Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Perfer Physical Pain To Emotional

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 128 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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.
    ItsAbleedingPegasi ItsAbleedingPegasi 22-25, M Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I am so very tired of being in physical pain!!! My neck and base of my skull feels like a sledge hammer hit me. And I know my family has to be sick of hearing me saying "my neck...
    BohoBeAchMom BohoBeAchMom 46-50, F Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have always been a good person who went though the actions to make my life better no mater how bad from everything from dying being brought back and learning how to do most...
    mylast mylast 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a very high pain tolerance so something that wld hurt most ppl doesn't hurt me
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F Sep 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had an accident back on July 3rd 2013 and it's October 2014 and I am still trying to recover from a hematoma on my left hip/gluteal area and a slip disk on my spine . It's 16...
    4everK1ng 4everK1ng 22-25, M Oct 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If at all possible...I don't like being put under...not only do I not know what the heck is going on....I also lose a few brain cells and seem more forgetful after undergoing...
    SummerJane SummerJane 36-40, F Sep 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well, yeah, obviously. I can take a beating but na na na na, don't funk with my heart. Flesh heals faster anyway.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My ex husband is doing 6 years for trying to kill me. It's been 6 years since this happened and just tonight I had somebody ask me why I didn't fight him or try and kill him. I'm...
    medinagrl medinagrl 36-40, F Sep 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Insufficient treatment of pain is widespread during surgical wards, intensive care units, accident and unexpected emergency departments, generally speaking practice, inside the...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So much physical pain...killing me every time it invades my body...taking a little bit more away from me...leaving me exhausted...emotionally...physically...taking time away from...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F Sep 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My wife has been emotionally abusing me for about 9 months. It started when she abandoned our relationship completely when she began training for a figure competition in January...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had major back surgery a few months ago. I never would have had the surgery had I not been paralyzed in my left leg & foot. After several years of suffering from sciatic pain...
    gatorgirl013 gatorgirl013 36-40, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I cut. I can't explain why. You know, if you have been there. It's not the physical pain i enjoy, but the escape from that which there is no running from. I can't get away so i...
    Kate197979 Kate197979 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I cut myself because I deserve it. It feels better when I get the physical pain I deserve. I almost relieve myself from my emotions. I stop crying after I cut. It's a feeling of...
    ChainsAndRazorblades ChainsAndRazorblades 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Three weeks ago I walked into a room and saw my husband almost kiss a friend of the family. It broke my heart in a million pieces. We have been together for 20 years, married for...
    Nancy73 Nancy73 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ok this a long text to my husband I felt like I needed to let this out. Excuse my language also, I only do it when I'm mad. I ******* spend 42 hours in the hospital 42 trying...
    Melissa0326 Melissa0326 18-21 1 Response Sep 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm so tired of it..the family is always fighting, so much evil gets thrown around the house like everyone is playing dodgeball with hurtful words...I never play their game, but I...
    PrincessPolarBear PrincessPolarBear 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is not ******* fair first off. I'm a very decent person and I have never had a physical addiction before. I am a full time worker along with being a full time college student...
    vermillion2333 vermillion2333 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just having one of those nights, haven't felt this bad in a couple days, which is also good cause that means the painful times are starting to get further and further apart. Idk...
    JackReich JackReich 26-30, M Sep 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The hurtful words were just as painful as the punches. It was the first relationship that I had with a man. He was in the closet. And he was very paranoid about people finding...
    teenotes teenotes 22-25, M Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate to admit it but I've been in an abusive relationship for 20 years. It started out when we were dating we would have an argument I'd try to leave because he'd become so scary...
    goawaymia goawaymia 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've endured. I've survived. I'd like to thank the following: God (for protecting me and seeing me through) Friends & family (for being the listening ears when I was trying to sort...
    NotFiction NotFiction 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I heard a song this morning that made me think of a short time in my 20"s when I was in a abusive relationship ( weeks actually ) I ended up with 2 black eyes and a broken wrist...
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since i was young i never really had a family along with my fathers physical and sexual abuse he emotionally abused me. He'd yell and call me a worthless piece of **** ***** and a...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I met someone amazing three months ago in the Ashely Madison website. Both of us are married and have two kids, and leave at least 100 miles from each other. We have met twice for...
    chamaco chamaco 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wasn't always a psychopath. I was sort of...changed. Or I just never noticed before. Anyway, I know how people get emotional, though I am incapable to a certain extent. In fact...
    MaskedPsychopath MaskedPsychopath 18-21, M Oct 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since I was teen I have suffered chronic back pain. I have herniation's on my L1 to L4 discs and my sciatic nerve is pinched. The pain can be extreme on my worst days, I have been...
    Adelitasmile Adelitasmile 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes I wish he physically abused me than mentally. The emotional abuse will not leave your brain. I feel like I am constantly being beaten again and again. Why can't I get...
    RedXSue RedXSue 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am still dealing with nearly a year of emotional abuse. but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project...
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My grandmother has been emotionally(and sometimes physically) abusing for 7 years, but I have never told anyone. She is the kind of person no one would suspect of doing something...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am in constant pain, I had surgery on my knee two years ago and the pain never went away. I went through surgery and 12 weeks of physio and I'm still in pain all the time, I can...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wish I could just go up to someone that is in emotional pain touch them on the shoulder and tell them everything was okay. At that instant I would absorb all the pain they are...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want to paint a picture with words because I don't have the time or energy to paint/draw a real picture at the moment. Title: My summation Me standing strong and straight...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Sep 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When it comes to my mental illnesses which are schizophrenia anxiety disorder depression and intrusive disturbed images thoughts and feelings sometimes even random words pop in my...
    Janisoneluv Janisoneluv 26-30, F Oct 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't need anyone to understand me anymore.Only I can understand what I am going through.It's like a do or die thing now.Either I can study hard and get into best college or I...
    genuineangel genuineangel 16-17, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Used to be sexual...then father died at age 7....mother fell apart for a year or so...never got out of bed...5 year old lil brother...couldn't trust her with him...missed a lotta...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Another night of pain, and nothing can take it away or even ease it..but I can always count on sleep to free me from my hurt heart and busy mind. I'm tired anyway, so much going on...
    PrincessPolarBear PrincessPolarBear 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Come hell or high water I'm done. I'm tired of the excuses, the lies, being blamed, and the gaslighting . I am ready to face I am in an abusive withholding relationship and have...
    selfcompassion selfcompassion 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been married for 10 years. Things have been not great for a long time, and I've just sort of learned to live with that. He's been 'involved' with another woman for at least 7...
    sarabear7 sarabear7 36-40, F Sep 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It was a high dive accident. Funny thing was I was taking risks to overcome my fear of heights. I'd been on swim team and had done the dive successfully before. I did not tuck my...
    wisemoon wisemoon 51-55 2 Responses Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    On numerous occasions my father would talk down to me telling me I wouldn't make it in life doing what I wanted to do so to please him I went to a school that would make me money...
    missmorgan3400 missmorgan3400 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bit of a long one, but worth the read... This may be the wrong experience to post in but I have to get it out there - today I was in an art gallery. They were displaying peoples...
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

    Your Response

    Cancel