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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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    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 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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    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 5 days ago

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    I wonder if things ever get better

    or if life is a daily struggle
    245Beautifuldisaster 245Beautifuldisaster 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 22

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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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    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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    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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    Life's like a bird, it's pretty cute

    until it ***** on your head.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day 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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    You never know how strong you are ,

    until being strong is the only choice you have .
    Spiritual40 Spiritual40 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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 am not a stranger to disappointments I am not

    unfamiliar with pain I am not a newbie to want and desire. I have survied I have picked myself up and moved forward I have controlled. But now I am strong Now I am a fighter Now I am a soldier But this doesn't mean I am living. Now I am fearul Now I don't trust Now I hide...
    intimacyfound intimacyfound 41-45, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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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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    TrappedOrphan TrappedOrphan 13-15, M 6 Responses May 18

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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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    Some people matter. Some people don't.

    Some people care. Some people don't. Some people love. Some people don't. Some people tell the truth. Some people try. Some people get lost, in perceptions. Some people just get lost in the lies. I love, Yet I hurt. I speak the truth, Yet I live within a lie. I matter, Yet you...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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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 Aug 24

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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...
    kimcc11 kimcc11 26-30, F 1 day ago

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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 11 Responses Apr 1

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    I disapprove of every conspiracy of

    which I am not a part.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 23 hrs ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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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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    with every step I take.

    with each and every day. even when I feel this Day Will break me. I know there is a new day coming.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    You may not believe this story

    but the events that happened in this story are true. When I was 1-2 years old I lived in a orphanage and there was no heating in the winter and there weren't many blankets. One night the window broken and it was freezing. I shared a crib with one other boy and he had the blanket...
    Damocles19 Damocles19 13-15, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Never go to bed angry,

    stay awake and plot your revenge.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 9 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    Predators need to be careful they don't run

    into a person like me. While you hunt for victims I'm wondering if I should pretend to be one. Then meet in person quick and find out who meets their maker first.
    TicToxic TicToxic 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 19

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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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    Hold my hand through this night As the voices

    shake and my vision blinds With fires that swore to seek revenge Eyes filled with rage that would not relent Never have I felt such evil Control and manipulate me. But you embraced, my body base Pooling in my lap Like a vulnerable vine You wanted me to take you first...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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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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    Even if you were eaten,

    there will still be a two way out.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day 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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    I am not. I am broken.

    I just kept getting knocked down and then kicked around to the point that I am a broken heap that barely resembles something human anymore.
    RebellioustoanEnd RebellioustoanEnd 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 11 Responses Feb 8

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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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    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 14 Responses Apr 20

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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 5 days ago

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