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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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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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    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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    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 10 Responses Apr 18

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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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    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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    Hello; i would love to complete my education

    but i have got challenges with tuition, i really need some one to touch my hand.
    kennedyruk kennedyruk 22-25, M 6 Responses Apr 20

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    most of the time I feel this.

    everyone has trials they go thru. some experiences are great, and some are horrid, just like the people they meet in their life. but somedays, sometimes, a person from the past or a memory you thought you conquered pops up and throws you for a loop. zaps my stregnth and...
    shyshewolf shyshewolf 70+, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My life has been pretty tough,

    but I keep a positive outlook, determined to have a good rest of my life. My parents divorced when I was 2. While I was lucky that they put us kids first, it was still hard. My father was in the military, often gone on tours for months at a time. When I was 8, I was sexually...
    ashtonmallory ashtonmallory 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 26

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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 4 Responses Apr 10

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

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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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    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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    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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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 12 Responses Feb 8

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    Everything i went through was horrible.

    . I want to tell you guys what happened, but i only wanna do it on the messages section cause i think it'll be easier
    JustConfused35591 JustConfused35591 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    hope1022 hope1022 22-25, M Apr 18

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    Sometimes I fantasize about a better life with

    a different, more loving and normal family, but honestly they have sculpted me into the person I am today. I have had to grow up fast and that has made me more mature for my age. I also know to be careful with people, and i don't trust many people. It has also made more insecure...
    lukesdeadpenguin lukesdeadpenguin 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Darkness falls on another day And the light

    just seems so far away Am I here all alone? 'Cause it just feels so cold, oh so cold Is there more than what meets the eye? Something higher keeping me alive Maybe hope buried deep within Here's what needed to begin again Now I must believe In something I cannot see...
    AverageFlower AverageFlower 18-21 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I'm soooo happy right now!

    ! Despite feeling a little bit drained due to stress and a stabbing pain in my kidney, I feel soooo goooood. ^.^ I finally understood what people meant when they told me it would get better if i just tried to feel good. ^.^ You can't force happiness, you have to work on thinking...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I probably write a book on my life

    but it's already been written Mommie Dearest with Jo Crawford not complaining of my life but I am Who I am because of my experiencs, I am thankful for it
    dear491 dear491 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I become me! Stronger,

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

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    mayayayaya mayayayaya 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 16

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    I was bullied two of my first acting coaches.

    One of them basically told me I had no talent every rehearsal and he even called me lazy without realizing how much work I was doing. He would even compare me to the other girl who was playing the same role, telling everybody how much better she was than me. It was humilliating...
    IzzieO IzzieO 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    tonjam tonjam 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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

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    I was in love with this woman

    who fell in love with me we work together at the library she was a janitor and I was the security guard it's a bad town that needs a security guard for a library but anyways there was a lot of bad things going on in the bathroom and almost people on prostitutes and she fell in...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 23

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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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    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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    Allan Stone is an SEO Specialist Sydney

    for nearly about a decade. I runs my own reputable consultation firm. I works closely with content marketing as well and is an excellent mobile app reviewer in Multinational company systronic.com.au
    AllanStone AllanStone 26-30, M Apr 27

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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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    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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    66 year old white female.

    married but husband is in nursing home over a year now. live alone and spend most days that way.
    ldlas ldlas 66-70, F 8 Responses Apr 20

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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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    I m being rejected...

    I m so disappointed every one says I m ugly I don't have job my dreams collapsed I gave an interview but I know what will b the answer god why you are not loving me what I did wrong
    kirti92 kirti92 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 22

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    Gosh where to begin..

    .I was raised in a house horrors...sexual anuse, physical and emotiona abuse...I grow up promising myself not to repeat the cycle. I marry a man who turned into my father the minute we were married. 13yrs later we divorce, and thats when the real war started..My ex made me a...
    deroH deroH 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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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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    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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    "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 12 Responses Apr 16

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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 9 Responses Jan 9

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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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    Going back through my profile,

    I can see so many points in my life. I have grown alot and I can see it through EP. Good and bad times...
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 10 hrs ago

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