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I Perfer Physical Pain To Emotional

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    That Doesn't Mean I Like It, Though

    I just seem to be able to deal with physical pain a lot more easily than emotional stuff. Cuts and scrapes, falls and tumbles, they all hurt, yeah, but I can deal with them. They go away. Scars fade. But, for me at least, emotional pain stays far, far longer. I don't know why...
    NoWayToGoOn NoWayToGoOn 18-21, M Oct 19, 2012

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    Am I That Insignificant??

    I don't have the creativity nor vocabulary to make my story something worth reading.. All I can do is just tell it like it is and hopefully someone will relate.. My name is Morne Liversage but my friends call me "Bones" not because I do cool stunts and break bones, no.. But...
    BagOfBones25 BagOfBones25 18-21, F Sep 12, 2013

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    Makes It Feel Better... Makes You Forget About The Other Pain....

    I used to cut and it took the pain away it made everything feel better like nothing was wrong after... I felt like no one cared anyway so what's the point... my family cares and that's about it... I guarantee that no one really cares besides them... probably no one... well I was...
    AngryLittlePrincess AngryLittlePrincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    Gah

    Emotional pain makes my brain turn into ****. My internal self slowly destroys itself like tar in lungs. alternatively if I physically feel pain it is MUCH easier to express the discomfort. If only I knew how to handle emotional pain
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F Dec 15, 2012

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    Emotional pain is killing me right now.

    It hurts so bad to feel so empty. I can take a knife a broken arm but this is just awful.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Apr 28, 2014

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    What It Takes

    I have always preferred physical pain much more than emotional pain. Not that I'm a big fan of physical pain, It's just all that emotional pain takes away from me. You can almost always heal from physical pain, but for me, emotional pain seems to always be there, on the back...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 10, 2013

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    Its so strange to not feel yet at the same time to feel. To not feel the normal feelings towards ppl. Yet to feel so much pain in ur souls that all u can think of is a way to stop...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Jan 6

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    Ive never been cuddled, or had anyone to cuddle, I've never had that one moment where you feel safe in someone's arms and know they want you there, where you can hear their heart...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    I'm in constant physical and emotional pain. I have constant aches and pains, especially in my lower back, and it radiates down my legs. It's horrible. I'm also an emotional roller...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F Jan 17

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    Mental/ emotional pain is like being held underwater. Physical pain is like standing in a fire. Both are severe, painful and are like nails in your heart
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    When I was younger my step dad did hit me and pull my hair and kick me but physical pain eventually stops and heals. I was twelve years old being called fat, being called ugly...
    upupandaway24 upupandaway24 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    To put it simply, I'm a 19 year old suffering from anxiety and depression, I have an older brother who has been physically abusive, a younger brother who is autistic and I am a...
    CPJS CPJS 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    I always talk about emotional pain. Not having true love. Not having someone that truly cares, and how that haunts me.But there is a physical aspect of this that I WOULD count as...
    insidious2014 insidious2014 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I have no where to turn. I've been married 15 years. My husband is emotionally and sexually abusive. The way he speaks to me is unbelievable. He even does it in front of others...
    innerstrength44 innerstrength44 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    Abuse is never easy to talk about. you always think nobody will believe you or that you'll seem over dramatic. The truth is, it really doesn't matter if anyone believes you. At...
    BrokenSilence22 BrokenSilence22 18-21, F Jan 1

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    ~THE ART OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE~ THE CANVAS How do you become the victim of emotional abuse? Why don’t you just get out? I've been asked “What did he do to you?” BRUSH STROKES...
    Breeziiee Breeziiee 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I had a severe physical health scare that meant two months at many different doctors and going through different procedures and they could not figure out why I was having this...
    catgirl192 catgirl192 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    A few months ago, I completely cut off my ex. We had a long and complicated history that involved a lot of emotional and verbal abuse. On his part, a lot of it was underhanded and...
    MDubs MDubs 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    That girl. She was tired of being treated like ****, getting put last. She was tired of the mental, emotional and physical abuse, she tried to get away physically but he would let...
    deadgirlsfairytale deadgirlsfairytale 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Maybe because I was raised in a family where physical contact and affection practically did not exist, it affects me now. I have a difficult time allowing people to get physically...
    EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I am in such emotional pain right now!! My wife was gone fore 10 weeks, helping her mother. She just got home Tuesday, but she been very cold and distant. We both alway say I love...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 6 Responses a week ago

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    In February 2014 I fell on the ice at work and injured my shoulder. I tried several different treatments to advoid having surgery. ( Physical Therapy for several months...
    lover2kids lover2kids 56-60, F 14 hrs ago

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    I was abused by my dad when I was younger. Now we have a very strained relationship and due to the abuse I am weary of other men. On top of that I was emotionally and physically...
    venessad17 venessad17 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    The most painful parts of my past were the large amount of bullying from students and a bout from teachers as well. The bullying I received was emotional and verbal and still...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I am. and its like my heart is about to give up and just stop beating. I literally feel that my heart is in pain and my breath is not normal anymore because of so many problems...
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Hi! I've been married for 16 yrs to a man who has suffered chronic pain for 32yrs of his 44yrs of life. We now have 2 children 8 and almost 5. There are days like today I want to...
    mariahswind mariahswind 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    tired is an understament it's starting to take a physical toll on me I can't even make myself smile anymore everything hurts in tired I loose myself in space I feel everything and...
    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    He & I had a love/hate relationship. I would go visit him...it was a long distance relationship. I was about 21 & he was a few years older. We had started out as pen pals when I...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Jan 9

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    I'm not quite sure what to do. I am in love with an abusive alcoholic. I have built a life with this man. I know what I'm going to hear, so I'm hoping that there may be a...
    kevans1906 kevans1906 26-30, F 13 Responses Jan 15

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    These cuts doesn't hurt as much as people hurt me emotionally.
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F Jan 19

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    Into The Next One day moves into the next. Into the next. Into the next. Into the next. No change. Alone and aching for companionship. Needing someone to see in me more...
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    The pain i feel inside reflects physically.
    Cjmafive Cjmafive 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My father was abusive to my mother ever since I was young. Not physically but he would reduce her to a wreck to get his own way and never even noticed why that should be a problem...
    quercus99 quercus99 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    jiajee jiajee 18-21 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The pain she feel inside while she sits in the bathroom tub with the shower running. The sadness she feel when she feels alone. The hate towards herself when she looks at...
    RobertsLove17 RobertsLove17 16-17, F Dec 31, 2014

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    So my ex moved about two hours away to start anew about 4 months ago. He magically got a car of his own right before this but I don't want to think about right now. 10 years...
    calamitymom calamitymom 36-40, F Jan 2

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    S0metimes the worst pain of being str0ng is that n0body will ask you if you are still fine. You are fighting on your own ordeal inside. And s0metimes if one pers0n shows you that...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Static. Joy comes with terror, walking hand in hand. Both smiling. One for the gift it brings, the other because you can't escape it. Trapped and drowning blissfully. Returning...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Does anyone else feel pain behind your eyes, bloodshot almost, an urge to cry but you can't? It almost feels like I am remembering something but don't know what it is.I try to...
    madeofstars madeofstars 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    For the last 3 days, I have been sleepless, broken, crying every now and then. My eyes are tired and whenever I cry it's like there's something inside my chest. I am so tired of...
    msj02 msj02 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    My weekend hasn't been very good... I had an emotionally taxing day on Friday, so by the time my dad came to pick me up from my mom's house (it's his weekend), I didn't feel like...
    Katiebug7 Katiebug7 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Oh Yes! I believe in Emotional connections, they keep us feeling like a part of someone else's life. Having an emotional connection or even any kind of connection can develop into...
    MsCelticFire MsCelticFire 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I never get it when people say they want to bang their head against a wall but right now, I just want to bang my head against a wall and scream some really insensitive...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F Jan 6

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    My boyfriend I live with food the last nine months emotionally abuses me. only when we fight though. He will call me names like idiot, stupid, crazy, say ****off or **** you...
    joyrich joyrich 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    The emotional abuse was there from before but I didn't know I was emotional abuse until recently. The abuser is my baby father he calls me ugly says I have horrible body and...
    Sammi92 Sammi92 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    If u don't your lying to others and yourself everyone craves intimacy wether it be man women both or yourself. The fact of physical contact is like a drug that does no harm and...
    lost12unit lost12unit 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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