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I Am Better Person For Overcoming Adversity

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    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

    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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    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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    Have good day donrt give up your life
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    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M a week ago

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    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Sometimes i like to be alone. Enjoy the freedom and solitude. In those moments, i remember who i am and what i want in life.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 21

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    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm just so confused right now about how I feel and what to do. Life seems to complicated at times.
    Voldermin Voldermin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    There's just so much I want to change about myself. Too much. I can't change and it kills me because I hate myself.
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