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I Hurt When I Know Others Are In Pain

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    It Hurts Me More Than It Should.

    So I've realized that a very good friend of mine is having some issues. Then I noticed another good friend is also facing some difficulties. Then I notice someone else is facing adversities. It's just going on like this. Both online and off. I feel a strange ache when other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    I hate seeing my family in

    so much pain and I especially hate seeing my mother in so much pain, I'd so much rather it be me.
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F Apr 19

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    My Loved Ones

    With the people I care about,be they friends or family,I share their sorrows as well as their joys. I cry when they cry,rejoice when they laugh and find love.
    LdsGirl LdsGirl 26-30, F Dec 12, 2012

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    I know you are hurting

    and I know there is nothing I can do to ease the pain. I love you and will always be by your side when times are difficult.My love, your heart will mend slowly and someone new will fill it with joy. Give yourself time and I will give you all my love.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 9

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    There are so many people

    who are suffering. I hate to see them suffer and often feel helpless for not being able to help them in anyway. I wish I could take everyone's pain so that no one has to suffer. I get emotional reading about people who are depressed,suicidal, severely ill, poverty stricken...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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    I wish the world was filled with rose colored

    glasses. I wish that everyone could find their own happiness in life. Emotional ups and downs take tolls on everyone. It makes me hurt when I see others in need of just a small piece of happiness in their lives.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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    It's Had To Detach Myself From The Suffering Of Others

    Especially hearing about the suffering of innocent children and animals....I can't take it and some things make so upset I cry. The world that actually exists and the world that would have to exist for me to feel content couldn't be more distant from each other. I know there is...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Going through school to be a counsellor

    for Trans* people who have been abused or have addictions is something I really want to do. Though when people are in pain, I can't help but carry their burden with them.
    JadedCthulhu JadedCthulhu 26-30, T 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    Hurt When I Know Others Are In Pain

    I Hurt When I Know Others Are In Pain because either I caused their pain or they don't deserve the pain even though they might be the worst person ever.Pain is by far the worst feeling and I've felt it for a long time and it's crazy to see someone else suffer too.
    ApatheticWoe ApatheticWoe 13-15, F Jan 5, 2013

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    He is everything to me

    and I cannot see him in pain. We live apart and I cannot be there for him. If I were, I'd take him in my arms and let him know he's cared for. I can't make the pain stop or go away but I can let him know he is loved. I don't know how long his heart will be broken of how long...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 5

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    With Some Exceptions.

    If someone hurts me, I won't hurt when they do. When I say "hurt me" I don't mean saying something sort of mean. I mean when someone completely crushes you. I don't care if they get hurt. They had it coming. I wonder who I hurt to deserve to be in pain... Probably a lot of...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F Jan 12, 2013

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    I see so many woman who enjoy suffering.

    They hate and generate it out to everyone around them. Why do woman get turned by S&M? Just look at the sales of Fifty Shades Of Grey. Good men do not want to hurt, and yes there are many of us.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 30

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    Sad And Helpless

    I feel so sad and helpless when I know my friends are suffering for what seems to be selfish motivations on the part of others. It saddens me that there is absolutely nothing I can do to help or change the situation. Why can't people just be kind to each other?
    Zoranna Zoranna 61-65, F Dec 8, 2012

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    What Point In A Person'S Life Where Need To End It?

    I often wonder when I read stories about depression and PTSD and other disorders. Its a highly complicated situation where the one who is trying to sort this out has so many layers of pain, memories of things that happened in the past. Depression is something that stems from...
    redtailfree48 redtailfree48 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    That hurting is a sample of the hurt going on

    in others. That sample is given to you so you can try to untie it and cure it. I do this whenever I realize it.
    cheesesausage cheesesausage 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    It may seem like your alone

    but I can tell what your feeling most of the time people say "you don't know what it's like" I do know I understand what is happening I don't know how but I can tell if someone is in pain or what kind of mood they are In even though I don understand how... I'm trying to figure...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F Nov 13, 2014

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    My Brother Michael

    He was three years younger than me but we were in tune together more than we were with all the others. I don't know what it was, it just was. We were the only two with auburn hair, the others were all blondes. Maybe that was it.... No matter how far apart from each other we were...
    Zoranna Zoranna 61-65, F 5 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    I feel like my friends

    and family each have so many reasons to hurt. My aunt died recently and although it was hard for me to lose her, it was even harder to watch my mom go through her grief. I can't tell the people that count on me how much it hurts me to know their pain, so I feel like this is the...
    hdb5997 hdb5997 18-21 Jan 13

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    Our brain reacts for emotional pain as same as physical pain. people can comfort your physical pain but for emotional pain its only you comfort for your self. But there is an...
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    so apperantly my best friend didn't text me or call me for nearly a week.. the last time we spoke "properly" was on friday last week.. a friend of mine came from another city to...
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    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hey, if you're reading this and you have an advice or an opinion I'll be glad to read it because I'm looking for that one advice or quote that will get me through this. Where to...
    American19 American19 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am married to one. It says my story is too short to post... I wish it b wasn't MY story b at all, but it's true... I am married to a demon... sucks.
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    Internet friends are interesting complicated exciting. Some I sit and have morning coffee chatting away, others talk religion politics, or football. Others are there in the...
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    I remember one night my daughter said mommy Im scared so I went into sleep with her. She and I saw black images flying in her closet, she asked me if I saw it. We immediately began...
    lilprincess09 lilprincess09 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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    jojowoo58 jojowoo58 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    You can find them on Wall Street all the time!
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    sherbear182 sherbear182 18-21, F Aug 25

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    Sometimes it all just gets to much and I can't keep it in but I hate when others are around and see me like that cause it makes me feel lesser of a person. It nearly happen...
    TakeYourSoul TakeYourSoul 18-21, M Aug 25

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    Not sure what to say... Feel like we took a step backwards not where I want to be... Not at all... When I say things... I truly mean them I need to see if I'm worth the effort...
    HisBeautifulDisaster HisBeautifulDisaster 36-40, F Aug 24

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    so apperantly my best friend didn't text me or call me for three days now.. the last time we spoke was on friday.. a friend of mine came from another city to visit me but we didn't...
    leyelaxx leyelaxx 16-17, F Aug 24

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    I think this experience is too dismissive of small talk. Sorry, but small talk is a fine way to get to know someone or to find out if you want to get to know someone. I suspect...
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    I don't know how I feel, I do not know if this is official. I have this theory, where, if I ever had a girlfriend, another guy may take her away from me, somehow. I feel that way...
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