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I Know What Emotional Pain Can Do to a Person

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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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    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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    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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    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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    It's all the small,big,

    white,dirty lies that's been killing me ;(
    stiffadak stiffadak 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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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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    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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    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Mar 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    People become zombies.

    Small things become a challenge. Nothing is worth the excitement anymore.
    Spurtheblackdog Spurtheblackdog 18-21, T Aug 11

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 25

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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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    My ex boyfriend keeps changing his mind about

    getting back together after we broke up for a year and he was also my best friends for years. And I can't endure his changeable mind and those hurtful words and actions to me so I told him that I have up a few weeks ago. But a couple days ago he messaged me again and said he...
    Areddreamgirl Areddreamgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    bonedecay bonedecay 13-15, F Aug 11

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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 5 Responses Nov 14

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