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I See Others In Pain and It Hurts Me Too

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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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    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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