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I Am Better Person For Overcoming Adversity

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    Adversity Does Not Make You Stronger, It Proves You Were Strong To Begin With

    I am suffering from a huge dose of adversity overload. I have battled MDD or (major depressive disorder), 10+ deaths in my family (one of them was my only brother to suicide), cancer and its treatments, financial ruin, loss of my home....you get the picture. Life knocks me down...
    adversityoverload adversityoverload 51-55, F Jun 21, 2013

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    Although I Still Have Some To Overcome

    Then hopefully I'll be better than I am now. What I've overcome so far has made me more compassionate, empathetic and open minded. However I'd like to be more emotionally expressive, warm, and effective with my time.
    Handed Handed 41-45, F Jul 12, 2012

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    Adversity Does Not Make You Stronger, It Proves You Were Strong To Begin With

    Over the years I have tried to maintain an optimistic attitude about life. As "life" happened it got harder. Those of us with empathy for others realize that being asked to get back up just one more time can seem overwhelming. Clinical depression is not an attitude...it's more...
    adversityoverload adversityoverload 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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