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I See Others In Pain and It Hurts Me Too

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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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    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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    That glowing energy from the joke I told you, that smirk you show when something amazing happens to you, that job promotion you got because of how hard working you are! I really...
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    NothingSpecialJustMe421 NothingSpecialJustMe421 16-17, F Sep 3

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    Hey guys :) I'm just curious what makes you feel happy or smile ?? It can be anything at all <3
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    I love to make you smile, smile, smile!!
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 5 days ago

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    Not do and have I done that my whole life, but when I could, I would walk around the neighborhood of where ever I was living and try asking elders if they needed help with taking...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 18 hrs ago

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    Can you blame me? Father walked out on us when I was 3, I was molested by a relative at 8, bullied from elementary school up until HS. String of intensely close friendships where...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 28

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    Is my surgeon jumping the gun by suggesting I see a pain management specialist after having 2 shoulder surgeries one month apart? I had a 1st one early June but 3.5 weeks later I...
    yodasl yodasl 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 26

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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...
    BallinBae BallinBae 16-17, F Aug 22

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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 Aug 21

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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 Aug 21

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    I wish I could do more to truly help others. I try my best to inspire and council others. If I could I would have it so no person has to suffer in any manner and have all people...
    Feistywizard Feistywizard 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 6

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    Sometimes I wonder am I "too intense" or has the world basically began a mass emotional detachment. Are people too walled up inside to the point that giving a damn is scary to them...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 28

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    TallyO TallyO 13-15, F Aug 30

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    I will never sleep again. This pain is too great.
    SorrowofHeart SorrowofHeart 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Onlythelonelt Onlythelonelt 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I go on holiday every summer to Greece to see my family. About 3 summers ago I met a boy who lived next door to us, called Thodoris. I was 14 and he was 17. I only speak a little...
    Ame101 Ame101 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    How do I know when best to speak? How do I know when to say what I am feeling or thinking? I have been holding off for a few days now, giving him breathing room. I have just...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 23 hrs ago

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    so he started with excuses to go out in the afternoons and evenings, I checked his phone and he has deleted all history calls and text even website searches and this raise a flag...
    LadySoledad LadySoledad 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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 Aug 17

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    Just recently I began researching on middle child traits. I've found out that middle child syndrome is very real and it's not only me who suffers from it. Growing up, I have...
    123eat 123eat 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Hello and so grateful to know I'm not alone. My husband had a hernia surgery about two and a half years ago and was diagnosed with chronic pain last year. The stories on this site...
    pressingon314 pressingon314 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    hopelesslove30 hopelesslove30 26-30, F Aug 19

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    cute4me cute4me 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    nadiarenee nadiarenee 16-17, F Aug 29

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    The fashion where the pain from symptomatic joints responds to biomechanical stressors is frequently The crucial element to localization and causation. Pain that is definitely even...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    TimelordArceus TimelordArceus 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    opacity35 opacity35 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    RebelLynx RebelLynx 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I take painkiller for the emotional pain. When It hurts so bad they are the only thing that helps.
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F Aug 18

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    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T Aug 27

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    Thomasjcox Thomasjcox 18-21, M Sep 5

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    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Ok so I took the abortion pill yesterday and must say I made the biggest mistake by reading other people stories before I went thru my experience so ill tell you HONEST and...
    claremummy3 claremummy3 26-30, F 6 days ago

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