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I Am Stronger Because Of What I've Been Through

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    I've been through hell

    and back a couple times! I push through and dodge what life throws at me, and in this I've become this stong independent woman/mother. I'm ok with challenges; in fact I love a good challenge.
    Lea109 Lea109 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    Do not pray for an easy life,

    pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. - Bruce Lee
    Latinloverguy Latinloverguy 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I am stronger because I have been through a lot

    with my dad. I'm sure many people say this but I say it especially because he was/is a United States Marine. It's very hard somedays because he doesn't have a good emotional side. I'm a seventeen year old guy and I don't need that so much but it is hard sometimes when you just...
    Alabama780 Alabama780 22-25, M Mar 31

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    When you have had your heart broken

    so badly, you become rather heartless. You feel nothing at all when someone you care about leaves you. Realization hits you, you started to see things crystal clear and you know there are some things that you shouldn't dwell on it too much nor expect too much. Sometimes I...
    YongTauFoo YongTauFoo 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I can count the number of people in my family

    on two hands. I'm 28. My step(real) father died when I was 13. My biological dad I have only seen once in my life when I was 14, he is in and out of jail.(total deadbeat) I google him. My mother is a drug addict. My grandmother died when I was 20, and my grandfather when I was...
    determination0106 determination0106 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Just Don't Cry After Reading This

    I was walking around in a shopping mall and buying stuffs, when I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old..The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buythis doll.Then the little boy turned to me and asked: ''Uncle, are...
    initializer initializer 26-30, M 10 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    The first guy to pay attention to me ended up

    being a controlling ****. I was 15 and by the time I turned 16 I was pregnant. I was raised in a very Christian home. we did not drink, swear, lie, have sex before marriage or break the rules. I was a good child all my life. This one man was my only mistake. But a blessing in...
    taylormorgan2113 taylormorgan2113 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My dad passed away in a car accident.

    Leaving just me and my mom. Then a few days later my grandma died of cancer. I then lots my friend in a shooting.
    Laylaaboo Laylaaboo 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Initiation

    I seem to have had lots of unusual experiences in my life and although they were not enjoyable at the time; they have moulded me and made me stronger. When I was 19 and in my first year at Liverpool University a friend and I were attacked by eight local gang members and I ended...
    groverbloggs groverbloggs 66-70 Jul 3, 2013

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    I've been through so much

    since I was 4. I am thankful for everything I won't hold grudges I want to make the future bright for young kids everyone to enjoy life.
    jojoisahmazinh jojoisahmazinh 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    You think you can get rid of me like

    that nope gonna have to get rid of me the right way !! And even if you do every night i'll be the last thing on your mind.
    Yovanna Yovanna 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    on may 4 2003 I was hit by a speeding train.

    I walked away unharmed. it happened in a little town called fairbury Nebraska. it made me stronger because I was an addict til that night. I haven't touched meth since. God woke me up that's for sure
    ladyvadar33 ladyvadar33 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Iv been through so much in my younger days,

    although I don't wish the misery and pain I felt, on my worst enemy! I am happy I made it out alive! I am happy I can experience every day that I wake up no mater what the weather! I have found the joys in all the mall this that many people take for granted! For you to feel free...
    bolahaming bolahaming 18-21, M Jul 16

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    In this life, I've literally been through hell

    & back! But, surprisingly, I've proven myself to be quite resilient. I once battled an extremely harsh & debilitating form of depression. It nearly killed me! But I ferociously battled back from the edge of no return. Today, the person you see standing before you, is both...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 3 Responses May 24

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    I am stronger because of the bad things I have

    gone through, but sometimes I feel that things that seemed easier to overcome in the past are harder now to deal with. Maybe that is because I really did not deal with it in the past or overcome it.
    Rosebud456 Rosebud456 31-35, F May 15

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    Nothing is gonna beat me down.

    The best part of my life is ahead.
    StrongProud StrongProud 61-65, M Feb 3

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    "Someone who has experienced trauma also has

    gifts to offer all of us - in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion." Sharon Salzberg
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 3 Responses May 7

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    Fences....

    I always have always tried to mend broken relationships. My relationship with my father, for different reasons, was estranged for most of my adult life. There was a time when we did not talk for 15 years. Although I wanted to have a good relationship with him, and did try on...
    Amantcul Amantcul 51-55, M Feb 12, 2013

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    I grew up in a home where violence

    and drugs were a part of everyday life. Both my parents used and were very abusive to me and my siblings. They resented having us and told us so on a daily basis. It was long before i started using. My first hit of crack was at 9 years old, then came the weed, the alcohol, and...
    1Samoana 1Samoana 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Uncomfortable Soul

    "I may have experienced the biggest downfall in my life, but as i think about it, i have come to realize that, after each crippling fall i became less afraid of pain. i become stronger than ever." Lord, give me the faith, the strength and the hope to meet the challenges of each...
    dreamlikeaprincess dreamlikeaprincess 18-21, F Aug 29, 2013

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    Me, The Gentleman And The Taxi...

    I was born and lived until age 10 in a very poor village and far from urban areas. Then came the wonder of the small (large) city for me! The lights at night, the trolleys, trams (trolleys sort of) ... have not had a fever of oil and energy source was basically the dams. Because...
    LenaDias LenaDias 61-65, F Jul 2, 2013

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    Forgiveness is never about them,

    it's about you. But what they did to hurt you may have nothing to do with you at all.
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Like Lime On Trees

    Jimmie turned away from Spoojack and looked down the street. His eyes were filling with tears. He would not believe what he was to see. But then again in this neighborhood it was often said;   “There’s no telling what you might see around here.”   The old southern man...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Yes, I have become stronger

    and better through all these years, I give people advice with all my heart and they succeed.. I love that side of myself
    Idonotcareanymore Idonotcareanymore 18-21 Sep 13

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    Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf called

    dementia? The wolf is catching up with my little mum. She can't retain more than a few minutes some times an hour of memory. But her memories of 30 and 40 yrs are coming back in major detail. I have a journal I capture her stories most I have never heard. They told me this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 11

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    Here's one for you to think about,

    ever heard someone say, I want the worst situations in life to happen to me so I can become better then what my weakness's have convinced me that I am. To rise up from it all. And survive...if so comment below. :)
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 17

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    Bun-Bun is better!!! The surgery was a huge

    success!💗🐰💗🐰💗🐰💗🐰💗
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response May 25

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    There may be days when you get up in the morning

    and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and...
    thelivingdoll9 thelivingdoll9 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    There are times when I don't feel the love my

    father claims to have for me. Because I have my mom and step dad I don't have to let that weigh me down. I'm stronger now because of what I been through.
    PoisonIvy97 PoisonIvy97 16-17, F Jul 29

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    Grown Has Come More Through Pain Than At Times Of Comfort!

    Reflecting on my life, I must say that through the challenges of change through any part of life that brings suffering, pain or loss has cause me to grow most than while in the comfort of life. Learning to embrace the riches of life through suffering!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7, 2013

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    My Life Has Been An Adventure

    I was married at 19 to a young man that dearly loved me. He went to basic training after just two weeks. He was gone for six weeks. Then I loaded up my tiny car with a few possessions and a large dog and drove for two days to join in while he attended school. Six months later I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 1, 2013

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    "Just as you cannot stare at a cut

    and watch it heal, you cannot keep glaring at the pain, and expect it to go away. So look away. Let your eyes focus on daily beauties like the sun that shines through bedroom blinds and warm sheets that wrap you up at night. Saturday mornings and crisp November air, hot...
    Ally212x Ally212x 18-21, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I can and will be strong,

    strong enough to face and withstand anything that life throws at me, I'll not let anything get to me or get me down, I'll face my troubles and my worries and I'll not surrender or bow down to them, nothing will bother or trouble me anymore, any hardships or difficulties I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13

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    On of my favorite bible verse,

    "I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in persecutions, in hardships, in difficulties. For when I am weak then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Moving On

    Sooo .... My "stories on my profile thus far (I've noticed) are somewhat sad at heart. So I thought I'd post something a little more upbeat. I decided to put it in this category because it does pertain to what I've been through. In the last 6 months or so I've noticed my stress...
    extrbusydad extrbusydad 41-45, M May 29, 2013

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    Earthquake

    I have lived through 4 sets of major earthquakes in the past 2 years in my city of Christchurch NZ. I have had to move out of one house and I am waiting for my present house to be repaired. We have had in excess of 4000 tremors of magnitude 3 or greater, but we are all getting...
    groverbloggs groverbloggs 66-70 Jan 29, 2013

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    I always think to myself: "I wish I hadn't been bullied". I wish I didn't have those years alone, missing out on what all my friends had. I wish I didn't have the childhood I now...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24

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    My friends are surprised that I am still alive some of them can't even talk about what I've been through cause watching the most happiest person falling apart and not knowing if...
    IjUstDoNtCare12 IjUstDoNtCare12 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    Have I really become stronger? Sometimes I wonder if that was true. I'm a burn survivor. I struggle everyday with the pain of my scars, the indignity of not being able to do the...
    deliciousmochi deliciousmochi 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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    I once thought I had to broadcast my hardships... That highlighting them would lure the sympathetic masses my way. But strength is getting through these things, coming to terms...
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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...
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    I'm a survivor of addictions, of rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence.. I lived my life too many sad lonely years seeing myself as a victim.. I've used drugs, alcohol and men to...
    Snnowflake Snnowflake 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 25

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    I am only 14 but I've already been trow a lot. A month ago a really good friend of mine died, he was my age. We were like siblings. He was really special for me. Before an year we...
    moonlover14 moonlover14 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    I don't know if I'm stronger, wiser, or even learned anything at all. I think I have; but I try not to assume anything anymore. I've had my own problems like everyone else, I try...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    You know what I find odd? How people associate cutters to being a person who's antisocial, wears a lot of black, and just not that fun to be around. Just the other day my best...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I met this guy more than a year ago. He is a photographer. I was a cosplayer at that event. When we met, he asked to take my picture and I said 'yes'. Little did I know that I'm...
    ciarawinner ciarawinner 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    ive had my share of tough times ive been bullied picked on lost a lot of people close to me ive been called weak and pathetic psychiatrists shoved pills down my throat to change me...
    DDT97 DDT97 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    Don't take my vulnerability as my weakness, it's the strongest thing i have ever done. To accept and be drowned by my emotions and feel that i am after all a human being who is...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    I've came along way for 18 and I'm trying to inspire others with my short poems on youtube but I need help
    shortbeauty96 shortbeauty96 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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