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I Know What Emotional Pain Can Do to a Person

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,388 People

    lillyross lillyross 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    I feel invisible...I don't know how to get

    noticed....I don't know how to be seen....I hate feeling like this...I just feel hopeless I guess....
    ZippyGigglebuns ZippyGigglebuns 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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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 to face them or you just don't want to feel the pain at all ... in that case you will go to extremes to not have to feel the pain , for me it...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    Everyday I wish just one person could feel how

    much pain I live with n how much I endure I never let on to anybody I have to get through it for my daughter I face discrimination everyday ppl laugh at me everyday just cos I'm alone Others can not comprehend just how evil we are to one another i found out from a v early...
    nihiless nihiless 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2015

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    I was always the one to say "Sticks

    and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" as a kid. I eventually learned that it is the exact opposite actually, sure a physical wound is bad but you get over it. A mental scar is entirely different, you don't just get over a mental scar in a month or so, It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 26, 2015

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    Emotional pain for me.

    .. Tears me down in seconds... Builds me back up and smacks me back down again. It constantly follows me throughout life.
    Mombie666 Mombie666 31-35, F Sep 11, 2015

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    people seem to think its just physical pain

    that hurts the most. and emotional pain isnt as real.
    evynray evynray 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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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 advantage of Emotional pain, when we have terrible physical pains along with emotional pain..... physical pains wont hurt much and people...
    bak4u bak4u 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 1, 2015

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    It tears you apart inside.

    ...eats you alive....finally till there's nothing left but emptiness
    Ana104 Ana104 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    I can forgive, but I can never forget how some

    people made me feel. words can scar someone for a long time, and sometimes being scarred a long time changes the person you are, sometimes, words and situations can stick to you, can take your happiness away, some people don't remember, or don't even know how it feels to be...
    vf702 vf702 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2015

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    It can ruin our future

    if we don't let it stay in our past
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2015

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    I don't like people who judge others

    for self harm. They don't understand the relentless urge to punish yourself when you feel lower than low. Thankfully, life is grand and I don't have those urges anymore, at least not enough to act on them.
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper 22-25, F Sep 10, 2015

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    Well... I don't want anybody to argue about this

    and I hope I don't get feed by anybody here but, I have big family problems and I cut sometimes, but only one time whenever something happens. please don't argue with me, I'm not a mean person
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    cuts deeper than any knife

    and leaves a horrible scar too, emotional pain can leave you crippled and broke with no fix other than to start picking up your own pieces
    Curiouscatbug Curiouscatbug 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2015

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    I believe emotional pain changes a person.

    You view relationships differently, and there is zero trust.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2015

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    my emotional f'n pain has been

    so severe I literally ache from it and wanna die. Tired of being lonely and no decent people wanting me here. fml..
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    i used to be so carefree

    and happy. 11 yr later, every bad ending relationships, my world is dead.
    vf702 vf702 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2015

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    Sometimes I hate my husband!

    I loose my temper! I don't want live with him but he is father of my children and I don't want break the family! I hate his behavior, I am totally done but I have to wait! I wish I could run away.....
    Sahel170 Sahel170 36-40, F 4 Responses May 21, 2015

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    The invisible cuts, the surgery on your soul

    that took place without your consent. I know personally, I can get swallowed by memories and triggers from my past and most of the time I won't even see it coming. We'd like think we are in control of our lives or at least I would, but I know I'm not..and it drives me nuts...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2015

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    "They say time is gonna kill the pain.

    I say pain is gonna kill my time." - Ben Harper
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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    Every since I lost my little brother to suicide

    I have a very different outlook on life now. Many times I feel like I'm living in the fog, so to speak. I move forward despite not seeing anything happy or positive in front of me. Of course I hold it together when I'm at work with the facade of everything's ok when it isn't...
    blackjack1808 blackjack1808 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    Suffering in silence is the worst.

    I've completely lost myself. I don't know who I am. I've lost interest in everything. Sometimes I feel so low I feel like shutting the world out there. I always try to fake my smile and pretended that im happy but im not. I sometimes find it so difficult to open up to people...
    jiajee jiajee 18-21 6 Responses Jan 28, 2015

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    I believe I live with a narcissist.

    He's always blaming me for everything and we have no sex life together. But we've been married a long time and I'm afraid to be alone so I stay in it. Stuck in an unhappy unfulfilled life always wishing for better. It's made me sick both physically and emotionally. Emotional a...
    Mimi4life2 Mimi4life2 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    As the saying goes...

    You play with fire and you get burned. The fire is gone and the flame is out. And you're only left with a pile of ashes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2015

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    Pain demands to be felt.

    I just wish emotional pain healed as fast as physical pain.
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    I myself have a very deep emotional scar,

    and want no other living soul to suffer anything similar to what I suffered.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M Oct 17, 2015

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    Make you want to swallow a bullet

    so maybe then you won't be an inconvenience to the only person who really matters....
    XxLifelike XxLifelike 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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    It can make you a better person,

    it could break you, or it could make you the worst person that you can be...
    purplehaze78 purplehaze78 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    hi have been suffering with emotional pain

    for nearly 25 years because family and friends always take advantage of me and family grudges
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M Jan 24

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    It rips out your very soul.

    You're left with an empty shell. Your self esteem is nonexistent. You're numb you feel nothing they've broken you so that you feel unworthy, unwanted, unlovable. You scrape whatever you have left in you. You try to build yourself up you medicate, educate, you fight to bring...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 9

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    It can blindside you,

    make you lose focus, make you doubt yourself, make you feel worthless, hopeless, lost, angry, distraught, bitter, lonely, afraid, ashamed. So be careful how you treat people. It is not all about you.
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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    I have been through so much emotional pain.

    Bringing a baby into the world with who I thought was the love of my life. For the first baby to be born sleeping a year later. We had a little girl. Then two years later we had a little boy. She then found a new guy. He didn't want the baggage. She gave up my kids and put them...
    BarbiesMan BarbiesMan 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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    I Try...

    I try and I try yet it's simply not enough... And it seems that even breathing has become so tough. I'm trying to move past this and think happy thoughts... But instead of feeling better I feel tied in knots. I'm trying to think of other things and to bury the pain... But...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 13 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    To me this has been one of my greatest

    challenges in all relationships in my life. This to me is one reason I really do not want to share what really matters to me the most with anyone. People cannot cause you emotional pain if you do not care. When you entrust your feelings and desires and plans with another person...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    I can say now that I have lived through every

    kind of abuse imaginable. I am grateful that I have got to a place I can recognize myself as a survivor instead of a victim but it took awhile. When I saw this experience I felt I needed to share what I tell most people whom I find out are or were in my situation at one point in...
    bowchickawowow bowchickawowow 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    One can never claim to understand the depths of

    a depressed person's despair unless they've felt the full brunt of emotional pain.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 26, 2015

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    When Word's Hurt.

    In the pasted I use to say that famous saying sticks and stones may break my bones but names would never hurt me. Well I am here to say that was wrong of me to say. And I should of know better but I guess I was doing my part of blocking out what was done to me. I guess what...
    updown9999 updown9999 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    Pain me and pain are like this,

    err this, even this is painfull but if it werent for my pain I would learn nothing.
    rangerbob1967 rangerbob1967 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    Let's raise children

    who won't have to recover from their childhoods. Be the person you needed when you were younger. Be the love you never received. One day you'll make peace with your demons, and the chaos in your heart will settle flat. And maybe for the first time in your life, life will...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    hi have got emotional pain & a broken heart hi

    wish hi could find friendship or relationship I am age 47 who is single trying to love hi live in UK Kent area
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M Jan 25

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