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    My abuse from my father.

    8 years ago was a dark time for me. My dad would often beat me as punishment for doing stupid stuff. One day I did something really bad and stupid. My dad was furious, he lost it over and over again. He beat me senseless, but I had grown somewhat accustomed to pain so it...
    WhiteTheKid WhiteTheKid 18-21, M 14 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 10 Responses Feb 8, 2015

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    The more people try to put me down.

    ..the more I stand up against them. Sure you can call me a damsel in distress but I know...I am the only one who can save myself...
    anstein anstein 18-21, F Jan 14

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    Soo much heartbreak. Thought id never feel again

    or wasnt going to. Well fate sees that i suffer again by opening my heart to another just to get rejected with friendship...again.
    ElSabre101 ElSabre101 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have to be, otherwise I would have crumbled a

    long time ago. But I'm not a hardened person by any means. I just try to bounce back from what life throws at me.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F Jan 14

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    Until a few years ago I always felt

    that my entire adult life was going to be filled with abuse, nehlect, and was never going to be loved like I want to be loved. I married at 19, in a fantasy about the home, the kids, the white picket fence, and happily ever after. But within a year my dreams were shattered when...
    Harleygirl65 Harleygirl65 46-50, F 12 Responses Aug 22, 2015

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    http://youtu.be/OJWP0ntHtUU I have been

    through several horrific things in my life. The first one was at age 6 and so many since then. I realize that many people are not made to recover from these kinds of life experiences. I am a Warrior and finally found a song that says just that and gives me strength!
    notadream2u notadream2u 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    I have officially been clean

    for 5 years now. Yay me :) I think I might make myself a cake to celebrate...with some oreos in it. That should be super yummy :D
    PhantomPower PhantomPower 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    Observations (An Aspergers Poem) The pressure

    comes from those around The acid note of sour sound When heartless words our love confound Friends, family, all pull us down And with a dismal pall surround Someone for whom, love should abound They cannot feel the hurt purveyed The thoughtless selifishness conveyed We're living...
    Neoebonite Neoebonite 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 25

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    kimcc11aa kimcc11aa 26-30, F Jan 20

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    The more life throws at you,

    the stronger you get after you've bounced back... Wounds scab over. Scars fade. You get tougher. I am like tempered steel.
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    Focus On The Good

    About 3.5 years ago I went through a really tough time. I had lost everyone that was important to me. I came back to California, starting from scratch. I got a job as a live-in Nanny in Cupertino, Ca. In all it looked like everything was going wonderfully, but I was living with a...
    Dollbaby03 Dollbaby03 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Its official as of 9:20 am on this 5 the day of

    February. I'm divorced. Thanks everybody for all ur support and kind words. I do appreciate each and every one of my Ep friends!!!!
    bellamae11 bellamae11 51-55, F 16 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    A life of pain is my destiny

    and I've accepted it.I know that feeling of hopelessness, knowing that for the rest of your life you will likely only experience pain and it will only get worse as you get older. I got injured in football several times and have had 4 knee surgeries since I was 16. When I wasn't...
    bigexathlete bigexathlete 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 9, 2015

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    I'm loyal because I know what it's like to

    be treated unfaithfully. I care because I know what it feels like to be neglected. And I love with all my heart because I know that love will never die.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    every bad sh!t that drops ya to the ground

    actually gets you a better understanding... of yourself, of others, of our surroundings, basically, a better understanding of ya life! you gain more knowledge about your own self! and that's what the motive of our lives is, a quest to find ourselves as an individual! every...
    slytheringuy slytheringuy 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Ive been through some bad stuff in my life.

    Im not saying everything went well. By no means id be lying was a rough life until about 5 or 6 years ago things stabilized. Am I proud of past hell no. But its me and who I am I just took good from people I met and emulated it to the person I am now. We all have a past But...
    Michelle41011 Michelle41011 41-45, T 6 Responses Aug 22, 2015

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    Someday you will see How much I loved you That

    I woke up every morning to say "hi" because I cared. That I sacrificed myself for you because you mattered... to me. That I chose you because I saw what you were and what you COULD be. That in my idealistic ideology you benefited. That I loved you, when I couldn't have you...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    If my life were personified it would a

    gladiator: Strong, sharp, intelligent, and brave. I have my fears, but I'll be damned if I let you know it.
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    In June last year my mother passed away

    after beating cancer twice. She had gotten though her second battle and fallen very sick and ended up in ICU. After three weeks she was getting worse so we had to turn off her life support. I slowly watched my mothers last few breaths before she passed away. Since then I have...
    joshbou joshbou 16-17, M 11 Responses Jan 18

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    Two years ago I took a surgery on fracture ,

    two days ago I came to hospital to remove the internal fixation plate but three screws were broken and left in my bone ,which the doctor said it is normally not harmful to my body without pulling it out .the doctor also said it was difficult to remove the broken screws and...
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    All i did...all i the hard decisions i have

    taken..it was all to be stronger... I did't want to be that person that needed help..that needed a hand or a shoulder to cry on..i wanted to have enough power to stand up on my own..because i was told life is full of "hard times" and i wanted to be prepared for it all...i wanted...
    jrcervin jrcervin 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yes I am I've been through a lot not many

    people would have made it but I did
    lillyross lillyross 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 17

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    41 years later I come to discover

    that indeed I was so different from other children. My mom always said I was a very special child and now I beginning to understand how I was different than my siblings. I'm a SURVIVOR OF ******/RAPE. Domestic Abuse was a normal part of discipline from my biological father. It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Apr 20, 2015

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    2014 I had a volunteer job I loved

    but was draining me. I gave everything I had to that job, and they end up firing me and turning every of my friends there against me. They said "I left because I wanted to". I also had a boyfriend, who helped me through that drama. And in July, he left me, still saying he loved...
    silvis silvis 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    I recently decided to get in shape

    and start exercising. I came across a quote at the gym that intrigued me the moment I read it. It says, "What seems so hard now will one day be your warm up." I believe this goes beyond weights / training and is a metaphor for our lives as well. I remember when I first...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 11 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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    Hi.. In my life I think I been through a lot,

    for example my parents divorce, leaving me alone to survive for 5 months( you can check out my other post about my family divorce and survival..), moving to a whole new country and many people atempting to kill me in some ways like strangle,drown,lots of violence, letting me...
    Rokas2260 Rokas2260 13-15, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I wish I had found this website way earlier!

    Just signed up and already loving the stories and support I see here!
    Yinhx Yinhx 31-35, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Letter to myself: You're doing amazing.

    I'm proud of you. CH was right; you've been doing this. You've got this. There's no where to go but up from here. Everyday you struggle to do better and the universe sees you. It acknowledges you. It has seen your tears, your heartbreak, your lonely nights in the dark crying...
    Negrita13131 Negrita13131 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was abused for 6 years

    as a kid by my own mother, and I left her and now live with my dad. I suffered so much depression, but I am stronger than I ever was now.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Imagine yourself walking through a forest.

    So far, it had been one straight path until unexpectedly, ahead of you, is a crossroad, two paths, left or right. Your not afraid because either path with eventually lead you home. So, you choose a path and continue walking. Suddenly, your in the part of the forest where the...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 10 Responses a week ago

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    I have been through so many things over the

    years. most recently, I have been diagnosed with SLE, Sjogren's syndrome and a blood disorder. there are days I can't get out of bed, but I am thankful I am still alive!
    myjason myjason 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was pregnant , and

    now since my baby was born , I feel so happy and feel stronger Bc after all what I've been through , now Ik who the real people are and who aren't .
    ASA15 ASA15 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18, 2015

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    When you think you put me at my lowest level of

    feeling like crap inside..., that's when I come back swinging and kicking ***. I refuse to be brought down!!!!
    TennesseeWhiskey TennesseeWhiskey 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 21

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    She made broken look beautiful

    and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it took like a pair of wings. ~AD
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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    Just a quick note before bed; I just want to

    say this is the happiest I've ever felt in a very long time. Maybe even my life. I've always been a very unhappy person inside. On the outside, I was smiley and cheery, but on the inside, I was dying. For so long, I always had this monster, it felt, that sat on my chest. My...
    Negrita13131 Negrita13131 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Ariaspark Ariaspark 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Life isn't a bad thing.

    It isn't full of darkness. Sometimes you have to get through the dark to find the switch that turns on the light. You'll stumble and fall over things because you can't see your way. You're blind to where you are walking. You might think its easier to give up and just sit it in...
    luna500 luna500 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 22, 2015

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    ITS GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY!

    !!!! ANYONE KNOW WHY??? "I'M NOT LETTING IT BE BAD"..... ANYONE ELSE?
    imjusthere1 imjusthere1 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 24

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    I have always hated myself

    and for good reason. I.. cut my arms to shreds, and burned myself. was vicious to people who loved me. lied just to hurt people. stabbed my friends in the back. cheated on my hub with his best friend manipulated everyone into getting my way. WhenI thought I couldn't despise...
    WittyTwit WittyTwit 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Growing up I witnessed a lot more

    than I should have and grew up way to fast. My dad sold marijuana and was an alcoholic. He would come home drunk and abuse my mom. I was about 7 when they got a divorce and I was really happy about it. My mom and I lived with 3 of her friends and 2 of her boyfriends (not at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jun 29, 2015

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    I have no luck in life.

    It's like there's a black cloud over my head. Whenever people ask me to tell them something good that's happened to me, do you know how long it takes me to think of something? That's because nothing genuinely good ever actually happens. Correction, it rarely happens. But, I can...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M 6 Responses May 18, 2015

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    Sometimes in life, theres one person

    who will make you realize that You need to be Braver, fiercer and bolder, just for you to let go all the things that hurts you and make a new one that will make your life great.
    potatobanana27 potatobanana27 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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