Emotion Thesarus Entry: Hurt (Emotional)

  • A jerking walk or run (fleeing a person or situation)
  • Replaying the hurtful event over and over
  • Nausea
  • Self-loathing
  • Hurt that turns to violence (throwing items, damaging property, breaking things)
  • Avoiding others
  • Seeking out the comfort of a loved one
  • Heavy limbs and numbness
  • Splotchy skin from crying, red nose, puffy eyes and lips
  • A trembling lip
  • Shaking the head in denial
  • Hyperventilating
  • Sudden weakness (leaning against a locker, wall, or doorway)
  • Flawed judgement
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6 comments:

keri mikulski :) said...

I love the Thesaurus entries. :) Thanks.

PJ Hoover said...

Ditto what Keri said. I love your blog!

Kelly said...

Great entry!
Eating comfort food or shopping to try and make the pain go away?

Bish Denham said...

Another great entry!

Angela said...

Thanks everybody! And Kelly, those are great--thank you!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

OMG! How did I miss this post?

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