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I Know What Emotional Pain Can Do to a Person

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    So Hearbreaking When You Can't Alleviate The Pain Of People You Love

    My brother and my parents. We all carry this pain from old trauma everywhere we go, and even when we're happy there is sadness underneath. This goes back more than 30 years now, when my younger brother was kidnapped at age 8 by an acquaintance of our family and held captive for 3...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Aug 5, 2013

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    Completley Understand

    I have been through so much emotional pain its not even funny! Yes I am only 20. Yes I am young. Nobody has to tell me that but people don't even seem to ask about pain. They just assume that eveyrhting is okay. If people could actually see emotional pain it would be radiating...
    kthimm12 kthimm12 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2011

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    My Sister- Smokes Weed,

    which is against the law here, and drinks until her throws up. And, she sleeps right by me. Do I tell my parents? Should I? I'm scared of what they will do to her thought. How do I not let her influence me? Do I distance myself from her? I have alot of questions because I don't...
    HereWeGoAgain12 HereWeGoAgain12 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    My Mothers Illness

    My mother is mentally ill and that left me feeling very lonely in this world most people just push you through like teachers and other people who are suppose to be nurturing and supportive. I didn't always get that it was difficult I remember not having clean clothes to wear...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2010

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    But I Cannot Put It Into Words

     Words cannot capture pain, even the strongest of them. Broken bones heal, but emotional pain is harder to be rid of.  It is like someone drawing walls into your brain, and the walls are studded in broken glass. Even when the someone is not there, out of habit you...
    ValentinK ValentinK 18-21, M Mar 2, 2010

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    Was abused as a child emotionally physically

    and sexually and I'm an emotionally a wreck cause I hold my emotions in
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    I Sure Do.

     I know what emotional pain can do to a person because i have been suffering with emotional pain for most of my life. I was not an abused child, but I was verbally abused at school & that left severe emotional pain that I still have inside of me. But most of the emotional...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Apr 17, 2010

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    Don't Tell Me I'm Worth It,

    because I won't believe it. I hate child abuse more than anything, because I know what it can really do. My mother screamed so loud at me for anything I can still hear it in silence. I'm afraid of doing anything wrong. I'm terrified when I can't find something I've been told to...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 1 Response May 23, 2011

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    Yes I Do.

    I know what emotional pain can do to someone. I have been emotionally abused for a very long time. I have been having a hard time dealing with a lot of the emotional abuse that has been going on with. The emotional abuse, and the emotional pain that I have had to go through, has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Mar 19, 2013

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    One

    It only takes one person at one moment to say one word. One word that'll leave a scar forever. Even as much as you try to avoid it.
    Thatgirlrighthere Thatgirlrighthere 18-21 Jan 31, 2013

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    Since This Weekened, Five Years Ago....

    ...I've felt as if someone has been squeezing the life out of my heart. As if their hand is gripping it tightly. Each year it gets tighter. The fingers spreading the cold and turning me to stone. I never believed in hate until then.
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Grew

    Personally from my experiences i grew from it. Took a long time, but i am better for it and wouldn't change my abuse. Not everyone survives it. Some people will be lost forever.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 14 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    Healing Physical Pain Is Simple, But Don't Hurt My Esteem...

    Bruises and cuts heal to allow blood to continue to flow. That can do nothing to heal a mind that has been controlled and violated by those who claim to care. If you're in trouble, please message me... I understand. Look up Morrissey's song "Tomorrow" (this version's...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F Jul 10, 2009

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    8 Year Emotional Abusive Relationship

    My Mother passed away 8 years ago and when she did our "Family" imploded and a guy i knew for a long time (although not well) asked me out. I was in a delicate state after everything that had happened in my Family..oh (LOL) i had also just went through a divorce. My ex Husband...
    manipulatedlady manipulatedlady 46-50 May 21, 2013

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    Both Sides

    I have lived on both sides of this, having dealt with and ultimately at some point been responsible for the emotional pain of someone else, mostly because of bad choices I made at some point in my life. It is a fact that we all hold the key to at least one other souls sufferings...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 24, 2010

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    F.i.n.e

    A women's definition of FINE: freaked out, insecure, nervous and emotional.....!
    cheeco cheeco 26-30, F Dec 12, 2011

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    Coincidence?

    I recently was reading a book, But I Love Him, and it brought up some nasty memories. Not of me being abused, but of a girl very very close to me. I don't know what I'm trying to tell you by writing this. I just kind of needed to get it off of my chest. It put emotions and...
    jaggedjack jaggedjack 18-21, M Feb 12, 2013

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    The Scars.

     of watching my dad abuse my brother and my mom.the feeling of being told by my grand parents they did not want me around.waching family buy things for my brother and ignoring me.all those x- mas  with out anyone getting me anything.those years of being shut out of my...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 4 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    I Seen Fire And I Seen Rain - James Taylor

    Just heard this on the radio. A real tear jerker, for me at least. I probably should have turned it off but it just hurt so good you know?
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Apr 1, 2013

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    "pain".......................

    The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you . Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doors!!!! Don't go back to sleep. Where the two worlds touch the door is round and open. Don't go back to...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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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 15 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    Only a Year Worth Has Tramatised Me,

     Its happened to me,    It was only for a year but now i have post tramatic stress...   i lived with my dad and step mum and my step mum mentally abused me, to the verge of myself plotting to murder her (obvisously i didnt do it).   I left and went...
    SuperRobotMonkeyTeam SuperRobotMonkeyTeam 16-17, F Jul 11, 2009

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    I've Been Physically Abused But The Emotional Abuse Has Left More Scars

     As a young woman. I made some stupid choices.  I endured a 10 yr abusive marriage before I came to my senses and got out. The emotional and mental abuse I endured from my family as well as people I went to chuch and school with played a part in my choosing to marry...
    LonelynTx LonelynTx 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 7, 2010

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    All Too Well

    I see the results of emotional pain on people every single day. I have a suffering lover and a lot of suffering friends. When you really pay attention, it is hard to find a person who isn't suffering at all. It is sometimes hard for me to be able to see through every fake smile...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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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...
    DAW2012 DAW2012 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    I Reliving This Pain

    I have been scared by a very dear person in my life. We was what I called close and I use to be able to go to them and talk about everything. Until about 2 yrs ago I thought I could tell her everything. She got sick of me and she cast me aside the worse part was she never said...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    There Are Other Form Of Abuse Other Then Physical

    I have endured emotional and neglect he doesn't care about anything and he is not nurturing or caring and that is part of what you need my mother endured the same abuse and also financially too she didn't have anything and we all suffered but I noticed a vicious cycle I must...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F Sep 4, 2010

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    The Shackles

    It's like invisible shackles. No matter where I go and what I do, I just can't throw them off. And they are getting tighter day by day. I can feel it because my mind and body are becoming sicker and weaker like a decaying flower. Every day is...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    You Only Have To Feel It Once To Understand.

    We've all battled conflicting emotions, sure. But not all of us have experienced emotional pain to the extent of crying yourself to sleep or feeling alone, or to the point of depression. This type of pain isn't always easy to express. For example, you get a cut and you cry. It's...
    snickerdoodle2 snickerdoodle2 18-21, F Oct 11, 2010

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    It's all the small,big,

    white,dirty lies that's been killing me ;(
    stiffadak stiffadak 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    "the Twisted Truth"........................

    The twisted truth in all this is..............that when I am in a rage about my situation the doctors the pills, or the system that has let me down that is when I have flashes usually include a spurt of euphoria the feeling that everything is going to be alright. The notion that...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Aug 10, 2011

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    I Know What Emotional Pain Can Do to Someoneā€¦.

    I know what emotional pain can do to someone. I have been emotionally abused for a very long time. I have been having a hard time dealing with a lot of the emotional abuse that has been going on with. The emotional abuse, and the emotional pain that I have had to go through, has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    I've dealt with an abusive father for most of my life. My biological dad nearly killed my mother on several separate occasions and my step dad had not only been physically violent...
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    In an effort to make a long story short, I will sum up by saying that I have been married to my husband for 11 yrs and we started dating in high school 15 yrs ago. We had our first...
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    HELP!!!!!! I really really need someone's help! I have no clue what to do with my life! But my situation is very unique! I have asked parents what they did when they where like...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I honestly feel like an absolutely vile person. I can't say that there is anything good about me. My family treated me terribly for years and scarred me so badly. I've always been...
    selfishmachine selfishmachine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    so I met this guy online on a chatting site in 2012. He was 17, I was 16. We hit it off really well and he eventually asked me to be his girlfriend. I agreed. The only problem was...
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    My bf and I have completely hit rock bottom it feels like and I don't know what to do. His name is Steve and we've been dating for about 2.5 years now. We've been living together...
    kikipee kikipee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I'd like to know what you're turn offs are, I find it interesting how one person's turn on can be another person's turn off.
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    So I'm gonna start at the very beginning; I'm really really good friends with Chelsie, who is dating David, because her sister Riley is best friends with my sister Victoria. Also...
    mb8422 mb8422 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    My boss and I have the best relationship imaginable! We're like the perfect best friends. We're always talking to each other at work and he is the only person I actually feel...
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    I would like to know what it feels like to love somebody and have that person love me back. To care and have someone care about me.I have no idea what that feels like.maybe one day...
    itsalwayspink itsalwayspink 22-25, F Jun 29

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    My bf and I have been dating for 6 months. A little over a year ago him and his gf of 9 ys broke up because he did not want to marry her. He immediately rushed into our...
    LD02 LD02 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    Depression is not the problem its just a simple word with a meaning , but i dont know what i am going through right now i feel extremely sad and lonely but not depressed , all my...
    soltitude soltitude 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am a 13 year old girl named christina and I started talking to some guy i met at the mall and we became friends like close friend's and he asked me out and I said yes and then...
    christinababy23 christinababy23 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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