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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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    I have been through more

    than any 20 year old should have been through. I have been sexually abused in a relationship that lasted 4 years too long. I have done every drug I know of at least once. I have tried every needle in the book, including the ones to create art on my body. I was an alcoholic that...
    MariaSmiles17 MariaSmiles17 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    13 years ago tomorrow our world changed forever.

    At 9:02 am flight 175 crashed into the World Trade Center, this family crumbled along with the building. It took us all a long time to get our bearings. But we have survived! Brian you maybe gone but you will never be forgotten ever💔😢
    sehardy sehardy 51-55, F 9 Responses Sep 10

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    This all I want in life: I wanna become a great

    artist and make a career out of it. I wanna own a rebellious store with all types of dope **** in there. I wanna do that so I can take care of my family and make charities and groups for the underprivileged. I just wanna spread love and help the ones who need help. For most of...
    weirdrebel weirdrebel 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I've had a therapist

    for over a year now...
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I used to be very angry with the universe.

    I had the "why me's" just like everyone else. I am not angry anymore. I honestly believe that everyone has a path in life. I think in order to be able to do what you are supposed to do, you must experience certain situations first. I have suffered so much in life, yet I am...
    Mm8335 Mm8335 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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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 16-17, M 16 Responses Nov 21

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    I lost my dad @ 3 and my mom couldnt afford me

    and m brother so she sent us to a foster home for a week (hated it) after that i got sent to my aunts my brother to my gmas and my mom got into drugs and was an addict for 3 years. My aunty would drink and when she did she partied sometimes for 3 days straight. So that was kinda...
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    A new survey has revealed

    that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The study, conducted by online younger women older men dating site www.agemeet.com , collected data from 53,233 users with the...
    Katycc11 Katycc11 26-30, F Nov 27

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    I'm a survivor of addictions,

    of rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence.. I lived my life too many sad lonely years seeing myself as a victim.. I've used drugs, alcohol and men to try help dull the pain.. I am a strong native woman, I am clean and sober! I no longer want to numb and medicate myself.. Instead...
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 25

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    I just wanted to post something

    for all the young depressed people I read on here! Im 26 y/o. Ive been trough a lot. From being molested when i was 5 to being constantly abused by men. (Ive been raped a couple times, even had to go to the hospital once) i lost a baby and maybe cant get pregnant ever again. I...
    Marypossa Marypossa 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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    When I was 2 years old my biological father

    tried to kill me. He was dragged from my home by police pretending he was attempting to commit suicide so he wouldn't get caught. He succeeded. I am an identical twin. He loved my sister but ignored me. He told my mother that if they ever broke up he would take custody of her...
    Chloesince92 Chloesince92 22-25, F 10 Responses Sep 10

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    Suicidum June 27, 2012 Anno Domini Apud

    Memoriam De Dylan Greenwood. Ultima Verit Eadem Locutio Verbum, In persona eius indicaverit ministraverit fiat servire augebatur. Quia etsi saepe sciendium repugnare contra Daemonum. Uictoria sua duxit et deficere tua. Possum Ulterius Permeneat. Eduxit me sis Gaudium spero...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M Nov 27

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    if someone doesn't appreciate your presence let

    them appreciate your absence.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Other people say when u r broken u can't stand

    back up for a while, but we say when ur broken u look up and smile and stand up because we are stronger than the people who hurt us the most.
    AwkwardM AwkwardM 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 6

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    When I was 16, my boyfriend beat

    and raped me. Afterwards, I asked, "Why did you do that?" and he said, "To make you feel dirty so you won't be a **** anymore."I thought I loved him more than anything and I stayed with him afterwards.I am now 30. Life became warped for me for many years. Really for 10 years. I...
    InnerGuidance InnerGuidance 26-30, F 11 Responses Sep 7

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    In a world we live in today,

    it is difficult to see the good things in life when life only throws the bad things in our faces. It is difficult to know to whom you can place your trust and faith in, for many deceive you. It is difficult to keep from slipping into depression, and loosing all hope. Yes, the...
    CelaRose1995 CelaRose1995 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm the youngest of 3 children.

    My dad is an alcoholic and was never home when I was growing up. He would go to work and then go to the bar with his friends for hours after work leaving my mom to take care of me and my siblings. I have very few memories with my father and he even lived with us. Months turned...
    IHeartthislove8 IHeartthislove8 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have come out of my country looking

    for a job and fortunately i got one after arond 4 days. Presently Iam working in this Company from last 1.7 years. I have been selected as Project Engineer and salary was decided to be 400 RO. after some 2 months my boss has turned compeltly against me. i was new in country and...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi there, is there anyone out there

    that knows a lot about Duane's Syndrome
    contan69 contan69 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I may be stronger but right

    now I feel so weak. life is too damn hard
    ngardner621 ngardner621 22-25, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    This site for me has been

    both a blessing, and a curse. It's a place where i've met some incredible people, but also a place that has worn me down, piece by piece, heartbreak after heartbreak. Reflecting on my time here before i delete my account on New years eve, i can say that while there have been...
    BeautifullyBroken10x BeautifullyBroken10x 18-21, F 38 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well my parents are still referring to me

    as a mistake....the other day they told me to go go jump off a bridge. I can not wait until I move out.
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 20

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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 19 Responses Feb 5

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    "No matter what, once in your life,

    someone will hurt you. That someone will take all that you are, and rip it into pieces and they won't even watch where the pieces land. But through the breakdown, you'll learn something about yourself. You'll learn that you're strong. And no matter how hard they destroy you...
    margai margai 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    roella roella 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    My father left when my mother was pregnant with

    me, and she has raised me since. I had an abusive stepfather. When I was a child, i was bullied relentlessly. But, thanks to all i have learned from those experiences, i have grown stronger, and now I am in college studying to be a Petroleum Engineer
    CrossCountryLife CrossCountryLife 18-21, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    when I was a little girl three to be exact I

    watched my parents get murdered because my dad refused to pay a bully money. I was the only witness and put the man in jail. my twin brother and I were put into protective custody and adopted into different homes into different parts of the US. This experience made me stronger...
    ladyvadar33 ladyvadar33 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 16

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    I met a lot of great people here.

    People who remind myself that no matter what others think about me, I still deserve the appreciation and love. I had been through a lot of difficuilties. Once, my family had no money left. Dad had no job. Mom luckily had a job as secretary in one of public company. It was on...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    You are exactly where you’re supposed to be

    at this very moment. Even if things aren’t the way you want them to be. Even if there’s more to do or undo. Even if you feel like you need to start over from scratch. Every experience and step is necessary. :)
    raquel80 raquel80 31-35, F 20 Responses 4 days ago

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    Tell me when it's time to come back down cause

    i don't want to ever feel like this again...
    dropitnow52 dropitnow52 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    alinacc12 alinacc12 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    amaui1 amaui1 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    When I was around 12 years old,

    I started losing my hair. I had gorgeous locks....long....thick....dirty blonde hair. My mom was beside herself because she was not only worried but couldn't understand why this was happening. She finally found out that I had contracted some sort of bug from a family friend...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 8 Responses Jul 14

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    I would like to think I am stronger

    because of what I have been through - however, it takes little to shake my confidence if I don't feel I am well protected. I know how vulnerable we all are.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Staying Strong, Staying Positive.

    2 years ago my mom was almost murdered by my dad. At 19 years old my two sisters and I were forced to live on our own. My mom can no longer talk and needs help with the littlest daily tasks. I pray the words come back to her. All in all I'm thankful she's still here. I can make...
    Lucid91 Lucid91 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    I was born, but not wanted.

    I was never told I was loved. Never hugged. I left home at the age of 15 when the women who gave birth to me tried to give me to one of the 2 men she brought home from the bar. Never had a real family...wish I could be adopted..even at my current age of 54.
    abittwisted abittwisted 51-55, F 13 Responses Oct 31

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    In life, we do things.

    Some we wish we had never done. Some we wish we could replay a million times in our heads. But no matter what, everything we do makes us who we are, and in the end every experience shapes every detail of who we are. If we were to change any of them we wouldn't be the person we...
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 2

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    In our past, lies our future.

    I've had an unpleasant early childhood. I've been laughed at, bullied, treated unfairly. But when I think back, I cherish my past, for it made me stronger. It made me kinder. It made me thoughtful. It made me see the world through the eyes of a survivor. I deserved to be...
    BillyEmad BillyEmad 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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    In all of my 19 years of life,

    so far... I haven't had it worse than some people but I have had it pretty rough. Losing loved ones has got to be the worst pain of them all. I believe we all have our own versions of having a "tough" past. From being a rebel, to being abused. It varies in our own eyes. Mine...
    Nitram13 Nitram13 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 28

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    Judge me and I?ll prove you wrong.

    Crush me and I will stand up on my own. The more that I hurt the more I will know I?m stronger each time, each time I fall.
    classicalprince classicalprince 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    Child Stolen,Sanity Almost Stolen,

    But I'm STILL Here!- In 2001 my ex took my 7 year old daughter for the weekend and didn't return her. Her 9 year old brother never wanted to be bothered with him but she couldn't get enough. A few days later she called and said she was NEVER coming back. She has been in South...
    StillFab45 StillFab45 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    One Should Never Forget

    I believe that to tell someone to forget about the past is really bad advice. To forget only leads to repeating failed judgements. We shouldn't dwell on the past or live in the past, but we should reflect on it so that past mistakes are not repeated. Even better, be observant...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    Have you ever just sat

    and thought....damn I've been through a lot of ****
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I am stronger because of my past It has helped

    me grow into the person I am today All the pain and hurt I carry has made me stronger All the things I have seen All the things I have heard All the things I have witnessed All the things that have been done to me have made me into the person I am today and I don't like my...
    hiddenbeauty217 hiddenbeauty217 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    I am really stronger

    and I can day that I recoverd well from things that happend in the past! I really want to move on, but how can I, when I still suffer physical pain sometimes from things that happend.. There are always things that remind me what happed. I really want to stay strong and I fight...
    4everDance 4everDance 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 9 Responses Oct 22

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    Almost November 27, 2014 Hello,

    old friend, now tell me why you failed, how you came so close, yet you have yet to see my end. At my throat did your blade set already digging into my flesh you had me, you saw me fold, so why, my Demon, did you fail? Demon, were you weak, afraid? What thoughts raced in your...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M Nov 27

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    I Am The Family Pet

    I was abandoned, left to rot alone in the place i called home by my only remaining real parent, she didnt love me enuff always on that stuff, having sex with guys playing ruff all in my face all over the apartment while i watched. i starved while u drugged, i starved while you...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    If I was to write every single detail,

    I'd probably be typing all night. Plus I am too lazy :P But well me name is Emily, I'm 17 years old. I was raped when I was 12 by a ********* when I was left in a shop on holidays in turkey. It didn't really hit me until this year and I started to self harm and even attempted...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    HOW I WISH I HAD A REAL MOTHER THAT UNDERSTANDS

    ME, INSTEAD OF A FAKE ONE WHO CONTRADICTS HERSELF WHEN IT COMES TO ME BEING A LESBIAN...SHE SHOULDN'T TELL ME NOT TO BE ONE WHEN SHE MOLESTED ME ALL MY LIFE, NOT ONLY DID SHE MOLEST ME BUT SHE BRAINWASHED HER BOYFRIENDS AGAINST ME TELLING THEM THAT I WAS A PRODUCT OF A RAPE, AND...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been sexually abused

    and demeaned. I have had 5 surgeries. I have been on every rx painkiller except morphine and dilaudid. I have lived, loved, lost, found it again, and now that I'm here, I'm happier than I've ever been. I know I can handle whatever life throws at me, and I'm ready. :)
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 18 Responses Dec 12

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