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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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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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    It's been a year of upheaval,

    but it's getting close to the end now. My divorce will be final in just over a week and there is a wonderful new man in my life. My family has been shattered by it, and I am waiting for one family member to see the light. In the meantime, I am grateful for all that makes me...
    Spuddie2308 Spuddie2308 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I feel like I've grown up

    so much in the last year or two. I'm already doing some of the things I love, I have some great friends, and I really think I have my values set correctly. Excited for the future.
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 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...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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    jbnichole jbnichole 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    I'm stronger than them,

    stronger than everyone. I don't need to prove anything to anyone anymore.
    xXxWildOnexXx xXxWildOnexXx 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    Growing up is hard enough,

    but growing up the past few years without my father, has shown me that when life challenges you, that you can't give up.
    DLaPratt DLaPratt 13-15, M Apr 7

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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 4 Responses Aug 18, 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 10 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm soooo happy right now!

    ! Despite feeling a little bit drained due to stress and a stabbing pain in my kidney, I feel soooo goooood. ^.^ I finally understood what people meant when they told me it would get better if i just tried to feel good. ^.^ You can't force happiness, you have to work on thinking...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 16-17, F 3 Responses 8 hrs 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 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    I become me! Stronger,

    fiecier and lovelier
    aloneme79 aloneme79 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 3

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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 5 Responses 2 hrs 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 16 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    "It is okay to be at a place of struggle.

    Struggle is just another word for growth. Even the most evolved beings find themselves in a place of struggle now and then. In fact, struggle is a sure sign to them that they are expanding; it is their indication of real and important progress. The only one who doesn't...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 11 Responses Feb 16

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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...
    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I have experienced a lot of things in this

    short lived life of mine.I must say it has been a hell of a ride.The only thing that got me through those tumultuous times is that I believed.
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Sillylittleredheadchick Sillylittleredheadchick 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    God gives his hardest battles to his strongest

    soldiers. I am the woman I am today because of all I've been through. I am happier, kinder and a lot more understanding of people and their problems. If anyone wants to talk about hardship and how the struggles of their past influenced and continue to influence them today; Id...
    Grace1077 Grace1077 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Amongst all the stories in the newspaper today,

    this was by far the best and most heart warming to me. Imagine walking a mile in someone else’s headline: Monica Lewinsky speaks at TED2015 It was very brave of her to say it aloud and say it well, she has become even more beautiful in my eyes now. http://blog.ted.com...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M Mar 23

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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 6 Responses Jan 1

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    I've always thought that life is a test,

    and certain situations or hard times that happen test your character and make you who you are. It's weird but I feel like the more hard times you have the happier you become in yourself for getting through them
    AlexJM95 AlexJM95 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    what doesn't kills you makes you

    even stronger and weirder :P
    eclipxelow eclipxelow 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    it a long story any way i started a new work

    place last year i was happliy getting married etc and half way down i was working my ex shouted and controling me well we necame friends with the chef at my works he kept telling me he loved me but i didnt belive him etc he knew i was getting married.well anyway he started to...
    shinylips123 shinylips123 31-35, F Mar 26

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    It's been 1 year and 3 months

    since my last cut.. time flies, but also the time comes.
    lisachristensen lisachristensen 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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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 13 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    I lost my dad at young age

    and the guy that my mom has been with doesn't deserve to be alive. He's a cruel human being and has put me through hell because of who I am.
    calihomo calihomo 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Judge me and I?ll prove you wrong.

    Crush me and I will stand up on my own. The more that I hurt the more I will know I?m stronger each time, each time I fall.
    classicalprince classicalprince 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    Making mistakes and meeting the wrong people

    only made me stronger and more careful. I truly believe that we learn from our mistakes and that's what I've done
    mayyasothman mayyasothman 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    In all of my 19 years of life,

    so far... I haven't had it worse than some people but I have had it pretty rough. Losing loved ones has got to be the worst pain of them all. I believe we all have our own versions of having a "tough" past. From being a rebel, to being abused. It varies in our own eyes. Mine...
    Nitram13 Nitram13 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    emyleejane emyleejane 26-30, T 4 Responses Apr 9

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    when I was a little girl three to be exact I

    watched my parents get murdered because my dad refused to pay a bully money. I was the only witness and put the man in jail. my twin brother and I were put into protective custody and adopted into different homes into different parts of the US. This experience made me stronger...
    ladyvadar33 ladyvadar33 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    When I was 16, my boyfriend beat

    and raped me. Afterwards, I asked, "Why did you do that?" and he said, "To make you feel dirty so you won't be a **** anymore."I thought I loved him more than anything and I stayed with him afterwards.I am now 30. Life became warped for me for many years. Really for 10 years. I...
    InnerGuidance InnerGuidance 26-30, F 10 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    My experiences I have been in recovery

    for 20 years I plan to open the house for women and children I need help with donations. Please send to 3958 West Cir., Decatur, GA 30035 thank you very much Beautiful Pryor
    1Beautiful 1Beautiful 41-45, F Apr 3

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    "Life changes. You get it all lined up just

    the way you like it and then something beyond your control comes along and bumps you off centre. Nothing stays the same. You grow up, make friends, lose friends, lose track of people, meet new ones and sometimes you ask yourself why. But all i can tell you is that every...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was molested from the age of 4-9 by two men

    (uncles). Raped by a guy i liked at 15. Raped by my boyfriend's (now ex) bestfriend at 23. I'm now 30 and I'm doing good, raising my 3yrs old, yet there are times that i get flashbacks and get anxiety. It's rare but very powerful. Thankfully i get them at night when my lil one...
    StillHere84 StillHere84 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 9

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    Where me and mike use to hang miss him like

    crazy I'll see you again baby rock out in heaven
    cullyGirl cullyGirl 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Without the dark, we wouldnt have the light.

    Without the pain, we wouldnt have the pleasure. A good hearted person can find the pleasure in pain and the light in the dark. Jashinism for life
    PainfulMemories PainfulMemories 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I really am. Every heartache,

    every time I hurt, physically, mentally and emotionally, It changed me forever. Every tear I cried has strengthened my inner-self. I was becoming tougher, more careful, cleverer, and the same time, I stopped smiling, stopped trusting, started doubting, Every crease that was...
    KrisKrosSk8 KrisKrosSk8 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I was 4 years old,

    my parents separated. my dad was an alcoholic, he used to beat my mom everyday. We moved out to Plymouth and got an apartment until we could get back on our feet. My mom worked for a blind business and she made good money, and my dad worked for GM. My mom turned to cocaine...
    amberbell1001 amberbell1001 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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 9 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    I went through a really hard breakup several

    months ago. I thought t was the end of the world. When he broke up with me his reasoning was, " I just want to spend my senior year with the boys." To this day I still think about what we had and what I thought the future held for us. I was head over heels for this boy. But over...
    jenbloggs jenbloggs 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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