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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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    I'm Starting Over. Out With The Old, In With The New:)

    i have recently been cutting ties with all the negative, drama seekers in my life. now you would think that i must feel really lonely but to my surprise i feel wonderful!!!:D i guess evil people are just draining and although keeping them in your life gives the illusion of...
    veronica4ever veronica4ever 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Stronger But Find It Harder To Love

    I've been through some hard times in my life as told by the stories posted already. Through those times I have always had something positive going on, usually my education. When bad things happened to me, I just worked harder on the positive things to offset the bad. This has...
    MichaelJad MichaelJad 22-25, M 8 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    I lost my dream job due to my stupid health

    issues. Lost three family members in one year including my uncle to pancreatic cancer and my grandma who I was taking care of. He died in October and she died on valentines day. Now, I just had a gnarly endoscopic bypass on my pancreas due to a cyst being there. My fiancé and I...
    hearthurt7 hearthurt7 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I cut myself once...and it felt really good.

    But now a days I tell myself that I can't. My mother has never been there for me and she never even wanted me. My older sister who I thought was gonna be my best friend because of all we went through. Ha that was a lie...I was just her punching bag pretty much. I was never...
    MaddieMoo14 MaddieMoo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I had an unstable confusing childhood,

    I had a verbally and physically abusive boyfriend at one time, my parents were never there for me... But I'm a STRONG woman.. And I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me! I wouldn't wish these things on anyone but they have been my motivation.. Motivation to NEVER end up like...
    Bearcat2014 Bearcat2014 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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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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    Life's Struggles

    I ran into an old friend that I hadn't seen in a long time.  We sat down and had coffee and a conversation.  We were getting caught up on each others' lives.  We talked about the paths our lives had taken and how we managed the curves that life throws at us.  Marriage...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 10 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    I am stronger now but im still going through

    self harm and school but iv got past the two main problems they are my uncle sexually abused my sister and my mum and dad split up im past them and they have made me a stronger and kinder person
    mrgears20 mrgears20 13-15, M Mar 12

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    I've had this mask pasted on my face many times,

    but I've found ways to melt the glue and move on with my life <3
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Apr 6

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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 14 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Been There, Done That, & Lived to Tell About It

    I'm going to be very non-chalant about some of the things I've been through in my 31 years of life. Alot of people in my life get really surprised that I can just kind of "state" the things I've been through without any apparent emotion behind it. SO, just know...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    If I look back at my life I do break down a lot

    but it's made me a stronger believer and a strong person n now when I look back I think I can understand a lot more then before and maybe help others it's really hard when you realise how much you have been through fighting through the tuff times but knowing how far you have...
    RaniFkayy RaniFkayy 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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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 4 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    I Have Been Through A Lot In Life.

    I was born in the Dominican republic. My mom went to New York and met a guy. They fall in love and got married. My mother wanted to give me a better future so when I was 3 years old, they brought me to New York. My grandparents cried a lot when I left, they love me a lot. I was...
    Esti66 Esti66 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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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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    Its funny how you look back at certain

    situations like how did I get through that? You never know how strong you are until you think about what you've been through and what you accomplished. Eye of the tiger!!
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I'm strong because I am weak.

    I'm beautiful because I know my flaws.I'm fearless because I have been afraid, and I'm happy because I have known true sadness.
    Hope70 Hope70 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been dismissed I have been abused I

    have been lied to I have been beaten I have been raped I have been ridiculed I have been hurt HOWEVER ... I have learned forgiveness I have learned humility I have learned respect I have healed I have conquered I am not a victim I am strong I am human I am loved
    AlphaChick AlphaChick 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    A Lot

    I've been through a lot and even though I let some of these experiences let me down in the beginning, I realized that the only thing they should do is make me a stronger person.   It has also let me learn that I can use my experiences to help other people too, and I've...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    My head is twisting up dissolving itself in a

    darkness all around me. The light at the end of the tunnel seems to always blind me. Now why this happens i havent got an idea but it seems to me that sometimes the grass isnt always greener. Ha, whoever is putting me through this wants to see me suffer, the pain i wear on my...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Let me preface this by saying,

    I am truly stronger because of this experience. This story was written at my lowest point after one of the worst moments of my life. A moment I seldom share with anyone. I'm choosing to share it now because I've come through it. I think I'm better for having overcome it, if that...
    Ladyjane10 Ladyjane10 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Yesterday morning I was listening to praise

    music before we left to help out at the church office. There are three lines that deeply touched my heart. After everything I have been through, I still have joy After everything I have been though, I still have peace After everything I have been through, I still have God's...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F Mar 29

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    Sometimes it is hard to see myself

    as strong, as a survivor. I am not a physical survivor but emotionally I know I have endured and prospered under a lot of terrible circumstances. When I was 10 years old my brother Andy, 8, was kidnapped by an acquaintance of our family and held hostage for 3 agonizing weeks. He...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    I've been through hell

    and back. My life was a war zone filled with enemies that I couldn't control. Each enemy took a piece of my soul that I can't retrieve. I was hurt millions of times. I was naive and scared. I didn't know what to do. There was no one to help me through it all. I don't know what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    Damn you fox! Second attempt:  Having

    panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    It's been a good year

    so far for me. I haven't had a breakdown and I haven't hurt myself. Yes is till struggle with depression but it's getting better. I can feel it. I get lonely at times, I get tired of being me, and I feel like mess but it's okay because I get back up. I think that's all that...
    WinterUnicorn WinterUnicorn 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    roella roella 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    Hi,, I'm just wondering

    why most of guys they change after a week of texting and talking is this the new style if relationship ?!! I really surprised if this communication!! I don't want someone for weeks and then disappear and new one cones after I admire steady and worthy trustful person who's had...
    Queen75 Queen75 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have been through so much in the past year .

    I believe I'm stronger but I have my days .
    beautystartswithin beautystartswithin 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Optimism and compassion seem to me like funny

    jokes. The only thing that helps me get through it till today is anger. Anger strengthens me. It allows me to find hope from desperation.
    charlesfrihet charlesfrihet 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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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 5 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    After all the anxiety,

    depression, cutting, and finally the hospital, I am beautiful and strong because I can help others who are going through a similar experience. I am now also more understanding of other mental conditions and have empathy for those going through them, which also helps me to help...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    I know this to be true

    for a fact. Every broken heart, lost loved one, every difficulty...it molds you from that shapeless lump of clay you started off as when you were younger to a statue. But that's all part of life, isn't it? Aren't we all just books with chapters being added year after year? Some...
    IvanArtWork IvanArtWork 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    As I am older now I look back at all my

    mistakes,and can't believe I lived through it all,but it has strengthened me,and I was naive in a lot of my situations,but now I believe I'm stronger because of those exeriences
    dimples62 dimples62 51-55 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I have been through a lot

    and I know other people have been through similar things as me. But I wish no one had to. People say I am strong because what I have been through. I don't always feel strong because of it. But I guess it does make me stronger
    lizicecreamlover lizicecreamlover 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    Neglected by mother since birth ,

    she dreamed a boy after my elder brother and sister ,but I am a girl .Strongly hated by elder sister , because daddy loves me much .Elder brother never want to accept because I got all what he want once when he was in my age . The result I bound to left home at 17 . In my teens...
    amilily amilily 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I believe that whether you were born into tough

    circumstances or came across them in life it happens for a reason. God takes every bad thing Satan throws in our way and makes it good again. Strength comes your way along with wisdom and the ability to learn from things. My struggles make me stronger because God makes...
    dontjudgeme1782 dontjudgeme1782 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Tella84 Tella84 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 22

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    My Stint With A

    So I’d like to share a true story about me that happened only a few months ago (Feb). It’s not earth shattering or anything but hopefully you guys will find it entertaining. It’s about my one and only experience with a “self destructive” phase brought on by (you guessed...
    cheekybuggar85 cheekybuggar85 26-30 1 Response Jul 20, 2012

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    No matter what, I will think

    and be POSITIVE IN LIFE!!! :')
    AnnLoraine AnnLoraine 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Throw me to the wolves

    and I will return leading the pack.
    LoveAlmostAll LoveAlmostAll 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    First, I want to take a moment to praise

    and thank God for this day He hath made! This morning I was listening to Rev. Nigel Mumford's CD on healing prayer. He was here on Sunday due to an injury. I would like share how this CD touched my heart. May write more than one story on this subject. Second, I have noticed...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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 10 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    Happiness, drama, depression.

    .. It's just a all a cycle but u don't have to get depressed. There are ways to over come it all. Read a good book, find ur passion, and the easiest thing is to just ignore it. I know ur all amazing people and all ur hearts are beautiful:) u can do anything u put ur mind to..
    SilentHollywood SilentHollywood 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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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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    I wish this was true

    for me. I actually feel the complete opposite, I feel weaker and weaker as my life goes on and gets worse.
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Everytime I overcome something

    that brought me down, I can't help but think about how much better I feel. This past year has been so hard for me and it's not getting any better but I know that once things settle I will feel stronger.
    horsecrazy3 horsecrazy3 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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 9 Responses Feb 5

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    There are times though,

    like right about this very moment, when I wish I was one heck of a lot weaker and had been through a heck of a lot less. Right now I just want someone to give me a big hug and let me cry like a friggin' baby.  Just for five minutes.  I always think that life doesn't throw...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Every friends and relatives I have helped in some ways have always treated me like garbage. I have been through insults that I could not sleep at night. My man whom i love a lot...
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    Ive been through a lot with my family passing away and the cancer I had and still have. and I did try killing myself but I was found and saved and now I have a much better life I...
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