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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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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...
    TheDylanG TheDylanG 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I'm just sitting in my bed in a dark room

    eating popcorn and watching a movie in a huge screen like if I were in the cinema but honestly I don't know anybody who would want to be here
    ThatSweetGirl93 ThatSweetGirl93 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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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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    Once I grew up, I realized

    that Martial arts had become a big part of my life. They turn me into a better person. What other things made you better people?
    andoni13 andoni13 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 17

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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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    I was a lost soul. I only have myself

    that time. There's nothing left but to be strong. Whatever the struggles, I want to be prepared for what is ahead.
    kismet1427 kismet1427 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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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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    Last month I went to the hospital to give birth

    to my first baby. He had a strong heartbeat when I got there. The hospital put me on an iv of "Lactated Ringer's" (no clue what that is) and about 45 min later my sons heart stopped. They waited 10 hours before taking me into surgery to get my son out. My first child taken from...
    Zylana Zylana 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 10

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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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    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 hrs ago

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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 12 Responses Oct 31

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    It really hurts when someone back stab you.

    And the worst part being you doesn't even know why? How could anyone do that. Now I can never trust people again. I lost the feelings in me
    fiananagra fiananagra 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 13

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    sadecc11 sadecc11 26-30, F Nov 10

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    The Good Guy What makes a man As he

    squirms~ What builds honesty As lies burn Bridges form Hate brews Sins ignored Pain soothes The stoicism stolen Surpass the soldier What makes us broken As we mend each other Why do we belittle Alight here your exit When the heart withers No notion of truth fits As the...
    ymfas ymfas 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 18

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    This could be triggering to anyone with

    experiences of sexual or domestic abuse. My life has not been easy. In 2012, I discovered that I was sexually abused as a child. I have no clear memories of the event(s), but there are many signs throughout my life that indicate sexual abuse. I will spare you the details. A few...
    LucellaLuna LucellaLuna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    roella roella 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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 met this guy more than a year ago.

    He is a photographer. I was a cosplayer at that event. When we met, he asked to take my picture and I said 'yes'. Little did I know that I'm meeting the man of my life. At first, I have my doubts. Like 'What was I doing?', 'Is this the right thing?', 'Will I regret this?'. But...
    ciarawinner ciarawinner 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10

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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 4 Responses 20 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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    betteporter betteporter 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 5

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    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 9 Responses Oct 22

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    Have I really become stronger?

    Sometimes I wonder if that was true. I'm a burn survivor. I struggle everyday with the pain of my scars, the indignity of not being able to do the simplest of tasks, and the appearance of my burned skin. I sometimes wish I could take the easy way out and end it all, but I'm...
    deliciousmochi deliciousmochi 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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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 19 hrs ago

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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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    I don't know if I'm stronger,

    wiser, or even learned anything at all. I think I have; but I try not to assume anything anymore. I've had my own problems like everyone else, I try to smile while I break inside. But I only do that because it's difficult to be happy when you're so upset inside; and I prefer the...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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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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    I've came along way for 18

    and I'm trying to inspire others with my short poems on youtube but I need help
    shortbeauty96 shortbeauty96 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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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 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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    Daddy

    I still remember sitting at the top of the stairs with my older brother and little sister. We did this a lot, listening to our parents fight in the room next door. I (at 8 years old) was home alone in my dad where I was upstairs and he was downstairs in his room. I was playing...
    margaret707 margaret707 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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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 a week ago

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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...
    Snnowflake Snnowflake 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 25

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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

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    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 23

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    ~Highshool~ Its a bunch of work Stress hormonal

    teens And bull$hit Nothing like on tv I've been fooled
    teenwolf360 teenwolf360 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    When my mom got pregnant with me,

    she was so happy. When she told my dad, he left for her for his wife and three other kids. He cheated on his wife with my mom and got her pregnant. Now a days, i don't know my dad, never have. Plus my mother blames me for his leaving. But I don't need any sympathy, i am strong...
    15blackwolf 15blackwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I lost my boyfriend of 5years to drunk driving

    while he was talking to me.I didn't know he wrecked until hours later.I thought his phone lost service or died when he didn't answer.when my mom told me what happened I was looking for apartments for us to move into.that was last year.now I still fell empty...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 18

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    is it common for men with wives to go to

    prostitutes? I am looking for advice as I suspect that's what my husband does, even though he gets lots of sex. I am trying to wrap my mind around all of this as we have kids together. And if that's the case, why does he come home to me???? Feeling confused
    strongwomen679 strongwomen679 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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    It has been a rough year (2014).

    Not only did I lose my Mom in February to her battle with diabetes and congestive heart failure, the year spiraled with many more agonizing but yet less painful (and still hard) disappointments. My younger brother is battling alcoholism, and substance abuse. In March, he was...
    JordynIsHere JordynIsHere 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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    If I was too sit here

    and write every bad thing that happened....we'd be here for a while, in fact I should write a memoir. so I'm just going to tell the story of the girl that had two dads..... lol I really feel bad for my mom's bf cuz he doesn't know that he's involved with a family of shopping...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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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    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 ever๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข
    sehardy sehardy 51-55, F 9 Responses Sep 10

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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 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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    You know what I find odd?

    How people associate cutters to being a person who's antisocial, wears a lot of black, and just not that fun to be around. Just the other day my best friend said, "I got this scar from my cat- it makes me look like an emo" If only she knew. My favorite colors are vibrant. I...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I don't think hard **** makes us stronger,

    it just means we survived it.
    laciewagz laciewagz 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 6

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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 love it when i get to share stuff to help

    others, specially positive stuff because life is more about the ups than the downs. I recently shared my experience with an addict brother and the struggle to get him to rehab... As painful as it was this situation has brought the family together like its never been. In between...
    Marypossa Marypossa 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    My life was a wreck for a long time - I was

    overweight, had no friends, had 5 surgeries on my feet from the age of 15-17, was on antidepressants and other pills for 4 years. Then everything started to change when I graduated high school. I got off all the medications and immediately started to lose weight (215 to 140...
    ranchlife14 ranchlife14 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 7

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