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I Learned to Embrace Past Pain

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    Fear of Being Hurt By My Own Past

    I grew up abused as a child and teenager. Then I was mentally abused while in the military.  The adversity I experienced, the humiliation from others certainly kept me in a low self esteem mode. I had been told by therapist to write my autobiography as it could be...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 4 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    Alone In Darkness

    In the depths of nothing I hear their screams of suffering. The lonely broken souls call out to me. We are together, yet all alone as the darkness courses through our veins. I want just a small grain of golden oats but still I hunger alone but together in the darkness. Searching...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Jan 15, 2012

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    It Took a Long Time

    After so many years of the  pin and torment that others caused and I have subjected myself to, I have finally learned to accept myself for who I am.  So many times in the past, I have thought about just stopping the maddness and ending my life.  It wasn't untill I...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 2 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    Accept It Now

    My early transition years were not easy. Though I may have had "dream come true" it left me still very messed up. Going through puberty was hell. It seems my body was fighting me every step of the way.I was on hormone treatment to make me female, but my head was really in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    I had Rotator Cuff repair March 2015. I am still having pain. I just started strength training and now my arm & shoulder feels worse. I can hardly lift it and I am unable to...
    kimplaw kimplaw 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    “People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are...
    Brendon840 Brendon840 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    I am a pastor's kid, and more accurately, I'm a person whose father and older brother happen to be pastors. Truly knowing this somewhat helps take the blame off of myself for not...
    Borg2063 Borg2063 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    I truly believe we have to learn from tough, painful problems, issues and circumstances so we will be able to help people who go through the same ones after us.
    ShesSpiritual35 ShesSpiritual35 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Is it really hard to love someone who doesn't love you back. Right now, I'm suffering, suffering to hate that guy who feels me like I'm especial to him and then one day I woke with...
    hezza529 hezza529 18-21 1 day ago

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    I had a cruel past. Everytime I take a nap, series of fear will awaken me. 2 years ago, I was bullied. It started when I was 6 until I turned 17. I was bullied for 11 years. They...
    lavendermist07 lavendermist07 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So this is my second story again is an experience from my life.I think is a interesting one.First I like to mention that I'm not by any means racist or have anything against any...
    kyticka kyticka 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I was bullied at school, I was bullied by my brother, I had to run away from home... I tried to contact my ex friend J. but I didn't succeed... I should forget the past, maybe I...
    disappeared88 disappeared88 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mother has always humiliated and sort of abused me emotionally since I was a kid. I was a little tomboyish when I was a child and I grew up in an all-boys neighborhood. Mostly...
    silverpapercut silverpapercut 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I feel so much pain for all the abused children out there, maybe it was because I was one of them, I was in their shoes, and I know what they are feeling, and the paint that they...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It was actually on Monday, June 29th, that I learned of two deaths. One was a member of the Army Reserve unit that I belonged to prior to retirement. I had worked for this man and...
    aldnaz aldnaz 46-50, M 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    last sunday my OH told me hed decided to spend a few nights back at his folks, as he wasnt sleeping properly, i was completely fine with this as he does need his sleep and for some...
    Ffirebrand Ffirebrand 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Phantom of the Opera- painted 4yrs ago Left: "Past the point of no return he sang to me, in dreams he came. Father once spoke of an angel, who will always be there singing songs in...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    10 Tips to Quickly End Your Partner's Chronic Pain Here (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4342) The only thing worse than struggling with chronic pain is watching your partner...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I've only done three watercolor paintings as an adult. My paintings look very different from one another. Even though I don't yet have any skill, somehow I feel like I'm managing...
    katappi katappi 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Had rotator cuff surgery 20 hours ago and it's the most painful surgery I have had to date10 lumbar surgeries with complete fusion. That was a cake walk compared to rotator cuff...
    JayMb62 JayMb62 51-55 Jun 27

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    I love painting or have other women paint my toes and finger nails painted. I love the color red on my toe and finger nails. Red is so sexy and I am a very sexy woman.
    femalemusiclover femalemusiclover 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    For the past 6 months I have been very much in love with a guy who has a long time girlfriend. I would only see him, talk to him, have sex with him and think of only him. I was...
    plusisamust plusisamust 22-25, F Jun 26

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    I cannot forget what others have done to me in the past. I don't necessarily keep beating them over the head with it like others do, but I also sure that the decision to keep me...
    theotherversionofme theotherversionofme 51-55, M Jun 25

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    A couple of months ago I shared my experience about how one day when I was 12 years old I wore a t shirt, shorts, and white pantyhose and I was wrestling around on the floor in my...
    ashlynparker2001 ashlynparker2001 13-15, F Jun 25

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    Also when I was becoming a “LGBT” writer and speaker it happened to be not long after I was no longer “dressing”. I suddenly found I was no longer interesting in...
    JefflovesMara JefflovesMara 31-35, T 1 Response Jun 25

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    And indeed I'm still learning. I've had my eyes opened to a lot of things and I've had a lot to ponder about too. I've learned who l am and mostly accepted myself for who l am. I...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Idk what to do about my pain either. I go through bottles of ibuprofen like its nothing. Almost my whole body is in pain : I get headaches from past surgeries or natural causes My...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    You meet someone on here, you chat, you immediately feel the connection and thought it was reciprocated, you give of yourself with honesty as that's the only way you know, you...
    Narbflaith Narbflaith 61-65, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    My Journey into the World of On-line Corset Shopping: I recently had a conversation with one of my friends here on EP about corsets. I thought it would be cute to find one or two...
    bens4200 bens4200 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    It's obvious but we need reminding of it sometimes. The past is just that, history, over, never coming back however much we want it to. There is no point living in the past, even...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Bed Sheets Wrap in tune to your smooth, The tickles and breath soothes, I feed on coming close, I wrap you inside, a kiss holds, These comfort springs, The sheets our hideaway...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 22

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    All day I am in severe chest pain. It never ends except during sleep and at night it calms down a lot. (This was the other way round last week to so). My heart beats are extremely...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jun 22

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    I was born a poor black child in the Appalachia's Mountains of eastern Kentucky... I ran away when I was fifteen years old and joined a carnival in Knoxville, Tennessee...I...
    Bornwildagain Bornwildagain 70+, M Jun 21

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    Since discontinuing my anti-depressant/anxiety medication I have noticed an increased sensitivity to physical pain. Small things that cause bruising just send me into that "ahhhh...
    merrygentry merrygentry 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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    When I use to take sleeping pills, I would get this really strange feeling in the middle finger on my left hand. It's hard to describe but it feels like a lot of tension. It's very...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F Jun 20

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    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M Jun 19

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    I believe that this story about me is the reason my I have a higher tolerance for physical pain than emotional pain. When I was young, I was stubborn and didn't listen to my...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F Jun 18

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    Much of the pain that I have felt in my life are things that at one point brought me extreme joy, happiness and fulfillment. So, would it have been better to have never known the...
    Patmaster Patmaster 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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    I've felt pain before. I've felt a lot of pain in my past, all throughout my childhood and even as I got older. But I believe I've finally hit my b