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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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    I am 15 years old and

    when I was 13 my step dad raped me and it still going on. i didn't know what to do I cried, begged him to stop but he just wouldn't stop! I told my mum but she just called me a liar. It's all my fault I could of stopped him but I didn't everything is my fault.
    Arabellathebeautiful Arabellathebeautiful 13-15, F 17 Responses 6 days ago

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    Young Dumb & Not Free

    21:Baby 22:Married 23:Step-ford Wife 24:Wants a divorce
    LuxuriousBitch LuxuriousBitch 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    One of my favorite song

    that touches me is Guts over fear by Eminem feat Sia. I had been in silence for 7 years because of the my classmates and school. I was so afraid to raise my voice in whatever I do. I cared so much about what people talk behind me because whatever they said were so terrible to...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    roella roella 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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

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    i wishi was. but i hurt all the time.

    want to run in a cave.
    ThePastIsDead ThePastIsDead 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    saintluci saintluci 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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, 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'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 7 Responses Jan 1

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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 10 Responses Jan 5

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    Self Reflections My skin is not a tough armor,

    its too thin and easily broken. The air i am inhaling is attenuating with each gasp for breath. My shins are quivering and small hairline fractures litter their outer most layers from too many end of my ropes falls to my knees. The heart that beats within my rib cage is tattered...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    My insecurities were exploited.

    If I felt bad enough about myself, I wouldn't have the courage to leave. If I didn't have my own friends that truly cared about my happiness, I wouldn't know I deserved more. He may have tried keeping the people who truly love and accept me at bay, but you can only hide the...
    StunningPhoenix StunningPhoenix 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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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...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F Jan 4

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    Whenever i open up and tell someone just a

    slight brief speech of what I've been through they always get so shocked that hia happened to me. Like wow, "it doesn't show". I guess i am a lot stronger inside than the cover I put up.
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    "That's the thing about pain,

    it demands to be felt..." -Gus Waters-Fault in our stars
    Loislane29 Loislane29 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    To be honest, sometimes I just cave.

    I can't always be the rock.
    sweetnspicy2 sweetnspicy2 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 17 Responses Feb 5, 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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    KRam42 KRam42 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 28, 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 8 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    No matter how cold the weather No matter how

    long the journey No matter how dark the day The ultimate reason she's strong enough is.. She knows Everything will be alright There's a rainbow after a little rain
    chocolatewhatsoever chocolatewhatsoever 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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    When I was 13 my mum had to go to my Uncles

    funeral in Atlanta and she told me I couldn't go so I stayed home with my step dad and it first he was being REALLY nice then he touched me. The next day he raped me and when my mum came home I told her and she just told me that I was a liar and I was trying to ruin our family...
    Arabellathebeautiful Arabellathebeautiful 13-15, F 7 Responses 5 days 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, 2014

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    growing up in domestic violence cause my step

    dad never liked me made me emotionally strong
    stuckd stuckd 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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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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    my lifelong best friend died on may 28 2011

    when he was struck by a car in oc maryland. he was 21. Groing up he was always smiling. Thus I started calling him smiles. He was a diehard ravens fan and now when you watch the home games there is a banner for the world to see that simply says" smiles" in his honor. (I had...
    MarkymarkCSA1861 MarkymarkCSA1861 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Not so sure about stronger .

    . . But I now have a graduate degree in sarcasm.
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 4 Responses Jan 12

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    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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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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    From growing up in foster care,

    loosing both parents, all my grandparent, my best friend, my aunt, being raped/molested, and being psychically and emotionally abused. You would think id give up but I haven't. Though I am depressed a lot of the time. I am a survivor. I will come out of this.
    thatonegirlsam89 thatonegirlsam89 22-25, F 11 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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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 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 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    My interracial relationship ended 2 days ago

    with my Taiwanese girlfriend. I loved her dearly. She told me she loved me dearly and we agreed to be married. There were many complications the key one was that she needed to work to support her dad. Because of visa issues she had to leave me in Ireland to work in LA...
    Julesyro Julesyro 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I believe in myself .

    ..that's why I feel stronger. .
    haris73 haris73 18-21, M Jan 12

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    I don't think I'm stronger

    because of all the things I've been through, I know I'm stronger because of the attitude I chose to have while going through. I'll share a secret though, I don't enjoy being strong all the time, fixing everything for everyone, making everyone feel good about themselves...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    I am strong because of what I've been through.

    My problems although they've caused me deep unbearable pain, shape me into who I am and who I want to be. I want to look back on my journey and be glad that I went through all that I am going through. Although my problems are incredibly difficult, I am grateful for them. I truly...
    EleanorSmithson EleanorSmithson 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 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 18 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I really wonder what its like to have a

    physical attraction to a person. I've never known. I've never had a crush, or an idea of what I thought was attractive. I understand the beauty of the inside of a person... But I've never met a man that made me go ouuh at the sight of him or ouuh at a sight of a lady. The...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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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, 2014

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    My vision must be terrible

    or I must be really, really tired. I read this group as "I'm a stoner because of what I've been through" I'm done. I'm out. Game over. Lmfao.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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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