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I Have The Kind Of Scars You Cannot See

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    Mine And Hers

    For 17 years, I have kept quiet from telling ANYBODY what had happened to me. "what happened to her?" -they ask about my daughter "why are you the way you are?" -they've asked me "those are VISIBLE forever tho!" -they say about hers "you need to get over YOURS, and be there for...
    iheartmytherapist iheartmytherapist 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    I feel that for someone like me

    who had such a traumatic childhood as a result of my dysfunctional family of origin (i.e., both my mother and father) it is more difficult to accept the cards you have been dealt in this part of life. I often wonder if I would have had a shot at a healthy being and life if only...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 4 Responses May 27

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    Scars

    I have been emotional abused for years, leaving me a mess. I've recently cut myself in an attempt for help. my friends tried to stop me but all I could think of was that I needed visible scars to match my invisible ones. It's been a week and I still have the marks. im torn. I...
    FreeMyHeart FreeMyHeart 18-21, F Feb 19, 2013

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    I lost my entire family,

    brother , dad, mom, aunt, uncle, and husband in under 4 years. I am wounded to the depths of my soul and it has changed me forever. People have been so unkind , they don't care and even have said things like "people die, get over it". One of these days these stupid ******** are...
    Beyoungyou Beyoungyou 56-60, F Aug 13

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    But few stop new ones.

    Am healthier than society. But less fortunate. They monopolize on that. Adding more scars. Thankfully i am more humane. And keep caring plus helping peers.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M a week ago

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    Missing My Kids!

    I left my Husband (3) years ago, he makes more money than me I let him keep my (2) young kids.   It’s been hard for me to get on my feet after the Divorce, I don’t have an apartment yet, and I am currently living at home with my Mother. Me and my Oldest Daughter who is...
    kitaluvsteve kitaluvsteve 31-35 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    People look at my wrist

    and can see that I'm damaged they ask if I'm ok and I say I'm fine. They believe me because they can't see the true scars inside of me
    sluggo111 sluggo111 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    Sometimes I just sit back relax to just

    remember. Thinking back on younger days and everything I weathered. Cause yeah they were the younger days but I don't call em better. Or dress em up in pretty words to try and sound all clever. Back then life was heavy it was leaden like a weight. Broken and abandoned a cracked...
    sharperthanyoursilence sharperthanyoursilence 31-35, M May 14

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    They are from the wounds

    that take the longest to heal... and they oftentimes don't heal completely.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response May 27

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    The Scars Of Mental And Emotional Abuse

    Take a far greater tole than the numerous Physical ones. The Mental ones drill into you and take control of you and getting them healed and taken care of is something we as a society in general just haven't yet gotten to that point. We've only really started to touch the surface...
    jondoen jondoen 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    She Didn'T Make It....

    It has been over 10 years since my father decided to leave my mother. It was one of the most devastating things in my life. There was no explaination why and he actually lied about of alot of things. The person that I trusted the most in life who should love you over all people...
    CopperBlaze CopperBlaze 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    Too Many

    As months go by I find I have more scars than I could imagine. As time go on new fears, anxieties and doubts all surface from within. Scars festering beneath my skin. Only I know they exist and only I can feel their irritation and pain.
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F Jan 27, 2013

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    From people constantly messing with my emotions.

    ....Friends, Family, Peers and all. Mostly when i was younger but it still happens now. I sometimes cut myself to show how i really feel on the inside
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I have cuts and burns but I also have scars that can't be seen the ones in my head. It acts like a broken record constantly skipping back to the day I was raped
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