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I Know What Emotional Pain Can Do to a Person

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    Not a good evening at all.

    Sister stabbed me in the back. Trying to overcome the waves of grief. The feelings of rejection which stem from past experiences. Haven't slept bad the last couple of days. But tonight I can feel it. My heart slightly racing everytime I feel like closing my eyes. Panic attack is...
    issimma issimma 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14

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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, 2014

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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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    Effects of Chronic stress Read this

    and apparently I'm experiencing chronic stress. I will not die for him. I don't love him that much that I I die a slow death from the extreme stress. Financially secure or whatever. After five years of battling this out to try and make it work. It's enough.
    issimma issimma 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Sahel170 Sahel170 36-40, F 5 Responses May 22

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    Part One: In "My Depressing story" You must

    understand that this all started along time ago and my memories aren't that clear as i haven't thought of it in a long time (Im making it sounds like im some 40 year old, im not, im 22. But for a 22 year old the events of when you were in your early teens does seem like a while...
    Rye2474 Rye2474 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 9

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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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    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, 2014

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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

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    LilMsLonley LilMsLonley 36-40, F 4 Responses May 2

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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

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    Final writing on this experience.

    After I wrote the up-to-date experience? I would have you to know that out of all these oppressions,heart aches, miserable, spiteful and hurtful times I was afflicted from these actions. This person is no dead.To make myself very clear! I am NOT happy she died. I do Not have...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jul 9

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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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    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...
    updown2020 updown2020 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    Since this all started it feels

    as though my body won't let me think or feel anything. I am completely shut off and I hate this feeling. The feeling of the visable and invisable scars. The feeling of having unwanted, unneeded, world changing surgery that was forced upon me. I feel so blank that I don't even...
    screwedupmess screwedupmess 18-21, F Jul 10

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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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    It's all the small,big,

    white,dirty lies that's been killing me ;(
    stiffadak stiffadak 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2014

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    I sat deep in my chair awaiting

    for class to finally start, thinking how i wanted this day to come to an end. I never particularly liked school, nor did I hate it. (Though the work and homework is another story....) I understood how we needed this education supposedly to become "successful" in life, but is...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M Apr 30

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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, 2014

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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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    I would take sharp stick in the eye

    before you mess with my mind, it can hurt less.
    2ducks1goose 2ducks1goose 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 26

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 21

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    It can ruin our future

    if we don't let it stay in our past
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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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 2 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jul 10

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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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    Part two: Since I wrote this last story some 4

    years ago. It got much worse before it got better. This woman continued to be cruel to me and she acted if though she could get away. I mean she did what most would say," Run her course." Her days of sorrow has come. That October 2011 I was very sick and needed surgery and I...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    bonedecay bonedecay 16-17, F Aug 11, 2014

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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 51-55 May 21, 2013

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    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F Jun 16

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    I have been a victim all my adult life.

    I am the type of person who suffers from a destructive or injurious action from others. In relationships that has caused me great pains. I have been a person who has been deceived or cheated, as my own emotions or ignorance, by the dishonesty of others, or by some persons...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I just got released from the hospital

    after my 3rd suicide attempt. I understand emotional pain well
    GingerJensen34 GingerJensen34 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 9

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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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    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 14 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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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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    i used to be so carefree

    and happy. 11 yr later, every bad ending relationships, my world is dead.
    vf702 vf702 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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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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    I'm terrified to get into a relationship

    and get attached, fall in love with someone for fear of getting hurt again.
    Roxxie16 Roxxie16 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I don't...but I guess we're all looking for companionship even if it's just to chat, relate & offer support. So I guess I do know what I'm doing here. Good luck everyone:)
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