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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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    Yep. True. Sueacydal but.

    Few have remained humane. Yet i have. Even when cigs and medicine bit me. Even in a greedy dawg society. Aint killd any yet.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 13

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    We lived in the trailer court

    for about 2 years. I was lured into a trailer by a very large man and was raped. Keep in my mind, I was never taught to not take candy from strangers or look both ways when crossing the street. I learned all of that the hard way. Afterwords I am just glad I was able to get the...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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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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    This was the first group I checked

    when I signed up. It probably goes for most people that they've had it rough in the past. I'm no exception. I usually wouldn't share this but since this is a site entirely for sharing your experiences I will break my own rules. As most children I love my mom, but alas I cannot...
    Lydia93 Lydia93 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 14

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    Sometimes, when I look in the mirror I don't

    even recognise myself, I've got the heart of a winner but looking back is someone else
    Toddy2 Toddy2 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 22

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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 3 Responses Aug 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 14 Responses Sep 7

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    I was in an abusive relationship about 3

    and a half years ago. It was my first boyfriend and I feel head over heels in love. I was 17 years old, a senior in high school; 4 months before I was supposed to graduate. But because he was my first boyfriend all I cared about was him and spending time with him and his family...
    kaytothep93 kaytothep93 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 12

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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 6 Responses 5 days 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 14 Responses Feb 5

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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 12 Responses Feb 9

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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

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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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    Hello, My name is David.

    I am 30 yrs old. My life has been pretty miserable. But I don't choose to bring others with me along the way by false perceptive peer pressure or being so miserable I wanted the company to drag them down as well. I thank God for the wisdom he gave me to not let that happen. I...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M Sep 14

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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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    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Tella84 Tella84 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    My dads an alcoholic,

    I don't know if he's alive or dead. My little brother is autistic. My neighbour stalked me for almost a year. He was a convicted child molester. I was on my deathbed for a year. It gave my mom post traumatic stress disorder. I've been raped twice. I was with my first love for...
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    I seen death's face but my faith is still

    strong I be try to balance outlaw and a family man a ago I burrows my best friend and two before that I buried my son he was 8 year old
    PCOutlaw69 PCOutlaw69 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    After the loss of my husband,

    not only was I changing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, so was the world, as I perceived. The nature of life is change. And, the more we strive to keep things the same, the greater the changes seem to be. Nothing lasts forever. Accepting my fate with peaceful...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    After this I don't remember much,

    I don't even remember what happened after that day. But I do remember living in another town in an actual house. I remember my first friend ever was a girl. She was pretty cool. I do remember at this time I was 5 years old. I remember standing out front and watching my mother...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 14

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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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    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 11 Responses Sep 10

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    tourettes taught me self control,

    ADHD taught me what im good atdepression taught me to look for the positive, confabulation taught me to hold on to what i care about the most, P.O.T.S. taught me how to stand(ironically),pseudoseizures taught me to keep my wits about me in stressful situations, insomnia taught...
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M Sep 11

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    After three weeks of being sick

    and just avoiding my bias walked up to me and said, Dave you feeling alright man? Of course, my dad came out of me. Yeah I'm fine. I continued to go back to work. I went that night, and the next day I woke up, I had the huge goofball size boils all over my lower back and waist...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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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

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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 5 Responses Jun 23

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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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    My name is Morgan I am eighteen years old.

    I have lost six friends in my life time two due to cancer and four due to suicide my first friend I had lost was at the age of twelve and she had committed suicide. She was my closest friend her and I did everything together. I have also been raped by an ex boyfriend. My family...
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 12

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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 was in an abusive relationship about 3

    and a half years ago. It was my first boyfriend and I feel head over heels in love. I was 17 years old, a senior in high school; 4 months before I was supposed to graduate. But because he was my first boyfriend all I cared about was him and spending time with him and his family...
    kayp1993 kayp1993 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    (My Hiding Place) In my darkness,

    I realized my brokenness beyond my husband's death. Day after day, as I closed my curtains to the world, every morning when I woke up, I would ask God to help me put my feet on the floor, so I would stand up, to face the day. Was it a prayer? Or just one of my moanings and...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    While running this evening,

    the song played on the iPhone. Would you know my name, if I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same, if I saw you in heaven? I must be strong, and carry on, 'cause I know, I don't belong, here in heaven. Would you hold my hand, if I saw you in heaven? Would you help me stand...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Cancer claimed the lives of my mom,

    my step mom and recently my grandpa. To anyone who's gone or is going through something similar, know this. While they have left us, they have also given us the most beautiful gift of all: perspective Life is short, and none truer than this, life is precious. Make the most of...
    alam88 alam88 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    (A grinding grief: the days

    that followed after my husband's burial) My emotions spent, my body exhausted, my mind overwhelmed, but I trudged on. That's what I always did. I had been walking this tight rope of fear...I knew it was out of character, I felt abnormal for being so weak. Day after day, week...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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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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    When life puts you down,

    you gotta stand back up and fight again its never is your last fight until you are dead and that will be your retirement from your life job. Meanwhile, you have to strive to become better than yesterday in every-way; mind, body, soul and heart. You should never give up, you owe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 18

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    I am almost done my teenage years

    and I can say it was really bad. I suffer from depression and anxiety issues and my mom was an excessive gambler and suicidal, my father was mentally abusive, and as a kid I was bullied off and on. I had suicidal thoughts and self harmed. I went by myself as a girl to the...
    mdgermshi mdgermshi 18-21, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    A few days before my boyfriend passed away two

    of his friends were murdered.after he's passed my grandma and a close family friend passed away as well..that was last year this year during the anniversary off all their deaths my uncle was murdered. When I'm not busy I feel numb.but I thank God that I'm still sane and able...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everything was so perfect.

    ..no worries..no hurt..no sadness..but then that time came..went through emotional abuse both from my mom and then from my ex-fiance..had times of total hopelessness..followed by depression...then along came health problems that still affect me today...but in the end..after all...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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    Read my others stories,

    you'll understand .. <3 this one says everything i guess EP Link
    bay07 bay07 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Why did my dad stick with her?

    I asked him when I was 27. He sAid to me with a smile, son, when you marry a woman, you are stick with here through thick and through thin, spoil her as if you would your child. And always remember son, they where made from a rib, that came from man. So we must over look them...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 14

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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 16 Responses 2 days ago

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    roella roella 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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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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    Technically this is true

    but it kinda isn't. My past wasn't the greatest. It was borderline me feeling useless and no point to live really. I am strong but the thing is, I kinda just wiped my past away and just made a few promises to myself that I wouldn't end up like a specific person that I shall not...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    He had several heart attacks

    after that and I was right beside him in the hospital when no one else was. I didn't leave my fathers side. You would of had to killed me. Finally one day he had forgot to take a nitro pill while he was in the log woods and a widow make, (large tree branch) fell and broke his...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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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 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 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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    (A very present grief) Two weeks

    after his 49th bday, my husband passed away. So soon, so sudden; in our house. There was just him and me (our son was in college); it happened at 4am. Massive MI. To this day, I still remember how my world was violently shaken. In the ER, I was led to a chair. I still remember...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 11 Responses Sep 12

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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 3 Responses Jul 9

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    every time I look in the mirror I remind myself

    of all the things I didn't let bring me down. I am strong. I will never let my past make me weak. I will continue to move forward in life as a strong single mother, student, and women. no one will weigh down my overall happiness:D
    damonsmommy damonsmommy 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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