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I See Others In Pain and It Hurts Me Too

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    There was once a woman on the bus crying and everyone turned their heads. I saw her and felt pretty bad and wanted to something but she was holding on to child while she cried. It was a shame that everyone else didn't acknowledge her at all. I tried to make eye contact but that...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Dec 8, 2011

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    I Feel It Too.

    I see the tears that you hide from everyone else.  I feel the pain that you pretend that is not there.  I see the fear in your eye that says  you just want to give up.  No one would think anything less of you if they just knew the hell you were going through...
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    I'm Empathetic Or Just Pathetic?

     I got a MA in Psychology, worked as a therapist and couldn't handle the pain others were going through. It hurt me, I worried about them so I gave up that career and tried a few others.  Still looking for one that I like that's not minimum wage!
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 6 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    Hart Braking

    When ''i see someone in pane on here or real life it makes me want to cry. Whether its from depression or my friends pet gold fish bob died it all makes me sad. I usually want to cry but never do. anyways....
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M Aug 28, 2008

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    I'd rather see others smile than myself I've always been that way and I put others before me
    TayCon321 TayCon321 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I am a kind hearted and I truly do want (almost) everyone to be happy but seeing happy people only worsens my depression. I will see people having fun and smiling with their...
    oohfiretwerks oohfiretwerks 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My lil sis who is 6 was jumping off all the chairs and was just being silly I guess. Well my dad was watching his favorite show and my lil sis was jumping on his back then reached...
    fifidogg fifidogg 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Up until the stalker, that girl I told y'all about - we are officially dating. The other day, she came over to my house and we watched a couple of movies. Later, we decided to go...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I wish people wouldn't hide behind a different picture on here. I have mine out in the open because I like being honest with people about anything and everything concerning me. Yes...
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F Nov 30

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    especially when i caused it.
    blockme blockme 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    I really love when people get happy due me.
    rahulgentleman rahulgentleman 22-25, M Dec 1

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    But what makes it worse is ppl sending messages of support to all these unhappy teens so you read the persons profile who messages the teens and you scream at your phone don't talk...
    weeshil weeshil 41-45, F Dec 9

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    I have sharp cramp pains and sharp leg pains hurts so bad
    neonpinkcupcakelover neonpinkcupcakelover 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "Mask" By, me Everyday I try to hide, behind the mask that covers my inside. A smile, a laugh, an I'm okay. Keeps them from seeing the pain I hide away. But sometimes a mask is...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    It gives me unbearable pain when I see others hurting. I always try my hardest to help them, and I will do absolutely anything in my power to make them smile again.
    msharleenquinzel msharleenquinzel 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    but you showed up. You stole my heart again, and you danced with me, and showed me things that we could remake again, but then you gave up. You told me you longed to kiss me, but...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Wherever I am, I want to let the sunlight in. Life is too short to be wallowing in sorrow and self-pity. I wish that too for the people here on EP who are suffering. Those who hurt...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hmm not all guys are Ashton Kutcher and not all women are Demi Moore. I appreciate younger guys who are sincere and mature because they present themselves capable of taking care of...
    Alyeskaa Alyeskaa 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    THIS STORY WAS GIFTED TO ME A LONG TIME AGO. STILL TOUCHES THE HEART, EVEN NOW...THERE WAS A YOUNG WOMEN WHO HAD A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AND ENDED UP BLIND. BECAUSE OF THIS SHE STARTED...
    VALLEYANT VALLEYANT 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Right at this moment I am thinking about the projects that I am in the middle of. Often I am okay with loose ends - life is full of them. It' s just that some of the things I am in...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I am having anxiety attacks because I am heartbroken. I'll try to keep the story brief. Started a new job in September. A guy at work likes me and we become good friends. He has a...
    classicslove classicslove 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    From the time that I was 7 years old, I have been medicated. I have been on 30+ drugs my entire life. First was Ritalin, that made me a walking zombie. From then on anti...
    sicknfaith83 sicknfaith83 31-35, F Dec 2

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    Whenever Dad felt the need to spank both of us, we had to watch as each other received their punishment. It eased the pain of my own spanking to see her have her knickers pulled...
    phileddie phileddie 46-50, M 2 hrs ago

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    FOR THOSE WHO SERVE THEIR HEART.AFTER FEELING PITY FOR ONE WHO SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN DEALT A NASTY LIFE. I TOOK THIS INDIVIDUAL UNDER MY WING...THE KING I SERVE WARNED ME"WHEN YOU...
    VALLEYANT VALLEYANT 36-40, M Nov 25

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    the thing about my mind is... its a wasteland.. I'm so sad and empty and it hurts... it always, always hurts.... and I don't know what to do... my life is just I don't even know...
    debonaireash debonaireash 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 26

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    I'm pretty sure how I got this way, was I started working in haunted attractions when I was 9 years old. And I have always loved Halloween. And when I was 19 I started my own...
    justpaint justpaint 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    Loving someone and knowing that you'll never be able to tell them, that they'll never love you back is very painful. I enjoyed every moment with him, yearned for the few times in a...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F Nov 30

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    Its horrible, but it hurts SO much. Therefore i cut consentrate the pain another place. It hurts inside me everytime, but i have to do it so i can keep control...
    Pot1023 Pot1023 13-15, M Dec 3

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    I pray to god to take away this emotional pain. It hurts.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Dec 9

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    When I look around I see people who are hurting either from the financial challenges they face, health or social issues surrounding them. The world seem not to be more fair on some...
    Rirchu Rirchu 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I'm good to go with the "make others happy" part...but how do I be happy? And before you say Do what makes you happy...I can't do what makes me happy so plss don't say that.
    justified88 justified88 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm always in pain, I wake up in pain. I have a certain located pain every few months, one month it'll be my back, the next my leg, the next my arm, ECT. But everyday my whole body...
    sharkymaster sharkymaster 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    When I was freshly 16 years old, I went out drinking with a 22 year old man who proceeded to get me belligerent and take my virginity. It took me up to six months to come to...
    DeliriousAquarius DeliriousAquarius 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I'm usually a quiet person who doesn't talk to too many people. I'm socially awkward and people find me a bit boring. I've recently gone to a new class and people keep telling me I...
    malakhkhalil malakhkhalil 13-15, F Dec 1

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    It's almost 4 am and I should be asleep but I can't tonight. I don't know why. but I was scrolling down the list oh groups on here and I came across this. A year ago, I would spend...
    bakeittwice bakeittwice 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Usually I care for others more than myself.. Then I get way over my head, and I'm hurt in the end... As I started getting older, I realized that not everyone will be pleased with...
    MsShortiie MsShortiie 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm trying so hard not to. I guess I just have to accept that some people you never fully get over. You just get to the point where you can function, but you if you think about it...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I have taken yet again, a brutal hit. His words hit me, slapped me with such force. Before I could even begin to process what was happening, I was down. His words knocked the wind...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F Nov 19

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    I am in pain, my knee is swollen up to about x3 it's normal size and I can't straighten it. I had work today so I was on it all day which did not help the pain level and I have no...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Nov 20

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    The wind had blown away every memories that remain inside me. But it will never erase what i ve done for it was already carves in stones. I knew it was my fault that i had...
    LittleMiss04 LittleMiss04 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Particularly people who think a "proper" adoption cost should be $50 at maximum. Wtf? To a drug dealer, or a better-off animal fighting person, that amount is like shopping at...
    DarkFireMoon DarkFireMoon 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Because I have seen you there a few times before. One I can remember fairly well you came to my place of employment, as you walked in, I was standing there at the desk going over...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Dec 8

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    Everyone who has an actual conversation with me tells me that they trust me and either say or imply that they are comfortable speaking to me. Please do not get me wrong; I truly...
    kimb27 kimb27 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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