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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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    I lost both my arms when I was 18 in a car

    accident. It has been a challenging road and I'm still learning to do things! It can be difficult at times but it's making me stronger
    Lexiyoung Lexiyoung 22-25, F 7 Responses May 31

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    I know that everything I've been through has

    made me stronger..... but I'm still terrified it's turned me into a fallen angel too. One who is too broken to ever be fixed. One who will never fly.
    mirrorimage99 mirrorimage99 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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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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    I was alone at Gym when my gym teacher came

    and the he helped me do some excersice with my legs and i was like o_0.And then he kissed me and I suck his **** and i am 12 years old!!
    birthney birthney 13-15, F 14 Responses Jun 16

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    it takes being weak, naive

    and broken to become strong. it takes strength to admit when you're wrong & maturity to grow and change due to your mistakes and pain.
    Dawnn1e Dawnn1e 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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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 5 Responses Mar 22

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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 12 Responses Jan 5

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    My name is emerald I'm 18 years old

    and I live nowhere and everywhere I've been like this since the age of 12 with no mother no father and barely any family I think it's made me stronger having to rely on myself not being able to trust others it makes life hard but I've been through a lot and I'm glad I have...
    Ladystone Ladystone 18-21, F 6 Responses May 10

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    jbnichole jbnichole 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    Happy ever after. We've all been taught that

    if you do it right, that's what you'll get. The girl, damsel, gets the Prince Charming, they ride off into the sunset, and live happily ever after. But what about those of us that don't? What about those of us who have given up on happy endings? I think I might be one of them...
    aquiver aquiver 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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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...
    L48O1516S2342T L48O1516S2342T 18-21, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 6 Responses May 18

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    This past year has been the worst

    and hardest of my life. Between severe marital issues, my father passing away, children leaving the nest and a few other things. Back in August I would never had thought I would make it to April of this year. But life is funny, how the worst times can bring out the best in a...
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 7 Responses May 3

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    Iv been beet and abused

    but ik that's in the passed and I have to keep going to make my life better
    paulsmith345 paulsmith345 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 14 Responses Apr 20

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    I haven't had the worst upbringing,

    but I definitely did not have the "Leave it to Beaver" upbringing either, not by a long shot. I have had plenty of trials and tribulations (divorce, single-parent, etc.), and I have sailed through the hard times, and now I am on an even keel. I am definitely stronger, and can...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 18

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    It's been a year of upheaval,

    but it's getting close to the end now. My divorce will be final in just over a week and there is a wonderful new man in my life. My family has been shattered by it, and I am waiting for one family member to see the light. In the meantime, I am grateful for all that makes me...
    Spuddie2308 Spuddie2308 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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 9 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    My dad died of a heart attack

    when I was 8 on Father's Day of 2004. I will never forget how empty and emotionless I felt for 3 years after. What I found to fill in that emptiness after those long 3 years of depression was definitely not the right solution. Father's Day is always an awkward day for me
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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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, 2014

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    I've been thinking alot lately about how I got

    to this point in my life. 2012 was my year to change everything. accepted into uni. moved in to halls. dealing with splitting up with partner/best friend. then came the bomb. that one night I decided to have a little drink at a friends party. (don't normally drink) I remember...
    sammyjo963 sammyjo963 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 20

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    I haven't logged onto EP in almost a year

    and it's amazing to see how much I've changed based on my posts from so long ago. I love it.
    chloejune chloejune 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    Nobody cares about your excuses.

    Nobody pities you for procrastinating. Noboby is going to cuddle you because you are lazy. It's your ***. YOU MOVE IT.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    PLEASE READ (URGENTLY REQUIRED

    SUGGESTIONS) hey guys!. can you please read following and suggest me the proper way to do it?. people who read my older post and questions can suggest me very well but anyhow i'll try to brief everything and my present scenario. i moved to oman two years ago on job. first...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 7

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    I'm a very petite woman,

    21. 5', 78lbs. My shoe size is still in children's. My back goes to my legs and my cup is a 34a. I can comfortably go in a training bra or completely without. I have a baby face as well. I'm beyond tired of the comments I get on my appearance. People are blunt enough to say...
    Awesg Awesg 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 23

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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 16 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I have been threw a lot.

    Growing up to be someone I am not. Realizing what I am capable of then being told it's not right. To be who I am but hide it from others. Being told what to do and how to do it. Family is broken. Alone most of the time. But has this made me stronger? Yes it has. It has made me...
    FairyReader FairyReader 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 7

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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 12 Responses Feb 8

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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 6 Responses Jun 9

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    I've finally found my new name.

    It's simple and sweet and makes me feel happy, which I've never felt with my birth name. My new name just feels like...me. Everyone has adjusted to it pretty well and I've been using it for almost two weeks now. I hope to get it legally done by the end of the year and I can't...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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    I fight for my life everyday.

    I was born with a disability called cerebral palsy. I defy science just by existing. I don't waste time dealing with haters. they are just insecure
    thatgirlfromtx thatgirlfromtx 13-15, F 11 Responses Apr 1

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    Truth: I joined the Army to get away from

    drugs. It made me stronger in that without the drugs I was able to see a world I could be proud of. The life I was living on drugs was reckless, immoral even. I still had rough times in the Army, like the time I was in my hotel room and two men broke into my room and robbed...
    JaclynAisling87 JaclynAisling87 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 3

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    It's been 9 months since I've come home from

    school for medical leave and i would love to say it's been worth it (from a medical view) but it hasn't. It's been worth it at the end of the day for many other reasons, but i can't express how truly frustrating missing my first year of college to still be so behind is. I've...
    gottakeepyourheadup gottakeepyourheadup 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My experiences have made me a person

    that doesn't trust no one. It has made me second guess my second guess I don't know what sincerity is no more I don't know if people are genuine or if their living on a fantasy. I don't know if family is always there. I don't feel that there is no place like home. I don't feel...
    SineyElle89 SineyElle89 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    THIS time i Won't go through

    that **** again...no one has a clue what is going on inside me bcs i always Act happy..except my doctor. But I'm focusing on recovery now and that's the reason why I deleted my whole social life and don't talk to anyone anymore..
    nsameshit nsameshit 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been told over and over how strong I am to

    have made it through everything I've been through in my life..I'm not sure I'm really strong..I think sometimes it's just a simple decision to stand up, face it and get through it or just lie there, roll over and die. No matter how tough things get, I chose life because even...
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 1

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    alot of ups and downs came in my life.

    some of them were like thunder .but i never gave up and belived in my self.... and still on my feet
    arslanrs arslanrs 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I'm me!!! I am a brand new woman

    that no one will ever put down .I know when to say sorry I know when I'm wrong .my life will go on.I trusted the wrong person but its nice to say that what didn't kill me made me stronger.thank you for making me stronger .
    chari1975 chari1975 36-40, F 5 Responses May 30

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    sometimes it may feel what's the point,

    yet I know deep down it always has a reason, to all my madness and life's involvement of ****..
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Life has always been like this.

    .. I'm not allowed to make mistakes like all other humans are, every time I make a mistake, no matter how small I get punished for it... Every single wrong step I take, always bring to me a lot of pain... I'm so jealous of the people who make mistakes and can continue their lives...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 7

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    Been through so much people find all of it hard

    to believe...I'm only 40 & have been through more than most elderly people according to what every therapist has always said. sad when they say it...
    vbdolphins vbdolphins 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 10

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    "Foolish" Some people say

    that I threw my brain away That I'm illogical and don't have much to say Some people say that it's foolish to believe In what we cannot see, so we're deceived All that I can do is listen to you All that you can be is out there you'll see Every single time that I Explain to you...
    zehero zehero 22-25, M Jun 18

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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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