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"Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it" - JK Rowling, Harry Potter and TGOF

When something bad happens, and you feel sad or angry, don't try and push those feelings away. The worst thing ever is to act numb to the pain because once you let yourself feel a little bit, all that time you tried to ignore those emotions will come flooding in and hurt you so badly. If you're sad, let yourself be sad. Cry or scream if you want. It's better to let yourself be sad then and get over it as soon as possible then have it build up inside of you. If you've just been dumped, lost someone close by death or just got a bad grade - just allow yourself to feel whatever emotion that comes to you.

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aslaferugio Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  New member
Thank you alot for this massage it means a alot to me youre my hero XD 
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Photographer
awww you're welcome :glomp:
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ERASERHEAD0 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
One of your best..hey baby 
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Photographer
thanks
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Weirda208 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Couldn't agree more.
YES
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Photographer
:aww: thanks!
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:iconanimaymay:
AniMaymay Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
And this is what happens when you push away the deadlines and realize it's this Friday.
me
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Photographer
aha 
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Wr2fmaruto14 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
The truth... hard one but definitely worth realizing. :) 
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Photographer
thank you, and well yes the truth isn't always easy I suppose (:
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ETHorrorGamer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I relate to it so much, because I always just numb my pain, and when then I finally feel them, I lose control and burst out into anger and sadness
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Photographer
:hug: make sure to deal with your emotions first - it makes it a lot easier afterwards
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ETHorrorGamer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I'll try too ^^
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AkagiArt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Effin brilliant. 
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Photographer
awww thank you!
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Fro7a Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I totally agree No, I disagree! 
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Photographer
:hug:
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Mortal--Demon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't that the truth I've said that in my mind a thousand times,  but at the same time if you block things out for to long you get entropy! Then nothing holds any meaning That takes years to recover from, its so much worse been there! 
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Photographer
very true and I do agree - thank you for commenting!
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The0Bourne0Fluidity Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'd rather let the dentist just do their thing and make me numb.
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MandiPope Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This speaks to me like you wouldn't believe; I'm a recovering drug addict, and if I could tell using addicts one thing, it'd be this.  The momentary numbness only masks the huge heavy hitter that's coming when the high wears off.

I've been sober for almost nineteen months now.  I really needed to see this quote today, I had a minor craving due to stress, but this is a potent reminder of why it's so crucial to stay sober and deal with your issues in a healthy manner.

'Cause it's the only way to do it.

God love you, my Friend.  I do.  Thank you for this.
MLP
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ErinBird Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Photographer
I'm so glad to hear you're nineteen months clean - that's a very big achievement and i'm so happy to hear you're recovering well :aww: 
Thank you, it's lovely to see that this picture helped you and it makes me feel very happy that my work managed to do that! Stay strong :heart:
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MandiPope Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words, my Friend.  I am delighted to be nearly nineteen months sober.  (It'll be official on June 10th, 2014.  I even know the exact hour -  8:08PM!)

It's so good of you to say this; it's a hard thing to say and an even harder one to accept, but you pulled this off beautifully without being preachy.  This is a message people will listen to because it is on our level, you aren't talking down to us from a morally higher position.  And it's just...  touching.  Because for those of us who have been there, we know how that picture feels.  I do.

God bless you for the good you do with your art.  May God love you like I do.

Mandi L. Pope
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ErinBird Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Photographer
Gosh I don't think I've ever been complimented on my art in that way (ever)! That's so kind of you and it makes me feel very good that i'm not coming across as preachy (: thank you so much and I really respect this comment :hug: 
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LaughingGurl Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Eyebrows.

On.

Point!

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ErinBird Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Photographer
ahahaha thank you :giggle:
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Nhizyr Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I found this one really strange, and I think I found out why-
It's like the quote is part of the picture. You know, not like "look here's a picture and a quote to go along with it", but like the quote is actually a part of the temporary fictional universe created there. But at the same time, it's also something of an explanation of what's going on, and that makes it really weird to look at the picture. It's like the girl there is currently numbing her pain and then this quote just randomly pops up on the computer screen telling her that that's really not a good thing to do and she's like, "hmmm, maybe the computer is right..."
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ErinBird Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Photographer
hmmm I really do like your comment as I never thought of it that way before. I initially put the quote on the screen as I just wanted to try out new ways of displaying quotes but I really do like how you've put it; to say that it's almost if I've created another universe. But I do agree with the girl part (which is me by the way ahaha) I did try and look numb and emotionally detached, but I never though about the end part of your comment with looking at the quote and essentially considering it. Interesting ideas you have! Thank you!
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Nhizyr Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I thought you were the model, but it's not really a picture of you as yourself I thought, so I didn't want to say "you"! >v< Similarly to when someone writes a book, you wouldn't equal the narrator of the story with the author of the story.

But yes it is essentially... breaking the fourth wall it is called, I believe? So I found that interesting. :'D
I'm glad my comment was helpful/ inspiring/ some other positive thing! nvn 
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Arash0098 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
So long and beautiful eyebrows. (:
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Photographer
ahaha thank you (:
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Arash0098 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
No problem, i only expressed the fact. (:
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TTM77 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cute
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Photographer
thanks :aww:
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TTM77 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What pain was that pretty model in?
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Photographer
:blush:
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:iconttm77:
TTM77 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
what?  why are you blushing?  maybe smile with your pretty smile too.
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Photographer
i'm just flattered that you think i'm pretty aha
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TTM77 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Why? You know u r pretty. Look at all the nice pic u take of yoour pretty self. :hug: here i kinda saying i enjoy your beauty. Thanks. :)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Photographer
aww well thank you very much (:
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M12RUSS Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Interface Designer
IŽll consume the pain of 12 years ?
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Photographer
let it out (: it's bad to build up such a large amount
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M12RUSS Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for all your answers !
I understand what you mean, but is not that exactly what I mean ?
Some actually like you people, because of their so-called inner values​​!
I value people according to their tolerability and their use.
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vampire8462 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Writer
So true....
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Photographer
:hug:
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ali4dzn Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
cool
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Photographer
thank you :aww:
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ali4dzn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
anytime
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PurePaintBlood Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Being bullied at school, this really helped. Dankies
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Photographer
aw i'm so happy to hear it helped - you're welcome! :hug:
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