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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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    Would you recognise me

    if I saw you in heaven? Would you hold my hand if I saw you in heaven? Would you tell me you love me if I saw you in heaven? All these questions we ask ourself but yet one day you may find your answer ❤️
    cassie343 cassie343 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I would have but I am soulless.

    How could I be strong when I don't have my SOUL within me. It runs through the SUN and the MOON to looking for it's missing Piece.
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 22

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    I lift weights pretty regular.

    I have discovered the more I lift the stronger I get.
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 36-40, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I just wanted to post something

    for all the young depressed people I read on here! Im 26 y/o. Ive been trough a lot. From being molested when i was 5 to being constantly abused by men. (Ive been raped a couple times, even had to go to the hospital once) i lost a baby and maybe cant get pregnant ever again. I...
    Marypossa Marypossa 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 22

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    If I was to write every single detail,

    I'd probably be typing all night. Plus I am too lazy :P But well me name is Emily, I'm 17 years old. I was raped when I was 12 by a ********* when I was left in a shop on holidays in turkey. It didn't really hit me until this year and I started to self harm and even attempted...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I love it when i get to share stuff to help

    others, specially positive stuff because life is more about the ups than the downs. I recently shared my experience with an addict brother and the struggle to get him to rehab... As painful as it was this situation has brought the family together like its never been. In between...
    Marypossa Marypossa 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    This could be triggering to anyone with

    experiences of sexual or domestic abuse. My life has not been easy. In 2012, I discovered that I was sexually abused as a child. I have no clear memories of the event(s), but there are many signs throughout my life that indicate sexual abuse. I will spare you the details. A few...
    LucellaLuna LucellaLuna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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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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    God grant me the serenity to accept the things

    I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    Out of suffering have emerged the strongest

    souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. From the ashes of adversity rises up an initiated being.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 10

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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 13 Responses Feb 5

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    I really hate to be cheesy here,

    but I'd like to share my story. My parents got divorced when I was about four years old. A few years later, I started to pluck out my eyelashes. At first, it was just a few at a time, that I'd hopelessly wish on for my parents to get back together. Eventually, it got to the...
    Jmm23 Jmm23 16-17, F Aug 12

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    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Other people say when u r broken u can't stand

    back up for a while, but we say when ur broken u look up and smile and stand up because we are stronger than the people who hurt us the most.
    AwkwardM AwkwardM 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 6

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    "No matter what, once in your life,

    someone will hurt you. That someone will take all that you are, and rip it into pieces and they won't even watch where the pieces land. But through the breakdown, you'll learn something about yourself. You'll learn that you're strong. And no matter how hard they destroy you...
    margai margai 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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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 15 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Tella84 Tella84 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    Who you are, who you REALLY are,

    isn't defined by the choices you make. It isn't who you love, or who loves you. Because one day, you might be in the position where you don't love anybody, and nobody loves you. You could make the wrong choices. Every time. You could feel utterly destitute. And you have to...
    AmbivalenceSquared AmbivalenceSquared 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    All through your life

    when you live for others sacrificing every bit of your soul makes you reach that extreme and you say its enough now. Just need the wings to fly away and realize all those experiences you longed for ! I'm not even 30 and I want to get out of this never ending saga of expectation...
    longing4freedom longing4freedom 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    But most things I've been through is some kinda

    out of my control... Anway I've been growing up with that, sometime I'll be all under my control
    KentVu KentVu 22-25, M Aug 12

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    I don't really want to go into detail

    as the last 3 years of my life was a complete waste, especially the last year. I was controlled, emotionally abused, and finally assaulted resulting in a nervous breakdown. The only way left for me was up...... or out! I'm not a quitter, so with a lot of help from my best friend...
    princessalison princessalison 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    roella roella 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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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...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 14

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    Something i'd like to share We’re all seeking

    that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some...
    PixieRibbons PixieRibbons 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    BROKEN OPEN And the day came ,

    when the risk to remain tight in a bud, became more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin A "turning-point" in life when you finally realize that the life you used to know, no longer serves you....change becomes inevitable. It's kind of...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'd like to think so,

    but having said that I don't doubt that life will continue to put that assumption to the test, but then that's how life is I guess. Gotta love it anyway :)
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    God breaks you... It is in the breaking

    that we come to know Him. Not in the blessing. He transforms you... He restores you.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When life puts you down,

    you gotta stand back up and fight again its never is your last fight until you are dead and that will be your retirement from your life job. Meanwhile, you have to strive to become better than yesterday in every-way; mind, body, soul and heart. You should never give up, you owe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 18

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    Growing up, my parents were abusive alcoholics

    but I still loved them because in my heart I still had hope that someday they would change and be the people I knew they were capable of being. But empty promises can only provide solace for so long. I developed a strained relationship with my parents that led to me hiding my...
    chadwiak01 chadwiak01 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    It's your road and yours alone.

    Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. I learned that no one can walk my journey but me.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    In a world we live in today,

    it is difficult to see the good things in life when life only throws the bad things in our faces. It is difficult to know to whom you can place your trust and faith in, for many deceive you. It is difficult to keep from slipping into depression, and loosing all hope. Yes, the...
    CelaRose1995 CelaRose1995 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    "We make plans, God only laughs.

    " Biggest lesson I've learned from the death of my husband. It has become my mantra from then on. It fits my single-blessedness/widowhood even now. Bottomline: I have entrusted my life to God. I just take it day by day...one day at a time. It is easier, less stressful, less...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    [Someone I once loved gave me a box full of

    darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. ~ Mary Oliver] If I should meet thee after long years, How should I greet thee? With silence and tears. ~ Lord Byron
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 11

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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 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    The day after my eight birthday my house burnt

    down killing my 2 cats, my dog barely survived. I was eight years old and homeless. I lost everything and wanted to die. I blamed myself for the longest time. my sister, parents and dog made it. I still wounder if things would have been different if I stayed home sick from...
    bamala bamala 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    Sometimes we must be hurt in order to grow.

    Sometimes we must fail in order to know. Sometimes we must lose in order to gain. Because some lessons in life are best learned through pain.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    The longest road you will ever have to walk is

    the sacred journey from your head to your heart. ~ I lost myself somewhere in the darkness.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    every thing you have been Through to this day

    has made you who you are and you are still ever you have been threw it let it go in the past and try to move on. i'm not saying from here on out it will be perfect because then i will be lying to you. But if you have come this far you can keep going and living on.
    Codyweb Codyweb 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    [You never know how strong you are,

    until being strong is the only choice you have.] Would you hold my hand If I saw you in heaven? Would you help me stand If I saw you in heaven? I'll find my way Through night and day 'Cause I know I just can't stay Here in heaven... ~ Eric Clapton
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 11

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    I feel that when something goes wrong

    everything goes wrong... i guess it like the saying "when it rains, it pours". If i can get through this without feeling sorry for myself or getting help i feel i become a stronger individual
    ollie27 ollie27 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I had suffered relatively little of life's

    loses. I had thought I was in control of my life until my husband passed away. Then I knew I most certainly was not. I was down on my knees, nowhere to go, with no option. It is amazing how high one can reach by bowing the knees before God. It is with this kind of submission...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In our past, lies our future.

    I've had an unpleasant early childhood. I've been laughed at, bullied, treated unfairly. But when I think back, I cherish my past, for it made me stronger. It made me kinder. It made me thoughtful. It made me see the world through the eyes of a survivor. I deserved to be...
    BillyEmad BillyEmad 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 23

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    Cancer claimed the lives of my mom,

    my step mom and recently my grandpa. To anyone who's gone or is going through something similar, know this. While they have left us, they have also given us the most beautiful gift of all: perspective Life is short, and none truer than this, life is precious. Make the most of...
    alam88 alam88 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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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 realized it's okay to cry,

    but it's not okay to give up. I know everything's not okay, but I know I am who I am because all I went through. "In the end everything will be okay, if it's not okay then it's not the end."
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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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 12 Responses Feb 9

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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 4 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    The Phoenix Process: I was dead,

    then alive. The power of love came into me, and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    [She stood in the storm,

    and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails. ~ Elizabeth Edwards] I met the worst thing in life, I could conjure in mind...I can take anything.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 11

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    Would you know my name If I saw you in heaven?

    Would it be the same If I saw you in heaven? I must be strong And carry on 'Cause I know, I don't belong in heaven. ~ Eric Clapton
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 11

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