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I Have Known Suffering

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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 4 Responses Jun 9, 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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    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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    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 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 18-21, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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