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I See Others In Pain and It Hurts Me Too

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 151 People

    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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    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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    Things Like This...

    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a very compassionate and loving person. When I know or see someone hurting or suffering I wish I could fix it or take their pain or heartache whatever the case. I remember...
    Devotedmom77 Devotedmom77 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    When I see a person who is sad, depressed, hurt or whatever else bad happened to him/her I wish I could just take the pain from her/him even to me...
    Adamexxx Adamexxx 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    But the person concerned should also desire to heal.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Jul 26

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    How nice would that be if we all shared a common bond and weren't afraid to be ourselves !
    SoulInfluence SoulInfluence 22-25, M Aug 13

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    True more often than not. Unless they are the undisputed cretin.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 12

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    Hey guys :) I'm just curious what makes you feel happy or smile ?? It can be anything at all <3
    elinahowl elinahowl 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    i dont know what is wrong with me my head feels grabbed and squeezed together so much pain!!! arrggghhh im so scared! i dont want to go through a brain problem like the rest of my...
    heeeeey heeeeey 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I'm 40, this invisible pain started out 6 years ago after a routine sinus surgery. I say "invisible" because with a gunshot wound or broken arm people can see what pain you are in...
    jhuntersemail jhuntersemail 36-40, M Aug 11

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    So I had 2 shoulder surgeries one month apart. First surgery was for taking care of a shoulder impingement and tighten my shoulder which could pop out of its socket. Then...
    yodasl yodasl 41-45, M Aug 8

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    I have been in a relationship for only 3 months with my boyfriend. We are both in our mid 30's and currently trying to work on a long distance relationship. In the first month...
    1234dogma 1234dogma 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I guess I'm "judging" people because I dislike the way they judge others but I don't understand. I mean, you have people that make it obvious and known that they won't accept...
    EmmieBear EmmieBear 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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    Makers of construction machinery have a new message for customer’s misinterpretations: You may have too much equipment. Despite the fact it may cost them some sales in the short...
    willh00p3r willh00p3r 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Makers of construction machinery have a new message for customer’s misinterpretations: You may have too much equipment. Despite the fact it may cost them some sales in the short...
    willh00p3r willh00p3r 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Your Dominant Intelligence is Interpersonal Intelligence:-- You shine in your ability to relate to and understand others. Good at seeing others' points of view, you get how people...
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F Aug 14

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    When people look at me I wonder what they really see? Do they see the real me or who I want them to see? Do they see the sweet innocent girl or the stuck up two faced *****. Do you...
    Robin1226 Robin1226 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I would love to have a Skype buddy for a little showing off . I love to see others bodies.
    40fitguy 40fitguy 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    A Bridge Across the Pain. I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Wow her arms are so young , her beauty is so true, her voice is unheard during this time of her life, no one sees and understands her pain, she looks like a woman a child inside...
    PillsNpotion PillsNpotion 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Remain in elegance in person Villas produced from timber and sandstone, poised and tranquil above a translucent lagoon, or nestled discreetly amongst exotic blooms through the...
    Deborahyt Deborahyt 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    They say that in our teenage years we become more sensitive towards what we are told, what is said about us and how we perceive what others think. We become aware that are actions...
    xogymfish xogymfish 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've learned that love hurts. It's something so fragile and can be gone just as fast as it came. The truth is Love is temporary it comes and goes, it can bring you happiness or...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F Jul 24

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    "In the confusion of it all your heart grows fonder, yet your mind grows tired." Everything seemed so perfect, so right that nothing could ever go wrong. Yet, wrong was there...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    No fuss eating, just fantastic meals may be the purchase of the day at Meeru Maldives. No dressing up to impress. Just stroll in from the Seashore or from the area and sit back and...
    Darrickexp Darrickexp 31-35, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Crist I haven't written a story on ep for so long I almost forgot how! Anyway I've been lost for many years now. Had my moments to find myself, and I guess I choose not to. Been...
    Slashrattlenroll Slashrattlenroll 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Its been a bad pain day today just about everything hurts, I cant push my chair or move properly cos of my back and chest pains, my bladder has been cramping all day so my...
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    It hurts to see the one you love cry in front of you. But it hurts more when you know that you're the one that caused it.
    YouDaOne23 YouDaOne23 18-21, F Jul 24

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    Painkillers are more of a sympathetic ear than anyone else I know. They call my name, begging me to go over the lethal dose limit. Have you ever had your parent(s) call you...
    DemonKidd DemonKidd 18-21, M Aug 11

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    When it comes to love,i believe humans did not evolve to live together more than the time needed for the offsprings to be raised.Thats why long-term relationships take a lot of...
    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    ....and he doesn't even fight to keep us together. Any thing goes wrong....any bump in the road...and he's ready to drop me like a bad habit. He drinks too much...swears too much...
    hopelesslove30 hopelesslove30 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I enjoy helping others. Its so much to help others in need. Just to see a smile on there face and knowing I helped them and there family! I went on a mission trip last summer for a...
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I don't have time for this. It feels like my arm and back are on fire. Apparently besides MS I have neuropathy too, yay me! I went to the Doc A couple day ago. I was scared it was...
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It has become a tendency of mine to do stuff like this WHEN I CAN - sure to be there , you got my loyality on that , to try with you, to help push you forward , to assist - however...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I met this guy John February of 2013. We gotten really close, feelings started to develop, then finally he told me he loved me around May. I know it only took us 4 months to fall...
    Nroses77 Nroses77 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    The office referred to as right after that to allow me to know anyone would contact me in the following pair times to reschedule. I haven't listened to from everyone. Currently...
    Alexander815d4bq9 Alexander815d4bq9 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    had surgery on my dominant shoulder on april 24. it was arthroscopic, had 10 incisions which were done to treat/repair 1 full thickness with a graft and two partial tears, remove...
    pdpcuffed pdpcuffed 66-70, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    I want to be famous, I want to be rich, I want to be on the front cover of celebrity magazine. But most of all I want people who are about to commit suicide to think to them selfs...
    LeonInspiration LeonInspiration 13-15, M Aug 14

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    I see pain in her eyes as she smiles, yet nobody notices, I see the look in her eyes of sadness that could stretch for miles, but nobody seems to see, I ask what's wrong she says...
    RebelLynx RebelLynx 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm sure most of us have been guilty in letting others here dictate our moods or how we feel about ourselves.. I soon learnt when I came here being over sensitive is a danger to...
    primnproper primnproper 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    Falling love again its bad idea. My pearl of tears so precious but is it worthy for him. I feel so hurt and pain. Why I need to undergo this pain. Why my heart still feel worried...
    neha79 neha79 22-25, F Jul 27

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    Even if I don't like you, I try to understand you. When I see someone who is not happy it physically hurts me to not hug them
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Today my friend who thought he was my "friends with benefits" said he didn't want to see me anymore after I told him I wouldn't have sex with him. Then he tried to play it off like...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I had breakups before but they were never painful. The first breakup that really hurt me was when I was 14 years old. I remember that we could see each other only every two weeks...
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I absolutely love artistic body painting. I have had my body painted for over 25 years. I started off just after graduating from college and still do it today 25 years later...
    talloldermom talloldermom 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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