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I Am Stronger Because of All I've Been Through

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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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    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 12 Responses Jun 29, 2015

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    I was abused for 6 years

    as a kid by my own mother, and I left her and now live with my dad. I suffered so much depression, but I am stronger than I ever was now.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 15

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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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    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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    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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    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M 6 Responses May 18, 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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    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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    I'm loyal because I know what it's like to

    be treated unfaithfully. I care because I know what it feels like to be neglected. And I love with all my heart because I know that love will never die.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 2, 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 1 day ago

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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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    Soo much heartbreak. Thought id never feel again

    or wasnt going to. Well fate sees that i suffer again by opening my heart to another just to get rejected with friendship...again.
    ElSabre101 ElSabre101 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ariaspark Ariaspark 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    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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    The more people try to put me down.

    ..the more I stand up against them. Sure you can call me a damsel in distress but I know...I am the only one who can save myself...
    anstein anstein 18-21, F Jan 14

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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 have Cystinuria (very rare kidney disese

    that causes Cystine stones) I found out around October 2015 (15 yrs old), this is the back story. I got bucked off my horse (May), I got whiplash (sadly still relevant), a few months later (September) my back started hurting a LOT so I went to a chiropractor and after a few...
    cassandra013 cassandra013 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 10 Responses Feb 8, 2015

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    Letter to myself: You're doing amazing.

    I'm proud of you. CH was right; you've been doing this. You've got this. There's no where to go but up from here. Everyday you struggle to do better and the universe sees you. It acknowledges you. It has seen your tears, your heartbreak, your lonely nights in the dark crying...
    Negrita13131 Negrita13131 26-30, F 6 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I have been through so many things over the

    years. most recently, I have been diagnosed with SLE, Sjogren's syndrome and a blood disorder. there are days I can't get out of bed, but I am thankful I am still alive!
    myjason myjason 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "She realized none of it was real.

    . So she set herself free" ~KC
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 28, 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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    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 5 hrs ago

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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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    The more life throws at you,

    the stronger you get after you've bounced back... Wounds scab over. Scars fade. You get tougher. I am like tempered steel.
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    Yes I am I've been through a lot not many

    people would have made it but I did
    lillyross lillyross 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 17

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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 9 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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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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    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...
    skyeccaa skyeccaa 26-30, F Jan 10

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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 8 Responses Jan 21

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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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    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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    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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