

    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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    I think it's funny that I say I'm letting go

    but sometimes I remember the times when we laughed and enjoyed talking to each other. It was like we knew what we needed and that was a friend and a lover. I think letting go means not suffering even tho it's tempting for me to fall into that bc at lease I can feel. To me it's...
    mawwi00 mawwi00 22-25, F Feb 1

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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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    I'm suffering I have good days

    and bad days more bad days lately tired of it
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 7, 2015

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    I'd rather suffer alone

    than suffer alone while around someone else and I'd rather suffer together than be happy alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3

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    I have suffered from my parents dieing

    and I relive it every night
    BradleytheBeast BradleytheBeast 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 9, 2013

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    , I know suffering, and will know suffering

    for the rest of my life. It is inevitably part of this human experience. But I think a lot of my suffering comes from the fear of suffering. I'm always looking to prevent suffering by averting and being very cautious. I'm not sure if this is a wise way to live. There have been...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M Jun 27, 2015

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 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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    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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    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 13 Responses Dec 13, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Hello, I recently got rejected by a girl I have known for a few months. After the rejection, sometimes thoughts would come up in my head like, "what if she meets some guy and they...
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    I've known you for so long You are a friend of mine But is this all we'd ever be? I've loved you ever since You are a friend of mine But babe, is this all we ever could be? You...
    zoiera zoiera 26-30 5 days ago

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    As I try to rememberThings I have knownWithout messing roundWhere a sun never shoneTwin shadow feelingsCotton candy of brethMy unspoken healingI get whatever I getDays weeks...
    Actactualaredy Actactualaredy 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The root of suffering is the attachment to desire. If I desire less, my attachment will decrease, and then so will my suffering. So I'm going to do that now, publicly. I'm going...
    thisisnotagame thisisnotagame 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm terrible at writing it though. I'll leave it to those who aren't suffering from permanent writers block.
    ProjectExperienceNameUser ProjectExperienceNameUser 26-30, M a week ago

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    Sometimes I just feel like giving up. Waking up everday carrying this pain of social anxiety is ruining my life. I have days where im positive and optimistic, then I have days like...
    painfullyconfident painfullyconfident 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I am not well. I have lost hope. I have lost the fight. My last chance is this Monday but I'm scared I won't be able to wait till then. I am so alone and scared. I hurt! I'm so...
    Jlb13592 Jlb13592 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    It All Makes Sense Now. A chance encounter and some independent research resulted in my realization that for the last 5 years my behavior, experiences, and relationships would...
    Missluhvlee Missluhvlee 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I am suffering from anxiety for 5 years now . i feel like i am worthless ,inferiority complex that is why i rarely socialize , i dont feel talking to anyone ,All i want to sit in...
    itshardtofindtruelove itshardtofindtruelove 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I'm curious to see if anyone in this group can tell me something specific that they couldn't have known just by looking at my stories/experiences….?
    Shoopfli Shoopfli 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Would you join? I have made a community for people suffering from depression, anxiety, personality disorders, bullying, abuse, self-harming, suicidal ideation....pretty much life...
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    A few times for kidney stones, had to have surgery once because of that. I was also suffering appendicitis at the same time. Not that I would wish one or the other on someone, but...
    crystalkid crystalkid 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I just started going through recovery a few weeks ago. It's so difficult. Some days I'm so proud of myself & loving my weight-restored body. Other days my head's dark & I'm so...
    kchristine7 kchristine7 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Hi, I stumbled upon this site while searching ( as iv done thousands of times, for yeeears now) in hopes that I can find some magical supplement to cure the living hell that my...
    Hopelesslyfallen Hopelesslyfallen 31-35, F Feb 1

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    THIS IS MIGHT BE A TRUE STORY: ANGELA got into a really big fight with her foster Mother one day. After losing her marbles during the fight, she walked down several city blocks...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31