I Am Stronger Because Of What I've Been Through

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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, 2015

    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...
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    1 Response Mar 11, 2014

    Tough times don't last,

    but tough people do
    aj32792 aj32792
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 18

    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!
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    Apr 7, 2013

    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...
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    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

    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, 2015

    Throw away too much of your past

    and you'll abandon the person who walked those days
    pjrtt pjrtt
    22-25, M
    Jul 14, 2015
    brupsie brupsie
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 1, 2015

    I'm proud to be myself today

    after many circumstances I been through.
    onetouchforever onetouchforever
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2015

    Got bullied a lot as a kid.

    I'm now almost invincible to words...
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    Jun 3, 2015

    People think saying "NO" is s horrible thing,

    but it can be very liberating. 😊 It's ok to say "NO" sometimes. Doing something for yourself once in a while instead of tirelessly giving to others is not selfish. In fact, it's required.
    BronzeJamesBond BronzeJamesBond
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 17

    "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, 2015

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Jan 19, 2013

    I live with my mom and little sister .

    before they made me cry all the time and made me feel like ****.now I am stronger because when ever the talk to me I don't even listen even if it can be important
    bae2 bae2
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2015

    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, 2015

    I have been through a lot

    and come from so far but it made me who I am today. This is what given me so much wisdom, all the knowledge and experiences have come from all the pain and suffering I’ve been through. It has also given me so much empathy and a lot of understanding for others so strongly I...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    Apr 4

    I have changed so much I can hardly tell

    if I am the original model.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jun 2, 2015

    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.
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    Jun 12, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    Hi. I've been ill for years.

    I've recovered from anxiety disorders but I still have chronic fatigue. I've learned a lot over the years.The things that work for me are usually related to pressure points.Treatments/techniques using pressure points are good. Kinesiology,acupressure,Faster E.F.T,NET,etc are all...
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    Feb 29

    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.
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    1 Response Apr 27, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 16, 2014

    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, 2015

    If anyone ever needs to talk I'll listen.

    :) I've been through a lot and I can give great advice.
    lightseekingsoul lightseekingsoul
    22-25, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015

    I'll be there for anyone

    who needs me. I'll be a helping hand or a listening ear. Because i know what it's like to believe that no one cares. I know what it's like to feel alone, suffocated in your own thoughts. I know how just one person can change someone's life. I'm here for anyone that needs, just...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 5

    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

    Stronger and more cautious.

    I understand all of us have been though a lot and life is hard, but I'm a fighter. I've fought to get where I'm at right now. I fought because I want to live, I want to love and be loved. Sure I've been treated like a piece of **** for the decade or so, but it doesn't make...
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    Nov 23, 2015

    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, 2015

    "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
    Jashinist1990 Jashinist1990
    26-30, M
    Jun 16, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    I am strong emotionally due to all the death

    and destruction I've encountered in my life. It all made me who I am today
    DanieGirl1 DanieGirl1
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    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
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 8, 2015

    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

    I've taken everything I've learned in this here

    life through my heart and mind. I've taken the good and some of the bad and let it give me strength. I don't blame anyone for what I have done, and except respondsability for my actions. I live on. I'm still breathing become stronger as I go forward.
    Jllovin Jllovin
    41-45, M
    Dec 5, 2015

    Challenges are what make life interesting.

    Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful
    aj32792 aj32792
    22-25, M
    Apr 1

    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, 2015
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