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I Hide My Pain

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    It Hurts

    no one really knows how i feel. i am hurting so much iside and i dont show anyone. i just put on a happy face for the crowd.
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T Apr 12, 2010

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    Hidden Beneath The Skin

    ive realised that if by chance you show your pain, people see you as vulnerable, weak and seeking attention which is usually the complete oppisite to how we feel. i hide my pain in my paintings, they seem happy, but in actual fact, they each have a secret message hidden inside...
    boeboeQ boeboeQ 16-17, F Jun 30, 2011

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    These brown shades, cover up my dark eyes from

    a life time of mental pain. Pain that I was forced to keep inside, never to let out. Pain that made feel death's icy touch, not even the choice whether to let it out. It was forced to stay in. Over my life time it has turned me into a monster. So, I hide it all behind these...
    Kevin2017 Kevin2017 16-17, M Oct 30

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    Just Smile

    Is what I tell myself.  I think that if I keep smiling, and telling myself that everything will be okay, then maybe it will, but deep inside I know that it wont.  Smiling you can hide what you're going through from eveybody eles but you can't hide it from yourself...
    BehindBlueEyes11 BehindBlueEyes11 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2009

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    I Am a Pro...........

    If they handed out awards for the best performance, I would receive the OSCAR! I am very good at hiding my pain. Especially from my family. They have so much on their plates, that I never bother trying to get them to help me with mine. I've spent years doing what I have to do for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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    All of It.

    Both emotional and physical - it makes no difference.  I don't see the use of letting something so awful shine through for everyone else to witness. Funny how pain, is such a private and personal thing.
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2009

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    Days I'm So Tired

    I am superwoman. Isn't that ridiculous? I wish sometime I had someone I could could just go to, curl up on their shoulder for a little while and cry. And not have to explain, in detail, why. I have a cousin with cancer, that scares the hell out of me, and it hurts so deep i can...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    Ugh..the Small Things

    The house I live in from top to bottom is a total mess trash in the living room, trash in the kitchen and bathrooms and mine and my brothers room I cant do it alone but I would be willing to clean only that cleaning just a small part of the house like the living room will be...
    skyrain skyrain 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2011

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    With My Writing...

    I hide my pain with my writing. I get a lot of my pain out in writing short stories, or writing on EP, sometimes it is the only thing that helps me at all. I feel terrible sometimes, but writing helps me hide it a little better, or at least get the pain leveal down to the point...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 8, 2009

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    It's Better That Way

    Let people see they have hurt you and they will do it again.
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2010

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    I know from personal experience exactly the what emotional pain can do to a person .. if you are anything like me you hide all your emotions because you are just not strong enough...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 14

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    I smile through the pain and refuse to show weakness to my enemys. I bottle up my pain and put on a smile. I would rather hide my pain than show it to people who dont give a ****.
    glittz101 glittz101 18-21, F Nov 9

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    I hind the pain I am feeling from my kids and grandson some times I go in to the shower and I cry my eyes out I don't show any of them the pain I am feeling since my husband left...
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    Everyday I smile just to tell people that I'm okay. But deep down I'm not. I wish all the pain and sadness and anger in my life to go away forever. Sometimes I wish I could...
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    I try to reach out but it feels impossible! I remember when I young and dumb (19) I fell in love with this girl and it didn't go my way and I was down... But I was living one of...
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    Malone670 Malone670 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I love, love, love getting my nails done! I will hide my hands if my nails are not done....so serious!
    Refugeblue83 Refugeblue83 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F Nov 13

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    I like painting my finger nails and toe nails. I wear sheer stockings and open toed shoes so I can see my painted toe nails. I think that my painted nails make me look more...
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