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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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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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    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 day 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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    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 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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    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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    You never know how strong you are ,

    until being strong is the only choice you have .
    Spiritual40 Spiritual40 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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 14 Responses Aug 22

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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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    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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    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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    TrappedOrphan TrappedOrphan 13-15, M 6 Responses May 18

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    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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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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    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 10 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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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 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 Aug 23

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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 10 Responses Aug 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Jul 25

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Aug 22

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    at times when quiet surrounds me,

    I wonder how much worse things could get. then, I feel regretful for asking. being strong all the time is just a way of life anymore. ALL the pain, disappointment, loneliness, emptiness.. overwhelming. a part of me has accepted that "this is what is, and the best it will get". I...
    wnt2bneeded wnt2bneeded 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 11 Responses Feb 8

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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...
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