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Emotional pain can also lead to physical pain.

^Exactly. I know this well.
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I would prefer physical pain, in small doses.


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Emotional pain can also lead to physical pain.
Like cutting yourself?
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Like cutting yourself?
No, like getting physical illnesses brought on by stress, like IBS, heart problems, Graves disease to name a few.

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No, like getting physical illnesses brought on by stress, like IBS, heart problems, Graves disease to name a few.
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Unless we're talking about something akin to irreparable catastrophic emotional distress, I've never been on board with the way-too-overly romanticized and often melodramatized preference of preferring physical pain over emotional.

Maybe part of it is because I've felt pretty down about things for such extended periods of time, that I at least know what to expect (I would say I'm "used to it", but being "used to something" implies that you eventually became OK with it; I'm still not OK with feeling bad about things as often as I generally do).

But the "physical pain over emotional pain" a lot of the time just seems to convey too much of a martyr syndrome vibe to things. Not good for helping self-esteem at all.
I agree. Both can be awful of course. I have headaches and it's a real relief when they're gone. That's when i realise it's a blessing to have good physical health. We tend to forget that easily when we feel good. Being depressed sucks but it's more predictable somehow, it becomes almost a routine. That's my experience of it, not downplaying the effects of depression etc.
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No, like getting physical illnesses brought on by stress, like IBS, heart problems, Graves disease to name a few.
Yes, this is it, this is what I wanted to say.
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