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I Have The Kind Of Scars You Cannot See

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 479 People

    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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    They are from the wounds

    that take the longest to heal... and they oftentimes don't heal completely.
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M 1 Response May 27, 2014

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    inside me. You cannot see it on the outside

    only. CRYING AND CRYING WISHING FOR DEATH.
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Ok so, some scars are literally just from a mosquito bite or something small like that from when i was younger, but i have a few, on my arms that are from when i self harmed, i...
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    My mother is emotionally abusive and I’ve only just began to see it. My mother is a sole parent to me and my younger brother. She left my father taking me and my brother with...
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    He was 19 and I was 35. We met at 24 hour fitness. He had a nice smile and I didn't mind him having a nice body too;) LOL we got to know each other out of the gym too. He would...
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    I break down since Im stressed out for school. Im not a good student. All my performance of my studies make me feel like I am a worthless piece if s**t. I feel really upset. I hv...
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    wish I did more to stop you...but I said not one word. My heart floated onto you but it's wings broken but still fought its way... Straightforward... I love you... Also I hate you...
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    I'm sitting here watching my 5 week old baby sleep peacefully and I'm thinking, she is the very reason I'm still married. One of two reasons, the other being her big sister. And...
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    It's one month since you left me. I don't know what went wrong. You were so perfect for me. We were the best couple. We had so much adventure together. Wow, remembering every...
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    I was interested in this young girl. I thought she was pretty and she was really nice and yet when I asked her for a date, she refused. I felt disappointed but felt it was for the...
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    I thought I knew what I wanted, I thought I would be successful, but I wasn't. It's time to move on, get on. Make of your self what ever you want to make of your self. Remember...
    fgtorres fgtorres 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    I don't have to meet someone face to face to care for, protect & worry about them. I'll take anyone's secrets to my grave. I'm loyal. I'm not judgemental. I'm open minded. If...
    nightowl2015 nightowl2015 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    For my own well being. All night I have been thinking about everything I should hate you for. It's devastating....
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    I'm so happy that you are alive. If you're struggling through depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or loneliness, this message is for you. You are so precious to me. You are a...
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    Be yourself and never change that . Don't let others tell you how you should act . Although we may have different views and different beliefs on life , you should always follow...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Some people are just screw up and Blame others all day long The only punching bag is themselves....
    yawnbutfun123 yawnbutfun123 51-55, F Apr 27

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    Courage doe not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says I will try again tomorrow.
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    God came to love people and help them. To give them joy, peace, and love in their life. Satan is the one who wants just the opposite for you. Jesus came so you could have a HAPPY...
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    Went to the starbucks drive thru today, they now have cameras where you can see the person taking your order on the screen...it's like they can stare into your soul
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    alright, well. no one wants to hear about this in real life, so I'm sure no wants to hear it here either. I kind of want to get what happened at Brynn Marr (mental hospital) and...
    scarlettuniverse scarlettuniverse 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Its true I have never seen you and we have never met, never shaken hands or even truly hugged and yet! I know for sure you care for me by the kindness that you give. And our...
    rachhappyville rachhappyville 31-35, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Such a sensitive topic with me....... I will never understand child abuse in a way...but I do in other ways.....I am a survivor myself of harsh child abuse for great deal of...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    They cover my forearms, which I have put tattoos over to cover some of the scars. Not all the scars on my forearms are from me, such as an eraser burn scar (although I have given...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 2 days ago

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    I wish I could change how every time I make a response or comment I have to be reminded to respond with authenticity, support, and respect like I am a kid. Shame it has to be this...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Apr 15

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     This is my arm. Also have scars elsewhere. Im hoping ,that you whp are cutting, could see yourself as a valuable person and your life worth of trying. Scars you made follow...
    Mindmorfin Mindmorfin 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    Right now you might not feel the best you've felt. You might feel that things will never get better, but don't give up. Tomorrow you might see something wonderful. The thing you've...
    Skork Skork 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Were you there from the beginning of time and space, when GOD made it all? GOD was. If you look around, you can see God everywhere. God made man from the dust of the earth...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    This topic is so dense I don't know where to begin, but I am two faced. The part of me that's out in the open is kind-hearted, empathetic, yet quiet. The part of me in the...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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