I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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    I finally stood up to myself today 😄.

    Feel pretty strong and confident
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 1

    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

    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
    11 Responses Oct 1, 2013

    I tell myself that if I manage to weather all

    these storms, I will come out stronger and better. And the universe will reward me for it. So I've always been surviving, and waiting. Lately it's been getting more difficult to wait patiently... The storms are rougher, more chaotic; I come out a little more battered than I...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 6

    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!!!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    16 Responses Feb 5, 2014

    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
    10 Responses Aug 22, 2015
    Lilyroselove Lilyroselove
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 15
    tonybrave tonybrave
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 1

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Jul 21, 2015
    alia101990 alia101990
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 26

    Dagboek,

    20-4-2016 Vandaag is er veel gebeurd..veel te veel.. Ochtend: Beetje duizelig. GYM: Laatste gekozen bij gym als verwacht. Pascalle word boos, omdat ze mij niet gekozen had en ik toch in haar team moet van mr. Lips. Ze...
    StoryGotTold StoryGotTold
    13-15, F
    Apr 20
    Annaambrose Annaambrose
    16-17
    10 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    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 .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses May 30, 2015

    Hello everyone, my name is Maria & I turn 18

    this friday... I just wanted to share a small story to you all.Two years ago I had the biggest heartbreak ever, got cheated on.I wanted to end my life because I felt like I needed this guy but in reality you don't need to depend on a guy or girl, you're worth so much in this...
    majesticwalls majesticwalls
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 18

    Looking on the things I've been through,

    I am proud to say I'm a strong person. I've been through things like cheating, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and even betrayal and all of that stuff didn't break me at all. I know I doubted myself but looking back, I'm glad there was people to help me get through all of that...
    ILoveBacon23 ILoveBacon23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19

    I found this article about cover narcissists.

    There isn't anything that I hate more than a fake person or an abuser. Luckily that we learn from experience. This is the key, learn and go on. As hard as it can be. Perhaps, you like to take a look if you had an abuser in your life. http://blogs.psychcentral.com...
    mmorgam mmorgam
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 1

    I have just realized

    that I am now right back where I started years back to the day I discovered EP. All that pain I felt on that specific day has manifested itself 100x worst as I'm about to close this chapter of my life. Although the hurt is still cutting deep I take comfort in the fact that I'm...
    EscapingUrLies EscapingUrLies
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 17

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    adams22 adams22
    36-40, M
    Apr 4

    Life is sometimes more strange

    than a Catherine Cookson novel... A timeline: Watching my father throw a bucket of water from my bedroom window (aged 4) over my mother who he had locked outside the front door Being moved up a year at school when I was 7 because I needed a greater challenge; losing most of...
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 31

    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

    I was born into a very chaotic family.

    My dad has an injury to his frontal lobe and my mom has untreated bipolar disorder. They have been arguing almost everyday my entire life. As young kids they moved my brother and I around seven times. My brother was always a really good wrestler, and although he sustained...
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jan 27
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses May 18, 2015

    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 .
    ThatAwkwardFriend ThatAwkwardFriend
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    long distance marriages work.

    but not mine. he has a life separate from mine or ours. i dont want him out of my life but if he keeps up with this, how or why do i want to stay with him?
    muymuyb muymuyb
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 16

    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
    10 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    Love in my family has always felt more like

    sabotage. It is hurting each other because you can, and forgiving because you're supposed to.
    Sassaye04 Sassaye04
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 21
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    Mar 21
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    I'm trying again, tired of feeling this intense

    loneliness I have it hangs o er my head always looming there. I refuse to try in my relationship where it's only me trying. So I'm going to let it all fall apart and start again.
    Gator1545 Gator1545
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Mar 16

    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
    9 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    He was my one of my best friends.

    I cared about him very much. He cared for me just as much if not more. He met a woman online. He started feeling strongly for her. I was happy that he was happy. And little by little it started falling apart. Things weren't adding up and he was starting to not only question her...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Apr 16

    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
    8 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    You never know what strength you have,

    until you have no other options.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    Are you stronger? You are not stronger

    if you keep on protecting yourself from things that may hurt you, my friend. You are just scared. I don't judge you for it, but I don't want you to be the reason that others have to be stronger. You are capable of bringing smiles instead of just anger and tears. That is who you...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 1

    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
    11 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    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
    13 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    "She realized none of it was real.

    . So she set herself free" ~KC
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    My younger brother had one of his anger bursts

    again today when my mother was talking to him and said something that got onto his nerves. He's 22 and is tall and strong. When he goes into a frenzy, he loses complete control of his anger and he hits, kicks and throws things at whatever that's made him mad. He could easily...
    Letmebee Letmebee
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Apr 10

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

    people would have made it but I did
    lillyross lillyross
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jan 17

    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
    3 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    I've been through more

    than one person should have to endure in a lifetime. I've been lied to, cheated on, and treated like a doormat. I've always picked myself up, brushed myself off and continued to march on. I've been raised to be a strong woman, not to show weakness. There were many times I wanted...
    luvmegd luvmegd
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    When I was a baby my parents went through a

    divorce and my daddy left. My mom left me and my sister to fend for are selves a couple years later. My grandfather took us in and took care of us. I started living with my aunt and uncle when my grandfather could not take care of us anymore, I was four. My aunt and uncle...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 18

    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
    10 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    Today I feel good and am

    so thankful to the Lord for the people he has put in my path~Life is definitely going to get better~The mind can do wonders and I'm going to let it~I have been through a lot and am stronger because of it although there were times when I didn't think I was at all~I still rise...
    needingtoletgo needingtoletgo
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 22

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 9, 2015

    trying hard to success on teespring.

    ...already set up a few campaign...but nothing....T-Shirts haven't sold yet....hmmm.. but i will not give up....
    joeyspring joeyspring
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 30

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    masterken234 masterken234
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 2

    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
    18-21, M
    10 Responses Jan 18

    Just wanted to share a poem I wrote

    when I I was 18. I was in a very dark place. I'm glad I can read it 8 years later and not feel what I felt when I wrote it. Feel free to share your thoughts :-) Pain is what I endure  It lives within me  And I am unable to destroy it  It attacks my heart, mind, and soul...
    Socomplex90 Socomplex90
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 17

    I battle depression. It's nothing new it's just

    something u try to live with and fight to get through. I have to say I was always afraid to post on here. But what the heck. I have made friends on here that have gotten me through my lowest points in life just by letting me be open without judgement Or just by being a lending...
    LongPath LongPath
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Apr 17

    I'm not strong. I'm weak,

    at least where you're concerned. I tell myself this will be the last time I cry over you knowing I'm lying. My days are filled with just trying to get through them. Full of responsibility. But my thoughts are, of course, on you. Wanting to just forget you and hold onto what...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Nov 9, 2015

    My name is Austin T. Lamsberg

    and I am almost 21 years old. I am a writer from Canada. I write screenplays for short videos I make as well as scripts for informational videos. I'd love to hear any ideas people might have about things they'd like to see played out on paper!
    worldsupport worldsupport
    18-21, M
    Mar 17

    My pride is to prepare myself to fight

    and my independence is prepare myself to flight.
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 30

    So my ex I was with for 5 1/2 years cheated on

    me nd got a girl pregnant.. It's been 3 1/2 months I haven't spoke to him ... He keeps coming by my work why?! He sees my car outside.. He only comes when I happen to be working. Yesterday I had to speak to him to give him his order.. He always comes by himself. But he just...
    thatgirlvannesa thatgirlvannesa
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 7

    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
    6 Responses May 31, 2015

    finally a gloomy rainy day

    and I feel soooo calm and my God does I feel good.... I'm being lazy watching love and hip hop Atlanta marathon watching miss ollianna play I'm not over thinking or having a panic attack .... Right now lol I hope that I can figure my big mess out man I seriously am on the line...
    Brokenwingz1986 Brokenwingz1986
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 31

    My father passed away suddenly

    when I was 14. Forced me to grow up quickly and eventually gain motivation to make him proud.
    aspruill aspruill
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 27
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