Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60,335 People

    Nobody cares about your excuses.

    Nobody pities you for procrastinating. Noboby is going to cuddle you because you are lazy. It's your ***. YOU MOVE IT.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "Foolish" Some people say

    that I threw my brain away That I'm illogical and don't have much to say Some people say that it's foolish to believe In what we cannot see, so we're deceived All that I can do is listen to you All that you can be is out there you'll see Every single time that I Explain to you...
    zehero zehero 22-25, M Jun 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My dad died of a heart attack

    when I was 8 on Father's Day of 2004. I will never forget how empty and emotionless I felt for 3 years after. What I found to fill in that emptiness after those long 3 years of depression was definitely not the right solution. Father's Day is always an awkward day for me
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Over this week-end something strange happened.

    I found myself overly sensitive, rather too emotional , and mostly reminiscing on a part of my life that has left me with nothing but hurtful memories. Oh!!! I blamed it on the wine, then I blamed it on ep. But that was just me trying to tell myself I shouldn't think about that...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I know that everything I've been through has

    made me stronger..... but I'm still terrified it's turned me into a fallen angel too. One who is too broken to ever be fixed. One who will never fly.
    mirrorimage99 mirrorimage99 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My experiences have made me a person

    that doesn't trust no one. It has made me second guess my second guess I don't know what sincerity is no more I don't know if people are genuine or if their living on a fantasy. I don't know if family is always there. I don't feel that there is no place like home. I don't feel...
    SineyElle89 SineyElle89 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I just saw the movie "Cleveland Abduction"

    and I was blown away by something Michelle Knight said (I think she calls herself Lynn Knight now). She said that she would never do over any of the experiences she has had because they have created the person she has become! It brought tears to my eyes because I 100% agree...
    IntuitiveOne IntuitiveOne 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    my wife left me after a long seven yr

    relationship for and re married 3mths lata
    akil861 akil861 26-30, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    To anyone struggling with depression

    and especially you men out there. I am here to encourage you to never give up. It has now been seven years since I was in the fight of my life to get out of an infinitely deep valley of depression. The kind that feels like you are walking with cement shoes through a dark dank...
    Mac7777 Mac7777 46-50, M 9 Responses May 13

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 9 Responses Apr 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 12 Responses Oct 1, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I do not want to share everything

    and I have not let people in. For a long time I have struggled with myself and those around me. As a small child I faced abuse in ways no child should ever deal with. It forced me to unravel as I started high school and from there things only got worse. I gained weight and lost...
    ReganTheBum ReganTheBum 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's been 9 months since I've come home from

    school for medical leave and i would love to say it's been worth it (from a medical view) but it hasn't. It's been worth it at the end of the day for many other reasons, but i can't express how truly frustrating missing my first year of college to still be so behind is. I've...
    gottakeepyourheadup gottakeepyourheadup 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 12 Responses Feb 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've been thinking alot lately about how I got

    to this point in my life. 2012 was my year to change everything. accepted into uni. moved in to halls. dealing with splitting up with partner/best friend. then came the bomb. that one night I decided to have a little drink at a friends party. (don't normally drink) I remember...
    sammyjo963 sammyjo963 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    THIS time i Won't go through

    that **** again...no one has a clue what is going on inside me bcs i always Act happy..except my doctor. But I'm focusing on recovery now and that's the reason why I deleted my whole social life and don't talk to anyone anymore..
    nsameshit nsameshit 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 .
    ASA15 ASA15 13-15, F 2 Responses May 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Receed In my eyes the brightness Around the

    edges of my shell Heard her words were lifeless So I came out of the well In her eyes within the tears As her soul whisks the years We held hands hoping, hating Love does not need life In the pool of drifting dreams Outside cave of life supreme Inside I know not of any...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "whatever doesn't kill u makes u stronger" I

    made myself stronger. I saved myself!
    QuanMarquis QuanMarquis 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    alot of ups and downs came in my life.

    some of them were like thunder .but i never gave up and belived in my self.... and still on my feet
    arslanrs arslanrs 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    What doesn't kill you really makes you stronger.

    live life to the fullest treat people nice, do the best you can, forgive easily and just live. That's what I do...
    Parislee Parislee 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    jbnichole jbnichole 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 14, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 12 Responses Jan 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 6 Responses Jun 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was alone at Gym when my gym teacher came

    and the he helped me do some excersice with my legs and i was like o_0.And then he kissed me and I suck his **** and i am 12 years old!!
    birthney birthney 13-15, F 14 Responses Jun 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 14 Responses Apr 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Been through so much people find all of it hard

    to believe...I'm only 40 & have been through more than most elderly people according to what every therapist has always said. sad when they say it...
    vbdolphins vbdolphins 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've finally found my new name.

    It's simple and sweet and makes me feel happy, which I've never felt with my birth name. My new name just feels like...me. Everyone has adjusted to it pretty well and I've been using it for almost two weeks now. I hope to get it legally done by the end of the year and I can't...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 .
    chari1975 chari1975 36-40, F 5 Responses May 30

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    sometimes it may feel what's the point,

    yet I know deep down it always has a reason, to all my madness and life's involvement of ****..
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I haven't had the worst upbringing,

    but I definitely did not have the "Leave it to Beaver" upbringing either, not by a long shot. I have had plenty of trials and tribulations (divorce, single-parent, etc.), and I have sailed through the hard times, and now I am on an even keel. I am definitely stronger, and can...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This past year has been the worst

    and hardest of my life. Between severe marital issues, my father passing away, children leaving the nest and a few other things. Back in August I would never had thought I would make it to April of this year. But life is funny, how the worst times can bring out the best in a...
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 7 Responses May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 7 Responses May 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My name is emerald I'm 18 years old

    and I live nowhere and everywhere I've been like this since the age of 12 with no mother no father and barely any family I think it's made me stronger having to rely on myself not being able to trust others it makes life hard but I've been through a lot and I'm glad I have...
    Ladystone Ladystone 18-21, F 6 Responses May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Happy ever after. We've all been taught that

    if you do it right, that's what you'll get. The girl, damsel, gets the Prince Charming, they ride off into the sunset, and live happily ever after. But what about those of us that don't? What about those of us who have given up on happy endings? I think I might be one of them...
    aquiver aquiver 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 17

    Your Response

    Cancel