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I Hurt When I Know Others Are In Pain

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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 4 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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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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    But i have to care first.

    And be listened to. Sad to have rules. Sad society made them needed.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 13

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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 56-60, F Dec 8, 2012

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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 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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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

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    Related Experiences

    I hate hurting anybody or seeing anybody hurt. I don't intentionally hurt them. I wonder why they hurt me. I hate to make it about 'guys,' but at times it is. I try to be a friend...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Nov 6

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    Words can hurt when they get yelled at you on a daily basis. You go to work Monday thru Friday do what your supposed to do and come home to the unexpected. Are you going to get...
    crafty36 crafty36 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Especially if used on others after pain fades from hearing them.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Physical, emotional and mental! I know all about pain and wish it would go away!
    Joans2day Joans2day 46-50, F Nov 13

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    I believe in strict gender roles, as the women and the man have different roles. For example, the woman serves the man his plate of food, brings him his drink, does his laundry...
    cycoeva cycoeva 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    When these services are chosen, then the businessperson can be rest assured that his/her IT business is in safe hands. The best part is that this method is economic and it is an...
    Diablo3zss Diablo3zss 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    As I always say, EP isn't like it was two years ago. There're strange ppl on here who clearly have no life. You are NOT a vampire. I've seen this clam several times and it's...
    phenom0086 phenom0086 26-30, M Nov 12

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    I know there are people who beat off looking at girls on here. also I know there's guys who are about 34-44 years old who act young just to talk to young girls then try to take...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    When my feet are cold my whole body feels like it's freezing and I get chills down my spine.
    rkaley rkaley 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 always do this, I isolate myself and don't allow myself to hurt other people because I'm hurt myself and then I find myself feeling alone and I wonder why?
    dreamer0800 dreamer0800 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Pain Is More Than Just A Feeling . Pain Is Real . Pain Can Come At The Most Random Moment & It Always Peeks In At A Bad Time . It Feels Like You Just Got Hit By A Truck Driving...
    UniqueLiquee UniqueLiquee 16-17, F Nov 4

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    Back in 1988 when I was completing a teacher credential program, there were small classes and the 6 women I was studying with got to be a friendly and close knit group. One woman...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I guess I got used to being invisible to you, But don't worry I am invisible to the world to I am finding it hard to breath like something is pushing on my lungs. But that weight...
    WhiteTheKid WhiteTheKid 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Just one mail conversation :)... If you think I am wrong somewhere, please block me.... I created this group for me and for them who experienced similar experiences in ep... I don...
    LifeisRisk LifeisRisk 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I get really happy when I help others Not just my friends and family but also those who I don't know It just warms my heart to think of the idea of helping someone! :)
    Anne678 Anne678 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I draw people, I don't give them faces because I believe the happiest people are faceless.
    pansarecute pansarecute 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Mirror Imagery For My Hidden Soul Glittering eyes, full of smiles Happy and proud all the way around Never shed a tear, never scream out in fear Never shown any signs of...
    AwakenedBlueAngel AwakenedBlueAngel 13-15, F Nov 3

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    My demons know my weakness. I'm vulnerable because I've been hurt and made wrong choices. But my choices make me who Iam. And your not going to take me down with you to that dark...
    LizC815 LizC815 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A Few Weeks Ago I Had A Miscarriage .... I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant . I Was Broken & Torn Apart . It Felt Like The Whole World Was Still . I Feel Like I Failed The One Person Who...
    UniqueLiquee UniqueLiquee 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I see them around me, feel them in the air. Day, night they're always around. Lurking and waiting in the shadows of the air and day. Sometimes you cannot see them by sight, but...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M Oct 29

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    How many groups are same subject.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I've ran into him multiple times in my life. I'm not sure if he's a demon but I can't tell. He's about 9 feet tall with wide shoulders and large hulking arms. He stands similar to...
    EmptyLaugh EmptyLaugh 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    my feet are cold right now, and i really hate it
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I spent 16 years in an abusive relationship. I've seen hell, I've lived hell. I am emotionally disconnected. I push people away because I can't tolerate being used, deceived, or...
    beautifuldisaster76 beautifuldisaster76 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I didn't let myself show love for my dad as he was an alcoholic and I was made to believe by my mother that he was the source of all our problems. She never once looked at herself...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Nov 3

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    I had a kidney stone. It had to have help to pass out of my body. I don't want another one!
    xxxtop xxxtop 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Is this icon a drawing of a woman flashing pusy to an eagle?
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    So well. Wanted job. Hunted job. Got wrecked. Asked professionals for help. Got wrecked more. Then saw why. And grew worse. Hope nature heals me.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 13

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    sometimes I wish I don't see what I do on a daily bases
    mundinger1992 mundinger1992 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 26

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    And me is part of those reasons.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 6

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    Be strong... Because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F Nov 10

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    Wow this cat had problems O.O O.0) 0.)
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    They don't understand history, economics, or human behavior.
    Ernie14 Ernie14 51-55, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    So I was just wandering around the Internet and I found a page made by people who find over-weight people specifically attractive. Mildly curious, I decided to read some of the...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F a week ago