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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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    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 Jun 30

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    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

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    Predators need to be careful they don't run

    into a person like me. While you hunt for victims I'm wondering if I should pretend to be one. Then meet in person quick and find out who meets their maker first.
    TicToxic TicToxic 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 19

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    Pep TalkSexually abused from about the age of 6

    to 9 yo by a friend of the family, a narcissistic parent who terrified me with the idea that the way I behaved could cause their death, bullied in school because I was not white, chronic depression from the age of about 15, 4 suicide attempts, several stay in psychiatric...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 12

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    aylinacc11 aylinacc11 26-30, F Jul 16

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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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    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

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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 15 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Well I came to meet my neighbours wife,

    unfortunately her husband arrived at the wrong time, right now I'm hiding below the bed and both of them banging each other on the bed, I'm sweating even after their room is Air-conditioned. Her husband is one bad *** cop, he shot 3 criminal a week ago, I'll probably **** in my...
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 7 Responses Jul 26

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    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

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    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

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    Years ago, both of my youngest children were in

    diapers. Their father, my husband (who since passed) was a drug addict. He would get a paycheck and disappear for days, weeks, months. Sometimes he would come to the house at night when I got paid and beat me for money. My paychecks were automatically deposited into the bank, I...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 10 Responses Jul 25

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    I got able to see my daughter

    for the first time in 7 weeks. I cannot explain my feelings but I am so grateful for the most fantastic husband and a VERY strong little girl! I love them both so dearly, which makes me feel all the more ashamed.
    Anadiir Anadiir 26-30, F Jul 21

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    Hii!I’ve been in unrequited love

    for 4 years now. I know it hurts a lot.I wrote a book on this topic too.The book trailer for my debut novel “You are my Wonderwall” is finally out.Please spare 2 minutes to have a look.The novel will be out pretty soon.Thanks.
    youaremywonderwall youaremywonderwall 22-25, F Jul 11

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    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

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    Politeness has become

    so rear that if you try to be polite with a women on Internet, most of them misunderstand it as flirting Which unfortunately is a sad truth!😌😌
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 25

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    I have officially been clean

    for 5 years now. Yay me :) I think I might make myself a cake to celebrate...with some oreos in it. That should be super yummy :D
    PhantomPower PhantomPower 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 26

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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 9 Responses Apr 18

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    I was there when his mother took her final

    breath. I was there to hear Amazing Grace. I was there when he held our dead child. I was there when he has his first mental breakdown and the second one, too. I was there when we said I do. I was there when tests came back positive. I was there when we hiked. I was there when...
    loveCT loveCT 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I have been through a lot of traumatic events

    throughout my life. I have survived childhood trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other things. I used to be ashamed of these things in my past but I have learned that I am a very strong survivor. I like to use my past experiences to help others. I know that I am more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 7

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    These past 2 years have been extremely hard.

    One thing I don't like is when people compare what you've been through with what they've been through. First of all that's rude because that person isn't you and might be more sensitive to the things you wouldn't be. Second of all we all go through hard things but effect us...
    ccdoll486 ccdoll486 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I've been through my own hell countless of times

    so give me your best shot. I know what I want and I'm not afraid to get it. I will always be by your side and I'll sometimes let my guard down just to let you in but if you mess up, I'll come back swinging. I'm strong and independent and when you knock me down, best believe I'll...
    MsBright MsBright 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Some of you guys aren't playing fair.

    If this continues I will leave the site and you will have one less person to talk to. Your choice.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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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 5 Responses Jan 1

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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 11 Responses Feb 8

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    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

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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 12 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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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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    I love EP. It allows me to say

    and write things I don't want to keep in my diary. If anything, yesterday; I just went and burnt my diary of last year just because it felt, it wasn't about me. It felt it was about me living in the shadow of an idea. Someone told me that I look to them as if I was obsessed by...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    http://youtu.be/OJWP0ntHtUU I have been

    through several horrific things in my life. The first one was at age 6 and so many since then. I realize that many people are not made to recover from these kinds of life experiences. I am a Warrior and finally found a song that says just that and gives me strength!
    notadream2u notadream2u 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    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

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    I am stronger but I am also more understanding.

    My obstacles have humbled me.
    SierraSeptember86 SierraSeptember86 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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

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    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 5 Responses May 3

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    Growing up I witnessed a lot more

    than I should have and grew up way to fast. My dad sold marijuana and was an alcoholic. He would come home drunk and abuse my mom. I was about 7 when they got a divorce and I was really happy about it. My mom and I lived with 3 of her friends and 2 of her boyfriends (not at the...
    L48O1516S2342T L48O1516S2342T 18-21, F 15 Responses Jun 29

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    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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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    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 6 Responses May 18

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    My name is Karly I just turned 16

    and I am from Michigan but currently live in Florida. When I was younger my dad used to beat me and my sisters so my mom and dad got a divorce. When I was 11 we moved to Florida to stay with my uncle. When I was 11 my uncle raped me for 2 years so I told my mom and we moved out...
    allaboutkarly allaboutkarly 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think some of you guys are not playing fair.

    If this continues I will simply leave the site and there will be one less person for you to talk to. Make your choice.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F Jul 25

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    I know for a fact I am stronger

    because of everything I have been through. My life has been flipped upside down the last month. My whole sense of normalcy has been thrown out the window and my future that was planned is now unknown. I have called off my wedding and stopped a very long relationship where I was...
    chelsealynn217 chelsealynn217 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I took 3 pregnancy test yesterday

    and they all came back positive so I went to the doctor today and found out I am 10 weeks along! A little about myself. My name is Karly I just turned 16. I am from Michigan but currently live in Florida. I met my boyfriend when I was 13. everything was GREAT for about a...
    allaboutkarly allaboutkarly 16-17, F 14 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    When I was younger, I loved animals.

    I loved them so much that my favourite bedtimes stories would have those talking animals and I would ask my father to help me do the sounds on the farm. Of course, when I started school everyone started to mock me. I told people that my favourite animal was the unicorn and...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I think crazy people are beautiful people.

    Most of them are intelligent and sensitive and that's why they have become that way.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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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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