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I Hide My Pain

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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...
    skyrain skyrain 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2011

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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...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 18, 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...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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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...
    boeboeQ boeboeQ 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2011

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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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    Today my chiropractor told me theres not a lot more they can do for my head and neck and back pain. It's been three years and I'm in pain daily and now I feel like everyone has...
    Cupcake91 Cupcake91 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Ahhhhhhh my wrist! Sorry for complaining but fu*ck!!!! I felt like screaming when I woke up, but I didn't so I needed to let it out silently. please kick in soon pain meds so I...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Nobody ever sees me faking a smile... They think its all true. They're wrong. Behind this smile is a girl broken as if she was stabbed bit by bit by the people around her. They...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F Mar 18

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    I like to dream about my fantasy world . I hide my feelings with a lot of people that are close to me and it's just the way i am. I also am going through a break up. Ugh i hate...
    babyxval babyxval 16-17, F Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Fake smiles hide my pain b/c that's all I kno to do.
    Sam151 Sam151 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Flirting is my cover up to my pain!flirting is my way of blocking out the bad stuff and living in fantasy! But flirting doesn't cure the pain just eases it til another time!
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    A piercing light envelopes the night Drowning out the stars, reaching beyond the vast magnitude of space and time Dancing upon the dime, buried beneath dirt and grime Hands...
    TheWiseTwo TheWiseTwo 26-30, F Mar 26

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    It is interesting to listen to people talk. You hear about people who eat at McDonald’s two or three times a day, and then blame McDonald’s for their physical problems. We all...
    FatherFarley FatherFarley 22-25, M Mar 29

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    For the past two years I've been struggling with this depression and anxiety, I struggling every day to control my emotions and the temptation to end it all. I've attempted suicide...
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I've hidden it from people a long time and now my family knows, but few of my friends know. I guess I'm so used to hiding it because now I try to get help, I seem fine or I really...
    whylife93 whylife93 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My friend. She want to go kayaking.. While we are doing our practical, she is get permission by our supervisor to take 3 weeks day-off. So, problem solve. She can go to training...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Okay, I'm usually a pretty dang good eater. Spinach, kale, sprouts, legumes, healthy grains ... you name it. I have all the superfoods. But let's be real ... we all need a sugar...
    kat0102 kat0102 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Some days I do. :/ No one seems to notice. Some of my family members were surprised when they found out I suffer from depression. "You always seem so happy," they'll say. (Maybe I...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 24

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    My smile is broken I hope you can't see through the cracks In my mask of a Fake smile. What have I been doing wrong? Why do you look at me with pity I don't want to be weak But...
    FakeAndBroken FakeAndBroken 22-25, F Mar 30

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    I hide my depression cause I'm afraid to live my life without being judged
    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I find it particularly difficult to hide my aggravation at work and with my in-laws!
    HappyOnTheInside HappyOnTheInside 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I'm horrible at wording how I feel, I tend to hide my emotions, until I'm alone. I cry alone, and release anger and hurt alone. I only show when I'm 'happy
    meaghanfisher4 meaghanfisher4 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I often act like I am really rugged and tuff, unless I am with my son I can't fake tuff infront of him I just melt with love.... But to the rest of the world I come off as a...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like I've spoken about this in a previous story, but then again maybe I haven't. Most of the times I'm a carefree happy person. I try to laugh or make others laugh by making...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Bad day. Nothing major happened. Just Burt out the strength I found the other day. Running on empty. Need recharging Feeling over whelmed. Just want to hide today and deal...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My depression gets worst and worst everyday. I hide it with a fake smile that I've been having for years. People make me feel worst by having real smiles and having actual friends...
    baconOtaku baconOtaku 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I hide my emotions a lot...
    hitthelightsnow hitthelightsnow 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I like to hide how I feel because I feel that no one actually cares about my feelings, this depresses me because it has pretty much been like this my whole life, I've never been...
    jxnnaa jxnnaa 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see... That suicide is painless it brings on many changes and I...
    Greywlf Greywlf 56-60, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My battle with chronic pain goes back 18 years to my first attack of acute hemorrhaging pancreatitis - a disease caused in my case by gall stones that blocked my pancreatic duct...
    ericgaudion ericgaudion 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Pain Pain is what we get. pain is there just waiting for Us. It sneaks around waiting it sneaks around watching It can tell when we are at our most vulnerable. It strikes...
    Greywlf Greywlf 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    A painter from Maysel, West Virginia, Ronald Ravesky is acknowledged for his landscape paintings. His art work is a perfect blend of creative expressions, colors and fabulous ideas...
    ronald01 ronald01 22-25, M a week ago

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    Ronald Raevsky is a landscape painter from Maysel, West Virginia. He started painting at a very young age and he was just 8 years old when he completed his first painting. He grew...
    ronald01 ronald01 22-25, M a week ago

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    Physical pain is something that I can see, therefore I know given time the scars or bruises will go away. But emotional pain, I know it's there but I don't know what to do. No...
    AriannaG AriannaG 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Actually we both suffer chronic pain. you might think this would bring us together or we would understand each other. But he says i discount his pain as though it is nothing. I...
    zionpegasus zionpegasus 41-45 Mar 17

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    The whole thing is shot, or so it seems... I damaged my knee skiing a long time ago and sustained a hip injury while rock climbing. Now many years later the knee, hip, bursitis...
    epjoni epjoni 56-60, T Mar 20

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    I have been in chronic, constant pain for over 15 years now. I have seen a multitude of doctors, had several surgeries, many exploratory and even a spinal fusion of my L4-L5 disc...
    Mahala71 Mahala71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    We are old friends, pain and I. We go way back to the beginning of my life. Physical, emotional, mental, soul wrenching sadness, it's all the same. Pain is the only constant in my...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Wearing a heavy book bag has finally caught up to me. Since I moved off campus, I have to bring all my books with me for the day, and it gets pretty heavy but I'm use to it. The...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Different moods have different pain though. I'm not suicidal or anything. When I'm riding my bike, I crash. Sometimes I get road rash or sometimes I slip a pedal and get a...
    goofybmxerdan goofybmxerdan 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I was diagnosed with DDD in 2004. They also found a bulging cervical disk. I was told that I needed a fusion from C3 to C5. I had that done in December of 2004. A month into...
    ChicagoSparky ChicagoSparky 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    i have chronic back pain. After using many painkiller and gel then heat and ice that never worked, i looked online how to treat it because it was awful. I learned that caffeine can...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 24

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    I met someone about 4 months ago. I was single for almost two years. I dated someone for about 7. It was intense and unhealthy, and although I have moved on,I wont lie sometimes...
    allthebeautifulthings allthebeautifulthings 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have suffered since age 16 from endo. I have three young children. During my third pregnancy, things went wrong. The placenta was outside of the uterus. My doctor went into a c...
    CPPDANCER CPPDANCER 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Are you very upset on your back pain? As more and more body problems,such as back pain,joint pain and so on I think everyone always wants to have a healthy body. So we should do to...
    mbtshoes2011 mbtshoes2011 22-25, F Apr 9

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    My first time face painting was today and I was having so much fun!! I was painting on little kids faces cause I was helping out the teachers at my elementary with these booths and...
    cozybunny264 cozybunny264 13-15, F a week ago

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    ~Everyone has wounds, some just cope with them better~ The pain is in everyone, some just find a way to replace it. I have become an expert in this. I am sensitive. Actually, I...
    insanitycuresboredom insanitycuresboredom 22-25, F Mar 21