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    It's gotten to the point

    where I don't care what people think of me. You think I'm strange? Don't talk to me. You think I'm ugly? Don't look at me. And if you're gonna say **** about me behind my back, go right ahead. Because I've heard it all, and you're not anything cool or new. Bullying is horrible...
    songwrxter songwrxter 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    False Hope The passing glance,

    That singular moment in time. The soft smile, That beautiful shade of red. The turn now facing me, That wonderful rush of joy. The look of love in your eyes, That pain as my heart begins to skip. The man behind me moves in, That must be your husband... False Hope, yet...
    ToshiroAki ToshiroAki 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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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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    Yeah, it's like all the ****

    that I've been through has brought me here to where I'm at life right now. Understanding myself instead of going against myself. Having patience. It's still a struggle but rewarding in a way. I'm finding new strengths in me which I always thought were my weaknesses. It's still...
    stashd stashd 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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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    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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    through these past months my grandma passed away

    and ever since she passed away i have been angry, sad, stress. but over the time i have been so happy in life because my grandma has no pain to go through and she doesn't have to take so many pills now a days.
    Tanya1487 Tanya1487 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Before I begin I just want to say

    that I am not here to complain I'm here only to share my story because I feel I have no one else too tell. my mom remarried when I was about five years old too what I thought was an amazing man. I had a great child hood until my brother was born and I was 7. I was the kind of...
    bluebear6 bluebear6 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I know I will survive

    because I've been through too much to break now. I'm a survivor and know that when **** gets hard you have to toughen up and move through it. I'm just tired of being in survival mood. I want to be able to relax and actually be happy really happy. I've been through so much...
    trin2013 trin2013 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    There's always gonna be evil people in this

    world who just do negative sh*t. You just gotta kill 'em with kindness and they'll die slowly.
    MglMndt MglMndt 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 15

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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 8 Responses May 13

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    Everyone has their own nightmares.

    Some try to ignore it, some embrace it. Learn from other people's mistakes, don't repeat it. Live happy.
    JVL0424 JVL0424 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    I wonder if things ever get better

    or if life is a daily struggle
    245Beautifuldisaster 245Beautifuldisaster 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 22

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    This is so true we've all been through stuff in

    our lives but if we're lucky we learn from it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I think of you Loving her Instead of me I

    cringe I feel my chest impaled When I think of you Touching her Instead of me I cringe Something sacred taken from me When I think of you Sharing your life with her Instead of me I cringe Flashbacks violently fill me with remorse When I think of you Raising her children...
    SuriAnne SuriAnne 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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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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    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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    with every step I take.

    with each and every day. even when I feel this Day Will break me. I know there is a new day coming.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    TrappedOrphan TrappedOrphan 13-15, M 6 Responses May 18

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    I have a terrible paranoia of becoming pregnant.

    I dated someone for five years, didn't use protection just the pull out method (which doesn't work) and got pregnant twice in the span of five months and had to have two abortions. I feel absolutely terrible, but now I am super paranoid of getting pregnant. I haven't had sex...
    elisanov elisanov 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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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've been strong for

    so long, I can't remember what it's like to not HAVE to be. For once I want to be able to freely give and receive love without ever feeling that it's only because I've asked. I've suffered heartache for so long I think I don't even remember what happy is... It's sad very sad...
    HisBeautifulDisaster HisBeautifulDisaster 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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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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    A high price to pay indeed to be stronger.

    ..my wife died from cancer some time ago...she suffered a lot, in and out of hospital most of the time...me and my family supported her in every possible way, trying to comfort her until the last moment, telling her it would soon go, the pain that is... Drugs help a bit and she...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Hold my hand through this night As the voices

    shake and my vision blinds With fires that swore to seek revenge Eyes filled with rage that would not relent Never have I felt such evil Control and manipulate me. But you embraced, my body base Pooling in my lap Like a vulnerable vine You wanted me to take you first...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    so much. but if you ask anyone my age,

    you find that you are not alone. I have been through events of tremendous sadness, experienced horrific events, felt loneliness that I thought would crush me, experienced betrayal and abandonment. now i have also experienced joy I never felt worthy of receiving but cherished...
    intimacyfound intimacyfound 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 11 Responses Feb 8

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    I've seen friend die I've been in the hospital

    twice Once for 11 days the worst of my life I was so close to going to jail Not the one for kids too I've been in LOTS OF FIGHTS I don't cry anymore I am not scared of anything I care about one thing I care about my brother I don't care what you think I have access to guns...
    swaged104 swaged104 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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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 never know how strong you are ,

    until being strong is the only choice you have .
    Spiritual40 Spiritual40 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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...
    allisoncc11 allisoncc11 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    Whatever you are struggling with,

    you have the strength to get through it. Pull that strength from your inner core, from the bottom of your heart, from every inch of your body and feel it pulse through you like a storm. You have the power to move mountains; you just have to believe it. Because everything goes...
    songwrxter songwrxter 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Some people matter. Some people don't.

    Some people care. Some people don't. Some people love. Some people don't. Some people tell the truth. Some people try. Some people get lost, in perceptions. Some people just get lost in the lies. I love, Yet I hurt. I speak the truth, Yet I live within a lie. I matter, Yet you...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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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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    Ive been through some bad stuff in my life.

    Im not saying everything went well. By no means id be lying was a rough life until about 5 or 6 years ago things stabilized. Am I proud of past hell no. But its me and who I am I just took good from people I met and emulated it to the person I am now. We all have a past But...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 22

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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 14 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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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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    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 5 Responses Jun 9

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    half a saint and half a debauchee,

    i'm a crazy, and my path is that which God wills.. ma own loved ones destroyed me, God created me and flung into this ****** world... some say that love has no ****** value in this world, some say: ''o the world is my beloved's happiness''... everyone recites a different tale, O...
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    My family makes fun of me

    because i use the computer most of the time, they spend almost all the day watching the tv, i dont have a voice to make then stop, or the guts to stand up and talk to them, other times i just have a "mad/angry face" without knowing but thats what happends when your family talks...
    Pachetez Pachetez 26-30, M Aug 12

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 29

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    My family broke when I was 7

    because my dad was abusive had an affair ( several times, in fact I personally think he should be in a mental institution for all the **** he has done) and was basically the biggest **** in father history. No matter how good people say I have it (I know I do) it still doesn't...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F