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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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    every bad sh!t that drops ya to the ground

    actually gets you a better understanding... of yourself, of others, of our surroundings, basically, a better understanding of ya life! you gain more knowledge about your own self! and that's what the motive of our lives is, a quest to find ourselves as an individual! every...
    slytheringuy slytheringuy 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Hi.. In my life I think I been through a lot,

    for example my parents divorce, leaving me alone to survive for 5 months( you can check out my other post about my family divorce and survival..), moving to a whole new country and many people atempting to kill me in some ways like strangle,drown,lots of violence, letting me...
    Rokas2260 Rokas2260 13-15, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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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 .
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 30, 2015

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    All i did...all i the hard decisions i have

    taken..it was all to be stronger... I did't want to be that person that needed help..that needed a hand or a shoulder to cry on..i wanted to have enough power to stand up on my own..because i was told life is full of "hard times" and i wanted to be prepared for it all...i wanted...
    jrcervin jrcervin 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have to be, otherwise I would have crumbled a

    long time ago. But I'm not a hardened person by any means. I just try to bounce back from what life throws at me.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F Jan 14

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    In June last year my mother passed away

    after beating cancer twice. She had gotten though her second battle and fallen very sick and ended up in ICU. After three weeks she was getting worse so we had to turn off her life support. I slowly watched my mothers last few breaths before she passed away. Since then I have...
    joshbou joshbou 16-17, M 11 Responses Jan 18

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    I wish I had found this website way earlier!

    Just signed up and already loving the stories and support I see here!
    Yinhx Yinhx 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 4 Responses Mar 22, 2015

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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...
    kimcc11aa kimcc11aa 26-30, F Jan 20

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    Observations (An Aspergers Poem) The pressure

    comes from those around The acid note of sour sound When heartless words our love confound Friends, family, all pull us down And with a dismal pall surround Someone for whom, love should abound They cannot feel the hurt purveyed The thoughtless selifishness conveyed We're living...
    Neoebonite Neoebonite 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 25

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    I don't really know if all our experiences make

    us stronger. I know some do, but some can destroy you. Being hurt so much can change you into someone you never wanted to be. I don't think you can still be the same person after that. Although its a calming thought, but doesn't apply to all of us.
    lostinbeauty lostinbeauty 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am stronger because of all I have been

    through. One time I was hiking on the Appalachian trail with my family. And I don't know what but I took a wrong turn and I accidentally got off the trailer. I was lost for a few hours but I actually found my family. It was so scary.
    Gayprince1234 Gayprince1234 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    You never know what strength you have,

    until you have no other options.
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 9 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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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, 2015

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    ITS GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY!

    !!!! ANYONE KNOW WHY??? "I'M NOT LETTING IT BE BAD"..... ANYONE ELSE?
    imjusthere1 imjusthere1 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 24

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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 4 Responses Jun 9, 2015

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    Until a few years ago I always felt

    that my entire adult life was going to be filled with abuse, nehlect, and was never going to be loved like I want to be loved. I married at 19, in a fantasy about the home, the kids, the white picket fence, and happily ever after. But within a year my dreams were shattered when...
    Harleygirl65 Harleygirl65 46-50, F 12 Responses Aug 22, 2015

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    Ariaspark Ariaspark 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I've been through more

    than one person should have to endure in a lifetime. I've been lied to, cheated on, and treated like a doormat. I've always picked myself up, brushed myself off and continued to march on. I've been raised to be a strong woman, not to show weakness. There were many times I wanted...
    luvmegd luvmegd 41-45, F 11 Responses Nov 19, 2015

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    you gave me the greatest gift?

    . you made me a mommy www.theurbanhippiemac.com my letter to my unborn child
    theurbanhippiemac theurbanhippiemac 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days 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 12 Responses Apr 20, 2015

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    I have no luck in life.

    It's like there's a black cloud over my head. Whenever people ask me to tell them something good that's happened to me, do you know how long it takes me to think of something? That's because nothing genuinely good ever actually happens. Correction, it rarely happens. But, I can...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    I was born into a very chaotic family.

    My dad has an injury to his frontal lobe and my mom has untreated bipolar disorder. They have been arguing almost everyday my entire life. As young kids they moved my brother and I around seven times. My brother was always a really good wrestler, and although he sustained...
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 27

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    I have always hated myself

    and for good reason. I.. cut my arms to shreds, and burned myself. was vicious to people who loved me. lied just to hurt people. stabbed my friends in the back. cheated on my hub with his best friend manipulated everyone into getting my way. WhenI thought I couldn't despise...
    WittyTwit WittyTwit 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 4

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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 10 Responses Feb 8, 2015

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    Sometimes in life, theres one person

    who will make you realize that You need to be Braver, fiercer and bolder, just for you to let go all the things that hurts you and make a new one that will make your life great.
    potatobanana27 potatobanana27 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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 10 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    Someday you will see How much I loved you That

    I woke up every morning to say "hi" because I cared. That I sacrificed myself for you because you mattered... to me. That I chose you because I saw what you were and what you COULD be. That in my idealistic ideology you benefited. That I loved you, when I couldn't have you...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    I'm not strong. I'm weak,

    at least where you're concerned. I tell myself this will be the last time I cry over you knowing I'm lying. My days are filled with just trying to get through them. Full of responsibility. But my thoughts are, of course, on you. Wanting to just forget you and hold onto what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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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 18-21, M 14 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Imagine yourself walking through a forest.

    So far, it had been one straight path until unexpectedly, ahead of you, is a crossroad, two paths, left or right. Your not afraid because either path with eventually lead you home. So, you choose a path and continue walking. Suddenly, your in the part of the forest where the...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 10 Responses Feb 2

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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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    So I get a message from a woman

    who I slept with 20 years ago. She had a boyfriend so I ended it as soon as I found out. She got pregnant and promised me that it wasn't mine. I never saw her again or heard from her until now. She explained to me that she always knew the child was mine but never said anything...
    btorn btorn 36-40, M 13 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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 5 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    Just a quick note before bed; I just want to

    say this is the happiest I've ever felt in a very long time. Maybe even my life. I've always been a very unhappy person inside. On the outside, I was smiley and cheery, but on the inside, I was dying. For so long, I always had this monster, it felt, that sat on my chest. My...
    Negrita13131 Negrita13131 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    "Do not pray for an easy life,

    pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."-Bruce Lee. Hardly anyone wants a simple life (aside from religious reasons), one void of obstacles physical emotional. If it is strength we seek, we can look back to have a glimpse at how far we've come, and look again forward to...
    UrbanRonin UrbanRonin 16-17, M 5 Responses Jan 18

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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...
    Michelle41011 Michelle41011 41-45, T 6 Responses Aug 22, 2015

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    When you think you put me at my lowest level of

    feeling like crap inside..., that's when I come back swinging and kicking ***. I refuse to be brought down!!!!
    TennesseeWhiskey TennesseeWhiskey 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 21

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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 11 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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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 14 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    If my life were personified it would a

    gladiator: Strong, sharp, intelligent, and brave. I have my fears, but I'll be damned if I let you know it.
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Two years ago I took a surgery on fracture ,

    two days ago I came to hospital to remove the internal fixation plate but three screws were broken and left in my bone ,which the doctor said it is normally not harmful to my body without pulling it out .the doctor also said it was difficult to remove the broken screws and...
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M 6 Responses May 18, 2015

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    She made broken look beautiful

    and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it took like a pair of wings. ~AD
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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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 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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