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I Perfer Physical Pain To Emotional

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    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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    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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    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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