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I Am Stronger Because Of What I've Been Through

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    I'm probably not the only one

    who feels SO strong that they're weak.I KNOW I can survive anything,any loss,most tragedies.I've had to pull myself through the flames so many times that now I don't know how to not exist on my own.I want to let people in but I've forgotten how.And I'm tired to being surrounded...
    jcnlitlbit jcnlitlbit 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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 Nov 17, 2014

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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 11 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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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    Going through life it's self is a journey of

    making mistakes and you can always learn from them, remember no mistake is ever wasted. It will teach and make you a much better and stronger person
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    Of course . I would hope .

    Sometimes I feel like I've grown weaker but maybe I'm just Scared .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 8

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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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    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 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    The things I have gone thru in my life looking

    back, has made menthe man I am today. They were tough times but not sorry they happened. They made me a stronger man emotionally and psychologically than I could have imagined. Losing a child at, near, or shortly after birth, is one the hardest things a parent or person will...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    December 1. Twenty-five days

    before Christmas. But I have no desire....If it were any other December, by now I would have decorated the house and put up the Christmas tree. Setting it up used to be fun, filled with joy and laughter and love. But now the tree has taken a new meaning, symbolic of bittersweet...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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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, 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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    In the new year i will be starting a new

    youtube channel vlogging about mental health. I want it to be very interactive with the audience so will be having video convosations with people so they can share their expiriences. I've personally had a lot of mental health issues so will be sharing my expiriences a lot. I'm...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M Dec 12, 2014

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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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    January 1, 2013 was one of those days

    when I had seen God's leading and guiding my every step as a widow; working behind the scenes in my solitary life; that He had good plans for me, despite the tragedy that shattered my life. I woke up early in the morning and checked on the emails. There was one particular that...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 2

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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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    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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    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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    On Miracles We can't pray

    that He make our lives free of problems; it won't happen. We can't ask Him to make us immune from pain; He won't do that. We can't ask Him to wave a magic spell around us so bad things will only happen to deserving others, and never to us. People who pray for miracles usually...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F Mar 7

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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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    I'm still alive!!!! Yes thank god

    for my happy times and blessings in my life. I feel strong
    piperweant piperweant 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I may be a bit too strong

    because of it. My past is a dark place, it's had it's moments of good or great times, but always ends up in the darkness again. In my past I've opened myself up plenty of times, since I wear my heart on my sleeve kinda thing I let myself get hurt pretty bad. Despite all the...
    rockerstar rockerstar 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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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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    Any one wanna snapchat?

    ? I'm super bored tattoos are my life got 2 and now I'm addicted message me you username.
    jayson1993 jayson1993 18-21, F Jan 14

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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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    Your experiences makes u to

    who u are and the more hurt you,ve been the more u can learn from it. From my experience the hurtful people is the ones who are the most understanding and nice, so don't judge before u know their Whole story!
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    Forgive others, not because they deserve

    forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
    2Foolish4Y0u 2Foolish4Y0u 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 22-25 Sep 13, 2014

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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 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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    "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, 2014

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    My mind is a battleground,

    whipped and ripped asunder, torn from the very facbric of reality. ~ Rachel Roth A day of mixed emotions, negativities demanding to be acted out over the resolution to overcome. Another lesson learned from this school called life: dealing with REJECTION. Rejection is the...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I have to adapt to life in countless ways.

    I've learned that if you don't adapt, and adapt quickly, you'll be miserable, filled with self-pity, and not be the person you were meant or want to be. It's simple, yet very hard to learn. If you want to do something, get something, or be something badly enough, you can't let...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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 Nov 17, 2014

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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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    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, 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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    I don't think it's made me a better person at all. Stronger person hell yes. Better no. Going through all that **** has made me angry, distrustful, guarded and a pessimist.. Oh I...
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F Apr 11

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    I just wish I hadn't have had gone through it…..life can be hard sometimes….
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F Apr 5