I do not mind if people see me physically in pain. I’ll limp on a broken foot. That does not mean I get the broken foot fixed (unless it is really bad) or use it as sympathy. Emotional pain? I refuse to let people see me in emotional pain. Emotional pain is much more difficult to fix. Don’t get me wrong, I will show emotion: anger, love, happiness, sadness. Those emotions are surface emotions that are often pressure relief valves for a deeper, underlying emotional pain. I know a broken bone will heal if it is not all jacked up. The pain I feel in my soul seems too deep to fully heal. I know a broken bone heals in weeks. I do not know when/if this will heal. I guess I will find out.