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I Am Stronger Because Of What I've Been Through

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    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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    I'm proud to be myself today

    after many circumstances I been through.
    onetouchforever onetouchforever 41-45, F Jul 22

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    ok here goes. Was treated badly

    as a child, then went into a violent relationship for ten years, then met a guy who became an alchoholic with him ten years, then met a control freak was married for six months then had a breakdown and was diagnosed bipolar. Found out I have hemochromatosis and now type 2...
    moiramoira moiramoira 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    going through tramatic experiences can hurt

    people...yet my being has decided to let it all go...she finally realizes the whole picture and has forgiven those that hurt her...she finally understands the human condition...and the tramatic experiences that haunts the perpetrator...so to end the cycle...is to forgive...let...
    EternalViolet EternalViolet 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Every day when I wake up,

    I want to fight the world a little more. Sometimes, it's over the discrimination I face every day just for being a female. Sometimes, it's oppression I receive just for refusing to believe the Christians' bullcrap claims. And when I hear about a crime or a great injustice, I...
    EverlastingLara EverlastingLara 16-17, F Jul 1

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    All the things I've seen,

    all the things I've been through, the ups and downs, the struggles, the obstacles. All of this have made me a stronger person. Because of it all, I am definitely a fighter and I never give up.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Throw away too much of your past

    and you'll abandon the person who walked those days
    pjrtt pjrtt 22-25, M Jul 14

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    I am stronger because of all the pain my

    husband cost me all the heartache of losing all 3 of my boys in this relationship of working my tail off day in and day out of putting up with lies and bull crap on a daily basis I am free now today and for the rest of my life I can breathe freely and not listen to nagging and b...
    SpiritWolfe741 SpiritWolfe741 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Got bullied a lot as a kid.

    I'm now almost invincible to words...
    blubbyourmom blubbyourmom 22-25, M Jun 3

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    There was a time when nobody believed in me.

    I felt so worthless I even ran away from home. All I thought back then was this isn't going to last. Well..It didn't.It was short.But it taught me some valuable lessons.
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M Jun 12

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    Ever have the question enter your mind.

    What if you could back in time to change things in your life and what would they be? My answer to that is simple. Nothing at all. Think about it if you changed things, preferably the difficult things. You wouldn't be who you are now. You might be weaker because of not...
    rockerstar rockerstar 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    "I have seen so many dreams wither

    before blooming In the sound of rustling dried leaves, plays the tune in pain In the sky, in the air, blasted hopes remain as mourning From burning in the heart,sorrowful tears It dissipates,bit by bit It dissipates,bit by bit"
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M Jun 16

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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, 2014

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    i have been married to a man from Senegal West

    Africa for 12 years. we have an 11 year old child. we have been separated for 2 years and will be divorcing soon. i just found out and i have proof that he has a wife and children back home. Then on his Facebook he added them and deleted every picture of our daughter so they...
    htoure21 htoure21 31-35, F 4 Responses May 15

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    Yes very very much so.

    .. however you will never find out unless you get to know me... a book is there to turn a few pages of, who knows it might help some see past the terrible events of life that might be playing with their minds... life can be so tough, yet as humans we can get through those times...
    Walkingwithmindfulness Walkingwithmindfulness 56-60, M Aug 10

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    I know myself better

    because of what you put me through. I know what I want and need. I know how I should be loved versus what you claimed was love. Thanks for being my lesson, now f*** you!
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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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 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    Once I thought it would be impossible

    for me to live without her.I remember the day she said it was over.I kind of became numb.Everything seemed to have lost its color.Nothing seemed pleasant anymore. I ran away from my cramped apartment in the city&moved into our village home. It was hard.I didn't attend my classes...
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    At times it subsides,

    allowing me a moment to breathe. I ask myself frequently, why can't I move forward? Why does God allow me to linger here? Waves... It's the best way to picture it. There are those fun waves that you like to bob up and down in. There are the ones that you are looking...
    bcharap bcharap 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 2

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    I can say that i'm strong,

    because of the problems in my life.. :) thanks for the problem, because of that i'm became stronger person than before.
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F Aug 8

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    I had about 4 near death experiences one out of

    those fours had me fighting for my life.. if you want to know more what it felt like inbox me...it doesn't make me a better person we all equal in all aspects friendship, relationship, marriage, comes with knowing things from one another builds a pattern of loving one each...
    UrOneAndOnly UrOneAndOnly 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 8

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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 Nov 16, 2014

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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 18-21, F Jul 29, 2014

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    Aren't we all stronger

    because of what we've been through? Isn't that the point, from the moment we are birthed; to learn, grow, and improve ourselves based on our experiences? We are each evolving as individuals in one way or another, be it mind, body, or soul. It's quite fascinating, really.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27

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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, 2014

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    I have been through thick

    and thin from boy to boy trying to find the perfect one that is easy going and cool not the ones they show a six pack the ask for sex or a picture or your parts but that is my past no they my mom is a pastor I feel like I can't tell her anything
    amarristarr amarristarr 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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, 2014

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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 never been easy,

    but honestly no ones is. we all have had struggles and been through so much, that made us who we are today. My father left when I was 3, my mother solely raised me and my 2 older siblings with the help of my grandparents. My father wasn't in my life til the time I was...
    lisa82688 lisa82688 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 27

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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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    I have changed so much I can hardly tell

    if I am the original model.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response May 5

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    pain hurts in the moment -

    but makes you stronger in the long run. As much as I hate the people who ever wronged me, I also need to thank them. Because of them, I am who I am today. Because of them, I know what I really want in a friend. Because of them, I am stronger.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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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, 2014

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    my life is never easy,

    my parents are finding out more of me by the week. I am not of what I used to be, but that makes me stronger of what I am, and so are my friends.
    jackhack101 jackhack101 13-15, F Apr 27

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    LMAO !!! On second thought I think should

    secure these "big girl panties" with a pin.Life is tough, you just got to roll with the punches and give it your best shot. I was never one to wallow in self pity for too long. It is just the survivor in me that wont let me give up easily.Eyes dried up, chin up, shoulders back...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F Jun 2

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    From being bullied in

    and out of school then from 14-16 getting Locke up for stupid *** reasons.. to now being recently kicked out by my mom for no reason. I know its making me stronger.
    ipiceno ipiceno 18-21, M Jun 12

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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 2 Responses May 7, 2014

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    It's funny how life goes sometimes.

    Two nights ago I got a phone call from someone who used to be my best friend for 12 years, He stoped talking to me about a year ago due to his girlfriend not liking me. He asked to meet me and said he was sorry, So we met up, we talked it all through, yeah it felt nice I guess...
    AstridPhotographer AstridPhotographer 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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 4 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    I am hoping to find love

    once again, when I said I DO way back in Dec of 2002 I thought I would never have to search again. However may of 2014 those D papers came through the door finalising his wish to be set free. I am moving on from all those fond memories , bitter sweet ! I am determined to heal...
    namgal namgal 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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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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    and not to mention the other 3 little babies I

    have to leave behind which of my dogs that I love so much
    SpiritWolfe741 SpiritWolfe741 41-45, F Apr 27

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    I've become stronger in ways I had never

    imagined possible for me. I remember always watching showswhere people would beseriously ****** up after going through a life changing event and wondering how you end up like that. I almost think I'm strange or that my way of thinking isabnormal sometimes because I don't feel...
    kissmykass kissmykass 22-25, F Apr 27

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    I've survived cancer

    when I was vary little and lost two people close to me when I was around 10 or so. with those two things I often they make me stronger for sure.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    If anyone ever needs to talk I'll listen.

    :) I've been through a lot and I can give great advice.
    lightseekingsoul lightseekingsoul 18-21, F Aug 8

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