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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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    I really am. Every heartache,

    every time I hurt, physically, mentally and emotionally, It changed me forever. Every tear I cried has strengthened my inner-self. I was becoming tougher, more careful, cleverer, and the same time, I stopped smiling, stopped trusting, started doubting, Every crease that was...
    KrisKrosSk8 KrisKrosSk8 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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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 8 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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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 13 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    I thought I was inlove with this boy he was

    perfect when he was sober. We met at work his name was Ryan I broke my rule no dating employees but he was different. We worked together for a year and he was off work for a bit because he broke his hand so the end of November he added me on Facebook we started talking and we...
    Dayday4204 Dayday4204 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    I become me! Stronger,

    fiecier and lovelier
    aloneme79 aloneme79 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 3

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    I'm stronger than them,

    stronger than everyone. I don't need to prove anything to anyone anymore.
    xXxWildOnexXx xXxWildOnexXx 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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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...
    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F Apr 7

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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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    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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    Remeber that time when you were 6 years old

    and you were all alone for most the day and for years you were not allowed to leave the house or open the curtains for fear of being persecuted? No? Then maybe it was just me. haha. Maybe it was just me... in that petty excuse for a house.. watching all those stupid kids with...
    SerenForYou SerenForYou 18-21 3 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like I've grown up

    so much in the last year or two. I'm already doing some of the things I love, I have some great friends, and I really think I have my values set correctly. Excited for the future.
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Growing up is hard enough,

    but growing up the past few years without my father, has shown me that when life challenges you, that you can't give up.
    DLaPratt DLaPratt 13-15, M Apr 7

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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, 2014

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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 10 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    I have experienced a lot of things in this

    short lived life of mine.I must say it has been a hell of a ride.The only thing that got me through those tumultuous times is that I believed.
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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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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    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 9 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    "It is okay to be at a place of struggle.

    Struggle is just another word for growth. Even the most evolved beings find themselves in a place of struggle now and then. In fact, struggle is a sure sign to them that they are expanding; it is their indication of real and important progress. The only one who doesn't...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 11 Responses Feb 16

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    Making mistakes and meeting the wrong people

    only made me stronger and more careful. I truly believe that we learn from our mistakes and that's what I've done
    mayyasothman mayyasothman 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    God gives his hardest battles to his strongest

    soldiers. I am the woman I am today because of all I've been through. I am happier, kinder and a lot more understanding of people and their problems. If anyone wants to talk about hardship and how the struggles of their past influenced and continue to influence them today; Id...
    Grace1077 Grace1077 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Without the dark, we wouldnt have the light.

    Without the pain, we wouldnt have the pleasure. A good hearted person can find the pleasure in pain and the light in the dark. Jashinism for life
    PainfulMemories PainfulMemories 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Sincerepain Sincerepain 13-15, F Mar 26

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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 13 Responses Jan 5

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

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    It's been 1 year and 3 months

    since my last cut.. time flies, but also the time comes.
    lisachristensen lisachristensen 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    I've always thought that life is a test,

    and certain situations or hard times that happen test your character and make you who you are. It's weird but I feel like the more hard times you have the happier you become in yourself for getting through them
    AlexJM95 AlexJM95 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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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 6 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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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 10 Responses Apr 1

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    I went through a really hard breakup several

    months ago. I thought t was the end of the world. When he broke up with me his reasoning was, " I just want to spend my senior year with the boys." To this day I still think about what we had and what I thought the future held for us. I was head over heels for this boy. But over...
    jenbloggs jenbloggs 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Amongst all the stories in the newspaper today,

    this was by far the best and most heart warming to me. Imagine walking a mile in someone else’s headline: Monica Lewinsky speaks at TED2015 It was very brave of her to say it aloud and say it well, she has become even more beautiful in my eyes now. http://blog.ted.com...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M Mar 23

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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 12 Responses Feb 8

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    My experiences I have been in recovery

    for 20 years I plan to open the house for women and children I need help with donations. Please send to 3958 West Cir., Decatur, GA 30035 thank you very much Beautiful Pryor
    1Beautiful 1Beautiful 41-45, F Apr 3

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    I was molested from the age of 4-9 by two men

    (uncles). Raped by a guy i liked at 15. Raped by my boyfriend's (now ex) bestfriend at 23. I'm now 30 and I'm doing good, raising my 3yrs old, yet there are times that i get flashbacks and get anxiety. It's rare but very powerful. Thankfully i get them at night when my lil one...
    StillHere84 StillHere84 26-30, F 11 Responses Jan 9

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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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    "Life changes. You get it all lined up just

    the way you like it and then something beyond your control comes along and bumps you off centre. Nothing stays the same. You grow up, make friends, lose friends, lose track of people, meet new ones and sometimes you ask yourself why. But all i can tell you is that every...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I have been through a lot in life.

    ... I was so pretty when I was kid... obesity took away my happiness. .. my parents were orthodox I always want to b a host but I became a ghost I used to smile and cry loud in my empty room my dreams were shattered ppl were calling me ugly. ..They calls me aunt. .. my little...
    kirti92 kirti92 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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