"hurt feelings are like getting bruises but eventually they can build up and fester into a deep wound. defined as causing some kind of anguish or distress by verbal or non verbal communication. I have gotten in the habit of stress eating to soothe either by mints or gum or small candies. Actually working on breaking this bad habit-timely question! "
"Hurt feelings are like cut skin. Understanding words are band aids. "That must have been frustrating" is a soothing balm to a fresh wound."
"Hurt feelings are like sensitive skin. The skin reacts to temperature, to the wind that blows, to the sun that shines. Sensitive skin is certainly concerned with itself and not much else. Your hurt feelings are nothing but skin. And your knees get skinned every once in a while. So pick yourself up, and know you have been looking in the wrong place for love or admiration. You have been looking outside you, away from Me. You have been looking somewhere outside of Us. "
"Indeed they are, even and especially when they hurt. Feelings are like a roadmap that show you what you want, need and can focus on in the future. They're there for a reason. Always. "
"I once heard an analogy to this situation. Hurt feelings are like spaghetti sauce. If you clean it up immediately it will be easier, than if you let it set for a day and try to clean it up when it is hardened."
"Feelings are like shadows and hurt feelings are like hurt shadows: nothing esp. when compared to some real honest to God pain like a shattered elbow or a gunshot to the butt."
"In a normal infection, your immune system attacks the invading bacteria and kills them. Then it removes the damaged tissue and the dead bacteria. In a skin infection we see the aftermath of this as pus. Tuberculosis affects a body differently. When a person has untreated tuberculosis in their lungs, the greatest danger is not from the bacteria itself, but from the person's own body. The immune system attempts to wall off the area around the bacteria, which results in a pocket of dead lung tissue inside the living lung. If left untreated these walled off areas increase and in about 50% of cases, cause the death of the infected person. Notice that it is not the bacteria that kills people, but the response of the body to the bacteria."
The residue of the response is as bad as or worse than the disease. The linked article is VERY good association between TB and emotional bruising.
"I told her I didn't think an apology was owed to anyone. I'm sorry her feelings were hurt. But what was in order was a mother-daughter conversation about unwanted affection. Hurt feelings are like scraped knees. If you make a big deal over every single scratch, a child will grow up dramatizing everything that happens."
"Later, Hubs made him apologize and we talked about how hurt feelings are like boo-boos and they take time to get better."
A blog about little boo-boo hurts
"Hurt feelings are like a disease-if left untreated, they can grown into something that can't be cured. So apologize right away-you'll both feel better! It's always a good idea to give I'm sorry love letters to someone when they'll have a chance to read it in private. They need a chance to concentrate on what you've said in your letter-so don't stand there and stare at them while they read it."
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